Guest Curated by Elizabeth Kozlowski
Socially engaged art can take any form, but key to each project is how the art objects and actions emerge through participation. Featuring new works by eight nationally-acclaimed artists, in Craft as Social Practice, interactions and relationships built through community and audience involvement are the medium. Through conversations, site visits, shared meals, and games of skill staged on the gallery floor, interactivity becomes its own aesthetic, with interviews and field documentation exhibited alongside hand-made objects. The socially engaged artist looks to improve their community or raise awareness of pressing social and environmental issues, and invites their audiences to acknowledge others’ perspectives and to consider ways that collaborative, participatory art making can be a catalyst for social change.
Craft as Social Practice includes works by Amanda Evans, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Jeni Hanson Gard, Holly Hanessian & Michael Austin Diaz, Anna Metcalfe, Cheyenne Rudolph, and Nicole Gugliotti. The exhibition will be open Friday, October 12 through Sunday, November 18, 2018. Please join us for the closing reception and broom balancing game featuring Forrest Sincoff Gard on Friday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00pm.
October 17 – November 18
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 4:00
Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00
Closing November 12