Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibiton


Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Juror: Alfred D. Ward

December 3, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Leslie Pearson: Given & Received

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
During First Fridays: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Given & Received: detail
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Given & Received: detail

The Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibition recognizing individual artists involved in the design and creation of functional and sculptural contemporary crafts. Craftspeople and artists from all over the country submitted work in a variety of media for this exhibition. Works were selected by Alfred D. Ward.

Madelyn Smoak: Relic of the Great Cicada Wars

mixed metals and found objects

Steven Sidelinger: Crossings

I'd like to make a short comment here on 
presentation. Mr. Sidelinger's embroideries are exquisite - and even more so because they are so professionally presented. The are custom mounted, matted and framed under glass. There is a spacer between the mat and the work so that it floats above the textile. It is quite beautiful and makes some of the smaller textiles in the exhibit look a bit, well, less professional by comparison. If and when I have a textile piece that needs to be presented this way I think I will spring (the big bucks) for non-glare glass.

Boreal Light: detail
September E. Krueger: Boreal Light

Brian Andrews: Fixed Landscape 3, basswood

This was the first piece I saw in entry into the gallery, and it absolutely delighted and captivated me.
Erin Williams: Sonance Amplification Agent

This was the last thing I noticed on my way out - and I had to stop and take a bit longer to absorb it's great and delicate deliciousness.
Kat Ely: Weeping Dandelion
silver, copper, glass, vials, mahaogany