Winter/Spring 2016 Opening Reception

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Winter/Spring 2016 Opening Reception
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Winter/Spring 2016 Opening Reception says
Please join HCCC for the opening of three new winter/spring exhibitions: "At Your Service" in the Main Gallery, "Found Subjects: Works by Sondra Sherman" in the Front Gallery, and "Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch" in the Artist Hall. The current resident artists’ studios will be open for the evening.

"AT YOUR SERVICE"
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 — MAY 8, 2016
IN THE MAIN GALLERY

"At Your Service" is an exhibition that examines the plate as a cultural touchstone beyond its everyday utility. Curators Amelia Toelke and Niki Johnson join their own works with pieces by an international selection of artists in this stunning exhibition. Whether serving as the canvas for a large-scale painting, cast into three-dimensional sculptures, or transformed into willow patterned jewelry, the plates of At Your Service are both alluring and thought provoking. They cause us to reflect, from anthropological and art historical perspectives, upon the social, cultural, and utilitarian significance of the dishes in our own cupboards. Whether decorative, commemorative, or kitsch, the plates in this exhibition are more than surfaces upon which we serve food. In material culture, plates are alternately status symbols, commemorative objects, and functional household items.

"FOUND SUBJECTS: WORKS BY SONDRA SHERMAN"
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 — MAY 8, 2016
IN THE FRONT GALLERY

"Found Subjects" is an exhibition of work by jeweler Sondra Sherman. In this body of work, Sherman creates unique brooches and necklaces prompted by the individual books she has collected over many years. Sherman cuts into the pages of each book, giving them new life as they house the jewelry they inspired.

"MIXED AND MASTERED: TURNTABLE KITSCH"
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 — MAY 8, 2016
IN THE ARTIST HALL

"Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitsch" is an exhibition featuring the works of mixed-media artist and ceramic restorer, Debra Broz, and fiber artist, Nick DeFord. Turntable Kitsch explores the alteration and customization of the sentimental trinkets in our everyday lives. By mixing, sampling, and adding layers, the artists rework found tchotchkes. Like mastering a record to produce a polished sound, Broz and DeFord fine-tune their kitsch mementos for an exciting final effect.
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By: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft