Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents "Pocket Museum" opening reception
Diminutive, yet exactingly crafted, the miniature has an undeniable allure. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents "Pocket Museum," a group exhibition that spotlights the contemporary craft miniature. Featuring five artists working in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, and wood - Jon Almeda, Althea Crome, Sean Donlon, Nash Quinn, and Marco Terenzi - the exhibition explores the relevance of small-scale objects in contemporary material culture and the renewed fascination with this timeless form.
The works on view enchant viewers through the wonderment of their construction. Almeda’s ceramic vessels are thrown on a two-inch mechanized wheel. Crome’s tiny gloves are knitted with silk thread and wire needles that are so thin, they can accommodate more than 80 stitches per inch. Donlon creates functioning, miniature blown-glass teapots, while Quinn and Terenzi produce metal micro-guns and tiny, scaled woodworking tools, respectively. All of these objects serve as studies that beckon a closer understanding of process.
The event will also feature the openings of "United by Hand: Work and Service" by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool and "Future Tradition: Melissa Cody", as well as open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists.
The exhibit will be on display January 20 through March 18, 2017.