Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Found Subjects: Works by Sondra Sherman opening reception

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Sondra Sherman / Great Ideas of Science Pendant
Sondra Sherman, "Great Ideas of Science Pendant," 2010. Sterling silver (hollow construction), marcasite, silk thread. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy Sienna Patti Contemporary

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will present Found Subjects, 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.

Intrigued by the poetry of the titles and bindings of vintage books, Sherman built a personal library in her home. Though these texts occupied her shelves, they were never read and, ultimately, she started organizing her collection by color. Sherman delighted in challenging visitors’ initial associations with the book covers through her method of cataloging, noticing that her visitors paid more attention to the titles arranged by color field.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 8.

Event Details



Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Ticket Info

Admission is free.