Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Tour of A Dressing the Future

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Tour of <i>A Dressing the Future</i>
Nicole Dextras, “Persephone’s Reflection,” 2016. Film still from Waiting for Spring: Persephone and the Pomegranate Photo courtesy of Nicole Dextras

Featured artist Nicole Dextras and HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall will host a special tour of A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras.

This imaginative exhibition explores the exemplary craftsmanship of the environmental artist’s set and costume designs from her dystopian film trilogy, A Dressing the Future (2016-present). Dextras’ films emphasize the dignity and strength of her protagonists, who face fire, desertification, and flooding in their environments. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s process by exploring a selection of plant-based costumes and ephemera, including props, models, and other set components. Learn how the characters in these films draw on the ecology within their environments to survive, as they cultivate plants and process their harvests using traditional craft-based techniques.

A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras is made possible in part by generous support from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Details



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


Ticket Info

Admission is free.