Opening Reception for Beyond Useful & Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft and Soundforge

Rendering by Gabriel Craig

The strong connection between craft and the home is critically explored in Beyond Useful & Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft. The exhibition presents a variety of media including furniture, wall paper, ceramics, quilts, needlepoint, glass and metal in a series of domestic vignettes or “rooms” set up throughout the large gallery.

Gabriel Craig and Michael Remson have collaborated on the concept, execution and implementation of Soundforge since late 2009. The primary visual element of the piece consists of massive, gate-like steel structures that the audience can “play” as larger-than-life instruments in a manner similar to a xylophone. Using a mallet, participants can strike the steel structures at various points to create different tones. 

Both exhibitions will remain on display through January 8.



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


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