Co-curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow
Opening Reception: Wed, September 9, 7-9pm
Handmade Abstract brought together 13 emerging and mid-career artists who are dedicated to the visual language of abstraction and whose work emphasizes the handcrafted nature of the art and processes of fabrication. The exhibition focused on work that was inspired by the quality and physical nature of its materials and at times shows the influence of crafting techniques; merging the abstract form with a sense of the handmade, tactile, quirky, and personal. The exhibition also included a number of younger artists who brought new meaning and relevance to abstraction through their work. A variety of media were represented – paintings and mixed-media wall works, sculpture, photography, video, sound, and installation. A catalogue and public programs accompanied the exhibition.
Artists included: Katie Bell, Maria Chavez, Michelle Forsyth, Carl E. Hazlewood, LoVid, Marisa Manso, Lael Marshall, Christian Maychack, Leeza Meksin, Liz Nielsen, Courtney Puckett, Mary Schwab, Lizzie Scott
The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.