Constructing Notions on the Contemporary Craft Process
was on view July 17th to September 10th, 2021
This group exhibition will be an exploration of the skill-cultivation and dedication of makers from backgrounds such as ceramics, glass, metal working, fiber arts, and more. Focusing on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, and exploring the life-long relationship creators have with their materials, works on view will explore the ever-evolving questions in the world of craft of form vs function and utility vs conceptualization. By presenting artists working in a variety of approaches and styles, this show invites visitors to delve into the possibilities of these age-old materials and techniques.
For this exciting, new approach to an invitational exhibition, many of the talented artists who have shown at the Brea Gallery over the last few years were welcomed back to fill the space with fresh, new mixed media works on paper. Although the featured artwork can be made with any mediums, the artists were challenged to follow only one rule: create something on a piece of paper and leave it unframed. Born from a desire to allow art-making to be more uninhibited and ultimately make exhibiting more accessible for up-and-coming artists by removing the requirements of framing or mounting artwork, this exhibit allows artists the opportunity to share brand new, experimental works on paper with audiences who have seen their work in the past.