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Friday, August 12 through Saturday, September 24, 2022

Handiwork: Art, Craft, and the Space Between untethers conventional notions of “art” and “craft” through the works of 12 contemporary artists. These artists’ bridging of rigorous concepts and labor-intensive processes reference craft traditions from a contemporary perspective. While craft conventionally suggests artists working with clay, fiber, metal, and wood, these artists remix and upend tradition through unexpected material approaches. The title Handiwork indicates the presence of the artist’s hand in each work, the handmade, and the intrinsic labor of making.

Featuring:  Summer Brooks (Kansas City, MO), Brandon Chavis (St. Louis, MO), Galen Gibson-Cornell (Philadelphia, PA), Melissa Joseph (New York, NY), Tamiko Kawata (New York, NY), Clarissa Knighten (Kansas City, MO), Erin Latham (Oklahoma City, OK), Hùng Lê (Kansas City, MO), Kevin McClay (Omaha, NE), Lily Mueller (Kansas City, MO), Nishiki Sugawara-Beda (Dallas, TX), Casey Whittier (Kansas City, MO)

 

Programming

Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, August 12 from 6:00-9:00 PM | CSF Gallery

Please join us for the opening reception for Handiwork: Art, Craft, and the Space Between. Masks required indoors. To learn more about our COVID-19 Protocol, visit charlottestreet.org/plan-your-visit.

American Quilts: More than a Sum of Parts

Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00-7:00 PM | CSF Kemper Library

Have you ever wondered about the complex history of American patchwork quilts? In this in-person lecture, artist Nathan Ford will highlight a variety of quilt styles and the evolution of the quilt from colonial times to the present. Throughout the presentation, we will also explore the intersections of art vs. craft and quilts as art objects. After the lecture, we will discuss quilt research and how to properly identify a quilt’s age. We encourage you to bring your antique and vintage quilts. 

Masks required indoors. To learn more about our COVID-19 Protocol, visit charlottestreet.org/plan-your-visit.

De/Construction: In Conversation with Handiwork

Tuesday, September 6 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Join us for a poetry workshop led by Charlotte Street writing studio resident, Marisa Adame Grady. Participants will reflect on some of the artworks in the exhibition Handiwork: Art, Craft, and the Space Between. After some writing prompts generated by Grady, they will deconstruct lines, select words, and rearrange them into original poems. This program is open to all levels of writers, thinkers, and makers.

 

 

Exhibition Details

When

Friday, August 12 through Saturday, September 24, 2022

Where

Charlotte Street Gallery

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