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In conjunction with the Sept. 27 opening reception for the exhibition, the ASU Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center are also hosting “FlashBackForward,” a symposium on the state of contemporary craft, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 28. The keynote speaker is Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor of contemporary art history at University of California, Santa Barbara, with lectures by artists Wendy Mayurama, Garth Johnson, Christine Lee, Del Harrow and Erika Lynne Hanson.
That weekend, Arizona artist Paul Nosa will join the museum for a two-day sewing performance featuring his Solar Sewing Rover, a portable sewing machine powered by a solar panel or a bicycle with an electric generator. Nosa will create original images, which are machine-sewn on fabric patches, using word associations provided by guests at both the opening and the symposium. For more information about Nosa’s work, visit pnosa.com/fr_website.cfm
The exhibition is curated by Heather Sealy Lineberry, associate director and senior curator, and Peter Held, curator of ceramics, with assistance from Windgate Curatorial Fellow Elizabeth Kozlowski.
The catalog that accompanies the show is approximately 200 pages, with color images, a series of essays and brief perspectives dedicated to the existence of craft within a critical context, a comprehensive bibliography, artists’ biographies and an index.
Selected works from the exhibition will travel to five additional venues around the country, beginning in January 2014 (see schedule below).
"Crafting a Continuum" exhibition schedule:
Sept. 7-Dec. 7
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 27
ASU Art Museum, Lobby, Lower Level South and Turk Galleries
Ceramics Research Center, Tempe
Jan. 30-April 27, 2014
Bellevue Arts Museum
May 17-Aug. 10, 2014
Boise Art Museum
Sept. 13-Dec. 21, 2014
Ft. Wayne Museum of Art
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Jan. 30-April 15, 2015
Nora Eccles Museum of Art, Utah State University
May 30-Aug. 30, 2015
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
This exhibition and accompanying programming was made possible with generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, Nancy Tieken and Joanne and Jim Rapp.
Deborah Sussman Susser, email@example.com
ASU Art Museum