Exhibitions ...
"Humor in Craft"
Crafthaus Online Exhibition

View excerpt of the Humor in Craft book: This crafthaus online exhibition features 12 +1 images of humorous craft artwork from around the world and the artists' commentary about the role humor plays in their work. Enjoy.

Humor in Metal

May 23-26, 2012       
Society for North American Goldsmiths Conference
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Humor in Craft

July 20 - October 27, 2012
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
ph: 412.261.7003

Humor in Craft

March 4 - April 19, 2014
Opening Reception: April 1, 2014 @6:30
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
17 Fountain St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The exhibition will travel in 2014. Stay tuned for updates.

Humor in Craft

(July 20, 2012—October 27, 2012)

Curated by artist and author Brigitte Martin and organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft presents 33 highly ironic, political, sarcastic, and just plain amusing works by 32 makers from across the US and abroad—and highlighting a diverse range of materials, techniques and artists that might not otherwise be seen—the show challenges viewers to move beyond their own frames of reference when considering approaches to contemporary art. The concept of “funny” can vary widely based on a variety of factors such as social background, personal experiences and values, knowledge of popular culture events, education, national origin, etc. There are overlaps but also differences in humor perception. For the artists in this exhibition, hardly any topic is off-limits, apparently everything can be made fun of. And why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes, and, yes, the politicians?
How else could we stand especially the latter?

This exhibition is available to travel to other venues. Email the author for further information.

Participating Artists in Humor in Craft EXHIBITION:
Harriete Estel Berman
Russell Biles

Parker Brown

Joseph Cavalieri
Annabelle Collett
Andy Cooperman
Jennifer Crupi
Anna Davern

Alanna DeRocchi
Nathan Dube
Richard Ford
Susan Taylor Glasgow
Jason Hawk

Jason Kishell

Charles Kraft

Jim Kransberger

Dan Krueger
Margaux Lange
Kenneth MacBain
Brian McArthur
Gwen Murphy
Mark Newport
emiko oye
Mary Hallam Pearse
Jason Polasek
Rachel Rader

Gary Schott
Alice Simpson
Loring Taoka

Tim Tate

Felieke van der Leest
Gerrit Van Ness

Images shown left to right:
Dukno Yoon. "Animation Vessel". Sterling silver, LED. Left: 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 in, middle: 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 in, right: 4.5 x 4 x 4 in. Photos: Jeff Sabo.

Lindsey de Ovies. "The Empire Strikes Back". Mixed media; 38 x 32 x 24 cm. Photo by the artist.

Bottom: Russell Biles. "Final Showdown (Bonanza)", 2006. Coil and slab built porcelain, slip cast porcelain, underglaze; 7 x 21 x 20 in. Photo: Tim Barnwell.
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