Enriching lives through art and craft

Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices

Sandra J. Blain Gallery | August 24 – December 14, 2019

Adam Atkinson, Mirror Mirror

Artists and makers are consistently seeking innovative approaches to traditional craft practices; creating work that is historically conscious, while resonating with newer audiences, younger makers and current issues. It is important now more than ever to examine our histories with a fresh lens in order to forge new paths and make room for new voices and perspectives, while recognizing the significance of those histories.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts presents artists who are bridging the gap between the traditional and contemporary. This exhibition aims to recognize artists under 35 years of age who are making significant strides in their craft in bold and diverse ways.

Installation images by Robert Batey

Participating artists include:

Alex Younger, Abuse Patterns (Institutional Stripes)

Adam Atkinson, Teresa Audet, Emily Baker, Kristy Bishop, Grace Brogan, Eric Cannizzaro, Anny Chen, Lyndee Deal, Charley Dickey, Keela Dooley, Kagen Dunn, Lauren Eckert, Daniela Guillen, Younha Jung, Shasta Krueger, Phoebe Kuo, Danielle Lasker, Clay Leonard, Shelly McMahon, Kim Mirus, Elizabeth Odiorne, Jessica Osserman, Colin Pezzano, John Quick, Lucy Ranson, Jennifer Reed, Holly Ross, Alejandra Salinas, Kristen Tordella-Williams, Emma Werowinski, Shiyuan Xu, Jason Tanner Young, Alex Younger, and Lenaé Zirnheld

Jurors: Jovencio de la Paz, Jessica Todd and Ariel Zaccheo

Featured image: Lyndee Deal, Face the Day Pill Tray: Unamused, 2019, stoneware, cone 7 oxidation, glitter, resin, silkscreen image transfers, MDF panel and acrylic, 18 x 22 x 3″


Read about the exhibition awards and juror’s statements on our blog at arrowmont.org/bridging-the-gap-blog/

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