Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Manufactured introduces a provocative new class of objects emerging from the permeable ages of art, craft and design. The exhibition highlights works from fifteen international artists who appropriate manufactured products to create sculptural works and installations of all sizes and scales. Rather than transform a single natural material, the artists on view employ a variety of pristine goods culled directly form manufacturers and store shelves as their raw materials. Nevertheless, each piece exhibits craft's time-honored, labor-intensive repetitive processes as a strategy for object-making.