OBJECTS REDUX: Studio Craft in Context, 1960-1985

October 20, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Regardless of the materials they choose to use, artists respond to—or in other ways reflect—the world around them. In the retrospective light of history, works can sometimes be read as “of the time” they were made—not just because of the particular artist that made them but also because of aesthetic or material choices. This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. It provides a theoretical structure for understanding the larger social and cultural environment that helped to shape the content and form of the work.

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Dale Chihuly, Edward Cromey, Eugene Deutch, Richard DeVore, Robert W. Ebendorf, Elsa Bates Freund, Verne J. Funk, Karen Karnes, David Leach, Maria Montoya Martinez, Joel Philip Myers, Gertrud Natzler, Otto Natzler, Harry Nohr, Ronald Hayes Pearson, Susan Harnly Peterson, Dame Lucie Rie, Edwin Scheier, Mary Scheier, William Spratling, Robert Stocksdale, Toshiko Takaezu, James L. Tanner, Mary Tingley, Joan Pearson Watkins, Beatrice Wood, and Claire Zeisler.