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.
Artists in the Exhibition
Deborah Aguado, Neda Al-Hilali, Bennett Bean, Helen Bitar, Richard Black, Joyce Crain, Randall Darwall, Dominic L. Di Mare, Stephen Dee Edwards, Arline Fisch, George Frederiksen, John Glick, Martha Glowacki, Lisa Gralnick, Ruth Grotenrath, Ann Hamilton, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Sheila Hicks, Wayne Donald Higby, Michael Higgins, Joseph Hlavacek, Bruno LaVerdière, Jacob B. Lewis, Marlene Lipinski, Jim Monson, Lee Barnes Peck, Marva Pitchford-Jolly, Svetozar Radakovich, Don Reitz, Jon Eric Riis, Richard Ritter, Ed Rossbach, Arthur Secunda, Tommy Simpson, Marko Spalatin, Jean Stamsta, John Stephenson, Robert Stocksdale, Lenore Tawney, Virginia Tiffany, David Tisdale, Dorothy Torivio, Beth Van Hoesen, Angela Verdon, Peter Voulkos, Edward Wiener, Frans Wildenhain, Karl Wirsum, Paul Wonner, and Beatrice Wood