Artists Inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Steampunk, and Superheroes
RAM explores the intersection of art with cultural subjects that inspire devoted “fan” followings. A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft specifically addresses the science fiction and fantasy-based themes of Doctor Who, Star Wars, superheroes, and steampunk.
Focusing on work directly inspired by these themes, or by the winding of these kinds of topics in-and-out of popular culture, A Whole Other World features a variety of objects and images, from quilts to prints to sculpture.
Defining what hobbyist means in contemporary craft is not easy and, indeed, some may object to its use at all. A hobbyist may be trained and some may be selling their work—such as many associated with the selling site for handmade and vintage goods, Etsy.com. For this particular exhibition, the hobbyists are those that are not normally operating in or for a gallery or exhibition setting. They are not making work with the end result of showing in an exhibition or becoming part of an institution’s collection.
Artists in the Exhibition
Kate Atherley, Zac Benedict, Creek Van Houten (Compass Rose Jewelry), Kristy Daum, Marcia Docter, Magnus Effing, Julie Flaherty, James Haggerty, Patricia Hall, Cheong-ah Hwang, Ed Kidera IV, Ai Kijima, Carl Klinger, Jamie Kratz-Gullickson, Gary Leonard, Aled Lewis, Timothy Murphy, Mark Newport, Thomas E. Richner, Sean Starwars, Silversärk, Katie Temple, Charles Tritt and Julianne Hunter, and Timothy Westbrook