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Event

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Cover Image [left to right]: Response Patterns [Anette Millington, Travis Fitch], "Solar Simplex" (Rendering), 2022.© Related Tactics [Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya, and Nate Watson], "fig. Surviving as the anomaly created by white supremacy", 2022. © Cannupa Hanska Luger, "A WAY HOME" (Documentation), 2022. © Photography by Ginger Dunnill.

Sep 30, 2022

Sep 30

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Sep 30, 2022

6:00 pm

8:00 pm

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WHERE

Center for Craft

67 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801

COST

FREE. Suggested donation of $5-10.

FAMILY FRIENDLY?

Yes! All ages are welcome.

Experience the expansiveness of craft on display in our galleries! On September 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm, we will celebrate three new fall exhibitions: Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass, Material Reasoning, and Mįhą́pmąk.

This event is free, accessible and open to all.

About the Exhibitions

Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass

On View: September 30, 2022 - January 27, 2023

Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass is a research-based exhibition organized by artist collective Related Tactics (Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya, and Nate Watson) that examines systemic racism, exclusion, and inequity in the field of glass. Much like a game of telephone, Disclosure invited a series of artists to creatively translate demographic data. The exhibition showcases three iterative stages of interpretation: abstracted data visualizations developed by Related Tactics, text-based artist instructions formed in response, and finally, works in glass created during a convening at Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia. Related Tactics’ experimental approach to collaborative art-making and curating frames their research as a launching point, creative parameter, and space for artists of color to build meaningful connections with one another. The exhibition serves as a way to process collective experiences of negotiating systemic racism in glass and to imagine and enact new systems of inclusion. Related Tactics are the recipients of the Center for Craft’s 2021 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship.

Material Reasoning

On View: September 30, 2022 - January 27, 2023

Material Reasoning is a group exhibition of Center for Craft Materials-Based Research Grant recipients from 2017-2020. From woven computer displays and robot-felted sculptures to photochromic textile structures and bone china formulations, the works on view showcase the immense potential of collaboration between craft artists and practitioners in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the summits of creative output that could only be reached by breaking through disciplinary boundaries.

Mįhą́pmąk

On View: August 29 - December 16, 2022

Mįhą́pmąk is a solo exhibition of 2020 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellow Cannupa Hanska Luger’s ongoing research project to recover his ancestral, Mandan clay traditions. The exhibition title, “Mįhą́pmąk,” translates from Mandan language to “nowadays (in modern times)” and “here we are.” This word is a declaration of presence and resilience. Luger has been conducting site-based research at the Fort Berthold Reservation in what is now known as North Dakota to relearn the clay practices of his ancestors. This exhibition includes ceramics, materials testing, research ephemera, and documentation of Luger’s process, demonstrating the crucial role of the artist-researcher in rebuilding and creating knowledge.

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