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Material Reasoning

Material Reasoning

On view

Sep

30

Jan

28

Through

Sep

30

Jan

28

When

Sep 30, 2022

Jan 28, 2023

Photo credit:

Response Patterns (Anette Millington and Travis Fitch), "Solar Simplex (Rendering)," 2022. Courtesy of the Artists.

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Material Reasoning

On view

Sep

30

Jan

28

Through

Sep

30

Jan

28

When

Sep 30, 2022

Jan 28, 2023

Photo credit:

Response Patterns (Anette Millington and Travis Fitch), "Solar Simplex (Rendering)," 2022. Courtesy of the Artists.

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Material Reasoning

On view

Sep

30

Jan

28

Through

Sep

30

Jan

28

When

Sep 30, 2022

Jan 28, 2023

Photo credit:

Response Patterns (Anette Millington and Travis Fitch), "Solar Simplex (Rendering)," 2022. Courtesy of the Artists.

FRONT & CENTER

Front & center

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 thermal printed 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.

This exhibition was developed as part of the 2023 Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship. This program was created in 2017 to provide emerging curators with a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Each curator receives an honorarium, access to professional development tools, mentoring, and the opportunity to work closely with the other Curatorial Fellows and Center for Craft staff to produce their exhibition, develop educational materials, design an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.

SUPPORT

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OPENING RECEPTION

,

,

Where

Bresler Family Gallery

67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC, 28801

CURATed By

Exhibition management BY

Installation by

Exhibition design

Edited by

Graphic Design by

Photography by

Jordan Whitten. Courtesy Center for Craft.

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Meet the artists

ᏚᏍᏓᏯᎫᎾᏱ Gabriel Crow

Cherokee, NC

Faye Junaluska

Cherokee, NC

Lucille Lossiah

Ramon Lose

Cullowhee, NC

ᏯᏗ ᎺᏂ Betty Maney

Cherokee, NC

ᏗᎳᏂ Dylan Morgan

Cherokee, NC

ᎺᎵ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary W. Thompson

ᏎᎳᏂ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Sarah Thompson

Patricia Welch

Field Building

about the artists

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Anette Millington, Travis Fitch, Yuchen Zhang, and Erin McQuarrie

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Gregg Moore, Dr. Tobias Landberg, and Rachel Geisinger

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Donald Fortescue and Gwenhael de Wasseige

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Josas Hauptman and Stephanie metz

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Melissa Conroy, Dr. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Jin Hee Kim

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Soft Monitor (Victoria Manganiello + Julian Goldman)

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Tierrafiltra (Amara Abdal Figueroa)

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Unstable Design Lab (Laura Davendorf), Sandra Wirtanen, and Steven Frost

about the curator

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exhibition Images

Material Reasoning

is

curated

by

2023

Curatorial

Fellow

and

organized

by

the

Center

for

Craft.

The 2023 Curatorial Fellowship is supported, in part, by the Stoney Lamar Craft Endowment Fund.

Thank you to Phillips, the leading auction house in art and design, for sponsoring the Curatorial Fellowship show.

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part

by

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division

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Department

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For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

This

exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

the

a

division

of

the

Department

of

Natural

and

Cultural

Resources.

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

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Center

for

Craft’s

John

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Partner

Gallery

presented

in

collaboration

with

UNC Asheville transforms lives through leadership and education. The designated liberal arts and sciences institution for the UNC System and one of the nation’s top 10 public liberal arts universities, UNC Asheville enrolls 3,600 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. UNC Asheville also encourages students to take part in a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and participate in interdisciplinary learning. From internships and hands-on projects, to study abroad and community engagement, students experience an education that extends beyond campus into the vibrant City of Asheville, the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and the world.

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A liberal arts college grounded in social responsibility, where hard work and community are more than just words.

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This

exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

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