Undermined is a collaborative conversation between three MFA candidates in Textile Design and two MFA candidates in ceramics all of whom are working at the Dodd. The exhibition seeks to bring utilitarian crafts to the forefront as artistic endeavors, by creating a tangible dialogue between five artists. Yeonsoo Kim and Esther Mech created ceramic and pottery pieces which Amanda Britton, Erin Geagon and Johanna Norry responded to and manipulated using traditional textile materials and techniques, seeking to undermine the function of the original object, thus reframing the way the object could be engaged with and viewed. The physical differences between these sets of materials provides additional innate tensions, while the linked contexts of utilitarian craft development and stylistic choices of the artists as a group link the elements of these collaborative works from the outset. By taking these art forms out of their traditional context, viewers will be encouraged to consider the possibilities of the media more deliberately, as guided by the interpretations of the artists as they design these interwoven creations.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017