Amy Chang "Organ #3 (Grey organ with missile head), 2012
Amy Chang "Organ #3 (Grey organ with missile head), 2012, casting slip, silver lustre, metal screw, 13 cm (h) x 28 cm (w) x 13 cm (d)
“invested/40” celebrates investment in craft
The Craft Council of British Columbia’s exhibition, “invested/40,” curated by Dr. Sandra Alfody, at the Pendulum Gallery (Vancouver) Oct. 18 – Nov. 9, 2013, celebrates the work of artists who have dedicated their lives to the crafts – to the creation of outstanding art objects while experiencing the joy of fully investing oneself in this demanding field.
"invested/40" is a provincial exhibition celebrating contemporary craft from across BC. Curator, Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, is an internationally known craft curator and historian, and daughter of two founding members of CCBC. The exhibition will present art objects from 31 contemporary craft professionals from across the province, plus six historical pieces in the context of the Craft Council of BC’s 40th Anniversary.
“invested/40” will highlight some of the best work of British Columbia’s contemporary craftspeople while asking questions around the theme "invested": When does mastery happen? When does one distinguish oneself in a material? Why does a passion for the crafts thrive in the province? How are craftspeople supported in their practice? And what do the crafts teach us about persistence and adaptation in the face of change?
Sandra Alfoldy, Curator, says of the exhibit, “British Columbian craftspeople are varied and vital and for centuries have created enduring objects. ‘invested’ is a celebration of the best of contemporary BC craft and the forty years of support provided to craftspeople by the Craft Council of British Columbia.”
Where: Pendulum Gallery, HSBC Building, 885 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC (M-W, 9-6; Tr-Fri, 9-9; Sat, 9-5)
When: October 18 - November 9, 2013