The exhibition (22 November 2019–January 2021) foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. The traces of the artists’ hands-on engagement with their materials invite viewers to imagine how it might feel to make each work.
Image: Howardena Pindell, Untitled, 1974–1975
Mixed media on canvas
69 3/4 x 94 inches
Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody.