Practice Makes Perfect: Bay Area Conceptual Craft
September 9 – October 15, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2005, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Panel Discussion: What About Craft? Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 7:00 - 9:00pm
This exhibition establishes the significance of conceptually oriented craft practices as a local and national movement. Practice Makes Perfect explores the work of a group of emerging and established Bay Area artists who utilize highly refined skills to produce conceptually based work. The exhibiting artists undertake labor-intensive actions that are deliberate, elaborate, and verge on the obsessive. Employing materials ranging from the traditional paper, fabric, and wood to unconventional found and damaged objects, they produce work that is rooted in conceptual art, moving beyond well-honed techniques to convey a complex set of ideas. In essence, their craft exists in the service of content.