Practice Makes Perfect: Bay Area Conceptual Craft

Group Exhibition

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.