Standing in the doorway to the opening of "SPRAWL," Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's newest group exhibition, is no different than standing at the opening of a toystore, only here you're more likely to find a tool box filled with woodchips than a toy box full of Barbie dolls. Enter into a bejeweled wonderland of gleaming stalactites hanging from the ceiling, miniature houses teetering on seesaws and stained glass windows swinging from metal poles.
Photos by Altamese Osborne "An Incomplete Articulation" by Paul Sacaridiz
Showing at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, SPRAWL explores the tenuous relationship with Houston geography, at once loved and loathed by citizens and non-citizens alike for its far reach and uneven plain. Co-curated by Susie J. Silbert and Anna Walker, the exhibit stretches throughout HCCC's gallery, mimicking the something here, something there, pockets of nothing design of the Bayou City. Additionally, the 16 artists that lent their creative hands to the exhibition provide works drastically different from one another. Like Houston's diverse cultures, cuisines, zip codes gnashed into one "sprawling" space, this clash of craftsmen works.More »