After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern

After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern

Start date

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00am

End date

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 5:00pm

Location

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States


Opening Day Lecture with Cindi Strauss
Saturday, October 13, 3:00 - 4:00 PM 

After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern traces the legacy of radical design and Postmodernism in contemporary craft. Featuring six U.S. artists—Courtney Banh, Dee Clements, Jenny Mulder, Jessica Ninci, Christin Ripley, and Erin Lynn Smith—the exhibition takes the form of a showroom, featuring objects ranging from marbled-fabric furniture and neon lighting fixtures to basket-woven rugs and ceramic vessels.  “After Memphis” is curated by HCCC Curatorial Fellow, Sarah Darro.
 
In the opening day lecture, “The Enduring Appeal of Memphis,” Cindi Strauss, Curator and Director of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will discuss the history of the Memphis design collective, introduce its designers and works, and discuss the renewed interest in Memphis design to provide additional context for the exhibition.

 

Featuring six U.S. artists — Courtney Banh, Dee Clements, Jenny Mulder, Jessica Ninci, Christin Ripley, and Erin Lynn Smith — the exhibition takes the form of a showroom, featuring objects ranging from marbled-fabric furniture and neon lighting fixtures to basketwoven rugs and ceramic vessels.  “After Memphis” is curated by HCCC curatorial fellow Sarah Darro.
 
In the opening day lecture, “The Enduring Appeal of Memphis,” curator Cindi Strauss will discuss the history of the Memphis design collective, introduce its designers and works, and discuss the renewed interest in Memphis design to provide additional context for the exhibition.