The Week in Craft: August 8, 2018

The Week in Craft: August 8, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Nate Nettleton, Scribble Sculpture

Canadian artist Nate Nettleton creates large-scale, abstracted wall scribbles from wood and paint.

Courtesy of the artist

The art of the messy signature takes new life in this lovely, loopy work by Nate Nettleton.

Art and design come together in the work of John A. Peralta, whose love of exploring the inner workings of objects results in beautifully suspended dissections.

The cover of American Craft Inquiry, Volume 1 Issue 2, received an award of design excellence from the University & College Designers Association.

Nicholas Galanin's show at the Heard Museum in Phoenix mines his Alaska Native heritage, critic Jillian Steinhauer says, but don't call it "identity politics."

The Immigrant Yarn Project, a community-sourced public art installation celebrating the immigrant roots of most Americans, will soon be on view in San Francisco. A preview of the knitted installation is currently on view at the Studio Gallery, and project founder Cindy Weil will be giving a talk about it on August 11. Can't be there? No worries. The project is also covered in American Craft's August/September issue.

The American Folk Art Museum in New York is getting a new director.

A new article in the Guardian looks at artists speaking out about US-Mexico border relations.

In one of the art world’s most interesting collaborations, South Korean artist Kyungah Ham uses intermediaries based in Russia or China to smuggle her designs to anonymous artisans and embroiders in North Korea.

The deadline for applying to be part of the Jewelry and Metals Survey is September 1. The annual publication, published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, showcases about 200 juried objects by metalsmiths.

The Loewe Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Craft Prize. Deadline for submissions is October 31.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art just announced the opening of their brand new expansion will take place on December 2.

British artist Lucy Sparrow's latest installation converts part of the Standard Hotel in downtown LA into a supermarket filled with products entirely crafted from felt. Check out her Sparrow Mart, open Tuesday – Sunday through August 31.

Lia Cook, a Bay Area artist and ACC Fellow, will present her recent jacquard loom pieces at the Richmond Art Center in the exhibition “Inner Traces.