Art exhibits don’t usually include pieces made from pulled-sugar, but the artists in the group show “In Residence 2011“aren’t interested in what’s usual; they’re interested in what’s new, what’s next. And what’s next is them. The show’s eight participants, each of whom began residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft last year, are among the best and brightest emerging artists in the region and we suggest a visit to the exhibit on Sunday.
Celia Butler makes mixed-media pieces, combining objects made of pulled-sugar with fashion photography in works such as Sugar Gloss (seen to the right), which shows a woman’s neck adorned by an oversize amber-colored bow. Her work challenges society’s stereotypical idea of female beauty.
There’s an opening reception with the artists 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through December 23. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. For information, visit the center’s website or call 713-529-4848.
–Olivia Flores for the Houston Press