There are gloves the size of a fingernail, tiny pottery vessels, tiny silver tableware or tools barely exceeding the height of ten stacked pennies. There are objects, many and very diverse, and they all demonstrate something: that art does not understand size and discipline and that miniature crafts need their space in museums. The ‘Pocket Museum ‘ show, which can be seen until March 18 at the Artist Hall of the Houston Center For Contemporary Craft , is proof of this.
Published on 02/14/2017
The exhibition aims to explore and reflect on the increasing importance that small objects are acquiring in contemporary culture so characterized by its attachment to the material. To do this, brings together the work of five artists, Jon Almeda, Althea Crome, Sean Donlon, Nash Quinn and Marco Terenzi, who work respectively ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood, explained in the web of the sample .
The bet of Pocket Museum is to move to a physical environment these crafts that we habituamos to see in virtual galleries and to grant them the protagonism that they deserve far from the models of which they are usually part. One of the strong points of the exhibition revolves around the fascination that the process of creation of these objects produces. For example, Almeda ceramic vessels are made with a five-centimeter mechanized wheel; And the tiny gloves of Crome are made with fine silk thread that can include 80 stitches in 2.5 centimeters.