Future Tradition: Melissa Cody
February 3 – May 28, 2017
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Friday, February 3, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists.
Hours & Admission
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Summer Hours: Closed Sundays, July 4th – Labor Day. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.
(HOUSTON, TX) October 28, 2016 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Future Tradition: Melissa Cody, a solo exhibition of recent work by the Navajo artist. Cody is a fourth-generation weaver from a family known for excellence in the traditional Navajo art. Like her contemporaries and weavers before her, Cody designs her pieces on a stand-up loom as she weaves, incorporating precise geometric forms and recognizable graphic elements, such as the yeii or Rainbow Person, who symbolizes protection, or a cross to represent Spider Woman, the giver and teacher of weaving to the Navajo. Unlike any other, however, Cody imbues her pieces with a stirring graphic vitality and personal voice, emerging as perhaps the most exciting young textile artist of today.