Humor in Craft (Exhibition)

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Humor in Craft (Exhibition)

Time: July 20, 2012 at 5:30pm to October 27, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Society for Contemporary Craft
Street: 2100 Smallman St # 1B
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Website or Map: http://www.contemporarycraft.…
Phone: (412) 261-7003
Event Type: exhibition, opening
Organized By: Brigitte Martin and Society for Contemporary Craft
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2013

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Curated by artist and author Brigitte Martin and organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft presents 33 highly ironic, political, sarcastic, and just plain amusing works by 33 makers from across the US and abroad—and highlighting a diverse range of materials, techniques and artists that might not otherwise be seen—the show challenges viewers to move beyond their own

frames of reference when considering approaches to contemporary art. The concept of “funny” can vary widely based on a variety of factors such as social background, personal experiences and values, knowledge of popular culture events, education, national origin, etc. There are overlaps but also differences in humor perception. For the artists in this exhibition, hardly any topic is off-limits,

apparently everything can be made fun of. And why not laugh at the human foibles, the banana-peel jokes, and, yes, the politicians?

 

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Comment by Nicola Callow on July 2, 2012 at 2:59am

Sorry I can't make it (I'm in the UK) but wishing you every success
Nicola xx

Glen Guarino Comment by Glen Guarino on June 28, 2012 at 5:38pm

We are sorry we will not be able to attend, but we'll be there in spirit. Have a great time!!!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on June 28, 2012 at 1:31pm

Dauvit: Obviously, you will have to change your flight plans now ;-)....

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on June 28, 2012 at 1:26pm

I am so sorry I cannot attend, but I will be there in spirit!

Comment by The Justified Sinner on June 28, 2012 at 1:15pm

NO!!!!

I am flying back to the UK that night. I leave Pittsburgh at 2pm... 

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on June 28, 2012 at 1:03pm

So happy to hear about this!!!!  I will try to make it to the opening.

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