Era Messages: Selections by Garth Johnson
Namita Gupta Wiggers introduces an exhibition of work from the collection of Museum of Contemporary Craft, guest curated by Garth Johnson.
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Garth Johnson
Era Messages curator Garth Johnson gives a CraftPerspectives Lecture on “Waste of Timelessness: Craft in the Present Tense.”
January 27, 2011 – July 09, 2011
Curated by: Garth Johnson
Museum of Contemporary Craft invites artist, writer and educator Garth Johnson to curate an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection. As Johnson’s curatorial debut in a museum environment, Era Messages focuses on works from the 1960s to 1980s that exemplify particular moments in the history of craft. As Johnson explains, “This exhibition seeks to examine work that is timely rather than timeless – craft that is evocative of its era rather than existing in the netherworld of timelessness.”
Garth Johnson is an Assistant Professor at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. He writes about craft, blogs at ExtremeCraft.com and is the author of 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse. His DVD, ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living, was released by Eyekiss Films in 2009. His artwork was also recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.
EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED BY:
PNCA+FIVE Ford Institute for Visual Education
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation · Sue Horn-Caskey & Rick Caskey · The Collins Foundation · Maribeth Collins · Truman & Kristin Collins · John Gray Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation · The Ford Family Foundation · Meyer Memorial Trust · MJ Murdock Charitable Trust · National Endowment for the Arts · PGE Foundation · Regional Arts & Culture Council · Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation · The Standard · Mary Hoyt Stevenson Foundation · Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust · Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt · The Western States Art Federation · Whiteman Foundation · Ziba
With special thanks to: NWC Nick Weitzer Contracting and Willamette Week.