EXHIBITIONS :: CURRENT
Designated Areas
January 9-March 1, 2015
Presented by Muddy River Arts and Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
David Conradsen, Juror
Opening Reception:  
January 9, 6-8pm, Delmar Loop

Designated Areas

Alex Thomure

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Ann Thompson

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Ann Thompson

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Dganit Moreno

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Gial Jons

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James Ibur

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James Ibur

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Jane Hoeltzel

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Jane Hoeltzel

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Joan Powell

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Joel Price

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Kahlil Irving

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Kahlil Irving

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Sandy Kaplan

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Les Borowsky

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Matthew Isaacson

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Michael Bauermeister

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Michael Bauermeister

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Michele Katz-Reichlin

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Kitty Mollman

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Nancy Spence

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Norleen Nosri

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Norleen Nosri

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Sunita Garg

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Sunita Garg

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Susan Zimmerman

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Yael Shomroni

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Wendy Walsh

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Sandra Zak

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Dave Fisk

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Elizabeth Herman

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Lisa Hilton

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Leslie Uljee

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Bernhard Voss

 
I would first like to commend the artists who submitted an inspiring body of functional and non-functional works that demonstrate great diversity of expression though made using the same basic materials: glass, ceramic, metal, fiber, and wood.

Although I wanted to approach these works with fresh eyes, that “eye” is inevitably informed by my training as a decorative arts historian, and by my experience as a curator in charge of a collection of three-dimensional functional (and non-functional) objects spanning more than five centuries. Curators who are in charge of encyclopedic collections like this tend to develop instinctive  responses to locate objects in time and place, compare them to other like objects they’ve seen, and make quick judgments. Serving as a juror for Designated Areas allowed me to step back from that rigid curatorial process and enjoy looking, evaluating, and questioning from a more personal perspective. Although craft remains an important sensibility, my instincts and interests have been broadened through years of looking, learning, and through exposure to the constantly changing landscape of ideas and possibilities. The works I have selected in the end inspired me in their form, color, texture, or technique, or because they sometimes communicate something otherwise inexpressible, what might be summed up as “the wow effect. “

I hope viewers find as much enjoyment in viewing these individual works as I did in studying, evaluating, and finally selecting them.

David Conradsen
Juror

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