LowEnd Theories, curated by Tory Wright, brings together eight artists whose work references craft. The politics of high and low art are present, but not the singular theme. A variety of media referencing traditions of craft such as: yarn, beads, clay and clothing are used to facilitate collaborations, provide evidence of performative acts, and produce constructed objects.
Swanson and Schafer's project came about during a studio visit between the two artists. Recognizing the same found objects in both their work the decision was made to collaborate on an assignment structured project. The two share inspiration and raw materials found at Joanne Fabric and Craft stores, take these to their separate studios and each create a piece.
Spell Mirror: good and evil
Fabric, rawhide, golden thread, my cat's fur, threaded beads, ornate gold detail, black feathers
26" x 10"Ryan Swanson
505 S. Blount St.
Opening reception Friday, June 6th from 7 – 10pm
The exhibition will run from June 6 – 28, 2008 and is on view Saturdays from noon - 5pm.