Exhibition - Sunday, August 27th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Artist website: braxtoncongrove.com
My work deals with the materiality of performance and the staging of an exhibition space. I am interested in the ways that craft processes can be used to make nonfunctional objects and how those objects can remain unassuming. Discarded materials and mediums are resurrected in attempt to counter domestic hobby craft connotations of beading, flocking, and paper mache. There is a proposition of play, a return to adolescent self in a sense, and the power of humor alongside the pathetic nature of my sculptural objects. Through material play I build dreamlike landscapes in order to explore the double nature of props for performance and their ability to stand on their own as artwork.
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