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Craft Contemporary galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 9 – 27. The Museum Shop will maintain its regular hours.

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Fall Exhibitions: Opening Setpember 28


Opening Reception for RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism;

Saturday, September 28 | 6 – 9 PM

$12 entry | Free for members

RAW features nine contemporary artists who work with a range of commodities as artistic material to explore the historical and contemporary effects of global capitalism. Their deliberate use of these materials acknowledges the complex and enduring legacy of capitalistic structures, such as slavery, colonialism, and industrialization, and their human and environmental impact. Through their work, these artists reveal the biographical and historical narratives encapsulated in each commodity, allowing audiences to question their own relationship to these materials. Works in the exhibition will include sculptural pieces and installations created from cotton, sugar, copper, salt, porcelain, water, and other materials. Exhibition artists: Charmaine Bee, Atul Bhalla, Sonya Clark, Raksha Parekh, Jovencio de la Paz, Ignacio Perez Meruane, Amor Muñoz, Juana Valdes, and Ken + Julia Yonetani.

This exhibition is funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance. Exhibition research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from the Center for Craft.


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Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira

Saturday, September 28 | 6 – 9 PM
$12 entry | Free for members

The first solo museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Echiko Ohira examines her prolific artistic production over the last two decades. Ohira’s work is founded upon the use of repurposed paper, with her love of the material springing from her childhood in Japan and its vast paper traditions. In addition to paper, Ohira utilizes nails, thread, and other found materials to create sculptural forms and collages that explore the physical and spiritual centers of the human body, natural world, and larger cosmos.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

0909_cynthiaOpening Reception for Cynthia Minet: Jacked

Saturday, September 28 | 6 – 9 PM
$12 entry | Free for members

Los Angeles-based sculptor Cynthia Minet’s colorful, multi-media installation is one-part animal and one-part machine. Combining the form of the panthera atrox – an extinct North American lion whose remains have been excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits – with a modern-day oil pump jack, Minet addresses our complicated relationship with petrochemicals and the specific cultural and geological history of the Miracle Mile neighborhood.


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