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EDITION Feature
To Hold
Brian Kritzman and Kim Cridler
January 13 – February 24, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, January 13, 6-9 pm

“A basic human instinct to hold is to transform the unknown into a known world – to shift wild to tame. The simple action of grasping brings one towards knowing, while sensing the inexplicable in what is held. To Hold, unifies the inspirational basis of the individual practices both of Kim Cridler and Brian Kritzman. It celebrates the action of holding, its subtleties, and implications.”

Brian Kritzman
Detroit born designer Brian Kritzman received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Working for a variety of exhibition design firms, he has designed automotive exhibition properties for North American, European and Asian venues. Currently, he is professor and program head of Industrial Design at Wayne State University. He has lectured on his work throughout North America, China, and Europe. Originally trained as an automotive wood model maker, his contemporary practice embraces traditional material technique and exploration. Kritzman’s work includes limited production objects that investigate identity and impermanence.

Kim Cridler
“My work, based on familiar forms like trees and vessels, argues for the pleasure found in beauty, and the power of material and form. Using a process that is accumulative and direct, joining small parts together into a larger body, I work to create a sense of movement within still objects. Within this structured movement there resides the potential for change. These works serve as a reminder of our own place in the natural world; no matter how carefully we construct and manage our daily experiences, life will not leave us alone or untouched by change.”

Trained as a metalsmith, Kim was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, earned an MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and studied at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting.

Kim has taught in art programs across the country including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts. Her work can be found in the public collections including the Arkansas Art Center Decorative Museum of Art, the Chazen Art Museum, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the collection of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Racine Art Museum, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has also applied her use of steel, structure and ornament in large-scale public art projects and commissions for public spaces. She recently installed a public art project at the Mamaroneck, NY Metro North Station for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts-For-Transit program and will have a retrospective of her work in 2020 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

MoreLand
October 21 – December 23, 2017

Organized by Iris Eichenberg and Sarah Turner, with support from Simone DeSousa Gallery, MoreLand takes its inspiration from an essential community stronghold, a site of function, curiosity and learning: the hardware store. MoreLand continues a long-tested assertion that in the right hands, objects that are useful and practical can also be thoughtful, evocative and poetic.

For MoreLand, 24 art, craft, and designed-based makers were invited to reimagine the things they love in hardware stores. While the makers are international – working in seven countries, but regularly traveling and collaborating in many more – MoreLand reveals a universal love for what is straightforward, functional and direct. Some of the objects are truly of use, others only remind us of function. All of them reveal the artist’s deep affection for hardware stores. In their hands, simple objects – funnels, dustpans, sponges, saw-horses, door stops – are remade, revealing their subtle beauties and hidden possibilities.

Keeping with EDITION’s goal to show limited-edition art and design objects, MoreLand presents work made as a short-run retail series by each artist. Artists were asked to make a minimum of twelve pieces per series, but with the attention of one-of-a-kind work. This approach offers work priced from $2.00 – $2000.00. MoreLand is a collection of good, useful, crafted design. It is also a connection to an international community of new and established makers. It is a reminder of how modest everyday objects can delight and endure.

Participating Artists:

Kat Burdine, Eunji Choi, Terry Conrad, Iris Eichenberg, Fabio J. Fernández, Chitra Gopalakrishnan, Ken Gray, Gésine Hackenberg, Esther Knobel, Travis Lewis, Myra Mimlitsch Gray, Eija Mustonen, Gitte Nygaard, Suzanne Pugh, Alexis Richards, Ellie Richards, Nadège Roscoe-Rumjahn, Jovencio de la Paz, David Schafer / Studio Make, Alberte Tranberg, Robert Turek, Sarah Turner, Studio Gorm (John and Wonhee Arndt)

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Zero-Craft Corp.
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September 16 – September 30

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Featured in EDITION: Sarah Rose Sharp
Heart
January 14 – February 26 

Description

Installation View

Installation View

2017

Shed Light

Shed Light

2015
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Quilt salvage, upholstery scraps, t-shirt salvage, straight pins, glass buttons, hem binding

Installation View

Installation View

2017

'Odile

‘Odile

2017
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, Indonesian decorative ribbon, glass buttons, prayer flag scraps, printed cotton, hem binding

Odile

‘Odile

2017
Detail

Farnsworth

Farnsworth

2016
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, Indonesian decorative ribbon, glass buttons, prayer flag scraps, printed cotton, hem binding
28 1/2 x 43 inches

Borderland

Borderland

2016
Material: Guatemalan ikat, quilt fragment, printed cotton, printed felt, hem binding
28 x 42 inches

Pride

Pride

2016
Woven fabric by the Namtenga Soundo Babisi, open source screenprint by Toby Millman and Andrew Thompson, quilt salvage, beads, prayer flag scraps, glass buttons, iron-on letters, hem binding

Avolare A Alveare (Fly Away from the Hive)

Avolare A Alveare (Fly Away from the Hive)

2016
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, found embroidery, printed cotton, iron-on letters, silk, hem binding

Hamtramck Flag I

Hamtramck Flag I

2015
Sari, wool selvage, prayer flag scraps, hem binding, grommets

Partial Installation View

Partial Installation View

2017

Petriscopes

Petriscopes

2016
Petri dishes, found objects, craft glue

CoroVoto – Mapping the Heart

CoroVoto – Mapping the Heart

2016
Ink, tablecloth, Milagros, thread, shadowbox

Eidetic Memory Maps

Eidetic Memory Maps, 6 studies

2016
Paper, ink, Faygo, coffee, black ink, gold leaf, photographic stickers

Eidetic Memory Maps and Directions

Eidetic Memory Maps and Directions

2016
Paper, ink, Faygo, coffee, black ink, gold leaf, photographic stickers.
Directions: Directions, label tape, blank notebook, origami paper

Lifers

Lifers

2017
Found objects, cigar box, salvage yarn

Lifers Detail

Lifers

2017
Detail

Dear Heart

Dear Heart

2016-17
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Found objects, cigar box, salvage yarn, copper wire, solder, spool, fixtures

Deer Heart

Deer Heart

2016-2017
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Found objects, cedar, salvage yarn, wire, sushi grass, spool, fixtures

Installation detail

Installation detail

2017

Stack 1

Stack 1

2016
Quilt salvage, bracelets

Stack 1

Stack 1

2016
Quilt salvage, bracelets

Installation detail

Installation detail

2017

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