It is with great sadness that I am forced to announce that the Monument to Place installation will not be included in the upcoming Scale Up exhibition at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. This monument, comprised of 1,500 individually marked handmade bricks, was produced by the community surrounding Marshall NC during the Old Marshall Jail Project from August-December 2017.
After months of planning and nearly 4 days of installation work in the CCCD building itself, I was told that the staff had structural concerns with floor of their gallery. Nothing about this was ever mentioned to me in any of the planning leading up to the show. Nothing about my installation was a surprise. I did exactly what I said I was going to do.
At the time that I was alerted about the concern, my team had moved all of the materials into the gallery and installed the wooden form. We were about to start facing it with brick.
The opening reception for the exhibit is tonight from 5-8 pm. Here are the details from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design website:
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice.
Artists: Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Josh Copus (Marshall, NC), Dustin Farnsworth (Montreal, QC), Brian Fleetwood (La Mesilla, NM), Ani Geragosian (Salem, MA), Adam Ledford (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Manson (Bedford Hills, NY), Rachel Mauser (Louisville, KY), Aaron McIntosh (Richmond, VA), and Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY).
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.