"Metal Complexions" Exhibition
Time & Location
METAL COMPLEXIONS is an exhibition of jewelry and metalwork presented by the Houston Metal Arts Guild (HMAG) in Houston, Texas. This year’s juror is Anna Walker, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). The exhibition will be held at The Jung Center in the Houston Museum District.
This exhibition celebrates the diverse field of metalworking through jewelry and objects. “Complexion” is defined as an outlook, attitude, point of view or the outward appearance of something or someone.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Anna Walker is the Windgate Foundation Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she is responsible for the exhibition, research and publication of the craft collection, the proposal of acquisitions, and the development of a long-term collections strategy. Prior to joining the MFAH, she was the Curator at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). She has lectured widely on craft and contributed essays for Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft Inquiry, and the 2016 Renwick Invitational: Visions and Revisions catalogue. Her most recent projects at the MFAH include the exhibitions In the Studio: Craft in Postwar America, 1950-1970, Materials and Meaning in Dutch Jewelry from the Museum’s Collection, and Mending: Craft and Community. Future projects include co-curating the forthcoming retrospective of fiber artist Olga de Amaral with Cranbrook Art Museum and invitational curator for the 2020 NCECA Annual The Burdens of History at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia.
ABOUT THE JUNG CENTER
The exhibition will be held at The Jung Center, which is in the heart of Houston’s thriving museum district and less than a mile from MFAH and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH). The Jung Center offers rotating art exhibits from emerging and established local, regional, and national artists. Located at 5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77002.
Opening reception: FEBRUARY 8, 2020, 5-7 PM