Trust Talk: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and ‘Sleight of Hand’
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Trust Talk Virtual Lecture
January 7, 2021, 7:00 pm ET
Join us on January 7 at 7:00 pm ET as Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy shares her exhibition Sleight of Hand. The exhibition brings together six contemporary American artists in the United States who create humorous, eccentric, or anthropomorphized objects in clay, centered around complex issues of race, gender, and immigration status, among other pressing social and political realities of our day. As the exhibition title suggests, the artists use their hands to produce visual illusions out of clay that, while cheery on the surface, can carry serious undertones. Humor is inherently deceptive, often the result of an exaggerated truth or a cunning trick that lends levity and clarity to subjects that are taboo or otherwise difficult to discuss. Strategies of irreverence, irony, absurdity, and cuteness are employed in Sleight of Hand to subversively establish accessible platforms for dialogue and engagement with profound and complicated narratives.
The exhibition is curated by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and organized by the Center for Craft as part of their 2020 Curatorial Fellowship Series. The Curatorial Fellowship recognizes up-and-coming curators working at the cutting edge of craft, organizing shows at the Center for Craft in Asheville as part of the Center’s larger conversation around craft and its evolution. Sleight of Hand is on view at the Center until January 22 and will be expanded for display at the Museum of Arts and Design. After her presentation, Angelik will be joined in conversation with Garth Johnson, a writer, artist, and educator based in Eureka, CA. Our program concludes with a Q&A from the audience.
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