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First Tuesday Art Walk
February 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the art of Adele Crawford. “Stringing Words Together”, “Encyclopedia’s with some Volumes Missing”, “BunnyDoggy”, “NYC Dogs unLeashed” and “The World is Flat” are just a few examples of the body of work of Oakland-based artist, Adele Crawford. Join us as we celebrate her thoughtful investigation of ephemera and her delight in the scent of aged paper.
I think of myself as a reconstructive caretaker with my practice focusing on re-imagining the neglected and the forgotten. Most of my material comes from investigating and recycling people’s discarded images and objects. I manipulate these materials and weave them into new imaginary stories.
Often the transformative process incorporates hand building, hand stitching, beading, and folding. The work materializes from these methodical, repetitive techniques, which naturally are meditative and contemplative. Many of my ancestors spent their lifetime working with their hands doing piece work, brick laying, quilting and baking.
I feel a sense of responsibility and respect, as I re-work the ephemeral, for what it was, the use it served, the people to whom it was useful and the short time we are here on earth surrounding ourselves with these things.