Art Exhibition - "Tradition Interrupted"
"Tradition Interrupted" is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The artists merge age-old media and techniques with innovation, and re-vision culturally historic ideas to create new work that interrupt traditional practice but still collaborates with the past. For generations, traditional craft and art practices held steadfast and often visually defined a culture. Today, artists are unraveling certain traits and facets of these ancient customs to redefine or reclaim them for the contemporary world. For many of the artists in this exhibition, everyday objects are sources of powerful agency to recall memories in danger of being forgotten, or to call into question revisionist histories.
"Tradition Interrupted" was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.