Exhibition: December 21, 2024 - August 31, 2025

Waste Not, Want Not: Craft in the Anthropocene

Exhibition dates: December 21, 2024 - August 31, 2025

Waste Not, Want Not: Craft in the Anthropocene brings together contemporary artworks created from previously existent materials to reimagine craft in the shadow of the twenty-first century. Utilizing second-hand discards or industrially manufactured materials, artists transform refuse into highly crafted forms. Exhibited objects speak to the unique and impending challenges of the current age, simultaneously blurring the distinctions between industrially made commodities and the traditional realm of handcraft. Together, the works reveal how artists are employing craft techniques and knowledge to reimagine the role of the artist in the twenty-first century—and how reuse is just one facet of a desperately needed response to our current era.