The Living Room, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati Ohio. May 18th – September 2nd, 2013. Collaborative exhibition, curated by Justine Ludwig. Fireplace made in collaboration with Terence Hammonds and Rookwood Pottery.
An exciting project addressing the concept of place-making through a series of room vignettes, each involving the viewer in an intimate conversation with the space and the work. The Living Room features site-specific installations, prints and decorative objects by local artists whose unique practices overlap with contemporary craft—Paul Coors, Guy Michael Davis, Terence Hammonds, Katie Parker, and design collective Such + Such. Delicately tethering themselves to Cincinnati's rich history of decorative craft production and skilled artisanal trades, these artists have forged their own paths by breaking new ground, each taking dynamic new approaches in redefining traditional processes and traditional spaces. They remix materials and content, inject whimsy and subversion into the aesthetic conversation, creating natural and unnatural tensions that draw the viewer in and beg for closer inspection.
The Living Room Fireplace was acquired by the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH in the spring of 2018.