Form and Function: the Object as Art and Art as Object, at Context

Chuck Strasshofer, Planter, ceramic, 2022.

Utility. How can a work of art be used beyond decoration? Ideas set forth by the Arts and Crafts movement, Constructivism, and the Bauhaus still largely influence how artists today approach their work to create unique objects meant to perform dual functions: that of use, and that of aesthetic and artistic beauty. Functional Geometries brings together works in ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, and wood that are meant to be used, as much as they are meant to be admired for their visual qualities through the use of geometric patterns and forms. Included are artists David Batz, Nate Cotterman, Will Grimm, Molly Fitzpatrick (DittoHouse), Lauren HB, Doug Meyer (Rustbelt Rebirth), Chuck Strasshofer (Chuck Stuff), and others.

Functional Geometries is open 5 to 9 pm during Third Friday, November 17. The exhibit remains on display through January 6.

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Functional Geometries, through January 6

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