The Trouble with Toys

November 17, 2018
November 24, 2018
Bill’s Junk
1125 E 11th Street | HOUSTON, TX 77009
Contact: David Gooding
Phone: (832) 443-6660
Times: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free
Area of Town: Houston Heights
Free Admission: Yes

The Trouble with ToysThe trouble with toys is that in the hands of artists they are neither innocent nor benign; these potent symbols of childhood become an undeniably provocative medium for social and political commentary. Instantly recognizable as objects of charm and delight, toys tend to disarm and render us vulnerable, even if only for a moment. Recontextualized in a world of hazards and misdeeds, toys can bluntly expose the dangers we face and the consequences of the decisions we make in the adult world, to jarring effect. The Trouble with Toys presents work of 6 Houston artists: Becki Van Compernolle, Charlotte Cosgrove, Jill Dietrich, Edward Lane McCartney, Suzette Mouchaty and Deasa Turner. Through assemblage, these artists use toys as a medium to express ideas that range from slightly uncomfortable to the macabre, and from merely absurd to nothing short of hilarious. The show opens Friday November 9th with an artists reception from 6 to 9 pm, and will be on view for three consecutive Saturdays, November 10, 17 and 24th from 12:00 noon to 5 pm.Bill’s Junk 1125 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009Phone: 832 443-6660