Tour of "A Dressing the Future"

4848 Main Street TX 77002
  • Dates: May 28, 2022
  • Location: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Address: 4848 Main Street
  • Phone: (713) 529-4848
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Admission: FREE

Please join featured artist Nicole Dextras and HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall for a special tour of "A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras".This imaginative exhibition explores the exemplary craftsmanship of the environmental artist’s set and costume designs from her dystopian film trilogy, "A Dressing the Future" (2016—present). Dextras’ films emphasize the dignity and strength of her protagonists, who face fire, desertification, and flooding in their environments. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s process by exploring a selection of plant-based costumes and ephemera, including props, models, and other set components. Learn how the characters in these films draw on the ecology within their environments to survive, as they cultivate plants and process their harvests using traditional craft-based techniques."A Dressing the Future: The Ecofiction of Nicole Dextras" is made possible in part by generous support from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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