Visions and Revisions, the seventh installment of the biennial Renwick Invitational, presents the work of four noted contemporary artists: Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask, and Norwood Viviano. Each artist takes an innovative approach to his or her selected medium. Together, they engage a current fascination in American craft with change, transformation, ruin, and reinvention.
The four selected artists work in a remarkable variety of media including porcelain, raw clay, bone, gold, glass, metal, found objects and mineral pigments. Their visual sensibilities draw on sources ranging from traditional Asian pottery to vintage Americana, and from the romance of the Victorian Era to the algorhythmic precision of the computer. Each is actively engaged in a dialogue with an idyllic past and in making sense of it for the present moment, seeking a new way forward and investigating what we carry with us and what we leave behind in the modern age.