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The Trouble with Toys

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 24, 2018

Free

The Trouble with Toys

The 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 77009
Phone: 832 443-6660

Details

Date:
Friday, November 9, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Bill’s Junk
1125 E 11th Street
Houston, 77009
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Phone:
832-443-6660

Organizer

The Trouble with Toys Artists
Phone:
7138268155
Email:
davidgooding@att.net
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