Artist Talk: Lisa Sorrell, Feb 29, 4pm
Leather artist and cowboy boot maker Lisa Sorrell will be discussing her life and work. Sorrell was featured in the FAMILY episode of Craft in America’s PBS documentary series.
Sorrell has been making boots for over 20 years, with vintage hand tools and machinery-nothing is computerized. Her dedication to learning the craft and her flair for design have established Sorrell as a master boot maker.
This talk is presented in conjunction with A Step Beyond: Contemporary Footwear, Functional to Fanciful (February 8 – April 25, 2020) at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.
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This talk is presented in conjunction with A Step Beyond: Contemporary Footwear, Functional to Fanciful (February 8 – April 25, 2020) at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design
A Step Beyond is guest-curated by Jo Lauria
Contemporary footwear intersects gender and fashion in continually new and creative ways. In design and fabrication, both functional and fanciful footwear emerge from a collaborative process of creativity and craftsmanship. The exhibition presents a chronology of fashionable shoes over the past 100 years as well as focusing on footwear from a variety of perspectives, including custom or limited-edition shoes handcrafted for private clients, and shoes mass-produced for the consumer market. In addition, a section of the exhibition features artists and illustrators who use the shoe as a protagonist in their individual artistic narratives.
Artists, designers, and collectors in the Exhibition:
Alex Becerra, Gaza Bowen, Helen Chung, Twin Daniel, Steven Evans, Alexandra Felix, Phyllis Green, Amara Hark-Weber, Chaz Inouye, Paul Kaufman, Jacob Kim, David Leitch, Melissa Leventon, Anna Miller, Patsy Pitts, Luis Ramirez, Rebecca Reisman, Karen Rigoli, Wes Shugart, Lucinda Smith, Lisa Sorrell, Elisabeth Thorsen, UNITED NUDE, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Pamela Weir-Quiton, Joshua Wong, and Allison Zahorik.