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Gallery 219 presents: Kaki Crowell-Hilde: Currency

(Mesquite, TX) – Gallery 219 at Eastfield College presents: Kaki Crowell-Hilde: Currency,
September 12 – October 6, with a reception on September 15 from 6 – 8 p.m.

This exhibition addresses Kaki Crowell-Hilde's career interests in metal fabrication and fibers. Her metal sculptures are fleshy and sensuous, evocative of vegetable skins, and her fabric pieces are fluid, whimsical, and socially provocative. All of Crowell-Hilde's works are fibers related, either in their implied appearance or in the material itself.

In her most recent work she considers the predicament of artist culture, including employment, familial focus and financial risk-taking.

Crowell-Hilde writes: I recently applied for a part-time entry-level job with a fortune 500 company; I was not hired. I was shocked to realize that I am completely unemployable in a world outside the academic environment where teaching in one’s medium is like winning the lottery. As I approach 50, this thought has rattled me to the core. So much so that it propelled me to make the scariest leap that I have ever made - jumping into the stock market as a part-time trader. My work as an artist has always been about relationships - the interaction of people with each other and their reactions to life. Notwithstanding exception, this new work in fibers is about the relationship I have with myself; it has developed as a direct result of ending one chapter of my life and beginning another.

Crowell-Hilde teaches Fibers and Small Metals at Eastfield College and has master’s degrees in each field.

Gallery 219 is currently open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery is located in room F219C on the main floor of the Fine Arts Building (F). Park/enter at the Performance Hall on the west side of campus.

Please contact David Willburn, Gallery Director, at 972-860-7162 or at davidwillburn@dcccd.edu for additional information.

Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30.