The Handmade Tale: An Escape Back into Living Though the global pandemic may feel like a dystopian tale set in an age of technological and digital advancement, paradoxically bringing us together and yet isolating one another through pixels and screens, the handmade inversely offers a return to the intentional human contact we need to innovate and thrive. Turning distilled ideas into color, shape, and forms that go beyond functionalism, that which we have made and that which we can touch allows us to escape into living once again—experiencing the sensory pleasures that keep us connected, curious, and engaged in our environment and in the world.
About Goya Contemporary Amy Eva Raehse, who curated this collection, is a curator, educator, writer, and executive director and partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore.
Goya Contemporary Gallery’s global reputation is built upon an enduring commitment to representing post-war and contemporary artistic practice, and on creating visionary, historically relevant exhibitions, publications, and scholarship. Along with innovative programming, GCG participates in top-tier art fairs to cultivate, educate, and connect collectors to artists. Placing art in the world’s top museums and private collections, GCG is noted for exemplary ethical standards. Championing legacy protection, we represent estates including fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott and the living-estate of MacArthur Fellow and ACC Gold Medalist Joyce J. Scott. GCG collaborates with museums and institutions to produce major surveys on artist’s oeuvres and advises on all aspects of accession and deaccessioning objects. In our 25th year, GCG helps clients invest in sustainable, globally significant art through joyful engagement. For more information, please visit goyacontemporary.com.