For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America

22 Sep 2017-07 Jan 2018

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston

This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) explores the rich history and current renaissance of hand-lettered signs in For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, curated by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.

The exhibition showcases a range of contemporary sign painters who use traditional methods to create banners, sandwich boards, paper signs, murals, fictional advertisements, and more. Some pieces will be installed from the start of the show, while others will be created in the gallery, during public hours, over the course of the exhibition.

Opening Reception
Friday, September 22 2017

Sign Painters Film Screening
September 22 – 25

Live Sign Painting
September 22 – 25:
Sean and Kayleigh Starr

October 13 – 15:
Norma Jean Maloney

November 1 – 5, 8 – 12:
Ira Coyne and Forrest Wozniak

November 29 – December 3:
Cayetano Valenzuela

December 13 – 15:
Ken Davis


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