CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to the support of contemporary craft and folk artists and gives audience to diverse makers and artists whose work is often not represented in larger art institutions.
The grant will help fund Material as Metaphor. The title is taken from an essay by Anni Albers celebrating the free experimentation occurring when one takes up raw materials whose working parameters are set by nature rather than by humans. Nine contemporary West Coast artists will work with fiber to create unique sculptural forms through experimentation with gravity, process and mass. The exhibition will be on view from May 28 through August 20, 2017.