Jen Ham's fabric collages take the form of bags, pins, and garments. Her exquisite craftsmanship and whimsical subject matter make her work collectible and timeless.
Kyoto Costume Institute
The Kyoto Costume Institute's collection is breathtaking; from 18th century court dress, to contemporary Japanese design, the KCI is a leader in fashion collecting and exhibitions.
Fritz Haeg works between his art, architecture and design practice Fritz Haeg Studio (though the currently preferred clients are animals), the happenings and gatherings of Sundown Salon (now Sundown Schoolhouse), the ecology initiatives of Gardenlab (including Edible Estates), and other various combinations of building, curating, dancing, designing, exhibiting, gardening, organizing, talking, teaching, and writing. His home base since 2001 is a geodesic dome in the hills of Los Angeles.
Located in the Sky Bar Building at 3400 Montrose, SKYDIVE is an artist run exhibition venue unique to Houston. Its mission is to broaden the spectrum of the dialogue in Houston by bringing in artists to generate work for the 12 x 14' exhibition space, as well as in any of the satellite spaces of 3400 Montrose. The aim of SKYDIVE is to host a range of art practices that push the limits of their material forms, including non-traditional methods of sculpture, installation, video, performance, and works that engage the viewer through participation, as well as text and web-based projects.
SKYDIVE utilizes an open and collaborative model for producing its programming. A group of artists, curators, and other professionals function as Advisors to help create shows, invite artists, and collaborate in the mission and programming of the space. Participants in SKYDIVE will be invited to Houston for a sustained number of days, previous to the exhibition to make their work, interact with the Houston community and see the sites in Houston and surrounding areas.