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Max Adrian: RIPSTOP
On view through January 6, 2024
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, Texas

“Max Adrian: RIPSTOP” is a solo exhibition of patchwork textiles and inflatable sculptures by the Ohio-based fiber artist. Adrian’s volumetric, pneumatic work transports viewers into a realm of artifice, desire, and worldbuilding. Drawing from rich legacies of queer fiber art and theory, including the AIDS memorial quilt and José Esteban Muñoz’s foundational text, “Cruising Utopia,” the exhibition features monumentally scaled works that physically respond to the presence of viewers by filling with air.

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[Image: Max Adrian, “The Sensational Inflatable Furry Divines,” 2017-2019. Faux fur, pleather, chains, velour, fringe, glitter, bells, hardware, blowers, timers. Photo by Max Adrian.]