SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 29, 2015
What defines and separates the practices of the artist, the designer, and the craftsman? Or are there instances where they are all the same person? “The 21st century being what it is,” Glenn Adamson, director of the Museum of Arts and Design in NY said, “categories are points of reference, but not very useful as containers of people.” Pieces that imply a wearable function exist in a limbo space where they can fall into any category. This exhibition showcases innovative works that challenge the traditions of jewelry, fashion, and wearable art as both “personal adornment and public sculpture” (Victoria Golmesky NYTimes).
Artists Represented: Melis Agabigum, Sana Aloui, Jessica Andersen, Sherry Antonini, Dana Baldwin, Missy Graff Ballone, Annette Barbier, Christine Bruening, Ella Calas, Cat Chow, Bonnie Collura, Dawna Davis, Jasper Drummond, Cynthia Evans, Teresa Faris, Kate Furman, Kathleen Garrison, Monica Guerra, Anne Hallam, Deborah Hirshfield, Sarah Holden, Katie Hovencamp, Lauren Kalman, Danielle Keller Aviram, Cydney Lewis, Madison Manning, Kristin Mariani, Jacinda Martinez, Shelly McMahon, Katherine Morrissey, Mallory Murphy, Dagmara Nogalska-Costello, Kelly Nye, Masako Onodera, Sophia Park, Suzanne Peterson, Shonna Pryor, Jen Reich, Lyndsay Rice, Netta Sadovsky, Jina Seo, Sherry Simms, Bonnie-jo Smith, Wilma Stevens, Sara Tchen-Susman, Jess Tolbert, Francesca Urciuoli, and Broooks Wenzel.
Juror: Selections were curated by Yevgeniya Kaganovich, an artist, wearables designer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and head of its thriving Jewelry and Metal-smithing program. For more information: http://yevgeniyakaganovich.com/