APril 7 - MAy 24, 2017
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 7 from 6 - 9pm
Contemporary jewelry challenges the notion of what is wearable, pushing the boundaries between the wearable and the sculptural. The more conceptual approach to jewelry considers what it means to place something on the body and how identity is defined by adornment. These explorations have broadened the artist's use of materials, from traditional metal and gemstones, to the use of wood, paper, fabric, and plastics. The twenty-three artists included in the Wearable Art exhibition consider the history of adornment and how established norms can be broken or rewritten. Some of the artists have omitted the traditional in their approach to making, while others reinterpret tradition. Each tackles the notion of what is wearable in making and defining their work.
Curated by Greenville, SC jewelry artist & Rhode Island School of Design/ Jewelry + Metalsmithing MFA alum, Kate Furman.