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OPENING for Co:Operation Garnish
Feb 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us February 6th at 7pm for an opening reception of Co:Operation Garnish, a special traveling exhibition curated by Brigitte Martin + Rachel Timmins.
“A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current. The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Each side considers itself superior to the other, seemingly not appreciating the clear advantages, benefits, and experiences each faction brings to the table. Quoting from Damian Skinner’s 2013 SNAG keynote lecture in Toronto:
“We are all family. Sometimes, family members don’t speak with each other, but we still are one big family. Let’s recognize this fact.”
Can our field overcome family division and send a much-needed signal to the metals + jewelry community? We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making. Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition.”
– Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins
Featuring work by:
Suzanne Amendolara, Dan DiCaprio, Christiana Byrne, David Lee, Catherine Chandler, Brian Ferrell, Jillian Moore, Emily Gill, Jaime Sawka, Peter Hoogeboom, Maia Houtman, Nicole Jacquard, Annie Fensterstock, Satomi Kawai, Nikki Couppee, Thomas Mann, Wayne Werner, Bruce Metcalf, Evan Dubois, Tom Muir, Caitlin Skelcey, Mette Saabye, Pernille Mouritzen, Linda Savineau, Steve Shelby, Olga Starostina, Corey Ackelmire, Billie Theide, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Rachel Timmins, Brigitte Martin, Aric Verrastro, Randy Long, Kate Bajic, Carly Petit-Taylor, Michael Dale Bernard, Casey Sheppard, Sofia Bjorkman, Heidi Gerstacker, Masumi Kataoka, Charity Hall, Francesca Vitali, Lauren Kalman, Kipp Bradford, Amber O’Harrow, Harlan Butt, Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, Sharon Massey, Corliss + John Rose, Chet Brisco, Lindsey Snell, Jessica Tolbert