ONoff: An Exhibit of Makers Opening April 24 at SooLocal

Posted on April 18, 2014

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Opening Thursday April 24 from 6-9 at SooLocal (our 3506 Nicollet Avenue division) is an exhibition of makers whose work demands exploration both on and off the body.

Exhibition is open Friday 25th & Saturday 26th from 11am-6pm.

Juror: Susie Ganch
Organizers: Sarah Holden and Kat Cole

Artists: Katja Toporski, Lisa Phelps-Havelin, Rachel Timmins, Manuela Jimenez, Kelly Mccallum, Brooke Swanson, Heejin Hwang, Caitie Sellers, Melissa Cameron, Stephanie Lynn Voegele, Billie J. Theide, Masako Onodera, Evin Dubois, Jill Gower, Alexis Archibald, April Wood, Demi Thomloudis, David Choi, Sarah Holden, Kat Cole

One would expect Jewelry artists to be limited to objects of personal adornment, but many contemporary makers in this field have gone beyond the constraints of functionality to pursue related conceptual interests in areas such as photography, kinetics and sculpture.

This exhibition features makers whose work demands exploration both on and off the body.  What happens when a metalsmith goes beyond the boundaries of the wearable? How does the work change when function and jewelry mechanics no longer need to be considered?  Can the conversation continue seamlessly from a necklace into an installation or sculpture?

This is in association with the 2014 Conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.


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