TAKEN opened at Brooklyn Metal Works, in Brooklyn, NY, on June 24 and will be up through July 30, 2017. TAKEN features my work alongside the work of six other jewelers: Iris Han, Heesu Kim, Chubai Liu, Molly Palecek, Neta Ron, and Yue Tan.
Earlier this month I presented "Lives, Material, and Records," a talk about my research and work, at the Graphite VIII: Manual launch party at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Graphite is an interdisciplinary journal published by the Hammer Student Association.
Our America: Critical Perspectives on Americana opens this Thursday, April 28, 2017 at Gelman Gallery in Providence, RI.
The show is curated by Anna McNeary and Aaron Field Simmons and includes my work, Inheritance.
"Americana traditionally refers to a culture of collecting objects that represent patriotism, national identity, westward expansion, home, and heritage. The artists in this show draw from these themes while critiquing and subverting the ideologies inherent in the objects they produce. The work in Our America pays homage to the changing traditions and intimate life moments experienced by artists and designers as they grapple with how to materially document and collect diverse narratives of the 'American experience.'"
TAKEN, the RISD Jewelry + Metalsmithing Graduate Biennial, opened at Sol Koffler Gallery on April 13, 2017. I am proud to be a part of this show, which was conceived of and designed by seven jewelers.