Usually, when admiring jewelry
the work is what matters.
Questions one might ask include,
does it grab one’s attention,
is it wearable, or what is it made of?
One does not tend
to think about the artist’s age or
how long they’ve been making jewelry or
when a particular piece was made.
But it’s different at the Renwick Museum
and the exhibit they’re currently showing.
To celebrate the Renwick’s 40th anniversary
they've created an exhibition called,
featuring forty artists born since 1972
each showing work created after 9/11.
The exhibition seeks to demonstrate the
ways in which craft has changed in the
past 40 years, and how young artists have
interpreted those changes. It includes traditional craft
such as ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork, as well
as sculpture, industrial design, installation art,
fashion design, sustainable
manufacturing, and mathematics.
Invited Participants include:
Vivian Beer, Melanie Bilenker, Jeffrey Clancy, Dave Cole,
Cristina Córdova, Gabriel Craig, Jennifer Crupi,
Erik Demaine, Joshua DeMonte, Brian Dettmer,
Nick Dong, Joey Foster Ellis, Jeff Garner, Theaster Gates,
Sabrina Gschwandtner, Jenny Hart, Sergey Jivetin,
Lauren Kalman, Lara Knutson, Stephanie Liner,
Marc Maiorana, Sebastian Martorana, Christy Matson,
Cat Mazza, Daniel Michalik, Matt Moulthrop, Christy Oates,
Olek, Andy Paiko, Mia Pearlman, L. J. Roberts, Laurel Roth,
Shawn Smith, Jen Stark, Matthew Szösz,
Uhuru (Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf,)
Jamin Uticone, Anna Von Mertens,
Stacey Lee Webber, Bohyun Yoon,
can be see until February 3, 2013.
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum