Archive for August, 2021
Aaron Decker recently held a solo show, it’s (not) all fun and games, at Ornamentum. Decker earned an MFA in metals at Cranbrook (2015), and his works can be found in many collections, including the recent acquisition of several pieces by the Enamel Arts Foundation. Enameled grimaces, floppy fish, and medieval maces clip together assembling necklaces, brooches, and lockets in the newest works by Decker. A body of work inspired by difficult experiences growing up queer in a military household, Decker skillfully sources and recontextualizes those memories into jewelry. Each piece its own micro narrative with titles such as mace face, cut my teeth, and luke, a flying fish, these new enamels combine a deep curiosity for the material and its history in military medals and regalia with the fascination of toys and play to make pieces that come apart, and reconfigure into an array of different wearable possibilities. More toy than jewelry, these new wearable works by Decker are a strong and confident turn in the artist’s practice.
Linda Kaye-Moses was an invited artist for The Fuller Craft Museum exhibition, Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft Program. This exhibition (Nov 2020-July 2021) was a tribute to Snow Farm, a beloved arts education institution and craft community. This nonprofit residential craft school in Williamsburg, MA, brings people together “who share a belief that creating is powerful, and creating with others can be life-changing.” The Fuller Craft Museum celebrated the numerous ways contemporary craft has been impacted through Snow Farm. The invitational exhibition highlighted the work of multiple generations of artists who have been part of the school; makers, including Kaye-Mose who have been an enormous influence on those in the classroom, workshop, and studio.
Kathleen Nowak Tucci’s jewelry makes appearances in several episodes of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Tucci was also just featured in SNAG’s Metalsmith magazine. See more @kathleennowaktucci
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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.
SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award Design Competition is open to all members. This Award is the highest honor SNAG can bestow upon an individual. It is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contemporary metalsmithing throughout their career. The design may be a vessel, jewelry or object.
Deadline: September 30, 2021