May 21-June 23, 2019
Gallery 2052, Chicago, IL
In celebration of SNAG’s 50th anniversary
This exhibition was of masterful works by makers who have worked for more than 25+ years, have achieved substantial visibility and recognition, studio and exhibition history, and whose unique ideas have been innovating and celebrating jewelry, objects and sculpture and enhancing the story of American studio jewelry and metalsmithing.
Gallery 2052 is a gallery showcasing contemporary jewelry and design, located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Owned by metalsmith and gallerist, Nora McCarthy, Gallery 2052 showcased this important exhibition in celebration of SNAG’s 50th birthday.
Harriete Estel Berman
Harlan W. Butt
Jack da Silva
Marilyn da Silva
David C. Freda
John G. Garrett
Gary S. Griffin
Susan H. Hamlet
Mary Lee Hu
Robin Kranitzky; Kim Overstreet
Gail M. Brown is an Independent Curator whose interest is to enhance visibility and education about contemporary craft within the larger visual arts community. She trained as a printmaker at the Philadelphia College of Art where she identified her own connection to process and media while exploring etching and lithography. She has been watching the contemporary craft movement since the early nineteen eighties. She is a passionate observer of the unique potential of art in craft media: for the communication of issue-oriented and aesthetic ideas coupled with extensive examination of chosen material process, within the long decorative arts continuum. She curates focused exhibitions, which share exceptional work from a national/international body of mature and mid-career artists and introduce potent ideas and forms by younger makers.
Brown prefers to address the diverse directions she looks for in artists, aesthetics, and issues. Culled from 50 years of studio jewelry and metalsmithing, Gail M. Brown chose makers who mastered their field.
|Date||May 21-June 23, 2019|