Sense of Scale | Metal Sculpture & Wearable Art: Jan 24 – Mar 2
Sense of Scale | Metal Sculpture & Wearable Art
Sense of Scale: Metal Sculpture and Wearable Art presents new work by four accomplished metalsmiths who were challenged to create both small, wearable jewelry and impressive sculpture for the wall or pedestal. Sarah C. Chapman, Darlys Ewoldt, Heejin Hwang, and Stacey Lee Webber are connected by their experiences as teachers (both past and present) in Lillstreet's deeply rooted metals department, and the diversity of their work speaks to the variety of techniques, materials, and approaches being taught here.
Chapman's refined and detailed pieces made with precious metals and stones are shown alongside Ewoldt's expressive, formed vessels fabricated with copper sheet and finished with colorful patinas. Hwang's intricate steel wire and gold body adornments contrast Webber's clever constructions made of everyday materials like coins and screws.
When seen together, the collection of work in Sense of Scale inspires viewers to reconsider the conventions of both material and construction in contemporary metalsmithing and to marvel at the level of craftsmanship achieved by these incredible artists.