July 2010-April 2011
SNAG partnered with U.S. curator Lauren Kalman and South African curator Carinne Terreblanche on their exhibition, “Dichotomies in Objects, Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area.” All artists selected are affiliated with Stellenbosch University, the only university in South Africa teaching conceptual approaches to jewelry making. This educational exhibition featured close to 150 pieces of work by eighteen South African artists. The curators chose provocative, experimental and formally engaging work to showcase. Here are examples of work in the exhibition. SNAG underwrote the exhibition catalogue, with an essay by Dr. Lize van Robbroeck, Associate Professor of the Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University.
The exhibition was at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco in July 2010. It then traveled to the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus from September 12 through October 31, 2010; and The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN January 23 through April 1, 2011.