The fifth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series. When considering the temporal qualities of metalwork, it is often its endurance over time that comes to mind. Jewelry is passed from one generation to the next, is tied to memory and intimacy, and historically, the stability, durability, and preciousness of its materials added value to its composition. With the Studio Craft movement coming to the fore in the 1950s, the correlation between value and material was subverted, and the possibilities of expression in the field expanded dramatically. This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of “ephemerality” in its widest definition, showcasing work that explores transience, is comprised of impermanent materials, incorporates memorabilia and “ephemera,” and/or exists through time-based performance and photography.
This iteration of We Are SNAG comes at a pivotal marker in the institution’s history, its 50th anniversary. Juried by Kathryn Hall and Sarah Darro.
Participants: Luci Jockel, Rene Henry, Michael Nashef, Checha Sokolovic, Joshua Kosker, Kirk Lang, Aimee Howard-Clinger, MJ Tyson, Abigail Heuss, Keith Lewis, Chloe Darke, Adam Atkinson, matt lambert, Jude Clarke, Billie Theide, Ben Cooke-Akaiwa, Rachel Jones-Jones, Holland Houdek, Kathleen Janvier, Julie Goldberg, Linore Huss, Rene Henry, Diane Falkenhagen, Carolyn Tillie, Angela Bubash, Oi Ying Valerie Ho, Leslie Shershow, Marilyn Koch, Shuoyuan Bai, Nathalie Maiello, Nai-Keen Mo