Shared Concerns: Melissa Cameron, Aran Galligan, Dan DiCaprio, Kaori Juzu, Jill Hermans, Caitie Sellers, Lynn Batchelder, and Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro
July 1-31, 2016
Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 1, 6-8pm
An exhibition documenting the meeting of eight international artists, brought together to work in the Penland studios in the mountains of North Carolina. As a group, the artists were asked to share a word that encapsulated the main concern of their practice. Words were then swapped at random so that each person received a different word, and used it as a part of the inspiration for their new work, by interpreting the ‘concern’ of another group member.
The pieces begun during their Winter Residency at Penland and were finished in studios across the United States as well as in Australia and Denmark, where this diverse group of jewelry artists call home. Shared Concerns is curated by Melissa Cameron and Aran Galligan.
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, Tunne Brooch (Analogous/Control), 2016, PLA, decal, rare earth magnets, 2.5 x 2 x 2 in.
Caitie Sellers, Renovation # 2 Bracelet (Sprawl/Time), 2016, Argentium silver, copper mesh, 4.5 x 3 x 1.75 in.
Kaori Juzu, In Between #5 Brooch (Inspiration/Sexual), 2016, Steel, silk, plastic, magnet, 5 x 4 x .75 in.
Lynn Batchelder, Stack Necklace (Control/Analogous), 2016, Steel, 2.5 x 2.5 x .25 in.
Melissa Cameron, Mirror Brooch (Body/Politic), 2016, Serving dish (chrome plated mild steel), titanium, stainless steel, 9.5 x 10 x 1 in.
Jill Hermans, Sprawl #3 Brooch (Fuse/Sprawl), 2016, Shibuichi, 5 x 5 x .75 in.
Aran Galligan, Connected #2 Brooch, (Time/Connection), 2016, Sterling silver, copper, steel, 3 x 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.
Daniel DiCaprio, Barm Brooch (Sexual/Inspiration), 2016, Ebony, 22k, 14k, 3 x 1.75 x 1.25 in.
Shared Concerns artists Clockwise from back: Dan DiCaprio, Lynn Batchelder, Caitie Sellers, Melissa Cameron, Aran Galligan, Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, Kaori Juzu, and Jill Hermans