WILMINGTON, DE.- The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces a national juried exhibition titled Bend, Mold, Cut, Join: Small Works in Metal on view in Alternatives Museum Shop April 2 through May 29, 2009. Bend, Mold, Cut, Join: Small Works in Metal, juried by Ellen Lupton, is in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmith’s (SNAG) annual conference Revolution in Philadelphia, PA, on May 20-23, 2009. The exhibition features pioneering art jewelry and small-scale sculpture and vessels that combine traditional metalsmithing techniques with a vision representative of the field of contemporary metalsmithing. Bend, Mold, Cut, Join: Small Works in Metal will be located in the main atrium of the DCCA and in Alternatives Museum Shop. All items on display will be available for purchase.
Juror Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. She is Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Design Thinking. Lupton is also the curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a position she has held since 1992.
This exhibition represents a foundation in basic metalsmithing techniques; however, through the process of personal interpretation, the artists have created a broad collection of crafted objects, both conventional and unconventional, that, as juror Ellen Lupton describes, represent “embodied human energy, a physical repository of time and attention.”
About Alternatives Museum Shop
Alternatives Museum Shop is a unique source for fine contemporary artisan-made jewelry, ceramics, glassware, wearable fibers, papers, and children’s items. Each item is hand selected for its exceptional quality and innovative design. DCCA members receive 10% off all purchases in Alternatives Museum Shop.