The Craft Council of BC would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the opening of “UNEXPECTED” – an exhibition curated Lexie Owen. The panel discussion featured Juror Lyndsey Rice and exhibiting artists Barbara Cohen, Lydia Buxton and Melissa Cameron.
UNEXPECTED explores the strange and sometimes discordant elements that make the viewing, wearing, and making of Contemporary Jewellery an enjoyable endeavor. The unexpected and Contemporary Art Jewellery are by no means strange bedfellows- viewers and wearers of Contemporary Jewellery often seek out our discipline because it is unusual and extra-ordinary. The unusual, and unusual elements and materials, have become de rigueur in a creative world that continues to embrace post-disciplinary art practices which move beyond medium centered approaches to making.