Lexie Owen, curator: Unexpected

Thursday, November 24, 2016 ― Thursday, December 08, 2016

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.

UNEXPECTED features work by the following artists: Lydia Buxton, Melissa Cameron, Bridget Catchpole, Barbara Cohen, Jennifer Crupi, Yoshie Hattori, Kyri Hinkleman, Holland Houdek, Karin Jones, Joshua Kosker, Matt Lambert, Andy Lowrie, Jacqueline Lung, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Sharon Massey, Louise Perrone. Lissy Selvius, Jina Seo, Aric Verrastro, Kari Woo, Lawrence Woodford.

Find out more about each featured artist in the VMAA’s blog series.

Image: Bridget Catchpole “What a Tangle” 2016,  photo credit: Tanya King

November 24th
(Thursday), 6pm-8pm
Craft Council Gallery
1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

Artist Talk: (space is limited please RSVP to attend)
November 26th (Saturday), 7pm-8.30pm 
Studio A, Carousel Theatre for Young People, 1411 Cartwright St, Granville Island

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