header image: Carmel Boerner
march 12 – april 23, 2020 | CCBC Gallery
march 12, 7pm | CCBC Gallery
Jewellery has a longstanding place in history, commonly referenced as being society’s first display of ornamentation and self-expression. Jewellery, as any other art form, has developed over centuries, following trends, movements, methods and materiality of the respective contemporary times.
Among those markers in history though, there are always artists and craftspeople who seek to forge a different path, one not among the status quo. Whether through concept, material or technique, this exhibition celebrates the disruptors in the field of Canadian contemporary jewellery and metal arts.
The artists in this exhibition have pushed, pulled, forged and melted typical expectations of adornment; to disrupt the structure of norms.
Disrupt is an exhibition that celebrates how artists use their creative practice to explore and discover new materials, techniques and the status quo. The Vancouver Metal Arts Association, in partnership with the Craft Council of British Columbia, presents this exhibition from March 12 to April 23, 2020 at the CCBC Gallery in celebration of 2020 – the Year of Craft. This international show features 32 disruptive artists from all over Canada, the United States, Israel, New Taipei City and Israel.