evolving spaces: transitional in nature

evolving spaces: transitional in nature

my tears of sorrow, danni zu

evolving spaces: transitional in nature

vancouver metal arts group exhibition

jan 25 - feb 22, 2024

craft council of bc gallery
1386 cartwright street, vancouver

curatorial statement

In celebration of a decade of operation, the Vancouver Metal Arts Association invited its members to their biennial Juried Exhibition at the Craft Council of British Columbia. The VMAA welcomed jewelers, metal artists and students of these disciplines to participate in this edition called Evolving Spaces: Transitional in Nature.

When a physical or emotional space breaks its state and can no longer foster us, we push forward under new conditions. Shrinking rooms, displacement, changes of perspective, self discovery, and the search for safety are some of the many things that can propel us to a new normal. But what do we find in those liminal spaces that we all inhabit? In between what is lost and what will be gained we may discover what is.

The work selected for this exhibition explores what becomes present in those evolving spaces.

Read all about the artists and see their work on the VMAA blog. 

Read Mohammadhossein Sharifi’s  review of the exhibition.

brooch, meichan yuan

about the organization

The Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA) is an artist-run nonprofit society that promotes workshops, social events, artist lectures, and exhibitions for the art jewellery and metalsmith communities in Vancouver, BC. We are committed to connecting our membership with opportunities and benefits that support their personal jewellery and metalwork practices.