october 8 – november 30, 2019
ccbc shop & gallery
Jewellery artist, Clarissa Long, presented a series of pieces on display from October 8th to November 30th. This series is the product of investigations into skewed views through explorations of details, shadows, concealment, isolation, and captivation.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Clarissa moved coast to coast to attend NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing and received the Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence. Clarissa was the 2017 winner of the Niche Awards for the Student Table Top category and one of five finalists in the L.A. Pai National Student Jewellery Competition. Her work has since travelled across Canada, exhibiting in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax. She has most recently exhibited internationally in the Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition and Munich’s international Talente 2018.
Art can engage a conversation between the creator and the viewers. One of the interesting dynamics in contemporary craft is the addition of the user to the conversation. In jewellery, this additional participant is the wearer: an ambassador for the work or a walking gallery. When the work is worn on the body, the correspondence between the artist and the viewer becomes a public act. The connection of artist to wearer though can be more subtle, more intimate. Displaying these works through a window, rather than on a gallery wall, gives the audience the opportunity to see through to the other side and to glimpse into the private side of these pieces. This series is the product of investigations into skewed views through explorations of details, shadows, concealment, isolation, and captivation. Using a window as a further extension of an alternate view allows the work to be seen in a way we rarely get the opportunity to, in its entirety.