Out on a Limb: Contemporary Wood Jewelry
Racine Art Museum
February 26-June 17, 2012RAM Blog-Focus on Tina Rath
Out on a Limb features the work of emerging and established artists that use wood as the primary medium for jewelry and adornment. Long utilized in objects of wear, wood immediately connects the body to the natural landscape while simultaneously offering compelling color, pattern and texture or a pliable surface to manipulate. Those whose works are featured in this exhibition are drawn to the material for both conceptual and aesthetic reasons. Whether carving, painting, appropriating, or otherwise manipulating, they stretch the boundaries of how we understand a familiar material.
Artists whose works are featured include: Michael Dale Bernard, Liv Blavarp, Christine Brandt, Gillion Carrara, Sharon Church, Daniel DiCaprio, Julia Harrison, Bruce Metcalf, Edgar Mosa, Tina Rath, Gustav Reyes, Julia Turner, Flora Vagi, and Julia Walter.