Opening Reception: Friday June 4 at 6:30 PM
Jeanne Jo, whose background ranges from hardcore screamer to RISD trained digital artist, focuses on “the stereotypically gendered” through, amongst other things, the “abstraction of craft practices.” The artist’s position is articulated in the piece “If a mouth were to whisper,” in which she develops coding from personal correspondence into a crochet pattern.
Robert Longyear sources his materials, both physical and conceptual, from abandoned structures in his St. Louis neighborhood. The resulting work reveals not just his technical rigor as a metal-smith, but pinpoints issues of society, politics, circumstantial geography and physicality.
Both artists Andrea Miller and Colleen Heineman come from a jewelry background. Miller’s work mimics easily recognizable industrial components and plays with notions of scale and the wearability of the hand-made objects intersecting with the human body. Likewise, Heineman uses utilitarian or pedestrian materials, but repositions them via scientific investigations. Her sculptural installations emphasise order and systems.
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