Artscope Artist Spotlight



ArtCritic Elizabeth Michaelson wrote in March/April Artscope Magazine on my art practice and exhibition that was to be installed at the Groton School. Cancelled due to covid-19.
 

Master Metalsmith exhibition at Laurel Rogers Museum

Master Metalsmith exhibition at Laurel Rogers Museum
Artists are breathing new life into techniques and forms found in centuries-old media, and they are incorporating contemporary attitudes and approaches in their work.  The Contemporary Connections series uses the strengths of our collection to make connections to contemporary art.  In honor of our fine collection of Georgian silver and the handwrought iron by Samuel Yellin featured throughout our building, we present this exhibition of works by contemporary metalsmiths that shows a variety of metals and approaches. Elizabeth Brim forges feminine and domestic objects such as high-heeled shoes and pillows out of steel.  Venetia Dale’s installations of styrofoam cups, key chains and plastic baskets, all cast in pewter, observe and question the common objects that aid us in the comfort of our daily lives.  Blacksmith Ernie Dorrill celebrates Gothic and Renaissance motifs in his candelabra, lamps, locks, and keys. Silversmith Chloe Darke is known for her traditional domestic flatware, as well as expressive contemporary vessels and jewelry.  Andrew Hayes combines steel with pages removed from books to create unique sculptures with their own strength and stories.  The work of Myra Mimlitsch-Gray deconstructs precious silver services and humble cast iron cookware and asks viewers to imagine the domestic lives of women in earlier American households.

Reliant Objects II

Reliant Objects is a group exhibition of interdisciplinary craft work challenging notions of form, function, and the future of domestic objects. In Reliant Objects, the works attempt to claim their own narrative space, building new futures and object-agency through challenges to form, misuse, and dysfunction. These objects rely upon a viewer’s recognition of their sameness and difference, in the ability to seek meaning in their digressions from everyday familiarity. This exhibition is not about strictly historical objects or everyday objects, material specificity or labored craft. It is not about the history of ‘the thing’, but rather about the ability for these objects to look into the future and serve as a reflection of self. In their multiplicity, augmentation, or fragmentation, these works act as a mirror, allowing the viewer to recognize themselves and their collective future potentials in disparate and unfamiliar parts and pieces.

Washington Post writes on Heavy Metal Exhibit

In ‘Heavy Metal,’ female sculptors take on traditionally masculine materials By Sadie DingfelderJuly 12