Following a historical precedent for utilizing glass in adornment, contemporary artists create dynamic art jewelry that underscores the aesthetic and theoretical potential of an ancient material. This exhibition represents the intersection of two important elements of artistic production—art jewelry and glass. Whether engaging with long-standing traditions, such as producing millefiore beads, or utilizing glass in equally compelling yet inherently modern conceptual frameworks—these artists emphasize the flexibility and variability of glass as a medium for expression. The exhibition will be marked by artists using a variety of techniques and exploring a broad range of subject matter.
While given more attention recently, art jewelry made using glass represents an important yet sometimes overlooked element of contemporary glass. RAM’s exhibition will highlight artists who regularly utilize glass in their work and consistently address the medium in their practice.
MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Guide
Additional Artist Information
Racine Journal Times, August 30, 2012: Glass Art Shows
June 27, 2014
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ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Earthenware and fused glass jewelry by modern maker Elsa Freund will add historical dimension. Significantly, several of the artists who will be featured are also represented in RAM’s permanent collection through jewelry, small objects, or both—artists such as Donald Friedlich, Jacqueline Lillie, Linda MacNeil, Julie Mihalisin, James Minson, Judy Onofrio, and Joyce Scott. Others whose works are included: Dolores Barrett, Patty Cokus, Jane D’Arensbourg, Charlene Foster, Foster/Malone, Carrie Garrott, Karen Gilbert, Suzanne Golden, Gesine Hackenberg, Valerie Hector, Kristina Logan, Pavel Novak, Barbara Packer, Kait Rhoads, Joyce Roessler, Erica Rosenfeld, Axel Russmeyer, Philip Sajet, Melissa Schmidt, Blanche Tilden, and Jette Vogt.