Gustav Reyes
Brooch 3 from the ARC Series, 2011
Walnut, hickory, and sterling silver
3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 inches
Collection of the Artist
Photography: Erin Beckman

Out on a Limb: Contemporary Wood Jewelry

March 2 – June 17, 2012

Long utilized in wearable objects, wood immediately connects the body to the natural landscape. 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 it, they stretch the boundaries of how we understand this familiar material. Wood’s historical uses, its flexibility as a surface, and its connection to so many elements of our environment and experience (e.g. trees, furniture, homes, and more), make it a rich substance for a variety of material and metaphorical investigations.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Press Room

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Michael Dale Bernard, Liv Blavarp, Christine Brandt, Gillion Carrara, Sharon Church, Daniel DiCaprio, Julia Harrison, Sukyo Jang, Bruce Metcalf, Edgar Mosa, Tina Rath, Gustav Reyes, Julia Turner, Flora Vagi, and Julia Walter.

Out on a Limb: Contemporary Wood Jewelry

March 2 – June 17, 2012
Gustav Reyes
ARC Series Brooch 3, 2011
Walnut, hickory, and sterling silver
3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 inches
Collection of the Artist
Photography: Erin Beckman

Long utilized in wearable objects, wood immediately connects the body to the natural landscape. 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 it, they stretch the boundaries of how we understand this familiar material. Wood’s historical uses, its flexibility as a surface, and its connection to so many elements of our environment and experience (e.g. trees, furniture, homes, and more), make it a rich substance for a variety of material and metaphorical investigations.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Press Room

Gallery of Work

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Michael Dale Bernard, Liv Blavarp, Christine Brandt, Gillion Carrara, Sharon Church, Daniel DiCaprio, Julia Harrison, Sukyo Jang, Bruce Metcalf, Edgar Mosa, Tina Rath, Gustav Reyes, Julia Turner, Flora Vagi, and Julia Walter.

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

Judith and David Flegel Fund
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Anonymous
David Charak
Silver Sponsors
A.C. Buhler Family
Andis Foundation
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Johnson Financial Group
Bill Keland
Dorothy MacVicar
RDK Foundation, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Educators Credit Union
Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway
William A. Guenther
Tom and Sharon Harty
Andrea and Tony Hauser
The Norbell Foundation
Bill and Mary Walker

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