OVERLAP brings together the works of five contemporary jewelers that challenge conventions of jewelry through convincing, completely wearable, and somewhat edgy pieces. A common thread is an interest in materiality: the work challenges ideas of preciousness through the use of traditional, experimental, common, and unexpected materials. The artists are deeply invested in jewelry as subject and format, examining historical forms through a contemporary aesthetic, and engaging ideas about wearability, relationship to the body, and historical uses of jewelry. While being ABOUT jewelry, the work in this exhibition IS also resolutely and unapologetically jewelry.
Curated by Yevgeniya Kaganovich