Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man

February 11, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Steve Curl, BRC map breastplate_2005_small_aluminum hard drive disk, stamped, pierced_8.5 x 6

Steve Curl, BRC map breastplate, 2005. Aluminum hard drive disk, stamped, pierced, 8.5 x 6 in.

This exhibition will feature jewelry created for or during the Burning Man Festival, an annual arts gathering during, which a temporary community is erected in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Jewelry is an integral part of the Burning Man festival and has many uses including trade, fostering personal connections, and fulfilling the Gifting tenet (unconditional gifting of goods and services is a core tenet of the festival). The exhibition will explore conceptual themes and imagery that have evolved from Burning Man as well as the ongoing development of material application. The show will also include George Post’s photography of past festivals alongside sculptural work by local “burners.” This exhibition is curated by Christine Kristen and features her remarkable collection of jewelry that she collected at Burning Man over the past two decades. Playa Made is accompanied by the book, The Jewelry of Burning Man, contributed to by Karen Christians, Christine Kristen, and George Post. It will be available for sale at the Museum.

Fuller Craft will host an opening reception to celebrate both Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man and John Bisbee: Material Obsession. The reception will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm. John Bisbee will lead a gallery tour of his exhibition, John Bisbee: Material Obsession*, at 2:00 pm. Following at 3:00 pm will be “Makers’ Paradise: Exploring Burning Man Jewelry – A Panel Discussion” including Karen Christians, Christine Kristen, George Post, and Sumner Silverman.

The Reception is included with admission fee.
Panel: $7 ($15 Nonmembers)

Eventbrite - February Exhibitions Reception

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