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Reception – Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty
September 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us, September 7, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, as we celebrate Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty.
The reception will include an exhibition overview followed by a 4:00 pm panel discussion of the various ways in which gold influences today’s contemporary artists. The panel, moderated by co-curator Beth McLaughlin, will include Striking Gold artists Matthew Hansel, Daniel Jocz, and Anina Major, and co-curator Suzanne Ramljak. Space is limited. Register today.
Brooklyn artist Matthew Hansel works in multiple media to distort traditional notions of historical painting and art history. Hansel’s received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY and later earned his MFA from Yale University School of Art. Hansel’s has shown extensively at venues such as The Hole, New York, NY Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI, Yuka Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan, Paul Kasmin, New York, NY, Cerasoli Gallery, Culver City, CA, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece, Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, CA. In 2011 Hansel received a grant from New York Foundation for the Arts.
Daniel Jocz pursued formal training in sculpture, earning a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1966 and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1969. Beginning his career as a sculptor in the 1960s, Jocz turned to jewelry-making in the 1980s. He taught himself metalworking through trial and error. Jocz’s jewelry is in many national and international public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and National Gallery of Scotland. His work has been widely exhibited, including the 2000 solo show Daniel Jocz: Uncommon Sense, curated by Suzanne Ramljak. Jocz has twice been awarded the Patricia Jellinek Hallowell Prize for Outstanding Jeweler in Massachusetts. He is a former instructor in the Metals Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston.
Anina Major an inter-disciplinary artist that primarily works with clay. She studied at the College of The Bahamas, earned a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from Drexel University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design. Major is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award for sculpture, the Watershed Summer Residency Zenobia Award, MassMoCA Studio Artist Program and is currently an Artist-In-Residence at 36 Chase & Barns in North Adams, MA.
Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty is funded by The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, Caroline R. Graboys Fund, Jonathan Leo Fairbanks Exhibition Fund, Gretchen Keyworth Exhibition Fund, and the Joan Pearson Watkins Estate.
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