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Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment

October 6, 2018 – April 21, 2019

Press Release for Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment

Mass Fashion News Release
Mass Fashion: Past, Present, and Future, a joint public symposium
October 5 and 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Uneasy Beauty Reception
a Fuller Craft Museum and MassArt partnership
October 13, 2018, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
(ticket information to come)
In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment, Fuller Craft Museum will partner with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (specifically MassArt’s Fashion and Jewelry and Metalsmithing departments) to present a live model presentation of student works inspired by notions of tension, discomfort, and unease in contemporary jewelry and fashion. A curatorial lecture by Uneasy Beauty guest curator Suzanne Ramljak will precede the model presentation of the evening to ignite the conversation about unease and discomfort in adornment.

Reception Schedule
4:00 pm Curatorial lecture with Suzanne Ramljak
5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Gallery Presentation

Click the images below and a version will appear in a new window for download. There is more credit information to come. Please contact Titi Ngwenya (tngwenya@fullercraft.org) if you need higher res versions of the images or more credit information.

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Leah Aripotch, Snake Bag, 2013. Bronze. 12″ x 6″ x 7″

 

Caitlin Skelcey, Ubiquitous Bone Chain, 2016. ABS plastic, stainless steel machine screws, 3D printing pen, implanted screws, 34″ x 3″ x 4″

Kim Lilot, Lost in Time (view 1, bracelet and watch), 18K and 14K gold, Rolex watch, iron, steel, Tamahagane (Japanese metal for swordmaking), Rubellite tourmaline, diamonds, urushi finish , 3″ x 3″ x 1.5″

Kim Lilot, Lost in Time (view 2, bracelet and watch), 18K and 14K gold, Rolex watch, iron, steel, Tamahagane (Japanese metal for swordmaking), Rubellite tourmaline, diamonds, urushi finish , 3″ x 3″ x 1.5″

Joyce Scott, Holocaust Necklace, 2013. Peyote-stitched glass beads, threads, 12″ x 7.75″

 

David Freda, Hatching Snapping Turtles (necklace)

 

Boris Bally, Brave 4: Breast Plate, 2013. Gun-triggers, gun-bolts and gun-barrels* (steel) and brass shells, mounted on stainless cord, .925 silver (*weapons), 26″ x 11.5″ x 2″

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