August 2 - September 22, 2019
Building on the Body exhibits jewelry crafted from building materials—from lightweight paper to cement—by designers from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Places and urban identities are revealed in brooches, necklaces, and rings crafted with Corian, corrugated cardboard, copper mesh, and steel. Jewelry becomes wearable architecture, challenging our understanding of what jewelry is in the context of contemporary culture.
Curated by Erin Rappleye