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Get It On The Ultramodern Necklace

SOIL Gallery…

112 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104

Reception after the Seattle Metals Guild Symposium: October 13

October 3-November 2, 2019 Opening reception: October 3, 6 - 8pm

Juried by Jana Brevick and Maria Phillips

Get It On invited national artists to submit their take on the contemporary necklace. After sifting through entries that ranged from the simple to the extreme, jurors Maria Phillips and Jana Brevick selected from one to several works of twenty-seven artists from across the United States. Unconventional materials, including lead, fake teeth, speakers, repurposed plastics, concrete, hydrographic film, leather gloves and artist-produced microbial cellulose are just a few of the points of inspiration employed by the artists. While using conventional techniques or the materials of traditional contemporary jewelry, these works also push the idea of what is acceptable and normal with scale, content, texture and application. Conventional viewing of jewelry involves the wearer viewing it on themselves or perhaps another body, much like galleries display paintings as you might imagine they will look in your own home. This show instead requires the imaginative leap by the viewer to picture how these works would appear on a body, much like conceptual pieces ask the audience to image a construct. Get It On is about the intimate tactile relationship between the necklace, the skin that it was designed to be in contact with and the transformation of the wearer once the piece is in place