May 9 - June 9, 2013 - Opening Reception: May 11, from 2 - 5pm
Jewellery has long been synonymous with wealth and luxury. From the inherent value of the materials to the physical display itself, jewellery communicates these qualities in various ways. Value also comes in the form of sentiment and an emotional connection between the piece and its wearer, sometimes independent of monetary value. As trends in jewellery continue to evolve, as both makers and consumers become more educated in issues such as sustainability and ethics, and as we continue to adjust to a new economic climate, how does jewellery fit in? Is bigger still better, or discretion and ‘stealth’ more appropriate? What motivates the consumer’s choice of what they wear, and why they wear it? Are the properties by which the value of metal and stones are defined still of importance today? For What It’s Worth will examine what defines jewellery in the 21st century.
This exhibition will run concurrent with the 2013 SNAG Conference “Meta Mosaic” in Toronto.
Image: Pilar Agueci, Untitled, 2012
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