TOOLS FOR THOUGHT: JEWELRY
October 20 - December 7, 2016
In "Tools for Thought: Jewelry" visitors could view Slemmons' stunning, miniature sculptures that in reality are wearable works of art. Concept is of great importance to Slemmons and she states, "My materials, often referred to as 'found,' are above all ideas -- ideas proposed, examined, and considered through evolving bodies of work rather than individual pieces intended as ends in themselves."
Objects by Slemmons are created in a series and in this exhibition, examples from several were on display. Although best known for her metal work, since 2000 she has also been recognized for working in Oaxaca with Mexican artists, designing and fashioning jewelry out of handmade and dyed paper.