Ten artists-Ten objects-2010

Exhibition: Jul. 22 – Aug. 19, 2010
Artist Reception: Sat. Jul. 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kate Bauman. Barnacle No 6. Ring, vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver
Janie Sachs. One. Brooch, brass, paper currency, steel
Kristi Sword. Survey. Object, copper
Kristi Sword. Survey Reflection. Object, copper dust, tape
Melissa Tolar. Pink yellow. Brooch, sterling silver, brass, enamel on copper, plastic, paint, glass beads, dyed cottom
Colleen Heineman. Lamps on a Shelf. Brooch, copper, sterling silver, nickel silver

10-10-2010  is an exhibition that examines the creative process of  ten individuals. Each contributor has created ten discrete pieces in a body of work. The pieces are finished objects, though depending on the materials this allows for a wide range of interpretations on completion.

The idea for this exhibition developed out of a project often assigned at The State University of New York – New Paltz where the objective is for students to have a limited amount of time to create a concise, abridged body of work. The project becomes an exercise in stream of consciousness thinking, decision-making, material exploration and consideration, sketching, and model-making. The results are raw but thoughtful. By implementing limited parameters, the work reflects a fresh approach to a familiar medium.

10-10-2010 brings together ten graduates  from The State University of New York – New Paltz to examine their own making styles. The collection of participants represents the spectrum of working styles- from object makers to installation artists to jewelers. Each of these makers has continued their practice in object or jewelry making, and this exhibit gives them an opportunity to take a step back from their regular practice to participate in a process oriented, idea generating exercise.

Curated by Sarah Abramson.

Participating Artists: Kate Bauman – Nikky Bergman – Erin Daily – Maureen Duffy – Colleen Heineman – Jamie Sachs – Jessica Stephens – Kristi Sword – Melissa Tolar – Brian Weissman.

Sarah Abramson received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York, New Paltz.  She recently completed a prestigious year-long post as Artist- In- Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 24, 2010 5-7pm

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