Elizabeth Shaw, selected for 'Exhibition in Print - Repair and Renewal'

 Elizabeth Shaw  Caged Arm,  found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. Image: Michelle Bowden.

Elizabeth Shaw Caged Arm, found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. Image: Michelle Bowden.

Elizabeth Shaw's neckpiece, Caged Arm, has been selected by Curator Stuart Kestenbaum for the Society of North American Goldsmith Annual publication Exhibition in Print - Repair and Renewal.

Additionally, Caged Arm is featured in the accompanying exhibition, Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal (EiP) Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, September 8 – November 25, 2017.

EiP showcases outstanding metal artworks by over 20 artists and members of Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). As an annual feature in Metalsmith magazine with companion exhibition, the 2017 EiP focuses on the metalwork tradition and the capacity for restoration by highlighting artists from across the United States as well as Germany, Belgium, and Finland (and Australia). The exhibiting artists give renewed life to objects and materials through innovative art expression rooted in traditional metalsmithing mediums such as silver, copper, and gold, and nontraditional found objects such as horsehair, syringes, soap, and credit cards. Besides prolonging the life of the object, the act of repair also speaks to our yearning to make things right and to make things whole again.

Curated by Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s poet laureate and an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, EiP features jewellery, sculpture and non-traditional wearable objects by metalsmithing professionals.

- Exhibition in Print statement