Jacquard explores themes of nostalgia, longing and memory through the creation of souvenir like objects and personal ornamentation, such as brooches. The work in High Tech/Low Tech explores how everyday objects become precious through personal association.
High Tech/Low Tech utilizes traditional techniques, such as felting, as well as computer-aided design processes including 3D color printing, fused deposition modelling, laser cutting and engraving and the use of a 3D doodle pen. All work within the exhibition was created with the aid of the computer in some way or another, whether it was for template layouts, dies to press out metal shapes or objects printed in three dimensions.
Jacquard, associate professor of jewelry, metalsmithing and sculpture at Indiana University received a bachelor’s degree from IU and her first Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. She received her second Master of Fine Arts and a doctoral degree in Fine Arts from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently conducting research on historical Scottish annular, penannular and pseudo-penannular brooches at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
This exhibition reflects the curatorial strategies of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in that all shows are selected based on the three primary goals of providing opportunity, the creation of dialogue, and building connectivity within the region.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Vanderburgh Community
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