Artist and metalsmith Caroline Gore investigates how grief and loss manifest in society. Research into historical jewelry, Roman myth, materials, and objects inform this exploration with their relationship to the commonalities across human experience.
The memorialization process of tragic events leaves objects that give form to the loss and absence we experience in our lives. An object’s history is often murky and laden with meaning. Physically altering these objects changes the way one experiences them in a space, as well as how we relate to the personal meaning.
Caroline Gore is an artist currently working and teaching in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in Crafts with a jewelry focus before earning her graduate degree from East Carolina University where she studied under Robert Ebendorf. Her work has been widely published and can be found in numerous private collections as well as in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston.
March 7, 2014
Member Preview 5pm | Public Reception 6pm – 9pm
collide, from the …mercurial silence… exhibition
reclaimed wood (cherry) from inherited furniture, jet, black spinel, silk, 18K gold, oxidized sterling silver
62.5 x 126 x 86 cm
strand: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1549.4 cm