MEMPHIS, Tenn. – “Forge, “a Ruthin Craft Centre exhibition, made in collaboration with Hereford College of Arts, curated by Delyth Done and produced by Gregory Parsons, will open May 13 and run through Aug. 19 in the Gasparrini Galleries of the Metal Museum.
The Metal Museum will host an Exhibition Reception & Gallery Talk with curator Delyth Done and several participating artists 3 p.m. with a Gallery Talk at 4 p.m. June 24.
Contemporary forged metal design is an emerging, innovative international discipline. This exhibition represents a global paradigm shift from the traditional discourse of the blacksmith and breaks new ground by synthesizing and articulating the practice of creative working with forged metal. Multi-modal aspects of the exhibition showcase the visually exciting craft of working with hot metal, and the invention and innovation that is an integral part of the making process.
Fifteen international metal artists whose practice has been identified as having a significant impact present their work. They represent a new wave of contemporary artists who have developed an innovative, design-led practice. It reflects how the conceptual territory of the discipline is evolving, and explores the changing significance of working with a centuries-old medium and process within a 21st century context.
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