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Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately

For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting  in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
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Behind the Brooch

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
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Waukesha, WI
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I am a maker, a jewelry artist combining non-traditional materials with traditional metalsmithing, and the Associate Editor for Art Jewelry magazine.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Jewelry is viewed as an intimate object. It is inextricably linked to the body, and its context is always the human form. Typically modest in size and extravagant in cost, jewelry assumes that an object worn on the canvas of the body simply adheres to you physically. I argue that not only do you adorn your body with jewelry, but jewelry also serves as a physical embodiment of a memory, time, experience, or feeling that is recalled when wearing it. By increasing the scale, obscuring the method of attachment to the body, and using materials not normally considered valuable, I create jewelry that publicly challenges the mainstream views of wearability and preciousness.
I am captivated by the idea of "shell as home" and how something hard can serve to protect and hide a softer, more vulnerable interior. My work relates the idea of a "shell" to the human condition. For me, this contrast of hard and soft, permanent and transient, and emergence and containment relate to the inner struggle many people experience when faced with a difficult or complex situation. We build invisible barriers to hide and protect ourselves when faced with adversity, only to emerge and reveal our vulnerability when we feel safe again. By creating objects to be worn on the human body, I challenge the viewer to consider the invisible barriers they have put up to protect themselves from the world.
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http://www.anniepennington.com

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MFA Thesis Show Reception tonight!

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 12:23pm 1 Comment

Hey everyone!
I wanted to let everyone know that my MFA thesis exhibition "Emergence" opens tonight at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's New Wagner Gallery in the Art and Design Building. It runs from 6-9 pm. Food and drinks will be served, and a good time is expected to be had! I'd love to see you all there!

MFA Thesis Show

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 7:07pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

I finally got my show cards today, so I'm sending out a blanket invite to get addresses of those who would like a card mailed/hand delivered to them! Email me your address, and you'll get a card!

Here are the details:



March 23-April 15, 2009

Reception: March 27 6-9pm

New Wagner Gallery

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL



As soon as I get the digital card images, I will post them on here!

Annie… Continue

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At 3:34am on September 12, 2009, Marlene True said…
Hi Annie, your work looks great - Congratulations!
At 1:23pm on September 6, 2009, Kelly Robinson said…
Congrats on being a featured artist!! Woo Hoo. Love it all of course, I am a collector now owning one of your pieces :)
At 2:38pm on August 29, 2009, Stevie B. said…
I love the movement in your work. They seem alive!
At 2:55pm on January 27, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
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At 1:18pm on January 27, 2009, Robert Longyear said…
pretty lucid statement you have written here. it seems to encapsulate all we have talked about over the years - immigration by way of boats, to not so good relationships, to slimy little suckers in slo-mo. see you soon. r
 
 
 

Rule the World!

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RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley

"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch

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