A “Distinguished” Weekend with Jennifer Trask

 

Jennifer Trask, Knotted Brooch, 2012

We are proud to announce that artist Jennifer Trask, who recently joined Gallery Loupe, is going to be participating in the James Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Trask, Tropism Brooch, 2012 (view 1)

Jennifer Trask, Tropism Brooch, 2012 (View 2)

The two-day event will begin on Saturday, June 2nd with a “Salon Discussion” during which Trask will present her latest work, a collection of brooches that are part of the artist’s Vestige series. Trask, whose intricate jewelry is made from found objects such as bone, antlers, and antique frame fragments, will also have on hand a selection of these unusual compositional elements for a discussion about appropriating natural materials. On Sunday, June 3rd, Trask will return to the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon for a lecture from 2-3pm. During the talk Trask will focus on her current work, both wearable and non-wearable, as well as her process, and what inspires her one-of-a -kind pieces.

Jennifer Trask, Apophysis Brooch, 2012

The facts: Saturday’s Salon Discussion requires preregistration (lunch will also be served), for more information visit the James Renwick Alliance’s website.

Sunday’s lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary. For event information click here.

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