Since it is feeling a bit like spring here in the desert (what the heck Phil?), and because I know I could use a little lightness and color in my life right now...

Let us introduce this week's Duality of Presence artists! 

Joshua Kosker, Thea Clark, Jessica Anderson, and Nikki Couppee!

Joshua Kosker is an artist currently living and working in western Pennsylvania. As a maker he is interested in how objects shape experiences and, in turn, how actions imprint meaning on the material world. Josh’s research fuses traditional craft practices and unconventional processes – drawing from some of the most humble, discreet, and commonly found materials – to explore universal and sometimes private subject matters in daily life. His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and has recently been included in several notable publications such as American Craft Magazine and Shifting Sites, the 2016 Metalsmith Magazine juried “Exhibition in Print”. 

find more at http://www.joshuakosker.com/

Hiding in the Flesh (neckpiece), tangelo peel, twine, nail, formed & fabricated, 2015

Head of Franz Joseph Fiord (brooch, from Cryosphere so Blue series), Pigmented plaster, resin, nickel silver, tinted plastic, brass, hemp, rutilated quartz, 2016

Thea Clark was raised in New York, and she studied metalsmithing in San Francisco after a professional acting career in regional theatre. Her work in art jewelry, sculpture, and installation often references the human dimension within a narrative framework, and incorporates interactive components.

find more at http://www.theaclark.com/


 

Jessica Andersen was raised in a small farming community in Iowa. She received a BFA in Jewelry & Metal Arts in 2009 from the University of Iowa, and her MFA in Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University in 2014. Jessica currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the Graduate Showcase at Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands and Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

find more at 

http://www.jessicanandersen.com

Deposit, string, copper, 2013

Corsage IV,, plastic flowers, rubber, steel, found objects, nail polish, resin, nail polish, fish bone, shells found plastic flowers cut, painted and arranged, layered with resin, set with resin and steel pins on rubber sheet, 2016

Nikki Couppee is originally from Pensacola Beach, Florida and is currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received an MFA from Kent State University, Jewelry/Metals, Kent, Ohio, in 2011 and a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia, Athens Georgia, Jewelry/Metals, in 2007. Her work has been featured in publications including American Craft, Metalsmith Magazine, Modern Magazine, Vogue Brazil, Dailycandy and Lark Book’s 500 Enameled Objects. She shows her work nationally and internationally through exhibitions, gallery representation, and fairs. She is currently teaching enameling workshops at The Crucible in West Oakland.

find more at http://www.nikkicouppee.com/

Stay tuned for the rest of the DoP gang and don't forget to follow along on instagram! @dualityofpresence  

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