Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MFA Thesis Exhibition: "Invented Heirlooms" by Lynette Andreasen

MFA Thesis Exhibition for Lynette Andreasen

“Invented Heirlooms”

March 8th-19th, 2010

ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Harry Wood Gallery


The show features handcrafted jewelry and sculpture utilizing an exciting and unique combination of precious metals and found objects. Works contain narratives relating to both past and present experiences, revolving around family history, personal relationships, memory, and domestic heirlooms. Viewers are encouraged to revisit their past, consider objects of personal historical significance, and reflect on their own relationships. Andreasen makes use of familiar found objects rich in history, such as antique silver platters, discarded flatware, and chandelier crystals; She embraces marks of use and wear while also incorporating delicate detail through the addition of hand embroidery, pearls, silk, and lace. This juxtaposition dually references past generations and intimate activities that held significance to the family. Each found object is carefully selected, and brings its own history to the work; The rust, scratches and dents all play an important role in the stories being told. It is Andreasen’s clarity of purpose and calculated execution which have allowed her to create this compelling collection of pieces that are accessible, yet also meaningful on an intimate, personal level: objects of significance that help identify the moments and memories of everyday life.


The exhibition will be held on Arizona State University ’s campus in Tempe , AZ , in the Art Building , Harry Wood Gallery.

900 S. Forest Mall
(west of Forest and Tyler Malls intersection)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday


March 8th-19th

An opening reception will be held on Monday, March 8th from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.




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