Iris Eichenberg: Bend at Cranbrook Art Museum

through January 25, 2015. Decades in the making, this exhibition is an introspective look at the alchemic process of creation and the artist’s life-long research into the behavior of materials.

The exhibition’s title, Bend, speaks to the language of the body and the artist’s material choices–gold, brass, rusted steel, textile, and mirrored glass–as well as Eichenberg’s circuitous path as a jewelry artist. Eichenberg has described her process as “drawing in materials” and for this exhibition she has sketched on a more monumental scale. The exhibition features life-size enlargements of work the artist previously executed through the jewelry-making process, thereby becoming sculptural anomalies that enact the body and ornament at the same time.

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