PART OF A WHOLE: DARCY MIRO
May 5 - June 12, 2012
Sat. May 5, 7-9pm
Darcy Miro graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Known as both a jeweler and sculptor, in addition to jewelry she creates residential and commercial sculptural installations.
Her work has been shown in numerous national and international contemporary jewelry galleries and has also received attention in the fashion world. Miro was responsible for designing the cast-metal facade of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City and is involved with other site specific projects internationally.
Her jewelry is in the collection of New York's Museum of Art and Design as well as many private collections. It has been featured in national magazines including Metalsmith and W.
"My artistic practice focuses on jewelry, sculpture and functional objects because of the diverse challenges and connections between these disciplines for someone committed to working in metal. The challenge of working on shifting scales, moving between functional and non-functional art, and tailoring content to different forms are linked concerns for me. References to nature, architecture and the body are ever-present. Certain techniques, like piercing, constructing and collaging forms carry over. What is critical in all my work is the abstracted form, containing information and ideas. While a lot of what happens is intuitive and process based, underlying every piece is the belief that the natural markings and natural occurrences, man-made geometry and the human disposition to put things together in contexts, is a continuum, where all parts fit together no matter how disparate. As a life-long believer in “green,” practices, I think the connections between people, their creations and nature is a flow, which I am capturing."