Metalsmith Jaydan Moore gives new life to found tableware while highlighting the marks of previous use. For his composite sculptures and prints, Moore deconstructs and reassembles silver plate platters, creating new patterns and shapes out of their smooth and decorative details.
GIVE: NEW WORK BY JAYDAN MOORE AT THE PAGE BOND GALLERY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017.
The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present Give: new work by Jaydan Moore opening Friday, November 3 from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibition will run through December 1st, 2017.
In Give, metalsmith Jaydan Moore gives new life to found tableware while highlighting the marks of previous use. From a family of tombstone workers, Moore developed an appreciation for heirlooms left behind and the craft of preserving memories. He is “motivated by how an object moves through the world, changing in meaning as it is passed down.” For his composite sculptures, Moore deconstructs and reassembles silver plate platters and other serving pieces, creating new patterns and shapes out of their smooth and decorative details. Scratches and tarnish from use and neglect are evident, while warped shapes, breakages, and uneven edges indicate Moore’s transformative reconstructive process. Platters also serve as printmaking plates, their surfaces disclosing marks of service. Preserved, bequeathed, discarded, or recast, these objects suggest how meaning accumulates over time.
Moore worked for the past three years as an Artist-in-Residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Since graduating with an MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he has held various teaching and visiting artist positions in California and throughout the North and Southeast and was a Fountainhead Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in Metalsmith and Craft Magazines.