High Low High 2024

High Low High is a group show of jewelry artists invited to make a wearable piece utilizing a pair of silver and turquoise buttons made by an Indigenous Diné (Navajo) couple, Marie and Daman Thompson. These buttons were initially ordered by a well-known athletic brand for a new collection to celebrate Indigenous cultures and crafts and promote diversity. Their sales agreement was later wrongly reneged by the company. Heidi Lowe and Chelsea Radka, co-producers of the exhibition, purchased the buttons to turn an unjust situation into something beautiful and bring more awareness to often overlooked situations like these. Artists bought the buttons for the same amount as the original deal and incorporated them into new pieces by reconfiguring, deconstructing, or adding to them in some fashion. While each piece is a collaboration between the artist, Daman, and Marie, artists were free to approach this from any perspective: as a form of activism, formal exploration, a statement, etc.

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High Low High Booklet

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