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Kerianne Quick

Keys to a Lost Lock (MD hoop mismatched keys)

Keys to a Lost Lock (MD hoop mismatched keys)

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Keys to a Lost Lock (MD hoop mismatched keys)




brass, sterling, veg tanned leather


Hex 3.25 x 1 x ¾
Rnd 2 7/8 x 7/8 x 7/8

Artist Statement

These works are part of a larger body of work that explores conveyance, value, and sentimentality. Inspired by the form languages of luggage and luxury handbags each work is a non-functional case for a single object to be placed on the body. The objects we choose to keep and keep close tell stories about personal experiences, memory, and constructed value. Whether they are invested with monetary or emotional value, what we carry is a mirror of our culture, societal structures, and systems of value.

Artist bio:
Kerianne Quick is a Southern Californian, craftsperson, and Associate Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University. Quick received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design from SDSU, Master of Fine Arts in Metal from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and worked as a research assistant for Dutch designer Gijs Bakker in Amsterdam. Highlights from their exhibition record include the Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Museo Franz Mayer (CDMX), the National Museum for Women in the Arts (D.C.), Salon del Mobile (Milan), and Design Week Amsterdam. Quick’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Netherlands Design Museum (Stedelijk). Quick’s research is rooted in exploring craft as cultural phenomena, with an emphasis on material specificity, and personal adornment. They have received numerous grants including a Kinley Fellowship and several University Project Grants. Quick co-founded and edits the zine/journal CRAFT DESERT with professor Adam John Manley (SDSU), does curatorial projects as Secret Identity Projects with professor Jess Tolbert (UTEP), and is the co-author of the (Affective) Craft Manifesto.

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