Clutch Gallery is pleased to present Your Eye is My Ear(lobe) by Laura Davis.
It’s not everyday that you open your jewelry box filled with shoulder-length earrings from the 80s and find yourself in a temple of high culture. For her Clutch installation Laura Davis presents an art gallery of Modernist sculptures made from custom jewelry. A convex mirror on the back wall creates a scale shift that incorporates the viewer harmoniously into the exhibition space.
Laura Davis (b. 1971, Holland, Michigan) is a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Originally trained in enameling and metalsmithing, Davis is interested in the decorative arts as a subject. Her work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures and context to disrupt notions of value.
Laura Davis’ most recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, threewalls, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Gallery 400, Chicago; SPACES, Cleveland; The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI. Davis holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Your Eye is My Ear(lobe) is on view from October 10 – November 8, 2013. For further information contact Georgina Valverde at firstname.lastname@example.org.