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Hammer, Chisel and Pitch
May 4, 2017 - May 27, 2017
|Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. will exhibit “Hammer, Chisel, and Pitch,” a collection of new chase repoussé jewelry by Jan McCune. The exhibit remains on view through Saturday, May 27, 2017.
This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project, funded by the Indiana Arts Commission, in which McCune studied with BSU Professor Emeritus Pat Nelson to learn the ancient metalworking technique of chase repoussé. Chasing and repoussé are two interrelated methods of adding dimension to flat metal. In chasing, the artist adds lines, textures, and patterns to the front side of the metal using a hammer and punches. Repoussé is a French word meaning “to push out.” When using this technique, the artist works from the back side of the flat metal and pushes out areas to create volume. In spite of being very labor intensive, McCune has fallen in love with both the process and the look of the finished work.
GFAF represented artist Jan McCune has been making jewelry since 2008. She studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She is the recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Her award-winning metal work has been included in several regional juried exhibitions. She has been recognized as an Indiana Artisan since 2012.
Learn more at www.gordyframing.com/gallery