Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail

 Flower (Brooch)  Flower (Brooch)

October 20 – January 14, 2024 

Featuring nearly forty objects that span three decades of activity, this exhibition is the first comprehensive, mid-career survey of Eichenberg's oeuvre, which ranges from conceptual jewelry to thought-provoking installations. Exploring timely issues surrounding heritage, gender, identity, equity, and social justice, each work reflects the artist's quest for a safe haven in a more equitable world.

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Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail was organized by the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, and guest curated by Davira S. Taragin. This project was made possible by a Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant from Art Jewelry Forum. Funding was provided by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Coral Gables; Beaux Arts Miami; the Funding Arts Network; Wasserman Projects; and Lowe members.

Image: Iris Eichenberg, Untitled Flower (Brooch) from the “Flowers and Birds of Michigan” series, 2010. Silver, polymer clay, 4 ½ x 4 7/8 x  2 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Tim Thayer. © Iris Eichenberg.