In the 1960s and 1970s, young Americans rejected the promise of prosperity and the suburban dream embraced by their parents. Angry about the Vietnam war, fighting for civil rights, and eagerly exploring psychedelic drugs, free love, and eastern religions, they “turned on, tuned in, dropped out,” creating the counterculture. For many American jewelers, these events and values materialized in the studio, as well as in everyday life. In Flux is the story of how jewelry contributed to the raucous, contradictory, and enthusiastic clamor for a new society that made this period so extraordinary.
Susan Cummins is a former gallery owner, the founder of Art Jewelry Forum, and currently a collector and supporter of the contemporary jewelry field. In her most recent incarnation, she is a novice researcher and writer. Damian Skinner is an art historian and curator based in New Zealand. He was the founding editor of the Art Jewelry Forum website and editor of Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (2013), a multi-author survey of the contemporary jewelry field. Cindi Strauss is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In this role, she is responsible for the research, exhibition, and acquisition of contemporary jewelry and has published widely on the topic.
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