FEATURED AJF LIBRARY CONTENT,
COURTESY OF THE FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM
As Fuller marked its 50-year anniversary, it turned to gold to commemorate this milestone with
Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty.
As shown in this 96-page exhibition catalog, this invitational project explores the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic material, while investigating the multitude of cultural, material, and sociopolitical associations. For the 57 selected artists, gold remains central to their work as they delve far deeper than embellishment or decorative effect. The exhibition was co-curated by Beth McLaughlin and Suzanne Ramljak. Among the exhibition themes: avarice, vanity, consumption, environmental consequences, power, divinity, cultural and social measures, alchemy, repair/kintsugi, artifice, transformation, and the body.