Art Jewelry Group Exhibition
01 - 13 September 2021
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
827-13 Yeoksamdong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
SIAT GALLERY is thrilled to present a pop-up exhibition Providence from September 1st to September 13th, featuring six talented contemporary jewelry artists: Yong Joo Kim, Sooyeon Kim, Joohyung Park, Rebecca Hannon, Lauren Tickle and Mallory Weston. The exhibition will showcase around 60 artworks in various formats.
The title of this exhibition, Providence, has two meanings.
First, the word “providence” means foreseeing care, protection, and guidance. It can be seen as God’s guidance and care for human beings and the universe or as the laws of nature governing the events of the world.
Second, Providence is the state capital of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Prestigious schools such as the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Brown University are also located in Providence.
The history behind the city’s name is in fact a product of the first definition. In 1636, Roger Williams, a Reformed minister and a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded the city we now call “Providence.” He named the area in honor of God, who in his merciful act of providence revealed a haven for him and his followers.
Providence, which has been a sanctuary and a new way forward for many, is a special place for the six participating artists and the director of Siat Gallery. At different times, they each lived in the city and studied Jewelry and Metals at RISD. The time they spent at Providence helped them embark on a new journey as artists and offered future directions. Today, many years after graduating from RISD, their paths cross once again at this exhibition, perhaps under the act of providence.
In 2021, we are living in unprecedented times, facing challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, wars, and poverty. Just as Roger Williams found a new shelter at Providence, Siat Gallery’s Providence aspires to serve as an oasis of solace amid the surrounding uncertainties and offer hope in the guidance of providence.