Interim Chair of Craft/Material Studies Susie Ganch will be one of twenty artists featured in Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, opening June 28 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The show, focussing exclusively on artists who work with metal, was listed as a “notable exhibition” in the New York Times for their preview of 2018’s upcoming shows and festivals.
Heavy Metal features sculpture, jewelry and other conceptual pieces fabricated from iron, steel, bronze, brass, tin, aluminum, copper and pewter. Ganch and her fellow artists, says the NMWA, “investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork,” seeking to “disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking.”
“I am extremely proud to have an opportunity to exhibit my work alongside my peers, friends, and colleagues in the field,” says Ganch. “I am looking forward to seeing this exhibition that will celebrate the incredible breadth of methodologies, technological innovations, and abilities of this material that has been integral in shaping human development.”
To organize Heavy Metal, the NMWA consulted international contemporary art curators, who worked to create shortlists for their respective regions. The artists and works were then selected by the NMWA curatorial team. Ganch was suggested by Stefanie Fedor, executive director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond; and Megan Rook-Koepsel, an independent curator in Washington, D.C.
Heavy Metal is on view June 28 to Sept 16, 2018. Read more from the press release.
Featured photo by Diego Valdez.