Susan Cummins on Joyce J. Scott
Joyce J. Scott: The Electric, Connective, Boundary Buster
A talk by Susan Cummins
Saturday, March 24, 2018
This talk discusses the ways in which Joyce J. Scott has consistently broken the rules and made her own way as an artist of color in America. At the same time, she managed to propel forward the whole concept of craft and jewelry in particular as a medium that can carry content. Cummins shows a series of Scott’s more political and very powerful beaded necklaces and point out the ways in which she uses the language of beads for pieces packed with layers of meaning. Scott’s background as a daughter of an artist who quilted and her accomplishments in the visual world will be touched on to further give evidence of her boundary-busting ways.
About Susan Cummins:
Susan Cummins has been involved in numerous ways in the visual arts world over the last 40 years, from working in a pottery studio, doing street fairs, running a retail shop called the Fireworks and developing the Susan Cummins Gallery in Mill Valley, CA into a nationally recognized venue for regional art and contemporary art jewelry. Now she spends most of her time working with a private family charity called Rotasa and as a board member of Art Jewelry Forum and California College of the Arts.