Matter, Matter, Object, Wall

Matter Matter Object Wall

Matter, Matter,

Object, Wall

May 11 – June 9

Curated by Aaron Decker


Engaging the language intrinsic in craft disciplines through a nuanced approach divorced from traditional function, the works challenge the gallery as a housing for art by introducing relationships between objects, wall, viewer, and maker into the white cube.

Matter Matter Object Wall Ann Arbor Art Center exhibition

About the curator:

Trained at The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Aaron Decker is considered an emerging voice in the metalsmithing world.

Aside from his artwork, Decker is a contributing writer for publications such as Art Jewelry Forum, Current Obsession and is the jewelry services manager for Shinola.

Matter, Matter, Object, Wall features Decker’s work as well as the works of seven of his peers from Cranbook, who live across the country.

“It’s important to regard artwork on the impact it has on one’s sensibilities. I try to challenge my taste and immediate gravitation towards work in selecting artists. It’s important for there to be some confusion, an immediate reaction, and rigor. But clarity only comes when all the work is together in one space. Even then, it may be fleeting. It may spark the next thought, or let me wander into another work. But I don’t like to control that much, or at all.” – Aaron Decker


Victoria Bulgakova • Sophie Eisner •  Julia Heineccius • Ruth  Koelewyn  Shelly McMahon •  Nadege Roscoe-Rumjahn • Alberte Tranberg