Statement

As a contemporary interdisciplinary artist based in Halifax, Jolee Smith draws simultaneously from jewellery and sculpture, and as a result, their work positions itself as a liaison between fine craft and fine art. Most recently, they have worked in metal, porcelain, and assisted readymade, exploring alternative interpretations of common objects through the reimagination of these forms. Jolee has an endless curiosity with the poetics of material. Their work has largely focused on reimagining the common object through alterations of materiality, “queering” it's interpretation and disrupting symbolism. These alterations through ceremonial craft processes invite viewers to quietly contemplate form as an intimate artifact and metaphor for social history.

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