Jamie M. Scherzer

I search for balance between the contained systematic nature of form and its transition into unprincipled outcomes. By asserting boundaries and restrictions, I achieve a level of control while encouraging the unexpected. Through repetitive acts and iterative processes, I consider the properties of metal as a raw material. These inquiries result in jewelry, objects, and prints. 

By inking and printing experimental metal surfaces, I create tactile works on paper that blur the boundaries between two- and three-dimensions. Drawing with metal lets me expand the vocabulary of mark-making, where metal surfaces become images and printed works appear palpable.

jamie.scherzer [at] gmail.com

Twin Shadows, copper, sterling silver, 5.5” x 4” x 1”, 2020
Moonlight, intaglio print, 8” x 10”, 2019 (right)
Untitled Brooch, copper, sterling silver, 1.5” x 4”, 2019 (left)
Racing Stripes, copper, sterling silver, ink, 4” x 5”, 2020
Movement, sterling silver, copper, 11” x 11” x .5”, 2020
Openings, copper, sterling silver, 3.5” x 4.5” x 1”, 2020
Traces 1, intaglio print, 10” x  20”, 2020 (left)
Traces 2, intaglio print, 10” x 20”, 2020 (right)
Release, copper, sterling silver, fine silver, 3” x 5”, 2020
Empty Box, copper, sterling silver, 2” x 3” x 1”, 2020
Together, sterling silver, copper, 3.5” x 4.5” x 1″, 2020
Call, intaglio print, 10” x 20”, 2019 (left)
Response, copper, 8” x 8”, 2020 (right)

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