Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection presents avant-garde rings by artists who have reinvented this enduring jewelry form with a distinctly contemporary sense of experimental craft. Two videos and one hundred rings from the SCAD Museum of Art collection highlight the vision of Susan Grant Lewin, one of the most influential collectors of 20th- and 21st-century art jewelry. The 93 international artists represented show their mastery of both traditional and unconventional materials, with rings ranging from gold, diamond, and pearls to found sunglasses lenses and goat hair. The exhibition includes improvisations on the ring form dating from the 1950s to the present, arranged around seven themes that explore issues of meaning, touch, manufacture, geometry, and color.

Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection is organized by the SCAD Museum of Art.

Phototropist (Domestic Wildness series)

2019

Vania Ruiz

Resin, fabric, ink, varnish

114.3 x 101.6 x 63.5 mm; 4 1⁄2 x 4 x 2 1⁄2 in.

Collection of SCAD Museum of Art, Gift of Susan Grant Lewin

No. 2 (Full Hansen Disease—Deformation as an Object series)

2016

Ariel Lavian

Copper, various patinas

Collection of SCAD Museum of Art, Gift of Susan Grant Lewin

Sunny Ring

2005

Jiro Kamata

Sunglass lenses, gold

Collection of SCAD Museum of Art, Gift of Susan Grant Lewin

Pink is Gold

2018

Agustina Ros

Blown borosilicate glass, gold

Collection of SCAD Museum of Art, Gift of Susan Grant Lewin