Installation view of Jaydan Moore’s <em>Propgate</em> on display in NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

Jaydan Moore

Photo: courtesy of the artist and Ornamentum Gallery

Jaydan Moore
United States born 1986

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Jaydan Moore explores notions of memory, nostalgia and symbolism. The silverplated serving platters that make up this monumental work invite contemplation on the changing role of these objects in our lives. Skilfully soldering together more than 150 platters, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, Moore finds a new symbolic use for obsolete objects and outmoded styles. Vestiges of a bygone era, platters once formed the heart of social rituals – morning teas, gatherings and parties – where the decorative object reflected their owner’s taste, status, and desire to impress.

Jaydan Moore is a metalsmith and printmaker known for his masterful repurposing of metal tableware objects. He studied at California College of the Arts and received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work is held in the collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Honolulu Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Cheongju Craft Biennale. He has been an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina, and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Moore has been the recipient of grants through the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, the American Craft Council and the North Carolina Arts Fellowship.

Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, NGV Foundation, 2023