Pete Oyler sent me some info about a most interesting exhibition he recently saw. Called The Exchange by Ben Blanc, the installation consists of 200 handmade and sequentially numbered black-dyed objects made of Douglas Fir. Inside of one object is a 20.06-gram river washed Alaskan Gold nugget recovered from the Nome area in 2011.
The gold nugget is 99% pure gold with a fluctuating market value of approximately $1,010.82. Each object will be sold for $30 and at the end of the exhibit, the numbered edition containing the gold will be announced via benblanc.com.
The Exchange is on display through January 28th at 93 Mathewson Street Providence, RI 02909.