These Are Not Your Grandfather's Medals
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Using his artistry to commemorate that which he finds needing of notice in our modern society, James MaloneBeach brings his visions to bear on politics, change, life choices and more. One hundred thirty two pages feature his medallic works over the past decades, each with a narrative commentary and a closer look at things oft passed over. Not always comfortable, these medals give credit where credit is due. His medals frequently include fabricated metal frames, found objects, personal artifacts and relics, animal body parts, ribbons, and photos. They honor the heroism of ordinary lives as well as satirize politicians and political situations, and the foibles of daily life.
His medals have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and are owned by The Swedish Cabinet Of Coins and Medals, The National Museum of the Netherlands, The Newark Museum and The British Museum. He is a frequent exhibitor at the Art MedalWorld Congress (FIDEM), and the International Biennial of Contemporary Medal of Seixal, Portugal.
James recently received the Gilroy Roberts Fellowship from the American Numismatic Association. He received the 2013 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture and the 1994 FIDEM award for the Most Creative Use of a Nontraditional Material. Currently, MaloneBeach serves on the FIDEM executive committee.