Month: October 2011

Is that a brooch in your drawers, or are you just pleased to see me

From Minimal to Bling before installation, Society of Arts and Crafts Essentially it is a mini survey presenting the work of contemporary practitioners who we think are doing good and interesting work. With a number of fine art schools in the area, work in the exhibition has the possibility to become an extension of the …

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Linear Celebration

Carolina Gimeno, Necklace. Sterling silver with white rhodium, diamond. 10.6 x 6.9 in. The inspiration for the current ‘In Line’ exhibition at Aaron Faber Gallery came from a superb exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art last year that I had the good fortune to see. The MOMA show, titled “On Line: Drawing Through the …

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For People Who Are Slightly Mad: American Modernist Jewelry

This essay was first delivered as a talk at SOFA NY in May 2011. The Museum of Art and Design’s exhibition, Crafting Modernism: Midcentury Art and Design (opening in October 2011) features over 20 jewelers. Some are well known, such as Alexander Calder, while others have been resurrected from obscurity and brought forward for re-evaluation. …

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The Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim

Ethnographic Collection, Pforzheim Jewellery Museum, Photo Brigida Gonzalez Modern Collection, Pforzheim Jewellery Museum, Photo Brigida Gonzalez Modern Collection, Pforzheim Jewellery Museum, Photo Brigida Gonzalez I’m most taken by the potential of precious materials, most struck by how truly debased manufacturing jewelry is in its use of traditional jewelry materials. These objects from the last 500 …

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Ruudt Peters: Corpus

Ruudt Peters, Corpus, Galerie Rob Koudijs The large charcoal grey shapes lay camouflaged against the draped black fabric –  their nebulous contours and flat surfaces absorbing the light around them. From afar you struggle to assign something recognizable to the indeterminate shapes. Some appear as stark Rorschach tests – perfectly mirrored inkblots, others as corresponding …

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