Internationally, very little is known about the context of jewelry-making in South Africa and the history on which the practice of jewelry artists in South Africa is predicated. Since so much of South Africa’s gold was exported, there is relevance for the rest of the world. The archeology department of Pretoria University, in South Africa, published […]
The exhibition brochure, with exhibition checklist and essay, for the exhibition entitled Earl Pardon: Joy in the Making: Jewelry from the Collection of Martha Connell, held at the Decorative Arts Museum, Arkansas Arts Center, January 11, 1998–February 15, 1998.
A brochure for the exhibition “Louis and Elsie Freund: A Lifetime Creating,” organized and hosted by the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 5–June 11, 2000. The exhibition featured a selection of artwork created by the married couple Harry Louis Freund (Clinton, Missouri, 1905–1999, Little Rock, Arkansas), and Elsie Bates Freund (Taney County, Missouri,
Exhibition catalog for “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty.” As Fuller marked its 50-year anniversary in 2019, it turned to gold to commemorate this milestone with “Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty” in its Stone and Barstow galleries. This invitational project explores the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic
The Museum of Arts and Design presented “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” in 2014. This groundbreaking exhibition was the first to examine the union of contemporary jewelry and the photographic image. The exhibition and its accompanying catalog demonstrated the creative possibilities that result from hybrid practices. Photography and jewelry each have their own histories, technical
We create and wear jewelry because we do not want to feel alone. But “not wanting to feel alone” can mean different things to different people. The jewelry artist must have insight here. The artist needs to understand what jewelry really is in order to make successful choices about forms, materials, design elements, inspirations, techniques,
“Power is expressed through jewellery, and has done so throughout the centuries. As a result, we can understand the history of power via jewellery and strengthen our democratic dialogue on what power is today, how it expresses itself, and how it can be understood and influenced.” –Curatorial statement by the curator of the exhibition “The
In 1557, Queen Dorothea, wife of Denmark’s King Christian III, donated a large and sumptuous ornament to the city of Copenhagen, making it available for the daughters of the mayors and councillors to use when they–the only people eligible to apply–received permission to hold their wedding receptions in the main chamber of the city hall.
In/Animate surveys the past decade of work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, internationally renowned metalsmith and head of the metal program at SUNY New Paltz. Curated by author Akiko Busch, the exhibition explores a variety of artistic processes using iron, copper, brass, silver, and enameled steel. Mimlitsch-Gray’s domestic artifacts suggest a coalescence of body and thing, conveying
A case study of Austrian artist Manfred Nisslmüller’s work ‘Taschenrecorder’ (1984-1993, made in eight examples), highlighting the artist’s view of “jewelry as a disruption” using of critical, ironic, and subversive modes of art history.
L.A. Pai Gallery first introduced Anna Lindsay MacDonald in 2005 when she was an artist in residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. At the time, Lindsay was developing Interlaced, a study of urban maps in wearable form. The strength of the ideas and the precision of its actualization was impressive. The gallery and artist