London in May: COLLECT 2010


Leslie Craze Gallery
Leslie Craze Gallery (Leslie Craze in black at center)
Ruthin Craft Centre, Kevin Coates
Ruthin Craft Centre, Kevin Coates installation

 A few of the galleries displayed mini-exhibitions of a single artist such as Wendy Ramshaw at Lesley Craze Gallery, Kevin Coates at Ruthin Craft Centre and Iris Eichenberg’s wonderful pink pieces at Galerie Louise Smit. Rome-based Alternatives Gallery showed an especially strong group including terrific jewelry and objects by Fabrizio Tridenti.

Alternatives Gallery
Alternatives Gallery
Galerie Ra
Paul Derrez (left) with Warwick Freeman pendants (front) at Galerie Ra
Electrum Gallery
Electrum Gallery

It was hard to see all the great work at COLLECT. Even going every day of the run of the fair there was lots to miss. The galleries exhibiting jewelry moved things around and pulled new pieces from drawers so that the stands seemed to have new things you wanted each time you passed by. Add to this the many artists that attended COLLECT, it was a rich and exhausting experience. If you haven’t been, you should go. If you have been, I’ll see you there next year!


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