Hollis Chitto

This is the third article in a series focused on artists whose work is adjacent to jewelry. For my purposes, jewelry-adjacent artists use material, techniques, or themes related to jewelry practices. The body is present in their work, not necessarily as the recipient of adornment, but in the importance of the physical body to their …

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Mana Hewitt: Persistence

Mana Hewitt: Persistence July 25–September 8, 2019 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, USA Mana Hewitt’s solo exhibition, Persistence, displays a series of 60 unique medals made of etched brass, copper, sterling silver, and vitreous enamel. They recognize the courage and perseverance of women who have challenged societal perceptions, and feature leading figures including …

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Mallory Weston: Of Ophidia

Mallory Weston, Snakeskin Disco Ball, 2016, gold-plated brass, oxidized copper, leather, Styrofoam, 305 x 305 x 762 mm, photo: Ian Shriver The seductive snakeskin-inspired jewelry in Mallory Weston’s exhibition, Of Ophidia, at Sienna Patti represents a new direction for the Philadelphia-based artist. Still rooted in the study of symbols, this recent body of work is …

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Isabel Dammermann: Treasuries & Transience

Isabel Dammermann in her workshop, Wennigsen, Germany, photo: Andrea Seifert OHMYBLUE recently presented Isabel Dammermann’s first solo show. Since graduating from Alchimia in Italy in 2008, Isabel, who hails from Hanover, Germany, has established herself as an international artist with a love of materials and a clear aesthetic voice. Sandra Wilson caught up with her …

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April Higashi: The Men’s Show

(left) April Higashi, Tidepool Pendant, 2016, oxidized silver, 508 mm; (right) Joshua Wendler, Springbok Antelope Skull Ring, 2016, 18-karat gold-plated silver, 6 x diameter 20 mm, photo: Shibumi Gallery Shibumi Gallery, in Berkeley, has just opened an exhibition “for men,” looking to address its male patrons’ reticence toward ornaments. This is an exhibition that started with …

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