AN EXUBERANCE OF COLOR
In Studio Jewelry
AN EXUBERANCE OF COLOR In Studio Jewelry is a panoply of jewelry ideas, forms and media exploration by exceptional American jewelers, sharing a passion for color in their unique works.
The work, vocabularies and prowess of these masterful American artists who make jewelry is well documented, acknowledged and visible across the country. Twenty points of view and inspiration (including three working partnerships/pairs) about body adornment as a means of chosen expression and commentary, each a long explored, defined, examined and refined, personal creative journey…different voices, moods, materials, vocabularies and memorable, wearable forms.
Objects of beauty, uniqueness, experimentation, identity, fashion, nostalgia and personality! Brooches and pins, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and neckpieces and finger rings. As beads, in coated wire, copper, enamels, glass, gold, mixed metals, polymers, porcelain, silver, steel, wood and car paints, china paint, ceramic decals, glazes, x-ray and mri films, leather, papier-mache, plastics, 3D printing and up-purposed, printed tin and recycled memorabilia.. Built, carved, cast, designed, dyed, forged, formed, gold-leafed, hand crocheted, machine knitted, printed, scored, soda-limed, three d printed…the processes: mastered…the expected and the unanticipated.
Joyous/unrestrained; luscious/seductive; disciplined/sublime; saturated/infused; opaque/translucent; celebrating nature/society; hot/warm/cool; elegant/quirky; bold/subtle; minimal/excessive; raucous/demure; of communal/ personal narratives; humorous/anecdotal; referential of social mores, status, historic modes and models. The known and the new. ALL conceived and designed for the scale of the body. Each related to the history of body adornment/updated; to choices/identity, to material pleasures and tactile/visual experience. And imbued with a shared fascination with COLOR!
Santa Fe, NM
Press Release/Curator's Statement
Exhibit Booklet - 90+ pages of images and information (10MB PDF)
EBook - collection of images (online)
Opening Reception and Curator’s Gallery Talk
Friday, August 5, 5:00-7:00pm
Harriete Estel Berman
Karen Thuesen Massaro
Mike & Maaike
Joyce J. Scott
Cynthia Toops and Dan Adams
Roberta and Dave Williamson
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