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16/07/2011

EXPO ‘SONDRA SHERMAN – found subjects’ – Sienna Gallery, Lenox (USA) – 8 Juill.-7 Aout 2011

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Sienna Patti (US),Sondra SHERMAN (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:10

July 8 – August 7
SONDRA SHERMANfound subjects

Sondra Sherman is Associate Professor of Art and Head of the Jewelry and Metalwork Program at San Diego State University, CA. She received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Art, Munich GERMANY, and her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA She has been the recipient of many awards
Sherman’s artwork is included in the following public collections: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Museum of Arts and Design, NY , etc etc …..

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Sondra Sherman- Flowers and Still Life Brooch, 2010. Silver, stainless steel

In the jewelry format the wearer becomes a collaborator. The wearer chooses to be the « performer » of the jewelry object in the theater of social interaction. Works from the series ‘Found Subjects’ extend this chance collaboration as each piece responds to metaphorically resonant and aesthetically substantive aspects of selected book titles or bindings. A resonant disjuncture occurs between the anticipated, actual, and ultimately metaphorical content created by the juxtaposition of the used book titles/bindings and jewelry pieces with their implied ‘site’ of the body/wearer. The initial context for interpretation is created in the containment of the jewelry piece in the book which inspired it. I have not read any of the books as I was not interested in illustrating, but in responding to the title, or purely visual information, and common knowledge of the given subject. Interested in chance procedures which are sort of antithetical to metalwork, I was intrigued by the inverted methodology of interpreting a found title, in a sense the use of a found object, or in this case found content. A less consciously chosen parameter was that dimensions of each piece are limited to the space of the book.

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Sondra Sherman- ‘Julia Newberry’s Diary’, Brooch, 2010 steel, 925ag, nail polish 

 

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Sondra Sherman- Great Ideas of Science pendant, 2010 925 ag, marcasites, pyrite, silk thread


 

Sienna Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240
T [413] 637-8386
info@siennagallery.com
www.siennagallery.com

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