Reception: Thursday, May 21, 2015 6-8pm
An exhibition that features the work of Alchemists, teachers and students, former and current, to render visible how skill and creativity pass from one generation to the next, from master to apprentice, giving shape to concept and material
Lucia (Lucia Massei, « Hotel Centenario » bracelet, iron, silver, gold, pigments and mixed media, 2014)
Alchimia: an Anthology features work of current and former faculty of the world-renowned jewelry program at the Alchimia School in Florence, Italy, complemented by a juried selection of pieces by alumni and final semester students. The exhibition highlights technical skill and creativity, and shows a breadth materials and processes realized to form masterful pieces. The exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to support student work and see the way faculty inspires new generations of makers.
The exhibition coincides with the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference, which will be held in Boston during May 20-23, 2015.
(Anja Eichler “Collier”)
Works by the following faculty will be shown: Orsetta Andreotti — Giampaolo Babetto — Peter Bauhuis — Paolo Bernardoni — Manfred Bischoff — Daniela Boieri — Doris Maninger – Giovanni Martinelli — Lucia Massei – Ruudt Peters (Keynote Speaker at SNAG Conference) – Marzia Rossi – Manuel Vilhena.
The works of the students have been selected by the Society of Arts and Crafts a non profit organization that has been advocating for artists and craftsmen since 1897. Among them : Anja Eichler — Sungho Cho — Anna Drexel — Catalina Gibert — Gabi Veit — Isabel Dammermann — Michelle Kraemer — Monica Cecchi – Enrica Prazzoli — Maru López — Andrea Coderch ……Doris Maninger
Marzia Rossi Necklace: Untitled 2006 Acrylic glass, gold, lapislazuli, shibuishi
Lucia Massei - « Hotel Centenario » bracelet, iron, silver, gold, pigments and mixed media, 2014- photo : Federico Cavicchioli
Anja Eichler “Collier” 2015 – Hardened quail eggs, brass with 18kt gold leaf, 18kt tubes and spheres, gold plated steel wire 65 cm in length
Sungho Cho “Faces,” 2013 – 24 kt gold Keum Boo, silver, garnet, plastic, found objects 9x6x4 cm
Isabel Dammermann « Roog,” 2013 – Jade and silver 12 x 9 x .5 cm
Catalina Gibert - llimona brooch
Gabi Veit “Rosengarten,” 2013 – Oxidized silver, garnet 4 x 3 x 2 cm
Anna Drexel “Untitled,” 2013 – Cement and silver 21 x 21 x 2 cm
Michelle Kraemer - necklace « starry night »
Michelle Kraemer - necklace « starry night » (BACK)
Enrica Prazzoli « sign language » brooch
Andrea Coderch and María Eugenia López (Maru lopez)
SAC Exhibition Gallery
on the second floor, above the SAC Retail Gallery:
175 Newbury Street,
Boston, MA 02116 – USA