Aaron Faber Gallery to Host 14 of Québec’s Most Celebrated Jewelry Artists -
Exhibit: May 4-26
The Exhibition is brought in partnership with the Québec Government Office in New York and SODEC, the Québec government body that matches the passion of artistic creation with the power of economic development; providing cultural enterprises with solutions designed to nurture Québec artists and promote the production, distribution and exportation of their work.
Annegret Morf — Antonio Serafino — Barbara Stutman — Christine Larochelle — Claudio Pino — Gustavo Estrada — Janis Kerman — Jean-Pierre Gauvreau — Laurie Dansereau – Lynn Légaré –Matthieu Cheminée – Pierre-Yves Paquette — Roland Dubuc — Élise Bergeron
The celebration of artistry and creativity is as ingrained in the culture of Québec as it is a calling card for New York City. It was thus inevitable that such a shared principle would lead to the upcoming exhibition, “Innovation and Craftsmanship in Metal: Jewelry Artists of Québec”, opening at Aaron Faber Gallery, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Ongoing through May 26, 2012, the exhibition will feature fourteen of Québec’s most talented jewelry artists, and their extraordinary maneuverings in precious and semi-precious metals and stones. Debuting in its first year at Aaron Faber Gallery, Jewelry Artists of Québec offers both trade and consumers a glimpse of highly original works of jewelry artistry using precious and semi-precious stones and metals. The fourteen participating Québecois artists have audaciously redefined conventional approaches to jewelry design, with each artist’s viewpoint quite distinctly their own.
While Claudio Pino’s kinetic movement rings are painstakingly designed to do more than just adorn a finger, Matthieu Cheminee bestows young, fresh life to old, discarded jewelry in a recycled kaleidoscope of sculptural virtuosity.
As Janis Kerman entices us to see the beauty in opposites and asymmetrical balance, Laurie Dansereau invites us to become one with nature as her floral necklaces garnish décolletages in a splendor of anthers and petals in sterling silver and exotic woods.
And as Jean-Pierre Gauvreau’s rings capture the grand pursuits of the most genius architects, Pierre-Yves Paquette uses the ancient art of mokume gane to harmonize various hues of gold and silver into a visually stunning crescendo.
Barbara Stutman – Amethyst & Pearl Delight, for a Maharajah – 2010 – Freshwater pearls, coloured and silver-plated copper wire, vinyl lacing, seedbeads, magnets. Spool knit, crochet.
Claudio Pino – kinetic ring ‘magnificence stellaire’ – gold, silver, black opal, chrome diopsides, emerald, moonstones, pearls
Aaron Faber Gallery
666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Press Release: http://jewelryofquebec.lmrpr.com/PressRelease_JewelryofQuebec.html