TESTA gallery’s exhibition will present rings by 16 jewelers, each of whom will show three to six pieces.
Participants: Angelina Tsvetkova — Antoaneta Petrova — Atanas Konstantinov — Bogdana Topreva — Vanya Dimitrova — Viktor Pavlov — Dimitar Deltchev — Dora Haralambaki — Evgeniya Tsankova — Emanuela Deyanova — Kalina Tchankova — Neva Balnikova — Nikolay Sardamov — Sabrina Hauser — Teodor Lultchev — Zwetelina Aleksieva
The exhibition wil open on May 12th, Saturday, at TESTA gallery, 8 Shishman St, from 12 pm to 6 pm, and will run through May 27th.
Simply an adornment, vanity, or an object to wear with a specific message, the ring has the potential to say a lot of things. Inspired by different aspects of life and the world around us, it can show attitude and require attitude, express position, surprise and stimulate both the mind and the feelings. Used as a symbol of power, social status, or religion, in contemporary times the ring is to a greater extent an expression of one’s own identity. Regardless of whether it is made of silver, gold, platinum and precious stones or alternative materials used in unpredictable ways, the ring is eager to say: “I love you, I am beautiful, I am rich, I hate you, I come from Ireland or Austria, I have enough, I am taken, I am funny, I am scared, I am important, I can’t help you. I am.”
Emanuela Deyanova – ring « shaving » – synthetic hair, paint, felt, silver
Neva Balnikova ‘Ugly’ – polymer clay, silver electroforming, amethyst