This exhibition will be presented at SooLOCAL: A Division of Soo Visual Arts Center to run in conjunction with the 2014 SNAG conference in Minneapolis, MN.
9 January – 17 February, exhibition ‘Monochrome Noir’ at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Fransisco, CA, U.S.A.
Curated by Michael Dale Bernard and Tara Locklear - Artists’ reception Friday, January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monochrome Noir features work that boldly flaunts deep fields of black and that is punctuated with the perfect placement of a single color. These contemporary jewelry artists rely on the sleek, darker side of the monochromatic view. Often using found or recycled materials, much of this work presents a narrative inspired by geography, architecture, historical motifs, and decorative arts. The exhibition installation will also include portraits featuring the jewelry from Monochrome Noir by North Carolina photographer Becky Parker. This collection of jewelry and portraits alternates between punk and formal, irreverent and elegant. The show includes 22 artists from the United States, Estonia, and The Netherlands.
Allyson Bone — Sara Brown — Ashley Buchanan — Kat Cole — Gabriel Craig — Michael Dale Bernard — Arthur Hash — Sarah Holden — Yevgeniya Kaganovich — Tara Locklear — Nick Mullins – Katie Poterala — Réka Fekete — Marissa Saneholtz – Loring Taoka — The Opulent Project — Robert Thomas Mullen — Tanel Veenre — Stephanie Voegele — Sarah West — Laura Wood — Leia Zumbro
Reka Fekete Brooch
Reka Fekete Brooch
Sarah West Bracelet
Kat Cole « The Land Below » Necklace
Tanel Veenre « I read to know that I am not alone » Brooch
Arthur Hash: « Void » Brooch
Ashley Buchanan « Inside & Out » Earrings
Sarah Holden « Balls » Brooch
Michael Dale Bernard « Berry Alive Cluster » Ring
Michael Dale Bernard « True Blue Vintage Drop » Brooch
Katie Poterala Necklace (Affliction Series)
Katie Poterala earrings
Sara Brown « Claim » BroochLeia Zumbro « Squiggle » Brooch
Tara Locklear Necklace
Nick Mullins « Fleeting 5″ Neckpiece (detail)
Stephanie Voegele « Purple Gem Double Loop » Brooch
Stephanie Voegele « Purple Loop Gem » Ring
Yevgeniya Kaganovich « Small Yellow Sprout Brooch » (Plastic Bag Wearable Series)
Yevgeniya Kaganovich « Red Berry Necklace » (Plastic Bag Wearable Series)
Loring Taoka ‘Disassembled Chain’ Brooch
The Opulent Project Necklace
Robert Thomas Mullen « Waterline » Brooch (back & front)
VELVET da VINCI Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco CA 94109
Charmed II - Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC)
Opening Thursday, February 10, 5:30-8pm -
The Store will once again host Charmed, an exhibition of artist-made charms by jewelers from around the country. Beginning February 10, 2011, charms will be available in our Store and on our website. Charms can be purchased individually for a charm bracelet, or can be worn alone as a pendant. Buy a pair of charms to wear as earrings, or give one to a friend, a sibling, or a significant other. Charms are a great way to start your collection of artist-made jewelry, or to add to your existing collection.
Participating artists include:
Bob Ebendorf, Margaux Lange, Jillian Moore, Sue Amendolara, Gabriel Craig, Caitie Sellers, Lynette Andreasen, Angela Bubash, Karen Paust, Vina Rust, Susanne Matsche, Sarah Abramson, Becky McDonah, Tedd McDonah, Ken Bova, Adrienne M. Grafton, Betty McKim, Sean Macmillan, Renee Zettle-Sterling, Tara Locklear, Laura Wood, and Amy Weiks.
Vina Rust charms
Robert Ebendorf – Charms – Silver and Mixed Media
Margaux Lang charms – Plastic Body Series Jewelry
Sarah Abramson – charmed ….“Double Enamel” Charms- sterling silver, enamel
Lynette Andreasen – charms
charms from Meg J. Roberts, Kathryn Osgood, Ken Bova, Tedd McDonah, Adrienne M. Grafton, Stacy Heptig Rodgers, Susanne Matsche, Vina Rust, Laura Wood, Margaux Lange, Becky McDonah …..
Fin Charm by Angela Bubash- sterling silver, glass, carnelian, dyed feathers- 1.5 x 1 x .5”
Charms by Kathryn Osgood – sterling silver, nail polish