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19/02/2014

EXPO ‘Louder than Words’ – Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, (USA) – 5 Fevr.-5 Mars 2014

Louder than Words

Lecture: Wednesday, February 5 at 4:00 AM
Reception: Wednesday, February 5 at 5:00 PM

« JEWELRY speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often » In Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery‘s exhibition Louder than Words, artists create contrasts and communions between the visual language of jewelry art and the literary language of the printed page.

Laurie Hall - question mark ampersand & exclamation mark brooches - 2014Laurie Hall - question mark ampersand & exclamation mark brooches – 2014

Artists:  Cynthia Toops & Dan Adams — Davide Bigazzi — Jana Brevick – Jude Clarke — Kat Cole, Nancy Mēgan Corwin — Kathleen Faulkner — Peg Fetter — Sandra Manin Frias Laurie HallTrudee HillSarah Hood — Judith Hoyt — Jacquie & Uosis — Nadine Kariya — Marina Marioni — Karen T. Massaro — Carla Pennie McBride — Marcia Meyers — David LaPlantz — Eve Llyndorah — Marge Levy — Kristin Lora — Linda Kindler Priest — Gail Rappa — Biba Schutz — Jan Smith — Carolyn Tillie — Wolfgang Vaatz — Sarah Wauzynski — Paulette Werger — Sara Westermark — Kristi Zevenbergen

Marina Marioni: Tout ou Rien (All or Nothing), Brooch in sterling and fine silver, hand embroidered ribbon and cotton fabric. 3 ¼ x 1 ½”.Marina Marioni: Brooch in sterling and fine silver, hand embroidered ribbon and cotton fabric. 3 ¼ x 1 ½”.

Trudee Hill "Taken" 2013 - silver ring & necklace - Trudee Hill – « Taken » 2013 – ring in sterling silver with rhodium and 18k yellow gold vermeil. Size 7. May also be worn as a pendant. Sold with oxidized sterling silver chain containing imperfect old mine cut diamond.Ring measures 4 1/8 x 4 ¾”, chain is 76” long.
Davide Bigazzi "parole parole" cuff 2014 - Davide Bigazzi Parole, Parole Cuff in sterling silver, 18k gold and white diamonds. Fits approximately a size 6 wrist. 1 1/2" wide.  $3010Davide Bigazzi Parole, Parole Cuff in sterling silver, 18k gold and white diamonds.
Kat Cole Short Stories: 418 Atlantic Brooch in steel and brass. 4 x 3 x 3". $592Kat Cole Short Stories: 418 Atlantic Brooch in steel and brass.
Karen T. Massaro Interruptions by Letter and Word Porcelain hollow reversible beads with onyx spacer beads. 24" long. Beads measure 5/8 - 1 1/4". Sterling silver clasp hand forged by Danish silver smith.Karen T. Massaro Interruptions by Letter and Word Porcelain hollow reversible beads with onyx spacer beads. 24″ long. Beads measure 5/8 – 1 1/4″. Sterling silver clasp hand forged by Danish silver smith.
City Centre 1420 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA  98101
206.624.6768 FacereArt@gmail.com

20/03/2010

EXPO ‘Chased + Repoussé’ – Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco (USA) – 17 mars – 18 avril 2010

Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco presents: Chased + Repoussé, an exhibition shown in conjunction with the release of the recent publication, Chasing and Repoussé, Methods Ancient and Modern, by Nancy Megan Corwin.

This exhibition includes work from twenty-one contemporary artists who share a passion for these ancient metalworking techniques, many of whom have work included in Corwin’s book. The twenty-one artists reflect a range from traditional roots to modern approaches to the practice of chasing and repoussé. Dating back to antiquity, the technique has been used to add embellishment on armour, large scale sculpture, and gold and silver jewelry. The Statue of Liberty was formed from a sheet of copper using chasing and repoussé, as was the mummy mask of King Tutankhamen.

« Chasing and repoussé are methods of metalworking in which the metal is embossed from both front and back, creating a three-dimensional form from a two-dimensional sheet. Repoussé is a French word meaning « to push up or forward. » It refers to a family of techniques that form sheet metal. Repoussé can be thought of as focusing on the creation of volume, while chasing is work done to the front such as planishing, lining, matting, and making crisp edges on forms that were raised from behind.
The techniques of chasing and repoussé are traditionally used to add detail to the surface of a piece of hollowware or jewelry. Sheet metal, hollow-formed metal, flatware, and sculptures can all be chased (textured and refined from the front with steel tools called chasing tools and using a chasing hammer), and worked from the back with soft-faced steel tools (repoussé).
The work is held steady in a material called pitch (wood-based resin combined with wax and plaster), and hammered with fine steel tools. Pitch can be held in a heavy metal bowl, spread on a piece of wood or poured into the hollowware piece that is being chased. The versatility of this material is what gives chasing its sculptural and detail possibilities. Contemporary metalsmiths continue to apply these techniques in both traditional and non-traditional ways. What makes these techniques contemporary is the freedom that many artists experience in terms of content and aesthetic
. »

Artists:
Candace Beardslee, Jessica Benzaquen, Davide Bigazzi, Kate Case, Yuyen Chang, Nancy Megan Corwin, Christina Gebhard, Catherine Gilbertson, Catherine Grisez, Komelia Hongja Okim, David Huang, Cheri Lewis,  Keith Lewis, Charles Lewton Brain, Jackeline Martinez, Joe Meunch, Liza Nechamkin, Miel-Margarita Paredes, Linda Kindler Priest, Suzanne Pugh, Greg Wilbur.

EXPO repoussé- Catherine Clark Gilbertson 'Spiral' earringKeith Lewis 'Descent' brooch - silver, gold, limoges & basse-taille enamel (back)EXPO repoussé- Linda Kindler Priest- brooch 'dreams of the Big Cheese' gold,citine slice, orange saphires.jpgEXPO repoussé- Nancy Megan Corwin 'White and Black' broochEXPO repoussé- Yuen Chang brooch - orifice series- silver
Catherine Clark Gilbertson ‘Spiral’ earring
Keith Lewis ‘Descent’ brooch – silver, gold, limoges & basse-taille enamel (back)
Linda Kindler Priest- brooch ‘dreams of the Big Cheese’ gold,citine slice, orange saphires
Nancy Megan Corwin ‘White and Black’ brooch
Yuyen Chang brooch – orifice series- silver

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street
CA 94109 – San Francisco (USA)
Tel : 415.441.0109
Fax : 415.386.2492
mail: info@velvetdavinci.com

BOOK :  « Chasing and Repoussé, Methods Ancient and Modern« , by Nancy Megan Corwin.

Chasing and Repoussé book

 

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