FERROUS | Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery | San Francisco -
March 1 – April 14, 2013
Jewelry in a New Iron Age by 60 International Artists
March 1 – April 14, 2013
Artists’ reception Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
FERROUS, an exhibition of jewelry using iron, steel, and steel alloys. Although the use of iron dates back more than two thousand years, this humble material is more commonly used for agriculture and industrial purposes than adornment. A significant exception is the Berlin Iron Jewelry of the early 19th century. The Prussian Royal family funded the uprising against Napoleon by encouraging wealthy citizens to exchange their precious gold and silver for intricately fabricated iron jewelry.Intricacy is just one aspect the 60 artists of FERROUS explore with this versatile material. Known for its strength and lightness, the steel and iron jewelry of FERROUS is both rusty and shiny, sheet and wire, bejeweled and modest. The exhibition will take place simultaneously at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco and as a virtual exhibition at crafthaus online. In May FERROUS will travel to 18Karat Gallery in Toronto, Canada as part of The Society of North American Goldsmith’s annual conference.
Nanz Aalund, USA – Anne Achenbach, Germany – Dauvit Alexander, Scotland – Talya Baharal, USA – Michael Berger, Germany – Lisa Bjorke, Sweden – Aaron Bray, USA – Elizabeth Callinicos, UK – Melissa Cameron, USA/Australia – David Choi, USA – Kat Cole, USA – Dialogue Collective, UK – Andy Cooperman, USA – Donna D’Aquino, USA – Jaclyn Davidson, USA – Ann Catrin Evans, Wales – Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Australia – Fekete Réka, NL – Mirla Fernandes, Brazil – Peg Fetter, USA – Rebekah Frank, USA – Motoko Furuhashi, USA – Susie Ganch, USA – Elliot Gaskin, USA – Janna Gregonis, USA – Dana Hakim, Israel – Masako Hamaguchi, UK – Tom Hill, USA/UK – Heejin Hwang, USA – Rob Jackson, USA – Mary Frisbee Johnson, USA – Lisa Juen Sinnott, USA – Satomi Kawai, USA – Maya Kini, USA – Amy Klainer, USA – Jenny Laidlaw, UK – Lorena Lazard, Mexico – Roxy Lentz, USA – Timothy Information Limited, UK – Kasja Lindberg, Sweden – Tara Locklear, USA – Sarah Loertscher, USA – Drew Markou, UK – Judy McCaig, Spain/Scotland – Lindy McSwan, Australia – Chris Nelson, USA – Iker Ortiz, Mexico – Claudio Pino, Canada – Jo Pond, UK – Suzanne Pugh, USA – Meghan Patrice Riley, USA – Mackenzie Sala, USA – Natasha Seedorf, USA – Sondra Sherman, USA – Marjorie Simon, USA – Melissa Stiles, USA – Barbara Stutman, Canada – Tore Svensson, Sweden – Sarah West, USA – Katie Wright, UK
Mirla Fernandes Eu sou a medida II/Fe (I am the measure/Fe) Necklace
Barbara Stutman Boutonniere #11