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01/09/2015

EXPO ‘coOperation – GARNISH’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 19 Aout-20 Sept. 2015

co-operation – garnish

A collaborative exhibition organized by Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins

Artists’ Reception:  Friday August 21, 6-8pm

co-operation - garnish

 A garnish can be anything from an adornment that adds or enhances the body (human or animal) to a functional or nonfunctional object that decorates and spices up a room. This exhibition will ask viewers and participants to examine the idea of a garnish made by 2 different subsets of makers who have come together to create an embellishment that satisfies both.

Participating Artists:    Suzanne Amendolara / Dan DiCaprio — Christiana Byrne / David Lee — Catherine Chandler / Sonya Scott — Brian Ferrell / Jillian Moore –  Heidi Gerstacker / Masumi KataokaEmily Gill / Jaime Sawka — Charity Hall / Francesca Vitali Peter Hoogeboom / Maia Houtman — Nicole Jacquard / Annie Fensterstock — Lauren Kalman / Kipp Bradford –  Satomi Kawai / Nikki Couppee — Thomas Mann / Wayne Werner –  Bruce Metcalf / Evin Dubois — Tom Muir / Caitlin Skelcey — Vincent Pontillo Verrastro / Sharon Massey –  Mette Saabye / Pernille Mouritzen — Marissa Saneholtz /Michael Dale BernardLinda Savineau / Steve Shelby — Olga Starostina / Corey AckelmireBillie Theide / Brooke Marks-SwansonRachel Timmins / Brigitte Martin — Aric Verrastro /Randy Long

 Satomi Kawai & Nikki Couppee, Neogems (Necklace), Plastic, etched copper, resin, pigment, sterling silver, brass, plexiglass, found shells, faux and real pearls, faux silver foil, hologram laminateSatomi Kawai & Nikki Couppee, Neogems (Necklace), Plastic, etched copper, resin, pigment, sterling silver, brass, plexiglass, found shells, faux and real pearls, faux silver foil, hologram laminate

Brian Ferrell & Jillian Moore, Clompe Cluster (Brooch), basswood, polymer clay, resin, paint, waxBrian Ferrell & Jillian Moore, Clompe Cluster (Brooch), basswood, polymer clay, resin, paint, wax

Peter Hoogeboom & Maja Houtman, Artichoke (Brooch), Ceramics (slipcasting), metalwork (basketry), silversmithing silver, porcelainPeter Hoogeboom & Maja Houtman, Artichoke (Brooch), Ceramics (slipcasting), metalwork (basketry), silversmithing silver, porcelain

Tom Muir & Caitlin Skelcey, Expel, ABS Plastic, Sterling Silver, Automotive Paint and  ClearcoatTom Muir & Caitlin Skelcey, Expel, ABS Plastic, Sterling Silver, Automotive Paint and  Clearcoat

Aric & Randy Verrastro & Long, Daydreaming (Neckpiece), Canvas, PLA, sterling silver, copper, enamel, china paint, steel, thread, acrylic paint, poly-filAric & Randy Verrastro & Long, Daydreaming (Neckpiece), Canvas, PLA, sterling silver, copper, enamel, china paint, steel, thread, acrylic paint, poly-fil

Linda Savineau & Steve Shelby, Sluggish Meanderings, Hammer printed brass, 3D printed nylon (SLS), driftwoodLinda Savineau & Steve Shelby, Sluggish Meanderings, Hammer printed brass, 3D printed nylon (SLS), driftwood

Marissa Saneholtz & Michael Dale Bernard, "She was lost to her dreams as flowers cascaded upon her." (Neckpiece), Copper, steel, aluminum, silver, maple, vitreous enamel, powder coat, lacquerMarissa Saneholtz & Michael Dale Bernard, « She was lost to her dreams as flowers cascaded upon her. » (Neckpiece), Copper, steel, aluminum, silver, maple, vitreous enamel, powder coat, lacquer

CoOperation Garnish | Velvet da Vinci - Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro and Sharon Massey, Plume, Copper, PLA, graphite, enamel, rare-earth magnets Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro and Sharon Massey, Plume, Copper, PLA, graphite, enamel, rare-earth magnets

 

Statement from the organizers:
A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current. The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Each side considers itself superior to the other, seemingly not appreciating the clear advantages, benefits, and experiences each faction brings to the table. Quoting from Damian Skinner’s 2013 SNAG keynote lecture in Toronto:
“We are all family. Sometimes, family members don’t speak with each other, but we still are one big family. Let’s recognize this fact.”
Can our field overcome family division and send a much-needed signal to the metals + jewelry community? We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making. Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition.”  – Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

 

 

02/08/2015

EXPO ‘SIX: new work by six young makers’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 1-15 Aout 2015

Six: Nikki Couppee, Hunter Creel, Zachery Lechtenberg, Andrew Kuebeck, Aric Verrastro, Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

 Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 1, 6-8 pm
Velvet da Vinci is proud to present 6, an exhibition of jewelry and sculptural objects by six young voices in the field. Featured artists include Nikki Couppee, Hunter Creel, Zachery Lechtenberg, Andrew Kuebeck, Aric Verrastro, and Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro. Working with a range of processes and techniques, each artist brings a fresh perspective to their craft and material lineage. The show will run from August 1-15, 2015. An opening reception with the artists will take place on August 1st, from 6-8 pm.

 

Velvet da Vinci - 6: New Work by Six Young Makers -

Participating Artists:
Nikki Couppee Hunter CreelZachery LechtenbergAndrew KuebeckAric Verrastro —   Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

 Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro "Pfoufe 6", 2015 PLA plastic, recycled fox fur, steelVincent Pontillo-Verrastro « Pfoufe 6″, 2015 PLA plastic, recycled fox fur, steel
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro’s current presents a dialogue emphasizing the primacy of touch in experiencing jewelry, focusing on the tactile and functional properties of the brush.

Aric Verrastro, Velvet da Vinci, DriftingAric Verrastro,   Drifting – brooch
Aric Verrastro creates souvenirs in the form of jewelry, intended to capture the essence of noteworthy places and events from the past and present of the artist’s personal history. Verrastro earned undergraduate degrees in Metals/Jewelry and Studio Art from SUNY Buffalo State College. He recently earned an MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), where he currently serves as Associate Instructor in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design

Nikki Couppee Necklace: Neogem, 2015 Plexiglass, brass, fine silver, sterling silver, found objectsNikki Couppee Necklace: Neogem, 2015 Plexiglass, brass, fine silver, sterling silver, found objects
Nikki Couppee’s recent work investigates the performative social functions of jewelry, utilizing Plexiglass, brass, and found objects in place of precious gems and metals. Working with everyday materials she intuitively creates her own versions of gemstones, hand cast and faceted in luminescent plastics. Couppee received an M.F.A. in Jewelry/ Metals from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2011) and a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia, Athens Georgia in Jewlery/Metals (2007).

Andrew Kuebeck - "second place" brooch - Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Enamel, Toner Decal, Steel; Fabricated, Cast, Enameled, FusedAndrew Kuebeck – « second place » brooch – Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Enamel, Toner Decal, Steel; Fabricated, Cast, Enameled, Fused
 Andrew Kuebeck , recipient of the 2012 SNAG Emerging Artist award, works in a variety of formats ranging from functional jewelry to sculptural objects and vessels. Inspired by Beefcake photography of the 1960’s and 70’s, his recent felt pieces explore the incorporation of photographic images into textiles, jewelry, and objects.

Hunter Creel "Officer Mama" 2015 copper, brass, acrylic & enamel paintHunter Creel « Officer Mama » 2015 copper, brass, acrylic & enamel paint
Hunter Creel creates bold sculptural objects, utilizing a language of simple forms drawn from the realms of the utilitarian and the abstract. Powder-coated in vibrant hues of enamel paint,

 

 

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

 

 

 

 

09/04/2015

EXPO ‘PLUME’ – Indiana University Art Museum (USA) – 1-12 Avril 2015

Indiana University Art Museum -

Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro jewelry – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition « PLUME » Group 1 – April 1‒12, 2015 Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Indiana University Art Museum - http://www.iub.edu/~iuam/section.php?returnSection=special_exhibitions&navSection=upcoming_exhibitions - Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro jewelry - Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Group 1 April 1‒12, 2015

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 1 to May 10, 2015 : Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
Every spring IU Art Museum collaborates with the Hope School of Fine Arts and the Grunwald Gallery to present thesis exhibitions of graduating SoFA MFA candidates. Three exhibitions, lasting twelve days each, will be presented this year. At 6:30 p.m. during the opening receptions, each exhibitor will give a brief talk about his or her work.
Group 1: April 1–12
Opening Reception April 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Joseph Kameen, painting
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, metalsmithing and jewelry
Greg Watson, painting

Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro - "Plume" on work ...Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro - « Plume » on work …

Vincent Pontillo-VerrastroVincent Pontillo-Verrastro
Society of North American GoldsmithsCongratulations to Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, our 2014 Educational Endowment Scholarship Recipient!
Vincent received a 2014 Educational Endowment Scholarship from SNAG and is a MFA candidate in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Vincent was recently interviewed by PBS WTIU about wearable art.
Work by Vincent will be included in a new exhibition at M Contemporary in Sydney, Australia. Intimately Connected runs September 16-October 26. The exhibition explores the connection between art, design and contemporary jewelry, and features new works by jewelers from Australia and around the world. http://indianapublicmedia.org/theweeklyspecial/vincent-pontilloverrastro/

 

01/08/2014

EXPO ‘The brooch show’ – RAC ArtSpace Gallery, Racine (WI)(USA) – 1er Aout-27 Sept. 2014

The brooch show

Juried Brooch Show

August 1st – September 27th

Opening Reception August 1, 6-9pm – Awards presented at 7:30

The brooch show

​ RAC (Racine Arts Council Board) is proud to present its 2nd Annual Juried Brooch Show.  This years awards juror is Yevgeniya Kaganovich. Kaganovich is a Belarus born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin based artist, whose hybrid practice encompasses Jewelry and Metalsmithing, sculpture and installation.  Yevgeniya has received a Masters of Fine Arts form the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metal/Jewelry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her work has received a number of awards and has been published widely.  Currently Yevgeniya is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee heading a thriving Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area with a graduate and undergraduate program.
 

Exhibiting artists are Andrew Kuebec — Aric Verrastro — Beth Dary — Candace Hoffmann — Darcelle Matus — David Gauna — Devon Matlock — Ethan Eichstedt-Anderson — Galatea Kontos — Gretchen Yeov — Hannah Helton — Jason Laux — Jason Thomson — Jessica Armstrong — Joseph Church — Joshua Kosker — Kathleen Laybourn — Kelly Novak — Kelly Witte — Kimberly Winkle — Lena Reifinger — Lisa Bigalke — Marissa Guthrie — Mary Hanneman — Melis Agabigum — Melody Bigalke — Neta Ron — Nicole David — Nicole Jacquard — Sarah Truett — Stephanie Brohman — Stephanie Voegele, Susan M. Sorenson and Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro.

 Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro - pipeline copper, fox fur, sterling silver 2013 – à Indiana University.Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro – brooch – pipeline copper, fox fur, sterling silver 2013 –  Indiana University.

 Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro - bubblegum broochVincent Pontillo-Verrastro – bubblegum brooch

Regeneration brooch - Jessica ArmstrongRegeneration brooch – Jessica Armstrong

 

The Racine Arts Council - RAC ArtSpace Gallery
316 Sixth Street, Racine
WI 53402 (USA)
racineartscouncil@gmail.com
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06/08/2011

La B.O. n’est pas à la fête avec la création contemporaine …..

difficile en effet de trouver quelque chose d’innovant ……….. Voir par exemple « The Earring show » à la Velvet da Vinci Gallery : de TRES belles choses, mais tout est, je dirais, « classique » : un pendant depuis une oreille percée ……..

 

Voici quelques « découvertes » sortant des sentiers battus ……

jolie découverte, à JOYA 2010 :

Aila Jubany, - Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona) 2010Aila Jubany, de la Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona),
presenta su proyecto: « Sirk », piezas grandes pero ligeras, que crean un movimiento sútil envuelto de puntos de luz y color.

Karol Pichler -'Teatro Mundi' (expo "Un vrai Bijou" 2007 )Karol Pichler -’Teatro Mundi’ (expo « Un vrai Bijou » 2007 )

Catherine (Clark) Gilbertson (UK) - Earpiece #1, 2003Catherine (Clark) Gilbertson (UK) – Earpiece #1, 2003 fine silver  Photo: Jim Wildeman

« My musical study and performance has paralleled my concentration in visual art throughout my life. This interest has prompted an investigation into the dialogue that exists between the sound that is perceived in one’s Imagination and the sound that one hears in reality. As our sense of hearing allows us to interact with external sound, I am pursuing a three dimensional exploration of the ear through chasing and repousse’ in precious metal. »

Carol Pedroso - Ear Piece  (Contemporary Jewelry Show at 'A CASA' in Brazil, 2011)Carol Pedroso – Ear Piece  (Contemporary Jewelry Show at ‘A CASA’ in Brazil, 2011)

 Manon van KouswijkManon van Kouswijk – Earrings

Juliana Miyasaka - (Projeto NOVAJOIA: Novembro 2010)Juliana Miyasaka(Projeto NOVAJOIA: Novembro 2010)

Cheryl Eve Acosta - Ear Brooch - 2007 Cheryl Eve Acosta - Ear Brooch – 2007 – Sterling Silver

Cheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silverCheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silver
Cheryl Eve Acosta -Noise Canceling Earrings - 2008- Earplug, sterling silver

'Aka Jewellery'(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)'Aka Jewellery'(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)

Aka Jewellery(Ausra Bankauskaite & Mante Maskoliunaite, from Lithuania)
- silver neckless and earring with white and black amber that connect with magnets in various waysfrom the « white crow » collection.

Reka Lorincz - Ear ring - Monolit jewellery 2007Reka Lorincz - Ear ring – Monolit jewellery 2007 – plastic

Mi-Mi Moscow - - Ear-rings “EYE OF EAR” 2004Mi-Mi Moscow- Ear-rings “EYE OF EAR” 2004 From series: “FULL SOUND”

Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) "Hair of the silence"Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) "Hair of the silence"
Solveiga and Alfredas Krivičiai (Lithuanie) « Hair of the silence »

Shinji Nakaba  “wearable sculpture”Shinji Nakaba  “wearable sculpture”

Elke MunkertElke Munkert

Leonor Hipolito - "Ear Plugs" Earrings  Leonor Hipolito – « Ear Plugs » Earrings - 2006 Leonor Hipólito / Tools for the subconscious / Auricular com ligação à boca / Prata, polyester, epoxy, borracha

Leonor Hipolito - ‘Object for Dreams !’ EarringsLeonor Hipolito - ‘Object for Dreams !’ Earrings
Marjorie Schick “Spiral Earring for Spira Galaxy”Marjorie Schick « Spiral Earring for Spira Galaxy »
Vincent Pontillo -  'For Saraswati' - Vincent Pontillo -  ‘For Saraswati’ – Sterling Silver, 23 Karat Gold Leaf. Forged, Fabricated

Gerd RothmannGerd Rothmann

 

01/11/2010

METAL Inclinations2 – online exhibition – will open on 31 OCTOBRE 2010

online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Exhibition

The METAL Inclinations2 exhibition will open online at
http://www.smm-metalinclinations.org
October 31, 2010.
Until that time, METAL Inclinations1 2008-09 will be shown at the same URL.

METAL Inclinations2 - online exhibition - will open on 31 OCTOBRE 2010 dans Alicia Jane BOSWELL (US) lens1956970_1288555459MI2_WINNERS

METAL Inclinations, an International online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Competition and Exhibition (2008-09) is presented by The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (St Louis, Missouri, USA). This exhibition includes selections of the most exemplary fine metal art created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers all over the world.(http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org)

These artists have one or more pieces selected :

ALICIA JANE BOSWELLKRISTINE BOURCIER — JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO-PEREZ — DAVID CHOI –  CAPPY COUNARD — DARIA DE KONING — KEN DERENGOWSKI — MOLLY DOUGLASS — BENCE FORDOS –  ALIYAH GOLDTHERESA HAUSER — BARBARA HEINRICH — NICOLE JACQUARD — UOSIS JUODVALKIS — JUDITH KAUFMAN –  JUDITH KINGHORN — ELHADJI KOUMAMA — CHAO-HSIEN KUO — VICTORIA LANSFORD –LORENA LAZARDSUNG-YEOUL LEEPATRICIA LEMAIREJOSEPH LEROUX — AMY LYONS — CHRISTINE MACKELLAR — BROOKE MARKS-SWANSON — WENDY MCALLISTER — JENNIFER MOKREN – JINHEE PARK — VINCENT PONTILLO — GRETCHEN RABER — SUZAN REZAC — DAVINA ROMANSKY –
AMY TAVERN — PATRICIA TELESCO — ASHLEY WARSAW — LIAUNG CHUNG YEN

Theresa Hauser
Theresa Hauser - « gold chain » necklace – crocheted yarn, sterling silver
FIRST MERIT AWARD
« the gold chain necklace is an iconic style of necklace that i found to be suited for reproduction in this manner. yarn and thread are used in place of the original precious metal. this alteration inherently conveys a sense of playfulness and fun, but attempts to have as much appeal as the original inspiration. after all, the point is for them to be enjoyed »

Nicole Jacquard
Nicole Jacquard – ‘Wallpaper ‘ -  Silver, fine silver, gypsum powder, silk thread- 2009
« Within my work I am interested in exploring the themes of; the souvenir, ornamentation, memory, longing, and nostalgia associated with the collection of personal objects. I am interested in how ordinary everyday objects transcend the mundane through the association of memory thus becoming personal and precious. Overall my work draws reference to objects that I’ve collected, objects that were hand made or mass produced but due to their limited use for special occasions, they became precious and personal with meaning. By employing the use of new technologies and their materials, my work also explores the ideas of what it means to be made by hand in contrast to mass production and the future of mass customization. »

Jill Baker Gower
Jill Baker GowerPatterned Rosette Brooch – Vitreous enamel on copper, argentium sterling silver, velvet Acid etched, sifted and stoned enamel, fabricated

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Amy Tavern – necklace -Sterling Silver, Spray Paint – layers of red and white spray paint with sgraffito 2009

Patricia LeMaire
Patricia Lemaire – ‘Jardins Suspendus De Babylone’ – Maillechort, argent forgé, granulation, patine, crayons d’oursin
« I love creating worlds in which a piece to wear can be found…. metal … as a faithfull friend…. allows me to implement wireline architectures and large « self-carried » objects. »

Vincent Pontillo
Vincent Pontillo -  ‘For Saraswati’ – Sterling Silver, 23 Karat Gold Leaf. Forged, Fabricated
« « I will never look like that. » Usually a phrase which is heard, but most commonly said responding to a billboard.
I am attracted to the role this « billboard » plays in my life. Utilizing metalsmithing techniques and traditional jewelry form, I socially and conventionally reinterpret commercialism through adornment. Rendering each piece non-functional, I seek to express a personal commentary of the marketeers’ opportunistic approach to unattainable idealism through ornament. »

Lorena Lazard
Lorena Lazard- ‘Wrap Me Up ‘ -  Crochet Piece Pure Silver, Sterling Silver

David Choi
David Choi – brooch – fabricated steel
« The physicality of steel is cold and rigid. It is fascinating to turn this man-made material into something warm and beautiful. My focus is in this transition from constraint to plasticity. I construct complex forms from multiple elements. My work represents the seamless relationship between order and chaos. To me, perfection is an illusion. The more I deform it, the more it can represent my definition/sense of reality. Jewelry is a large subject in a small object; what animates me is the sentiment of the beautiful. »

Sung-Yeoul Lee
Sung-Yeoul LEE – ‘Connection II’ -  Sterling silver, Cable wire / Fabricated
« My goal is associating the idea of intimacy in jewelry objects to the body while the cord functions as a vehicle which conveys metaphorical meaning of connection. When the piece is on the body, the cord seems to penetrate or bind the wearer. I feel that it expresses the physical and conceptual connection between piece and wearer. It is also very meaningful in promoting the intimacy between wearer and the work itself. »

Liaung Chung Yen
Liaung Chung YEN - ‘Stone Pathway’ – Bracelet – By using the gold wire to create the structure and the feel of the natural stone, I create the stone pathway. Along the pathway, you can find some diamonds which imply the treasures during the journey. Hand fabricated, soldered and stone setting. 18k gold, diamonds

swarm%20back dans Amy TAVERN (US)
Aliyah GOLDSwarm Necklace Leather, Bronze, stainless steel, sterling silver
frame_rightbg dans David CHOI (US)

Pour METAL Inclinations1 2008-09, voir article : découverte(s) on METALinclinations – APPEL à CANDIDATURE / CALL for ENTRIES pour METALinclinations2 – Deadline 18 Juill. 2010

 

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