On Offer – Art Jewelry Forum
December 2023, Part 2
There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry…
- Celebrate that hard-earned promotion
- Honor a once-in-a-lifetime occasion
- Pay tribute to a major accomplishment
- Commemorate the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one
- Pounce on the perfect piece to round out an aspect of your collection
- Or invest in a treat for yourself—just because
Art Jewelry Forum’s international gallery supporters celebrate and exhibit art jewelry. Our monthly On Offer series allows this extensive network of international galleries to showcase extraordinary pieces personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Take a look. You’re bound to find a fantastic piece you simply can’t live without! (Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries.)
Gallery: Zu design, Adelaide, Australia (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Jane Bowden (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Angela Giuliani
Retail price: AUS$275–$290 (for a single earring)
The Yin & Yang earrings by Angela Giuliani are part of Zu design’s Christmas exhibition, called refresh. These individual oxidized sterling silver earrings are designed to mix and match. Which would you choose as your pair?
Gallery: Viceversa, Lausanne, Switzerland (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: ilona Schwippel (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Jihee Hong
Retail price: 1’000 CHF
“The work of researching forms over time results in an object with the help of the eyes and thoughts of my daily life,” says Jihee Hong. “Nature constructed within a routine becomes a subject for displaying my theme, expressed through a simple organization of geometric forms. The process of repeating, enumerating, and combining layers of superimposed lines gives life to the rhythm. This is refined to conjure up atypical, chance images and to create a ‘compact form.’ The work process of searching for thoughts of form in everyday life culminates in a sober object. Shapes formulated by superimposed lines were completed by a compressed object when color and light were added.” This piece is part of Viceversa’s jubilee exhibition 5 x 5, which will run until December 23, 2023. Jihee Hong lives and works in South Korea.
Gallery: Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, Maryland, US (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Allison Gulick (click name for email)
Artist: Kerianne Quick
Retail price: US$800
Kerianne Quick is a craftsperson and associate professor of jewelry and metalwork at San Diego State University. This piece was recently on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center as part of the exhibition Location Services, a three-person show featuring works by Motoko Furuhashi, Quick, and Demitra Thomloudis. Quick’s work in Location Services focuses on material origins, histories, and supply-chain information to bring the wearer/viewer an expanded perspective. Connecting to the history of jewelry as objects of remembrance, the work reminds us that history is present, even when it is unseen.
Gallery: Platina Stockholm AB, Stockholm, Sweden (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Sofia Björkman (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Jelizaveta Suska
Retail price: US$460
These new earrings by Jelizaveta Suska appear to be made of shimmering stone or glittering mineral, but, like much art jewelry, it’s an illusion. If they were made of stone, they would be too heavy to wear in the ears. These are made in a light polymer mixed with crushed amber, and therefore sit perfectly on the ear lobe. Elaborate details of gold are also typical of the artist when she makes this series.
Gallery: Pistachios Contemporary Art Jewelry, Chicago, Illinois, US (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: The Pistachios Team (click team name for email)
Artist: So Young Park
Retail price: US$3,495
So Young Park explains, “My work is based on microorganisms such as cells and sea life. They represent cells growing [into] big life networks.” And this astonishing, three-dimensional bracelet captures just that, with smaller, organic components that are repeated to make up the larger, geometric design. Wear this statement cuff at your next outing and you’re sure to garner compliments.
Gallery: Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, Canada (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Noel Guyomarc’h (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Heejoo Kim
Retail price: CAN$2,000
Heejoo Kim finds in the technique of electroforming an echo to her artistic sensitivity—a way to convey the energy and beauty of life and nature. Through this process of successive thin layers of copper on a previously chosen or created form, immersed in a vat filled with blue water, everything comes to life, built with patience and care. Under the creator’s attentive and sincere eye, the elements that will make up her work take form. For this collection, enamel is replaced by Ottchil, a traditional Korean natural lacquer. Kim applies numerous layers of black lacquer to each element, composing her future creations. By combining both electroforming and Ottchil techniques, she succeeds in offering a deep, magical beauty, like a plunge into a dreamlike universe.
Gallery: Galeria Reverso, Lisbon, Portugal (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Paula Crespo (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Sophie Hanagarth
Retail price: €880
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Galeria Reverso, Sophie Hanagarth made this unique and distinctive bracelet in pure iron, using blacksmithing techniques and making it double as a signet ring. The hidden image invites intrigue—you must print it to reveal its essence, a subtle reference to “Reverso.” The lines on the heart follow the heraldic color code of green (sinople), adding a touch of symbolic elegance.
Gallery: Galerie Door, currently presenting a pop-up in Heusden (Vesting), Netherlands (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Doreen Timmers (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Typhaine Le Monnier
Retail price: €1,550
With her strong and quirky collection called Playtime, Typhaine Le Monnier is rattling the gates of art jewelry. In this new, playful collection, the neck and the circle play an important role once again. The neck is a column, a pillar around which the circle shape fits perfectly and which at the same time leaves space because the neck is not a circle. This necklace, titled Comet, can be read as a cinematic drawing of a comet entering our atmosphere, as its stone slowly dissolves and then continues to circle around the neck. Let these moons radiate around your neck.
Gallery: Tereza Seabra, Lisbon, Portugal (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Tereza Seabra (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Marília Maria Mira
Retail price: €500, plus shipping
Similarity doesn’t make equal as much as difference makes different. Marília Maria Mira is an artist who is difficult to fit into a group, style, or current. It could be said that her work is made with her whole body and all the skills she has at the time she materializes it. Her head is like a firework and her soul like a conductor line of stimuli and impulses. Her presence in the field of jewelry is also not a linear path, but one that has been discovered and experimented with until it has reached the maturity that is revealed today. This solo exhibition is a milestone in a long phase of work that shows her vast interest in various things, phenomena, and situations that touch any of us humans. This exhibition is not a retrospective, but a link between her past and present, covering a period of approximately 20 years.
Gallery: Museum of Craft and Design Museum Store, San Francisco, California, (click the museum’s name to link to the website)
Contact: Elizabeth Shypertt (click name for email)
Artist: Ben Dory
Retail price: US$180
Ben Dory often uses welding to make his work. He finds it versatile and efficient, and it enables him to solder materials that are difficult or impossible to under most circumstances, such as stainless steel. For centuries, the granulation technique has been revered for its complex beauty and ancient mystery. Dory has pioneered his own method of stainless steel granulation using a small vacuum tube and micro welding.
Gallery: Four Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden (click the gallery name to link to the website)
Contact: Karin Roy Andersson (click gallerist’s name for email)
Artist: Deganit Stern Schocken
Retail price: €1,860
The work of Deganit Stern Schocken is in a way the essence of contemporary jewelry: skilled craft combined with a powerful artistic expression. Stern Schocken combines rough, unpolished parts—objects that could have been found in the street and viewed as rubbish—with elegant silvery or strongly colored parts that mirror the rusty steel and bring out its colors and its details. The work has balance, sensitivity, political edges, and humor. It’s contemporary jewelry at its best!
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