I find value and beauty in the waver of the drawn line and the subtleties of the handmade object. I am constantly trying to capture these small moments of contrast where control and imperfection collide. In large scale ink drawings, each line is carefully applied to follow the previous mark as closely as possible without interfering. Regardless of skill and attention, the initial line slowly changes and becomes curved, blotted and irregular. I translate this process and line quality directly into metal forms in the Sawing/Drawing pieces where line after line is hand cut with the jeweler’s saw, highlighting the subtle imperfections of the unalterable mark.
The quiet beauty of the jewelry in this exhibition will draw you in; the unexpected mastery of materials will hold your attention and leave you in awe of artists Alexandra Hopp and Lydia Martin.
(un)natural features contemporary studio jewelry by artists Jina Seo and Lindsay Locatelli. Click to read the artists’ statements and to see their bodies of work.
Opening Reception: June 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm
On View thru December
The objective of Earrings Galore is to show rich and diverse examples of earrings made by emerging and established studio jewelers.
Local shaman and certified crystal reader Athena Allread will be popping into the studio with her hand selected, clean, clear, charged up high vibrational stones and crystals. In her mini crystal readings Athena will quickly tune into your energy and share messages from the crystals hoping to work with you and how you can incorporate them into your unique lifestyle.
Going to the SNAG conference in Portland? Find the Earrings Galore Pop-Up downtown.
219 SW 9th Avenue (next to Thai Peacock)
Thursday, May 24th, 3-6pm
Friday, May 25th, 3-6pm
Saturday, May 26th, 1-3pm
CrossPASS is a project featuring collaborative and individual works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examine place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects.
On view: September 7 - 30
Opening reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 8 pm
Exquisite Corpse was a playful parlor game invented by the surrealists where a unique and unplanned image is created by multiple artists on a single piece of paper. This exhibition and trunk show explores what happens when three like-minded jewelry artists come together, surrender control, and allow each other to modify each other's jewelry.
On view: August 21 - September 2
Closing reception: Thursday, August 31, 6 - 8 pm
Alliance is defined as a relationship based on an affinity in interests or qualities. The artists selected for Alliance both have a relationship to nature as inspiration. They respond to and capture their investigations in distinctly unique works of art jewelry.
Join us for the opening of Alliance on Thursday, June 22 from 6 - 8 pm!