A curated exhibition highlighting the work of up to date jewelers shall be introduced by the Hudson, N.Y.–based mostly Elevated Matter Gallery at subsequent week’s Salon Art + Design truthful in New York Metropolis.
Titled “Arms On,” the exhibition will showcase the work of designers Chris Davies, Stella Flame, Elizabeth Garvin, Anthony Lent, and Andy Lif—all studio jewelers who “are dedicated to discovery and transferring creativity ahead [and] have gone past industrial methods and conventions, revealing recent concepts and approaches,” says Davies, who can also be the founding father of Elevated Matter.
That is the gallery’s first 12 months taking part in Salon Artwork + Design, which shall be held Nov. 9–13 at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory. The identify “Arms On” refers back to the mechanics of the designers’ artistic course of within the studio and to the concept that “in a world the place know-how, outsourcing, and commodity-based considering turns into extra established order within the jewellery market, the preciousness of the human hand is extra related than ever,” Davies says. “That is the spirit and message we wish to share.”
Elevated Matter’s Salon Artwork + Design debut marks the primary time it has staged an exhibition past its residence base. “After two fantastic years in Hudson receiving collectors from NYC and all over the world, the following logical step was to take the ‘present on the street,’ because it had been,” says Davies. “We felt that Salon Artwork + Design was the right present for us. Having an exhibition program on the intersection of artwork and design, we’re excited to develop a presence right here, in addition to different exhibits that mirror our dedication to modern artwork and design.”
A lot of the “Arms On” designers “have invested many years growing their very own fingers and specialised methods whereas coaching artisans to work alongside them,” says Davies. All of the jewelers represented within the exhibition shall be current on the truthful. “It is vitally uncommon for a gallery to have the complete array of artists current all through a present,” he says.
Beneath (and above), we preview a number of the jewellery that shall be featured in Elevated Matter’s sales space at Salon Artwork + Design. These photos may be sufficient to entice you to seen them in particular person, however should you want another excuse:
“The distillation of expertise and imaginative and prescient in every of those jewels has been researched and honed over a lifetime, and in lots of instances won’t ever be repeated,” explains Davies. “That’s a part of what earmarks a jewel as collectible. Over time, design will all the time have a better worth than the supplies. We all know this expertise will present collectors with a singular sort of entry to the artistic imaginative and prescient within the works. Jewellery tells a narrative, and who higher to inform it than the artist?”
Elevated Matter is providing complimentary tickets to Salon Artwork + Design; RSVP to [email protected].
High: Stripe earrings in 18k gold and oxidized silver with boulder opals and black rose-cut diamonds, $7,250; Elizabeth Garvin
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