Sienna Patti Contemporary is pleased to announce a recent museum acquisition by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum) New York. The 2016 piece, Black & Gold Snakeskin Bow by artist MALLORY WESTON was acquired for the permanent collection. Barbara Gifford, Assistant Curator writes, “Mallory Weston applies the highest standards of making to her practice and her pieces are both meticulous and flawless. The subjects of her work reflect the preoccupations of her generation, while her woven objects have a through-line with artists who have come before her, including Arlene Fisch and Caroline Broadhead. Having Weston’s Bow #3 in MAD’s collection today will help chronicle the practice of an artist who will one day be in all the important museums around the world.”
Mallory Weston received her MFA Jewelry + Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives and works in Philadelphia. Her work involves a marriage between traditional jewelry and textile techniques that she uses to create large-scale wearable pieces that allow metal to move with the fluidity of fabric. Mallory’s work can also be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, CODA Museum Apledoorn and the Stedelijk Museum s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.