Vogue Italia announces Speckner + Spoerri in Pforzheim

from Vogue Italia, February 2014. “Bettina Speckner uses the ferrotype technique to create old-fashioned brooches with black-and-white photographs that always seem to capture and enhance the soul of every single element. Precious stones and pearls are set almost as if by chance on some of the creations and are never decorative; they are tools that reinforce…

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Susie Ganch leads the charge for ethical jewelry by turning the old into the new.

Read Richmond, Virginia STYLEWEEKLY’s article on Susie Ganch and Ethical Metalsmiths. The Radical Jewelry Makeover project is excellent. On a bitter cold morning, an artist stands by a space heater in her backyard studio near Carytown. Behind her is a white wall that resembles flattened angel wings, though on closer inspection it’s revealed to be…

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San Diego CityBeat digs Sondra Sherman

“Sondra Sherman, an associate professor of art in jewelry and metalwork at SDSU, recently had one of her pieces, “Flowers and Still Life”—a brooch embedded in a carved-out book—acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). But, years ago, Sherman thought she’d be a painter, not a jewelry designer—”perhaps the naïve default idea of…

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Artist Interviews online

  Interested in a little light reading? We are slowly compiling our artist interviews and videos online for a rainy day. [button url=”http://www.siennagallery.com/meet-artists/” color=”gray” liquid=”yes”]Watch, Read and Listen.[/button]  

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Sondra Sherman exhibition at Hunterdon Art Museum | January 12 – March 9

SONDRA SHERMAN Found Subjects Hunterdon Art Museum January 12 – March 9, 2014 catalogue available “All jewelry becomes a form or element of portraiture, and in Found Subjects the book and jewelry piece came to reflect the imaginary reader, author, or wearer. What ‘seemed like a good idea at the time’ turned into…”What was I…

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Seth Papac awarded Tiffany Foundation Grant for Artists

The Board of Trustees of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation has selected Seth Papac to receive a $20,000 grant. The board acted on the recommendation of the 2013 Biennial Competition Jury, which selected 30 artists out of the 137 artists nominated in this years competition. The jury was composed of Phong Bui, artist and publisher…

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Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary in Vogue Italia

We are excited to announce a solo exhibition with Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary in the fall of 2014… in the meantime, enjoy this article in Vogue Italia about the young designers work: ‘Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary was born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1979 and witnessed firsthand as a 10-year-old little girl ‘The most profitable used brick sale in the…

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Märta Mattsson’s top 7 fascinating museums

SG artist Märta Mattsson, known for her macabre and beautiful jewelry, shares her Top 7 list of scary and fascinating museums that she has visited during her travels around the world. To all of you with a morbid side and a fascination for life and death, as well as things and objects that hold the power…

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Current Obsession is here.

CURRENT OBSESSION is a new biannual magazine discussing jewelry as a part of today’s visual culture. This issue, Youth,  discusses intensely charged subject of youth that has a personal meaning to all of us. Youth is an elusive, intangible moment between the babbling childhood and the self-reflexive rest: a dream, a failure, an expectation, a change…

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new Iris Bodemer book available

Iris Bodemer| Rebus: Jewelry 1997-2013 This ornately produced monograph offers an interim appraisal of the diverse work from 1997 onwards by the contemporary German jewelry artist Iris Bodemer (born 1970). The pieces are presented in countless large-format illustrations and succinctly accompanied by an essay from art historian Marjan Unger. ORDER

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Our first hardcover!

Lauren Fensterstock RADICAL SENTIMENTALISM with essay by Carol Diehl “Both tempting and threatening, Fensterstock creates objects of desire whose beauty draws us in, only to repel with intimations of dark secrets. This tension culminates in an illusion of depth and motion that leaves viewers with the eerie sensation that these shadowy gardens have a sinister…

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