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Adornment for the 21st Century: Charon Kransen Curates

Exhibition  /  06 Jun 2008  -  06 Jul 2008
Published: 06.06.2008
Jacki Ryan. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. 18k gold, enamel, pearls, diamonds. 2 3/4' x 2 1/2'. Jacki Ryan
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
18k gold, enamel, pearls, diamonds
2 3/4" x 2 1/2"
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With his third Patina exhibition, Kransen once again challenges conventional notions about jewelry by introducing works in non-traditional, non-precious materials, alongside high karat gold and precious stones.
Patina presents Adornment for the 21st Century. With three separate exhibits scheduled over the course of the summer, Patina Gallery presents the remarkable spectrum of contemporary studio jewelry, precious to profound. Patina’s exhibition calendar for Summer 2008 will absolutely tantalize connoissuers of Soul Stirring adornment. 

The first two events are curated by internationally esteemed figures in the world of studio jewelry. Charon Kransen in June, and Michael Zobel in July, select works by the world’s premier artists working in precious metals and also alternative jewelry materials like leather, steel, rubber, felt and fur. The third is a solo exhibition featuring Spanish artist jeweler Enric Majoral. It opens in August. 

The Dutch-born curator of avant-garde jewelry, Charon Kransen has for fifteen years traveled the globe in quest of the freshest, most provocative jewelry works by contemporary artists. With his third Patina exhibition, Kransen once again challenges conventional notions about jewelry by introducing works in non-traditional, non-precious materials, alongside high karat gold and precious stones. 

Remarks

2008 Adornment for the 21st Century Exhibition Schedule

Charon Kransen,
Curates International Jewelry June 6 – July 6

Michael Zobel
Curates European Jewelry July 11 – August 10

Enric Majoral
Spanish Studio Jeweler August 15 – September 14
2008 Adornment for the 21st Century Exhibition Schedule

Sharon Massey. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Muslin, pearls, cameo. 3? x 2 ??. Sharon Massey
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Muslin, pearls, cameo
3? x 2 ??
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