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Exhibition  /  30 Aug 2018  -  22 Sep 2018
Published: 30.08.2018
Elisabeth Gerald. Ring: Imaginings Elevated, 2018. Sterling silver, rosewood, lost wax castings.. Maker of objects and keeper of fragile things. By revisiting familiar objects through imagined forms, I hope to unravel the complexity of the seemingly simple.. Elisabeth Gerald
Ring: Imaginings Elevated, 2018
Sterling silver, rosewood, lost wax castings.
Maker of objects and keeper of fragile things. By revisiting familiar objects through imagined forms, I hope to unravel the complexity of the seemingly simple.

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Intro
MassArt Emerging Talents - Sculptural Objects and Jewelry, an exhibition of recent graduates of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program.

Artist list

Stephanie Farmer, Elisabeth Gerald, Violet Ita, Emma Jackson, Aditi Lakhtakia, Daniel Margaris, Michelle Yun
Through the creation of jewelry, functional objects, and sculpture, students in the jewelry and metalsmithing program give form to their artistic vision.
The Jewelry and Metalsmithing program combines direct practice with conceptual problem solving. Students explore the methods and motives behind both traditional and contemporary metal work, learning how objects are informed by their historical contexts.


As a Korean-American, my artwork embraces the essence of traditional Korean art and repetitive geometric sequences. Michelle Yun uses digital sketching on Rhino, investigating different ways to put together a pattern, using paper models first, then metal, utilizing hand-forging, fabrication, piercing, and 3D printing.

Aditi Lakhtakia’s jewelry is India inspired in my own perspective intricate designs are hand fabricated, hand hammered, pierced and hand woven, often embellished with semi-precious stones.

The forms used in jewelry by Violet Ita are a resurrection of the past, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau to Art and Crafts, acanthus leaves, Baroque dolphins, griffins, and other flora and fauna. Her work uses sterling silver, fine silver, lost wax casting, hand woven Roman Chains with fused fine silver links, stretched and woven.

Stephanie Farmer casts forms that are either meant to be worn as ear weights or exist as sculpture that speaks to body image and identity informed by body modification. This form study allows me to exhibit my affinity for body modification in tandem with my interest in visually pleasing curves and curious objects.

Elisabeth Gerald’s, Imaginings Elevated, rings, sterling silver, rosewood, lost wax castings, epitomize her philosophy, Maker of objects and keeper of fragile things. By revisiting familiar objects through imagined forms, I hope to unravel the complexity of the seemingly simple.

The Jump Rope by Daniel Margaris, of fine silver, cherry wood and hand woven Roman chain is an example of The recreation of Commonplace Functional Objects through silversmithing as an act of commemorating process and re-evaluating both the object and processes’ meaning and significance in our life.

Emma Jackson’s, Attention No. 2, Kinetic ring, of cast sterling silver, 20k gold embodies Jackson’s explorations, showing how the tactility of jewelry can soothe the relationship between the mind and body, creating works with weight and movement. In my ‘Attention’ series, the ring wearer engages with the kinetic movement of the work immediately.

Activities

View the art & Meet the artists
Saturday, 15th of September, 3 pm - 5 pm.
RSVP  mobiliagallery@gmail.com
Stephanie Farmer. Earcuff: Ear Ornament Forms, 2018. Hand Hammered, oxidized silver.. 5.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm. I make cast forms that are either meant to be worn as ear weights or exist as sculpture that speaks to body image and identity informed by body modification. This form study allows me to exhibit my affinity for body modification in tandem with my interest in visually pleasing curves and curious objects.. Stephanie Farmer
Earcuff: Ear Ornament Forms, 2018
Hand Hammered, oxidized silver.
5.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm
I make cast forms that are either meant to be worn as ear weights or exist as sculpture that speaks to body image and identity informed by body modification. This form study allows me to exhibit my affinity for body modification in tandem with my interest in visually pleasing curves and curious objects.

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Violet Ita. Neckpiece: Roman Neckpiece Featuring Serpent and Secretary Bird, 2018. Sterling silver, fine silver, lost wax casting, handwoven Roman Chain - fused fine silver links, stretched and woven. 22.9 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm. I view my work as a resurrection of the past, specifically utilizing my knowledge and interest in the history of craft and decorative arts, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau to Art and Crafts. The forms I am drawn to, acanthus leaves, Baroque dolphins, griffins, and other flora and fauna of the past, are used historically as decoration. Through the process of wax carving, I am creating my own pieces of jewelry and small scale sculpture using these motifs and designs. I aim, through my work, to bring these present and prevalent designs, to the forefront.. Violet Ita
Neckpiece: Roman Neckpiece Featuring Serpent and Secretary Bird, 2018
Sterling silver, fine silver, lost wax casting, handwoven Roman Chain - fused fine silver links, stretched and woven
22.9 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm
I view my work as a resurrection of the past, specifically utilizing my knowledge and interest in the history of craft and decorative arts, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau to Art and Crafts. The forms I am drawn to, acanthus leaves, Baroque dolphins, griffins, and other flora and fauna of the past, are used historically as decoration. Through the process of wax carving, I am creating my own pieces of jewelry and small scale sculpture using these motifs and designs. I aim, through my work, to bring these present and prevalent designs, to the forefront.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Emma Jackson. Ring: Attention No. 2, 2018. Cast sterling silver, 20k gold.. This current body of work explores how the tactility of jewelry can soothe the relationship between the mind and body, creating works with weight and movement. In my ‘Attention’ series, the ring wearer engages with the kinetic movement of the work immediately.. Emma Jackson
Ring: Attention No. 2, 2018
Cast sterling silver, 20k gold.
This current body of work explores how the tactility of jewelry can soothe the relationship between the mind and body, creating works with weight and movement. In my ‘Attention’ series, the ring wearer engages with the kinetic movement of the work immediately.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Aditi Lakhtakia. Hand Piece: रचना // Rachna // Adorn, 2018. Sterling silver, fine silver, oxidized, hand fabricated, hand hammered, pierced, hand-woven chain, black spinel, garnet, peridot.. 20.3 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm. This hand chain juxtaposes intricate Mehendi (the Indian art of applying henna) patterns with simplistic shapes. The stones commemorate the process of applying henna- it is applied green, dries black and imprints red on the body. The format of a hand chain drapes the entire hand: fingers, back of the hand and wrist to allude to Indian jewelry’s incredible ability to adorn the entire body
. "I have lived a decade of my life both in the United States and India, and consider India my home
. I have struggled with the dichotomy of not being Indian or American enough and It has been the subject matter of my work. I entered the program at MassArt exploring why I identified with India so much.
. 
. Indian culture encompasses tradition with a deeply rooted history of developing their art. The constant exposure of gold and extravagant Indian .jewelry has shown me the wonders of silver. This metal has the powerful capacity to become a blank canvas for stories to come alive.
. I use this unique feature to create jewelry, India inspired, in my perspective, in a new medium. I seek to allow the story to make the object more precious than the silver. This is where I work to find a balance, developing my tradition, in my art and in my life.. Aditi Lakhtakia
Hand Piece: रचना // Rachna // Adorn, 2018
Sterling silver, fine silver, oxidized, hand fabricated, hand hammered, pierced, hand-woven chain, black spinel, garnet, peridot.
20.3 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
This hand chain juxtaposes intricate Mehendi (the Indian art of applying henna) patterns with simplistic shapes. The stones commemorate the process of applying henna- it is applied green, dries black and imprints red on the body. The format of a hand chain drapes the entire hand: fingers, back of the hand and wrist to allude to Indian jewelry’s incredible ability to adorn the entire body
"I have lived a decade of my life both in the United States and India, and consider India my home
I have struggled with the dichotomy of not being Indian or American enough and It has been the subject matter of my work. I entered the program at MassArt exploring why I identified with India so much.

Indian culture encompasses tradition with a deeply rooted history of developing their art. The constant exposure of gold and extravagant Indian 
.jewelry has shown me the wonders of silver. This metal has the powerful capacity to become a blank canvas for stories to come alive.
I use this unique feature to 
create jewelry, India inspired, in my perspective, in a new medium. I seek to allow the story to make the object more precious than the silver. This is where I work to find a balance, developing my tradition, in my art and in my life.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Daniel Margaris. Object: Jump Rope, 2018. Fine silver, cherry wood, roman chain.. 24.1 x 0.8 cm. A handwoven variation of Roman Chain designed to look like rope.
. The Jump Rope should be jumped on the carpet if it is desired to preserve use the longest.
. Much like jumping rope, the process of making roman chain at such a length is a challenge of endurance, each link is hand stretched to ensure it’s strength.
. 
. The recreation of Commonplace Functional Objects through silversmithing as an act of commemorating process and re-evaluating both the object and processes’ meaning and significance in our life.. Daniel Margaris
Object: Jump Rope, 2018
Fine silver, cherry wood, roman chain.
24.1 x 0.8 cm
A handwoven variation of Roman Chain designed to look like rope.
The Jump Rope should be jumped on the carpet if it is desired to preserve use the longest.
Much like jumping rope, the process of making 
roman chain at such a length is a challenge of endurance, each link is hand stretched to ensure it’s strength.

The recreation of Commonplace Functional Objects through silversmithing as an act of commemorating process and re-evaluating both the object and processes’ meaning and significance in our life.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Michelle Yun. Pendant: Oval 1, 2018. Sterling silver, hand forged and hand fabricated, pierced, 3D printing.. 5.1 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm. As a Korean-American, my artwork embraces the essence of traditional Korean art and repetitive geometric sequences. I create wearable art jewelry that is meant to be the center piece on the torso as a pendant. They have a presence where the weight is felt but do not distract or disregard the wearer.
. 
. When a shape or pattern catches my interest, I use digital sketching on Rhino investigating different ways to put together a pattern. Before working in metal, I first make multiple paper models that have slight variations in pattern and size until I am satisfied with the final design to create the pendant. Creating these pieces in metal, my working processes include hand-forging, fabrication, piercing, and 3D printing.. Michelle Yun
Pendant: Oval 1, 2018
Sterling silver, hand forged and hand fabricated, pierced, 3D printing.
5.1 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm
As a Korean-American, my artwork embraces the essence of traditional Korean art and repetitive geometric sequences. I create wearable art jewelry that is meant to be the center piece on the torso as a pendant. They have a presence where the weight is felt but do not distract or disregard the wearer.

When a shape or pattern catches my interest, I use digital sketching on Rhino investigating different ways to put together a pattern. Before working in metal, I first make multiple paper models that have slight variations in pattern and size until I am satisfied with the final design to create the pendant. Creating these pieces in metal, my working processes include hand-forging, fabrication, piercing, and 3D printing.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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