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Color Light Air by Thomas Gentille

Exhibition  /  10 Nov 2018  -  08 Dec 2018
Published: 05.11.2018
Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Eggshell inlay.. 4.9 x 5.1 x 5.3 cm. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Eggshell inlay.
4.9 x 5.1 x 5.3 cm
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Intro
Gallery Loupe is honored to present Thomas Gentille: Color Light Air, an entirely new body of jewelry and jewelry-related watercolors completed since Gentille's solo exhibition at Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Germany, in 2015. Three of the watercolors in this series have gone into the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and three into the permanent collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Artist list

Thomas Gentille
Thomas Gentille: Color Light Air features eggshell inlay pieces, which have three dimensional elements that extend beyond direct contact with clothing, as well as a recently completed rare eggshell necklace begun thirty-three years ago. Also included in the exhibition are works that delve into the qualities of translucency and opacity and the way they alter color and light—the ethereal subspace where air is incorporated into these works to enhance the light and allow the work to “breath.” 

Gentille states: First always light, then geometry, color—subtle or intense—and an endless source of materials, among other considerations, are the components of my work. He often jokes about colleagues trying to get him to stop talking about jewelry when giving a lecture or in seminar. Yet he is reluctant to speak about individual pieces, except in a minimal way, preferring to let the work speak for itself.

Thomas Gentille’s work is in numerous important private and public collections, notably the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which possesses nine works of his, more than any other contemporary jeweler. He is also included in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Museum of Arts and Design in New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Newark Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim. Winner of both the Herbert Hofmann Prize (2001) and Bavarian State Prize (2004), he was designated a Modern Classic at Schmuck, in Munich, in 2006. In October 2018, Gentille was inducted into the prestigious American Craft Council College of Fellows.


Join us for a conversation with Thomas Gentille during the upcoming New York City Jewelry Week.

Friday, Nov. 16th, 2 pm.
The Great Room @ The Jewelry Library, Penthouse.
1239 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

Opening

Saturday, November 10th, 6 - 8 pm. 
Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Translucent acrylic, plywood, paint, air, stainless steel.. 13.3 x 7.1x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Translucent acrylic, plywood, paint, air, stainless steel.
13.3 x 7.1x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Aircraft plywood, lacquer.. 9.0 x 8.3 x 1.4 cm. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Aircraft plywood, lacquer.
9.0 x 8.3 x 1.4 cm
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gnetille. Brooch: Untitled. Egghsell inlay.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Front and side views.. Thomas Gnetille
Brooch: Untitled
Egghsell inlay.
Photo by: Joe Gold
Front and side views.

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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Eggshell inlay.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Front and side views.. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Eggshell inlay.
Photo by: Joe Gold
Front and side views.

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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Translucent and transparent acrylic, lacquer, resin, stainless steel, nylon, resonated paper, air.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Translucent and transparent acrylic, lacquer, resin, stainless steel, nylon, resonated paper, air.
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, nylon, stainless steel, air.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, nylon, stainless steel, air.
Photo by: Joe Gold
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, stainless steel, nylon, air.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, stainless steel, nylon, air.
Photo by: Joe Gold
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Plywood, lacquer.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Plywood, lacquer.
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled.  Maple, lacquer.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
 Maple, lacquer.
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Aircraft plywood, pumice, paint, marble dust.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Aircraft plywood, pumice, paint, marble dust.
Photo by: Joe Gold
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Thomas Gentille. Brooch: Untitled. Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, opaque acrylic, nylon, stainless steel, air.. Photo by: Joe Gold. Thomas Gentille
Brooch: Untitled
Plywood, lacquer, translucent acrylic, opaque acrylic, nylon, stainless steel, air.
Photo by: Joe Gold
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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