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Curating the Lasting Legacy of Alexandra Watkins

Exhibition  /  26 Sep 2021  -  26 Oct 2021
Published: 27.09.2021
Alexandra Watkins. Brooch: Untitled. 18K & 22K yellow gold, tourmaline.. 3.4 x 5.6 cm. Alexandra Watkins
Brooch: Untitled
18K & 22K yellow gold, tourmaline.
3.4 x 5.6 cm
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Patina Gallery cofounder, Alison Barnett, is excited to share her newest jewelry curaiton with you. Today, she introduces a selection of coveted pieces by Alexandra Watkins, handcrafted expressions straight from the artist's personal trove.

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Alexandra Watkins
Alexandra Watkins may be best known as a master metalsmith, and from 1982 to 2014, the artist-led the renowned Atelier Janiyé in Boston, Massachusetts, with her jewelry partner, Nancy Michel. Since 2014, hers and Michel’s works of art have been in the exclusive care of Patina. A selection of Watkins’ works also resides in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in the Art of the Americas Wing.

Amongst Watkins’ oeuvre of works, a variety of materials are presented in open and abstract compositions. Often, fiery gemstones are placed in custom gold settings where soft, yet profound edges and shapes coalesce into a stately fixation once worn. Her jewels are at once abstract and unpredictable, while elegant and refined. Across Allison’s curation, a vibrant variety of stones including carved citrine, tourmaline, red and black coral, and Tahitian pearl are mixed within abstract webs of textured gold with charismatic surfaces that forever delight.
Alexandra Watkins. Brooch: Untitled. 18K & 24K yellow gold, tahitian pearl, shibuichi.. 1.30 x 6.4 cm. Alexandra Watkins
Brooch: Untitled
18K & 24K yellow gold, tahitian pearl, shibuichi.
1.30 x 6.4 cm
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Alexandra Watkins. Bracelet: Untitled. White gold, yellow gold.. 6.8 x 8 cm. Alexandra Watkins
Bracelet: Untitled
White gold, yellow gold.
6.8 x 8 cm
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Alexandra Watkins. Brooch: Untitled. 18K & 24K yellow gold, red coral, black coral.. 2 x 3.6 cm. Alexandra Watkins
Brooch: Untitled
18K & 24K yellow gold, red coral, black coral.
2 x 3.6 cm
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