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Gallery Loupe features the jewelry of Jennifer Trask

Exhibition  /  16 May 2012  -  16 Jun 2012
Published: 17.05.2012
Jennifer Trask. Brooch: White Cluster & Cloud. Bone, diamond, palladium, silver. Jennifer, TraskBrooches: White Cluster & CloudBone, diamond, palladium, silver. Jennifer Trask
Brooch: White Cluster & Cloud
Bone, diamond, palladium, silver


Jennifer, Trask
Brooches: White Cluster & Cloud
Bone, diamond, palladium, silver

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Jennifer Trask is known for her exquisitely designed pieces that are often crafted of organic materials and spring from her very fertile imagination. Gallery Loupe announces it will be featuring her jewelry.

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Jennifer Trask
Gallery Loupe is pleased to announce it will be featuring the jewelry of artist Jennifer Trask.  In the past few years Trask has become highly recognized in the world of Contemporary Studio Jewelry. She is known for her exquisitely designed pieces that are often crafted of organic materials and spring from her very fertile imagination, which makes her work stand out in the jewelry world.

Trask creates both a combination of wearable pieces and wall hung art that is, upon close examination, created through the assembling of materials such as bone, snake vertebrae, pre-ban ivory, resin, metal, and precious stones.  She has also searched for ornately carved classical gilt picture frames from which she takes fragments. She fashions them into a contemporary form that is somewhat reminiscent of Art Nouveau/Rococo wearable art. Much of her jewelry is very white as if the colors of nature are stripped away to reveal the elegant white-boned natural forms.

Adornment Magazine editor Elyse Zorn Karlin said of Trask's work:  "One cannot help but have a sense of wonder when viewing Jennifer Trask's jewelry. It is art imitating life and making it even more beautiful than the original...more fragile and heart-rending."
 
Jennifer Trask received a BFA in Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA in 1993 and an MFA in Metalsmithing from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1997. Although a fine arts major, as an undergraduate she also took biology courses as she always had an interest in flora and fauna. Recently her work was exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design as part of Flora and Fauna, MAD about Nature.
 
Trask's work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Jennifer Trask. Brooch: Foliage. Bone, gold leaf, frame fragment, 18K gold, resin. Jennifer, TraskBrooch: FoliageBone, gold leaf, frame fragment, 18K gold, resin. Jennifer Trask
Brooch: Foliage
Bone, gold leaf, frame fragment, 18K gold, resin


Jennifer, Trask
Brooch: Foliage
Bone, gold leaf, frame fragment, 18K gold, resin

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Jennifer Trask. Brooch: Gilt. Bone, pre-ban ivory, gold leaf, frame fragment. Jennifer, TraskBrooch: GiltBone, pre-ban ivory, gold leaf, frame fragment. Jennifer Trask
Brooch: Gilt
Bone, pre-ban ivory, gold leaf, frame fragment


Jennifer, Trask
Brooch: Gilt
Bone, pre-ban ivory, gold leaf, frame fragment

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