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Gracefully Capturing Space by Erich Zimmermann

Exhibition  /  06 Apr 2018  -  06 May 2018
Published: 12.02.2018
Gracefully Capturing Space by Erich Zimmermann.
Patina Gallery
Management:
Ivan Barnett, Allison Buchsbaum Barnett
Erich Zimmermann. Necklace: Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Rock Crystal together with Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Amethyst, 2016. Oxidized sterling silver and rock crystal and amethyst beads.. 4.4cm long, 0.8 cm in diameter. Photo by: Patina Gallery. From series: Cleopatra. Erich Zimmermann
Necklace: Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Rock Crystal together with Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Amethyst, 2016
Oxidized sterling silver and rock crystal and amethyst beads.
4.4cm long, 0.8 cm in diameter
Photo by: Patina Gallery
From series: Cleopatra
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Intro
For Erich Zimmermann, the reward for his intense focus and long hours of jewelry making comes when a woman chooses one of his pieces and puts it on.

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Erich Zimmermann
My jewelry should become a part of the person who wears it, says the master gold and silversmith from Augsburg, Germany. It should be a treasure which is beloved, which is a partner.
/ Erich Zimmermann



For his new exhibition of handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, Zimmermann finds special meaning in the words Gracefully Capturing Space. As a private pilot, the jewelry maker says he considers the heavens his third dimension of creativity. He is moved in that way to imagine jewelry as an instrument for illuminating and celebrating the grace and precision of human movement. The opening of Gracefully Capturing Space complements the Parsons Dance performance the same evening at Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center.

What matters is this: that you feel strongly about what you want to pass on, he says. Then it is important that you are able to make the sensation understandable and make the materials interpret that sensation.

Zimmermann’s jewelry pieces are sleek and architectural, combining precious metals with gemstones – platinum with carnelian, or perhaps yellow gold with chrysoprase. The symmetrical, clean lines of Zimmermann’s earrings and necklaces interpret both the simplicity of ancient handcraft and the high-tech refinement of brushed metal.

If I design a ring, I try to become a part of that ring, he says. I try to feel like this ring, to be this ring. And sometimes it is hard for me to give this ring away.

Patina Gallery is recognized as one of the most beautiful galleries in Santa Fe. Now in its 19th year, Patina offers the finest in contemporary jewelry, fine art and design. 
 

Opening

Friday, April 6, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m.
Erich Zimmermann. Necklace: Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Rock Crystal, 2016. Oxidized sterling silver, rock crystal beads.. 44 cm long, 0.8 cm diameter. Photo by: Patina Gallery. From series: Cleopatra. Erich Zimmermann
Necklace: Cleopatra Oxidized Silver Collier with Rock Crystal, 2016
Oxidized sterling silver, rock crystal beads.
44 cm long, 0.8 cm diameter
Photo by: Patina Gallery
From series: Cleopatra
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Erich Zimmermann. Earrings: Cocoon Pendant, 2017. Sterling silver with 18K yellow gold ear wire.. 6.2 cm long. Photo by: Patina Gallery. From series: Cocoon Collection. Erich Zimmermann
Earrings: Cocoon Pendant, 2017
Sterling silver with 18K yellow gold ear wire.
6.2 cm long
Photo by: Patina Gallery
From series: Cocoon Collection
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Erich Zimmermann. Earrings: Cocoon Pendant, 2016. 18K rose gold with platinum ear wire.. 2.5 cm long. Photo by: Patina Gallery. From series: Cocoon Collection. Erich Zimmermann
Earrings: Cocoon Pendant, 2016
18K rose gold with platinum ear wire.
2.5 cm long
Photo by: Patina Gallery
From series: Cocoon Collection
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Erich Zimmermann. Necklace: Cocoon Collier, 2016. Oxidized sterling silver, 18K yellow gold.. 43 cm long. Photo by: Patina Gallery. From series: Cocoon Collection. Erich Zimmermann
Necklace: Cocoon Collier, 2016
Oxidized sterling silver, 18K yellow gold.
43 cm long
Photo by: Patina Gallery
From series: Cocoon Collection
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Erich Zimmermann. Bracelet: Eternal, 2016. Sterling silver with 0.12ctw brilliant-cut round diamond.. 1.2 cm thick and 6.3 cm inner diameter. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Erich Zimmermann
Bracelet: Eternal, 2016
Sterling silver with 0.12ctw brilliant-cut round diamond.
1.2 cm thick and 6.3 cm inner diameter
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Erich Zimmermann. Earrings: Amethyst Bowl, 2017. 18K gray gold with oval amethyst cabochons, 18K ear wires.. 2.55 x 1.44 cm. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Erich Zimmermann
Earrings: Amethyst Bowl, 2017
18K gray gold with oval amethyst cabochons, 18K ear wires.
2.55 x 1.44 cm
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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