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Lineare

Exhibition  /  17 Aug 2006  -  10 Sep 2006
Published: 31.01.2007
Ornamentum Gallery
Management:
Stefan Friedemann
Sergey Jivetin. Brooch: Cupola Graph, 2006. Nitinol, syringe needles, silver. Sergey Jivetin
Brooch: Cupola Graph, 2006
Nitinol, syringe needles, silver
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(...) beautiful line drawings of form and shadow created entirely of Nitinol alloy wire and sliced syringe tubes- has a visual "lightness" or "freedom"- incredible proficiency is countered with a very "human" side, making a body of work as harmonious as it is innovative and original.(...)

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Sergey Jivetin

International award- winning, Hudson Valley jewelry artist Sergey Jivetin to have his premier solo exhibition at Ornamentum, Hudson, NY.

The year 2005 saw New Paltz, NY jewelry artist Sergey Jivetin receive such important awards as the Grand Prize of the annual Itami Art + Craft Museum design competition in Japan, the prestigious Herbert Hoffman Preis in Munich, Germany and the Emerging Artist Award from the North American organization the Art Jewelry Forum, for his “Time Structures” series of wearable art comprised of thousands of watch-hands.

2006- with work currently on exhibition in the International exhibition “Schmuck” (German for Jewelry) at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and an acquisition by the same museum for their permanent collection- has already proven itself to be another milestone in the burgeoning career of this groundbreaking young artist.

Leaving the complex surfaces of the watch-hands behind, the exhibition of Jivetin’s new body of work “Lineare” has been visually reduced to simple “pencil drawings” of shape and shading- jewelry pieces constructed from two materials- NITINOL- a wire alloy twice as strong as steel and 100 times as flexible which was developed for surgical uses among others, and steel tubes, cut from hypodermic syringes. These materials, at once very human for their’ healing aspects and very alien in their highly technical manufacture, provide Jivetin with the physical properties needed to create his jewelry, which although visually simple, are created with a technical expertise seldom found in the craft. Often working under magnification to drill thousands of microscopic holes in the syringe tubes- each hole must be perfectly placed to house the hair-thin NITINOL wire which is threaded through it, both to hold the piece together structurally as well as to create each individual “pencil line”. Jivetin often builds custom jigs on his own milling machine in order to achieve the incredible level of perfection required to reach the end result- “sketches” of (but not limited to) architectural forms such as the onion domes found in the skyline of Jivetin’s native Uzbekistan.


Please join us for an artist reception on Saturday August 19, from 6 – 8 pm.

Sergey Jivetin. Brooch: 11.5 Feet 20 Guage Needles, 2006. Nitinol, syringe needles, steel. 2 3/4 ' diameter, 1 1/8 inch. Sergey Jivetin
Brooch: 11.5 Feet 20 Guage Needles, 2006
Nitinol, syringe needles, steel
2 3/4 " diameter, 1 1/8 inch
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Sergey Jivetin. Earrings: Cone, 2006. Nitinol, syringe needles. Sergey Jivetin
Earrings: Cone, 2006
Nitinol, syringe needles
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Sergey Jivetin. Bracelet: Torus, 2006. Nitinol, syringe needles, silver. Sergey Jivetin
Bracelet: Torus, 2006
Nitinol, syringe needles, silver
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Sergey Jivetin. Brooch: Intersection, 2005. Watch hands. Sergey Jivetin
Brooch: Intersection, 2005
Watch hands
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Sergey Jivetin. Ring: Tethered Volumes #17, 2006. 18 k (Palladium) white gold, blue nitinol. Sergey Jivetin
Ring: Tethered Volumes #17, 2006
18 k (Palladium) white gold, blue nitinol
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