Rings !

Exhibition  /  05 Jun 2021  -  17 Jul 2021
Published: 01.07.2021
Rings !.
The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design
Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski, Rochelle F. Levy
Peter Chang. Ring: Untitled, 2009. Acrylic, resin, found object, aluminum, silver.. Unique piece. Peter Chang
Ring: Untitled, 2009
Acrylic, resin, found object, aluminum, silver.
Unique piece
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Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, humans have adorned their fingers with ornamental jewelry. From signifying one's marital status to protecting the wearer from forces of evil, rings have served practical, symbolic, and decorative purposes throughout history and across cultures.
RINGS! offers a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form.

Artist list

Hans Appenzeller, Masha Avina, Giampaolo Babetto, Robert Baines, Gijs Bakker, Peter Bauhuis, Jamie Bennett, David Bielander, Manfred Bischoff, Helen Britton, Sigurd Bronger, Lola Brooks, Doug Bucci, Claus Bury, Pierre Cavalan, Monica Cecchi, Peter Chang, Paolo Chimeri, Cappy Counard, Ute Decker, Elisabeth Defner, Kenneth Derengowski, Paul Derrez, Georg Dobler, Ben Dory, Sam Tho Duong, Iris Eichenberg, Sandra Enterline, Karl Fritsch, Max Frohlich, Thomas Gentille, Toni Goessler-Snyder, Caroline Gore, Lisa Gralnick, Adam Grinovich, Samuel Guillem, William Harper, Therese Hilbert, Yasuki Hiramatsu, Daniel Jocz, Christer Jonsson, Margit Jäschke, Hermann Jünger, Svatopluk Kasaly, Ulla + Martin Kaufmann, Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, Helfried Kodré, Takashi Kojima, Stanley Lechtzin, Stacey Lee Webber, Jisoo Lee, Keith Lewis, Alexandra Lozier, Fritz Maierhofer, Stefano Marchetti, Paolo Marcolongo, Gigi Mariani, Bruno Martinazzi, Falko Marx, Miye Matsukata, Märta Mattsson, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Rika Mouw, Louis Mueller, Kadri Mälk, Ted Noten, Milan Nováček, Breon O'Casey, Ritsuko Ogura, Barbara Paganin, Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Nash Quinn, Wendy Ramshaw, Debra Rapoport, Gerd Rothmann, Philip Sajet, Margareth Sandström, Niki Sawansukha, Marjorie Schick, Bernhard Schobinger, Biba Schutz, Barbara Seidenath, Stephan Seyffert, Sondra Sherman, Peter Skubic, Kiff Slemmons, Oldrich Sládek, Emile Souply, Per Suntum, Sanna Svedestedt Carboo, Tore Svensson, Josef Symon, Fumiki Taguchi, Fabrizio Tridenti, Anni Turner, Tone Vigeland, Giorgio Vigna, Karel Votipka, Mark Wagner, David Watkins, Annamaria Zanella, Renée Zettle-Sterling, Petra Zimmermann, Othmar Zschaler, Peter de Wit
Featuring work from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, this international selection brings together over one hundred rings that demonstrate the artists’ wide-ranging expressions through a variety of aesthetic and conceptual ideas. From the traditional techniques of metalsmithing to avant-garde materials and approaches, the rings on view will offer a new examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of the ring itself.
RINGS! is organized by Helen Drutt and researched by Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell.

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Monday through Saturday, 11am-5pm.

Helen Britton. Ring: Ghost Train, 2021. Silver, glass, paint.. Unique piece. Helen Britton
Ring: Ghost Train, 2021
Silver, glass, paint.
Unique piece
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Elisabeth Defner. Ring: Untitled, 2012-2014. Gold, Australian opal. Mexican fire opal.. Unique piece. Elisabeth Defner
Ring: Untitled, 2012-2014
Gold, Australian opal. Mexican fire opal.
Unique piece
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Kenneth Derengowski. Ring: The Greatest Generation: Torpedo, 2021. Silver, found object, slate.. Unique piece. Kenneth Derengowski
Ring: The Greatest Generation: Torpedo, 2021
Silver, found object, slate.
Unique piece
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