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Rings ! at Houston

Exhibition  /  22 Jan 2022  -  12 Mar 2022
Published: 09.01.2022
Claus Bury. Ring: Untitled, 1970. Gold, acrylic. Photo by: Virginia Price. Part of: Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection. Claus Bury
Ring: Untitled, 1970
Gold, acrylic
Photo by: Virginia Price
Part of: Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection
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Intro
Rings! 1968 – 2021 features an incredible selection of wearable pieces that capture the avant-garde notions of contemporary jewelry and represent the limitless creative potential of the ring. Throughout time, rings have signified personal and cultural connections around the world, communicating marital status, membership, and belonging, as well as marking the end of an important transition or the beginning of a new reality.
 

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
Showcasing experimental materials and approaches, in addition to traditional metalsmithing techniques, the rings on view in this exhibition offer an examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of this timeless and ubiquitous form.

Having first opened last summer at Philadelphia’s The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, this growing traveling exhibition features an international selection of over 100 rings. Organized by Helen Drutt, collector, educator, author, and renowned advocate of modern and contemporary craft, and researched by independent curator Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell, the show highlights many works from Drutt’s expansive collection. Her collection not only serves as a historic archive of contemporary jewelry but also promotes the relevance of jewelry in today’s culture.

HCCC Executive Director Perry Price commented, Helen Drutt has made an incalculable impact on contemporary craft, both as a collector and as the founder and director of her eponymous Philadelphia gallery. Houston is no stranger to her unique voice in contemporary jewelry, and we are honored to present this one-of-a-kind collection of rings representing work ranging from emerging makers to established masters.


Hours & Admission
Current hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.
Admission is free. Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing. Visit www.crafthouston.org for the latest information.
Biba Schutz. Ring: Sparkiln, 2010. Sterling silver, fine silver, 18k gold. Photo by: Ron Boszko. Part of: Private Collection. Biba Schutz
Ring: Sparkiln, 2010
Sterling silver, fine silver, 18k gold
Photo by: Ron Boszko
Part of: Private Collection
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Ted Noten. Ring: Greed, 2020. 3D-printed gold plated steel. Photo by: Virginia Price. Part of: Private Collection. Ted Noten
Ring: Greed, 2020
3D-printed gold plated steel
Photo by: Virginia Price
Part of: Private Collection
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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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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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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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