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Sondra Sherman: FTDs

Exhibition  /  01 Dec 2009  -  31 Dec 2009
Published: 04.12.2009
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Enchanted, 2009. Steel, silver, nail polish, tanzanite. 8.9 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Enchanted, 2009
Steel, silver, nail polish, tanzanite
8.9 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm
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Intro
(...) This new series of steel brooches titled 'FTDs' continues Sherman's hybrid abstractions of traditional flower corsages using medicinal herbs. (...)

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Sondra Sherman
Sondra Sherman's interest in medicinal language and adornment has inspired this new group of steel corsages, in which aphrodisiacs and hallucinogenic plants are the botanical references. Florists' Transworld Delivery is the common understanding of the term FTD and Sherman plays off of that notion in the titles of the individual brooches borrowed from commercial corsages, such as 'Pure Grace', 'Slow Dance', and 'Enchantment'. The composition and alternately refined and raw materiality of the pieces however are also inspired by a less familiar use of FTD, Formal Thought Disorder a term used in psychiatry to describe a pattern of disordered language. Sherman's interest in the psychological and social affects of jewelry flourishes in this confluence of sources and expressive materiality.

Remarks

Artists’ reception Friday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Slow Dance, 2009. Steel. 8.9 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Slow Dance, 2009
Steel
8.9 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Embraceable, 2009. Steel, silver, nail polish. 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Embraceable, 2009
Steel, silver, nail polish
7.6 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Pure Grace, 2009. Steel. 10.2 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Pure Grace, 2009
Steel
10.2 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Sweet Sincerity, 2009. Steel, Rose Quartz Geode, ag-cu bi-metal, 18k au, yellow cubic zirconia. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Sweet Sincerity, 2009
Steel, Rose Quartz Geode, ag-cu bi-metal, 18k au, yellow cubic zirconia
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: True Happiness, 2009. Steel. 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: True Happiness, 2009
Steel
7.6 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm
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