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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

Tis the Golden Season

Exhibition  /  15 Dec 2017  -  14 Jan 2018
Published: 11.10.2017
Tis the Golden Season.
Patina Gallery
Management:
Ivan Barnett, Allison Buchsbaum Barnett
Nancy Michel. Earrings: Red & Gold Earrings, 2016. 18K and 22K yellow gold and red coral beads. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Nancy Michel
Earrings: Red & Gold Earrings, 2016
18K and 22K yellow gold and red coral beads
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Intro
Intimately curated exhibition honors the best in goldsmithing.
Allison and Ivan Barnett of Patina Gallery honor the golden era of precious-metal work with an exhibition of new jewelry from the hands of the legendary goldsmiths of Patina. ‘Tis the Golden Season opens on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Goldsmiths deserve special recognition because they understand deeply that their pieces are more than a collection of lifeless objects, the curators explain. Handmade jewelry allows the wearer to embrace life’s cherished memories.
I know my jewelry pieces mean a lot to people, says Pat Flynn, one of the featured goldsmiths. The pieces are meaningful because they are so important, such a keepsake.

Patina’s owners, who have devoted more than 18 years to establishing an international destination for contemporary art, present this exhibition as an expression of their shared curatorial vision. They are creating a unique collection of contemporary jewelry, paintings and ceramic sculptures, all with lustrous references to gold.

There is a spiritual quality in gold, Ivan Barnett says, and it’s about feeling what in life is truly worth treasuring, about feeling a generosity of spirit.
Particularly, the curators reserve a place of honor for goldsmiths. We emphasize and recognize the pioneering spirit of metalsmithing, particularly goldsmithing, both here and abroad, explains Allison Barnett, an authority on artistic jewelry. What we’ve brought to Santa Fe has influenced many artists.

The goldsmiths in the new exhibition stand above the pack because of their talent for doing what others might see as impossible, creating flawless precious-metal forms by hand.

I like when people ask: How did you do that? says Flynn, a New York-based pioneer in contemporary jewelry. Known for his nail bracelets, necklaces and rings, Flynn creates the pieces by blending the muscle of ironwork with the tenderness of fine jewelry. The exhibition of works from the golden era of contemporary goldsmithing also features such distinguished jewelry makers as Harold O’Connor, a master maker with New Mexico roots, and Nancy Michel and Alexandra Watkins, of Boston’s renowned Atelier Janiyé.
 

Opening

 Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 5-7 p.m
Pat Flynn. Bracelet: Striated Locking Bracelet, 2017.  22K and 18K yellow gold and iron with a hinge and box clasp. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Pat Flynn
Bracelet: Striated Locking Bracelet, 2017
 22K and 18K yellow gold and iron with a hinge and box clasp
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Nancy Michel. Bracelet: Ladders Anaglyphs, 2015. 18-, 22- and 24-karat yellow gold with single hinge. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Nancy Michel
Bracelet: Ladders Anaglyphs, 2015
18-, 22- and 24-karat yellow gold with single hinge
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Harold O’Connor. Brooch: A Quest for Gold, 2016. Oxidized sterling silver with 18-karat yellow gold granulation. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Harold O’Connor
Brooch: A Quest for Gold, 2016
Oxidized sterling silver with 18-karat yellow gold granulation
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Alexandra Watkins. Bracelet: Porticos, 2014. 18-karat yellow and white gold, 1.85cm width of band. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Alexandra Watkins
Bracelet: Porticos, 2014
18-karat yellow and white gold, 1.85cm width of band
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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Alexandra Watkins. Necklace: Golden Quartz Necklace, 2009. Golden quartz, 18- and 22-karat yellow gold. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Alexandra Watkins
Necklace: Golden Quartz Necklace, 2009
Golden quartz, 18- and 22-karat yellow gold
Photo by: Patina Gallery
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