Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Salon: Inventive Art-Jewelry in an Inventable Space"

Zipper Jewelry designs will be featured in an exhibition,
"Salon: Inventive Art-Jewelry in an Inventable Space,"
October 1st through October 8th, 2010.
opening night reception October 1st, 7-10pm
at Metropolitan Green: 439 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

"Salon" showcases the art-jewelry of seven artists in an inventable, temporary gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The group exhibition curated by Brooklyn based art-jeweler, Mia Hebib, is held at Metropolitan Green, a LEED certified building with a unique space dubbed an "inventable space."

Ms. Hebib has selected this group of mostly Brooklyn based jewelry artists in order to introduce a bigger audience to the world of studio art-jewelry, to connect artists, foster new relationships, and encourage creative collaborations within the art community.

Seeking a formal environment to showcase exquisite, progressive and hand crafted jewelry, the curator, Ms. Hebib transformed a raw space into a temporary gallery. "Salon" connects the art and fashion components of art-jewelry in an intimate and unique setting. Many designers and artists create "pop-ups" in response to the unstable economic landscape. Ms. Hebib notes, "In times like this people’s creativity, confidence and inventiveness will push the boundaries and open up new channels for the art world to progress. This small ‘Salon’ is the first step for a very active and prolific art-jewelry scene and we hope is just the beginning."

In addition to showcasing a select grouping of art-jewelry, Ms. Hebib has commissioned each of the participating artists to create a finished segment that will be combined with the others into one collective necklace. This "Exquisite Corpse Necklace" takes its cues from the surrealist drawing exercise in which many artists contribute individual parts to create an exciting, unpredictable artwork. "This is mostly known as a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled," Ms. Hebib explains. "In this format each artist will contribute a segment into a necklace thus symbolically connecting all of the artists."

Sarah Abramson
Gregory Grigoriev
Theresa Dahl
Kate Cusack
Mia Hebib
Seohee Koh
Kristi Sword

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