Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Okay well I have a bit of downtime while I embrace some public transportation back to jersey so I thought I'd get a post in. The jewelry exhibit was very impressive,and I ran into Beth! Haha quite the nice surprise, so anyhow, it was pretty interesting going through all the drawers and getting to see so many vastly different pieces. I appreciated the diversity of forms and mediums and overall I found the collection stimulating with the exception of a few rather obnoxious items I personally could have done without. I got the chance to see a side of Myra's work that I had never experienced before and that Beth and I both considered very very different from any of her forming works that we had previously been exposed to (although a few floors up I saw one of her melting teapots as well). I also got to see a few Joyce Scott pieces, one of Ted Notens resin necklaces (one of my favorite collections) and a good lot of works concerning the body in a variety of ways. I'm pretty sure that's the "category" I will be focusing on for this paper (oh and I plan to post images later when I am not still on my blackberry :-) ) after seeing all this I left the Tiffany gallery and headed up through the rest of the museum. There were a few pieces I found intriguing for the most part though this place is really now my cup of tea....and for 15 dollars entry fee it is suuuuch a tiny museum. But I digress. In the open studios I met an artist who is collecting fingerprints on glass in enamel paint for a huge collection she's putting together, so I offered up my right hand.
I'm going to end here for now by just saying I loathe busses and bumpy roads.

Okay home now, FINALLY off that god-awful bus so as promised, some pictures! (And this way I have a running record of influences =) )
Julia Barello, Vascular Studies II: Lung, 1996

Flora Book, Birds I, 1986

Rian de Jong, Vessel 2006-07

So this one was definitely one of my favorites for the day.
Marie Aimee Grimaldi, Bracelet, 2001

Dorothy Hogg, Neckpiece in the Artery Series (Large Circle), 2005

okay and one last one for today:
Lam de Wolf, Yellow Shoulder and Body Piece, 1983

That's all folks.

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