HOLIDAY SHOW | Pop Up Jewelry Showcase
in affiliation with POP UP Chelsea
Exhibition Dates: November 16 – December 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 W 26th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm (closed for holidays Nov. 23 – 25)
Featuring the works of various international and local jewelry designers, Onishi Gallery’s inaugural jewelry exhibition through POP UP Chelsea focuses on the creative side of jewelry making with a use of exciting materials and vibrant colors. Each designer’s work is very different but also share the same artistic non-conventional vibrancy.
KIM PADDON of Sparkes Design creates distinct, timeless, and hand-fashioned jewelry collections using semiprecious and exotic stones on the tip of the historic, rugged, and remote coastal island of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Kim was just 22 when she opened Whink, a specialty boutique jewelry store, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Sparkes Design offers the rugged beauty of naturally-occurring gemstones in a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, collected and crafted by hand; timeless pieces showcase the raw and
natural brilliance of the stone.
TZURI GUETA of Tzuri Gueta Paris is a hard man to label: he is a designer, a craftsman, a scientist and an explorer all in one. But the designer in him is recognizable in his unique use of silicone. Imposing no limits, Gueta and his team have embarked on the conquest of several vectors of creation that range from jewelry, fashion accessories and design objects to set designing, art exhibits and haute couture collections. The Tzuri Gueta team has set up its workshop/showroom in the Viaduc des Arts, a dynamic setting where lovers of contemporary design delight
in an unrestricted array of creative exploration.
TOMOKO KONNO, one of Onishi Gallery’s represented ceramic artists, did a series of collaborative work with designer Tzuri Gueta, who is included in this show. Tomoko lives in the ancient pottery town of Tokoname while maintaining a studio in Bali, Indonesia. In her Bali workshop, there are forms resembling exotic plants or sea creatures made in colored porcelain that is the inspiration in her works. The distinct features in her work are the fresh colors, meticulous detailing, and the dynamic flow created with the nerikomi technique. The artist prefers this technique to using brushes for embellishing surfaces, feeling that the lines created by nerikomi are more natural and allow Konno to express her energy and zest for living.
EMILY SATLOFF, Larkspur & Hawk’s founder, has married 18th century techniques with a thoroughly modern sensibility, designing jewels with a timeless beauty. A lifelong scholar of art and design, Emily’s graduate studies in decorative arts at both Sotheby’s and the Cooper-Hewitt led to her career as a curator at The New-York Historical Society and a curatorial consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Working in decorative arts gave Emily an intimate knowledge of and deep appreciation for historical objects, spanning a breadth of periods and media only available in a museum setting. Her first collection debuted in 2008 and quickly became a favorite of the world’s most discerning women. The rivière, a continuous river of stones that flows around one’s neck, and a staple of Georgian jewelry, has become one of Larkspur & Hawk’s signatures.
MALLARY MARKS has a passion for searching the world over for inspiration. Her ability to combine sapphires, rubies, beryl, tourmalines, emeralds, aquamarines and lapis with intricate delicate patterns of high carat gold distinguishes her work. Each piece is handmade and completely one-of-a-kind. Mallary Marks opened her studio at the tender age of twenty-four, after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. Heavily influenced by her “heroes”, from Alexander Calder to Odilon Redon and Henri Matisse, Marks creates every piece by hand, and takes much of her inspiration from the world around her. Insects, photographs, architecture and ancient and indigenous crafts she has collected from Europe to Africa have all been referenced in various collections.
MICHAEL IZRAEL GALMER is an iconic silver designer and creator, from his early days in America when he invented new silver tools and techniques, to being discovered by connoisseurs and commissioned by Tiffany & Company, to his current vast body of work from jewelry to table pieces to sculptures. His work has been acquired by Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Museum of Art, Newark Museum and has been the subject of retrospectives at the Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum and, in May 2018, The Biggs Museume of American Art.
For more information, visit popupchelsea.com or onishigallery.com and contact Dannie Pierce at 212.695.8035