Ever look at a piece of jewelry and think, “This really speaks to me?” Aaron Faber Gallery takes the concept one step further with “Messages: Jewelry Speaks,” an exhibit focusing on jewelry with built in messages and words.
Opening Oct. 3, the exhibition features 17 jewelry artists who celebrate the written word with commissioned pieces that define a reality and express emotions. Some capture the (lost?) art of handwriting, while others utilize a more block message approach that captures today’s obsession with text messages. Some don’t feature words at all, but universally understood messages such as hearts.
“Jewelry has always been a medium of communication, of status and group identity,” said Patricia Faber, curator and co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery. “Jewelry is also among artists a medium to express their own musings, ideas and wishes. For this exhibition, we invited a wide group of studio jewelers and designers to submit works that literally speak to a wider audience.”
The exhibition will be held at Aaron Faber’s 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY location through Oct. 28, 2017, traveling to the SOFA Chicago Exposition from Nov. 3 to 5, 2017.