November 13, 2012
IF YOU ARE IN OR VISIT MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY

GALLERY LOUPE TO FEATURE WORK OF AUSTRALIAN JEWELRY ARTIST NICOLE POLENTAS

 MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nicole Polentas currently resides in Australia, but her connections to her family’s origins in Crete are an important influence on her jewelry. An accomplished gold and silversmith, she draws on her Greek heritage for inspiration and for the unique manner in which she exhibits her current body of work in a setting meant to depict the psychomanteum - the naturally occurring rockpools of myth where ancient Greeks would go to consult the oracles.

Polentas has created her personal psychomanteum made of plinths to display her jewelry. The installation includes water which re-creates the aquatic area where one could commune with the gods. The jewelry pieces themselves are fascinating and intricate constructions of metal wire and steel sheets, sterling silver, plastic and paint, ornamented with personal photographs and bits of traditional music from Crete known as riztitka. For the artist, the song fragments are a bridge to her sense of belonging to a place she is rooted in but no longer lives. Her past and present become connected in her very personal jewelry.

 Gallery Loupe will bring Polentas’ work to the United States for her first solo exhibition in this country from November 10 - December 1, 2012. The opening night reception with the artist will be held on November 10 at 7-9 pm.

www.galleryloupe.com

July 6, 2012
INTRODUCING LORA FOSBERG

     

Artworks by American artist (painter and printmaker), Lora Fosberg. In order from top to bottom: To Juan, Love Lora (Maquette for Everything), 2011 / Heartaches, 2011 / Sweet Beginnings, 2011 / We All Want to Live Forever, 2011 / Now, Then, 2011.

http://lorafosberg.com/index.html

February 8, 2012
IF YOU ARE IN OR VISITING MUNICH

  

German jewelry designer, Nora Rochel (http://www.nora-rochel.de) is going to present her new work at the Inhorgenta Trade fair in Munich from 10th until 13th of February, at hall C2 stand number 538. This year she is exhibiting together with Leonore Jock (http://www.leonorejock.com) and Stephanie Hensle (http://www.stephaniehensle.com). Above is the invitation card with exceptional decoration created by Stephanie Hensle. 

December 19, 2011
INTRODUCING MARIE CHARPENTIER

          

Contemporary jewellery - Les Acétabulaire series - by French designer, Marie Charpentier.

www.mariecharpentier.fr 

September 8, 2011
FLOWE-RING

      

Jewelry from the Flora series by Danish designer/artist, Alidra Alic.

www.alidraalic.com 

July 26, 2011
HYPNOTIC FRAMES

     

Artworks - sprayed acrylic on wood panel - by Gilbert Hsiao (USA). In order from top to bottom: Encounter / Convergence II / Brooklyn in the Abstract / Revolver II / Machine Learning III / Escape from NY.

http://gilberthsiao.blogspot.com

June 17, 2011
NO STRING ATTACHED JEWELRY

      

Contemporary jewelry by Dutch designer, Maaike Ebbinge.

www.maaike-ebbinge.nl 

June 7, 2011
URBAN ARMOR

    

Leather contemporary jewelry by Spanish design house, Antiatoms.

www.antiatoms.com

May 30, 2011
SUGAR TREATS TO WEAR

      

Jewelry (necklaces, brooches, rings) by British contemporary jewelry designer, Natalie Smith.

http://natalielsmith.blogspot.com

February 8, 2011
WHY DOGS ARE OUR BEST FRIENDS

 

 

Jewelry artworks from the Cats&Dogs / Cats&Dogs&Birds series, by British designer, Eleanor Bolton.

www.eleanorbolton.com

February 2, 2011
INTRODUCING SARI LIIMATTA

  

 

Contemporary jewelry/sculpture creations by Finish designer, Sari Liimatta. In order from top to bottom: But I love him / The Sleeper / Final Affairs / The Guardian.

www.sariliimatta.net

January 22, 2011
INTRODUCING THANH

 

 

 

Mixed media paintings by Thi Thanh (France). In order from top to bottom: #99 sans titre / #86 sans titre / #95 sans titre / #96 sans titre / #97 sans titre / #98 sans titre.

http://thi-thanh.com

December 29, 2010
ART WEAR

 

 

   

Contemporary jewelry creations by Israeli designer/artist, Vered Kaminski.

www.galerie-spektrum.de/kaminski-biografie.htm