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August 25, 2014



on the horizon Exhibition Opens at Brooklyn Metal Works

Brooklyn Metal Works in Prospect Heights will host on the horizon, an exhibition of eleven emerging contemporary art jewelers, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 6th (6-9pm).

Grounded Necklace by Linnéa Eriksson

Necklace by Linnéa Eriksson

BROOKLYN, NY – The public is invited to view this one of a kind art jewelry exhibition, guest curated by {x} collaborations Mariah Tuttle. This exhibition will highlight the works of 11 national and international artists including Mallory WestonYuni Kim LangSooyeon KimLinnéa Eriksson, and Lynn Batchelder. The opening reception is on Saturday September 6th from 6-9pm in the gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works, and will be on view through October 25th, 2014. Gallery hours are 11am-6pm Tuesday through Sunday or by appointment.

on the horizon highlights a small but diverse group of emerging artists spanning broad geographical and cultural backgrounds. The artists chosen approach both their making and jewelry community in varied ways: some of the artists are leaders of jewelry collectives such as the 1×1 collective from Italy or the Four Workshop in Sweden; some are teaching or participating in Artist Residency programs; some include fashion, writing and photography as part of their vernacular; some graduated last spring while others have evolved slowly and offer rare definitions of new. The jewelry they make speaks of value, materiality, culture, history, humor, gender, and of jewelry itself. They document their work on and off the body and in and out of the gallery. These artists explore jewelry through their words, video, and making. A full color catalogue will accompany this exhibition, which includes text written by Mariah Tuttle with interviews and biographies of the participating artists.

{x} collaborations began in the summer of 2011 from the impassioned discussions of new graduated jewelry makers about how to generate fresh opportunities for themselves while promoting and collaborating with one another. Mariah Tuttle, the founder of {x} collaborations, earned her Bachelor’s in Applied Design at San Diego State University and her MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is actively shown and published both nationally and internationally. She is also a contributing writer for Current Obsession magazine.

Brooklyn Metal Works is a metalsmithing and contemporary jewelry studio that offers concept-based classes and workshops, studio rentals, exhibitions and guest lecturers to promote artists, designers and makers and to strengthen the knowledge base of all involved. For more information please email or call 347.762.4757.