The New York SOFA show was last weekend, and I was thrilled to have my work taken to the exhibit by Sienna Gallery
and The Opulent Project
. TOP organized a display called COSTUME COSTUME, which featured handmade contemporary jewelry by emerging artists who deal with the subject of adornment, costuming, and jewelry. TOP installed a photobooth in their space so that attendees of SOFA could don their favorite jewels and have their picture taken wearing them! I hear the lines were long for the photobooth, and that it was a ‘mindblowing
‘ installation… Congratulation to The Opulent Project for having such a stimulating and successful exhibit!
I’ve selected some of my favorite photobooth photos of people wearing my work below. As I wasn’t able to get down to NYC this past weekend, it was great to be able to check out these images and to see people were enjoying themselves.
I’m excited to be part of The Opulent Projects upcoming project, COSTUME COSTUME, which will be making it’s debut at Sienna Gallery’s booth at the NYC SOFA exhibit from April 14th through the 17th. I’m really excited to be part of such a fun and conceptual project that presents handmade, contemporary jewelry at an accessible price to young collectors.
is a collection of work made by emerging contemporary art jewelers. It is an exploration of costume jewelry as subject, jewelry about jewelry. You’ll find the COSTUME COSTUME
show in the Sienna Gallery booth (#301), their installation includes a photo-booth where the guests are invited to document themselves wearing the opulent baubles that are part of the show.
Participating artists as of April 2011 Mikael Arsjö, Kate Bauman, Michael Dale Bernard, Thyra Bessette, Sarah Kate Burges, Erin Gardner, Anna Hinkes, Rory Hooper, Courtney Kemp, Julia Elizabeth Louise, Jimin Park, Mary Hallam Pearse, Earl Ross, Leslie Skalin, Theresa Sterner, Monika Strasser, Kristi Sword, Islay Taylor, Melissa Tolar, Ben Ulsh. Organized by Erin Gardner from The Opulent Project.
Tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn I’ll be starting my journey to Chicago to check out this years SOFA CHICAGO event. The show is an international exhibition of sculptural objects and functional art, and rotates from Chicago to New York to Santa Fe. SOFA presents prominent international galleries and art dealers in a single venue, showcasing art that bridges design, decorative and fine arts.
I’ve never been to a SOFA EXPO before, so I’m super excited to check everything out… and, I hear that Chicago’s the best venue out of the three, so that’s an added bonus! I’m also flattered because Sienna Gallery will be showing some of my new neoprene pieces at the EXPO.
The show opened today, but I’ll still have all of Saturday to wander around the show. Needless to say, I’ll be taking lots of pictures and posting them once I get back!