Reception for the artist, Saturday, August 15, 4:00-7:00pm
Jewelry Demonstration by the artist, Friday August 28, 1:00-5:00pm
The unruly jewels in this exhibition include jewels plus enclosures or ‘nesting cases’, a form that Kaye-Moses has been exploring for several decades. Although she is primarily a jewel maker, these pieces allow Kaye-Moses to create jewels that concern themselves not simply with function, but also with the implicit/explicit narrative capacity of adornment, and enclosure as sculptural form.
This current exhibition, The Unruly Jewels Of Linda Kaye-Moses, brings together a broad selection of Kaye-Moses’ jewels/enclosures, which investigate themes that have drawn her attention, including, but not limited to an exploration of Judaic symbols and mythologies… the natural world… the mysteries of the human spirit.
These are fully realized objects; jewels within environments or protective dwellings, often incorporating an original textual element (poem/song/prose). Each jewel, when not being worn, merges with an enclosure or ‘nesting case’ in mutual consistency, becoming a story of connected images, symbols, and concepts.
The sources of inspiration for her work are wide-ranging: ancient artifacts; the architectural fantasies of Brodsky and Utkin; mediaeval reliquaries; the narrative constructions of Lenore Tawney, William Harper, Keith LoBue, Kevin Coates, and DX Ross.