upcoming contemporary jewelry exhibits in rome and florence



Styles and techniques: an inquiry into the past.

June 17 – 23, 2013

Antiquity and modernity are opposites that have ultimately coincided in works of both Ulderico G. Pettorossi (IT) and Kellie Riggs (USA). This exhibition demonstrates how research, study and restoration of the old have been a strongly connected activity to the creation of the new for both artists/makers. The confluence of the visual past and the present are demonstrated through two similar but aesthetically different approaches, seen through Pettorossi’s immaculate Etruscan gold jewels alongside Riggs’ classical architecture adaptations for the body. Together, the works presented by both Pettorossi and Riggs question what it means to contemporize our own visual history by asking how the past has the potential to also be the present.

Aperitivo with wine and live jazz!

Palazzo Cenci, Piazza Cenci 56, Rome – Italy
Monday – Saturday, 10:00-12:00, 5:30-7:30
Sunday: 10:00-12:00 noon and by appointment, call 06 68802490.

This exhibition is in association with the Rhode Island School of Design and takes place at the site of the school’s European Honors Program, Director, Ezio Genovesi. The gallery is on the 2nd floor.

Humans we are

HUMANS WE ARE: Alchimia Graduation Show

June 20-22, 2013 
Opens: June 20 5-9pm

Alchimia, Piazza Piattellina 3/r – Florence, Italy

Preziosa 2013

PREZIOSA 2013: A Certain Regard

LAO – Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School & Academy

June 20 – July 21, 2013
OPENING: June 20, at 6.00 p.m.

Museo Marino Marini – Piazza San Pancrazio – Florence, Italy
Hours:10 am to 5 pm, CLOSED Sunday and Tuesday

Fresh Metal

End of Year Student Exhibition

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6-10pm

Le Arti Orafe – Via de’Serragli 104 – Florence, Italy

Pizzi Cannella & Lucia Massei @ Galleria Alessandro Bagnai / Antonella Villanova

INTERNO: Pizzi Cannella & Lucia Massei

June 21 – September 14, 2013

The title of the exhibition Inside, emphasizes the desire to recreate a private, intimate space, in which the works of the two artists communicate and relate to the interior in an attempt to create a place where everything is suspended, evocative.

Jewels by Lucia Massei, co-founder/director/instructor of Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, are made of layers of gold and natural materials and pair well with the work of Cannella. The canvases of Pizzi Cannella, overlap, conceal and reveal, in a continuous cycle, transforming into others forms and colors, in a process very reminiscent of the “intimate and symbolic images in the iconographic representation of collective memory, a mixture of real and dreamlike” (E. Nobile Mino), present in the work of this Roman artist.

Silk textiles from the 1700s on display are thanks to a collaboration with the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, one of the oldest silk manufacturers, found in 1680 by a noble Florentine family.

Galleria Alessandro Bagnai / Antonella Villanova
Palazzo Ricasoli, Piazza Goldoni, 2 – Florence, Italy
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-1pm, 3-7pm

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