Equal to the equinox, new artists step into the light
"I know the ocean is there to conquer"
Awaken with the equinox – rich as turned earth, fresh as spring’s soft fragrance. Let the soul stir as well, clinging to the warming sun and floating on soothing breeze.
To be equinox-worthy, a jewelry collection must be, like that special moment on the calendar, equal parts light and dark, possessing that which recharges us: the bursts pastel blooms, the black beauty of turned earth, the beams of lingering light.
In that spirit, curators Allison and Ivan Barnett present New Discoveries for Spring at Patina, just in time for the equinox, that point every spring when man is most in touch with the cosmos. This exhibition continues Allison and Ivan’s proud tradition across two decades of bringing exciting introductions to Santa Fe.
“The workmanship draws inspiration from prehistoric civilizations”
As winter steps aside, the new artists of Patina step up into the light with stunning new works.
JS Noor - grew up in India and became a true artist of the world, designing jewelry in gold and precious stone, creating whimsical designs with a distinct Eastern aesthetic.
Astrid Keller - renowned for her striking pieces in oxidized silver beads, evokes a sense of the medieval market that was Bremen, Germany, her present-day home and the point of exchange between past and present.
Michael Jerry - master metalsmith and mentor to Allison and a new generation of jewelry makers, presents contemporary silver belt buckles, some of newest by a renowned designer who now calls Santa Fe home.
Fatih Yazicioglu - working from his Istanbul studio, crosses continents and cultures to keep alive the Anatolian tradition of handmade gold and silver jewelry featuring filigree, embossing and inlaying.
Barbara Heinrich and Enric Majoral - renowned for seeing nature as the jeweler’s muse, contribute new works through which they express, on one hand, a modern exploration of the ancient art of goldsmithing and, on the other, a contemporary vision of natural forms.
“Think thousand-year-old traditions coming through in the form of beautiful stones, noble materials … and other elements of the Mediterranean”