Our fall 2016 exhibition explores the influence of the principles of modern sculpture on contemporary studio jewelry. Modern sculpture is defined here as emerging from the late 19th century with the sculpture of Rodin and evolving throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, distinguishing itself from the past in being non-representational, exploring spatial form rather than solid form, and technically not confined to carving or modeling. Defining contemporary sculpture in all of its aspects is not the purpose of this invitation, but it can be said also to include movement, light, sound, concept and installation. Many studio jewelry artists are modern sculptors of wearable three-dimensional forms, and this exhibition would like to highlight that aspect of our field in a group exhibition in the gallery in New York and at SOFA Chicago.