Aaron Faber Gallery is committed to providing a voice to new artists in metal and showcasing the ever-changing work of established studio jewelry artists. We are inspired by educating new collectors as well as assisting established collectors to develop their expertise.
IN THE GALLERY
Glenda Arentzen is an important American studio goldsmith whose work continues to address and define jewelry-as-art. From her earliest designs, Arentzen has explored the expressive potential of traditional jewelry materials Ė including silver, gold, enamel and gemstones Ė to create very personal one-of-a-kind jewels. There is an immediacy and intensity to Arentzenís work that raises it above the level of good jewelry design to that of art-in-metal. It is this sense of the artistís touch as though each jewel had just left her hands that has appealed so strongly to Arentzenís collectors over the years.
Ms. Arentzen sculpts many of her designs in wax, casting by the lost wax method. She also works directly in the metal, fabricating brooches, earrings and necklaces. When working in gold, the artist often combines different colors - yellow, rose, green and white- to create the varied patterns and textures that are a hallmark of her style.
Glenda Arentzenís achievements have been recognized by both the art community and the jewelry industry over the years. She is a three-time winner of the Diamonds International Competition, sponsored by DeBeers, and a member of its Academy. Her designs for pearls have been honored twice by the Cultured Pearl Association. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art & Design.
Studio jewelry exhibitions change six times annually. In addition, the gallery hosts related events each year, including lectures by jewelry historians and jewelry artists; collectorsí evenings for both jewelry and watch collectors; trunk shows and personal appearances by jewelry designers; and book signings for notable jewelry design and watch collectors publications.
The Gallery also participates in the prestigious SOFA shows held two times annually in New York and Chicago. The Sculpture, Objects, and Functional Art show brings together the leading decorative arts galleries in the world for contemporary studio art.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.