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

Deborah Aguado: Constructivist

What sets Deborah Aguado apart from other exceptional contemporary metals artists is her ability to create jewels which function at several levels simultaneously. Her works are meticulously executed, beautiful, highly wearable pieces of jewelry. At the same time when viewed in a contemplative context, we find in them a monumentality, which belies their actual physical size.  They can be experienced as miniatures or models for or of large architectural or sculptural projects.

Illusion and perspective are the special interests of the artist that contribute largely to these results. Many of her pieces deal with these spatial concepts, which are generally considered to be domains reserved for painters and sculptors.  Other concerns of the artist are kinetics, distortion and subtle light effects. Her geometric formalisms are rendered mobile either by hinging or a pendulum-like construction. In other pieces, a narrow slot or prismatic opening is created between the light-conducting stone and the metal beneath, allowing for a constant interplay of light between the two materials.

 

Studio jewelry exhibitions change six times annually. In addition, the gallery hosts related events each year, including lectures by jewelry historians and jewelry artists; collectors’ 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.