From a Press Release
Aaron Faber Gallery Spotlight:
Jennifer Trask – Cabinet of Curiosities
Only Through the End of the Month!
I wanted to remind you about the great Summer 2016 exhibit at Aaron Faber Gallery - take a moment to enter jewelry artist Jennifer Trask’s Cabinet of Curiosities....you only have through the end of the month!
Like the wunderkammern for which her early 2000s collection references, Trask marshals together a divergent assortment of crushed gems, peacock feathers, butterfly wings, powdered pigments and curiously unidentifiable objects to create artist jewelry as fantastically atypical as the women they adorn.
18K and 22K gold and silver crystal-covered round cases are locked together and redefined as wearable cabinets to lock away Trask’s miscellany of nature’s marvels – which include dyed beetles, Salamis parhassus wings, crushed shells, sulfur, leaf skeleton, and the occasional eyeshadow.
“Like that cabinet of curiosities, these colorful, wearable and inviting jewels provoke a range of responses upon close examination, from delight to caution to discomfort, that tell-tale frisson of our not-always-easy relationship with nature and our role in it,” saysPatricia Faber, curator and co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery. “This is the territory that Trask explores in her jewelry collections: yes, breathtakingly beautiful…but is it ours to see, to have, to own? Judging from the many avid private collectors and public collections that have acquired Trask’s work, the answer is yes.”
Jennifer Trask’s Wunderkammern Collection will be available at Aaron Faber Gallery through July and August. 2016.
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.