Following the launch of “Curated Style,” a glossy magazine looking at the correlation between painting, sculpture and jewelry, 530 Burns Gallery is proud to present a dynamic exhibition, “ART & JEWELS.” The show will pair jewelry with curated works by gallery artists, including Steven Anton Rehage, Nikki Sedacca, Stephanie Schwartz, Kathe Fraga, Chris Bales, Abby Modell and more. “Art and Jewels” will run from December 14 to January 7 at 530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, FL. The opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Friday, December 14 from 6 to 9PM.
Through scrupulous attention to the details of each piece, this show seeks to form a visual collaboration and begin a conversation between art-to-wear and art-for-walls.
Nikki Sedacca, jewelry designer and gallery owner says, “this exhibition will truly be a special moment where art and jewels come together in harmony, creating a visual symphony.” Inspiration for this show comes from Sedacca’s lifelong commitment to the arts in all variety of mediums. Sedacca recently debuted her newest collection, “Endless Love with Diamonds,” which is at the forefront of the new show. Tantalizing textures and twists of 18kt gold and sterling silver wire make each work entirely one-of-a-kind, a piece of wearable sculpture.
Steven Anton Rehage is both an artist and a jewelry designer. Multiple layers of translucent paint create abstract forms, colors, and textures reminiscent of hammered metal and colored gemstones. In his newest paintings, inspiration is derived from textures of worn textiles and the transparency and reflective nature of gemstones such as the faceted jade and agate that adorn his statement necklaces and bracelets.
530 Burns Gallery debuts the work of Stephanie Schwartz. Stephanie has been a goldsmith for over 25 years, designing and making 22 karat gold Classical Byzantine style jewelry that has a contemporary flair. Each piece is handmade. She starts with pure gold and alloys it into 20 and 22 karat, which she then mills into sheets, pulls into threadlike wires, and hand weaves into intricate chains or mesh. These unique pieces are set with semi‐precious and precious gemstones. There is an inherent romance to each piece. The swift glimmer of pure love entrances entire space as paintings by Kathe Fraga, inspired by French Chinoiserie, adorn the walls. Working with acrylic paint on frescoed panel, both artists pay homage to the history of art and jewelry alike.
Representing nearly 30 different artists and jewelry designers, this show is an opportunity to view works in a new context. From the gallery walls to the client's home, the exhibition conjures the warm feelings of joyful giving this holiday season.
For further information and press inquiries, please contact Molly Lindberg at [email protected] or by phone at 941-951-0620. Gallery hours: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday