For Immediate Release- January 6, 2015, New York- The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross (www.reinsteinross.com/rr-gallery) is proud to present, ‘for her”, an exhibition of jewelry by Gaetano Pesce. An artist reception will take place on January 15th and the exhibition will continue through February 20th. This will be the first time that Pesce’s jewelry has been exhibited in the United States.
For the past five years—at first for his own pleasure and now for a broader audience—the iconic Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has been utilizing his signature urethane resin with a new landscape in mind. This work, a natural extension of his interest in innovation and individuality, consists of miniature sculptures designed for the body.
Simply titled “for her”, this new collection is composed of thirty pieces, and includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, and brooches.
Pesce’s facility with urethane resin makes it the perfect material for creating unique bodily adornments. Its malleability “allows the material to make the conclusion,” Pesce argues. “It forms itself freely, and assumes the final shape.” His belief that non-traditional materials produce interesting and innovative jewelry is further evidenced by the use of magnets to close the necklaces and bracelets in the “for her” collection.
“Resin is not necessarily a precious material,” Pesce adds, “but it becomes precious in the way it is worked.” And because resin is naturally transparent, it is easily mixed with different pigments, allowing the designer to utilize the signature bold colors he refers to as “alive,” and which characterize his world-renowned work.
Pesce’s four decades of practice has yielded groundbreaking buildings, furniture, and objects that blur boundaries and celebrate the creative process. His dramatic jewelry bears his familiar sensual aesthetic: necklaces resemble globs of paint dripping from an artist’s palette; another evokes shards of broken glass. And as with Pesce’s previous jewelry collections, each unique piece is named after a woman, and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.