Robert Baines Featured at MassArt

Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies by the goldsmith Robert Baines presents three jewelry stories projecting jewelry as material evidence of history.  It should be read with caution as his linear histories are confused by myth, riddle, puzzle and possible subversions of jewelry history.  The conundrum of ‘bogus or real’ in this fanciful jewelry history should be queried by the reader and the reward will be enhanced jewelry knowledge.

Stylistic and technical links with wondrous gold works of the past is an area of expertise of Robert Baines who as an acknowledged researcher and teacher in aesthetic and historical jewelry perspectives understands the way scientific and technical factors influence jewelry art.

 In chasing “the fantasy of artifact” Robert Baines asks fundamental questions about building fictitious jewelry and this exhibition of conspiracy will captivate everyone interested not only in creativity and craftsmanship, but also in the artist’s intrigue with the enigma of jewelry as evidence of authentic history.

Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
Gallery: MassArtBakalar & Paine Galleries
Reception: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Artist Talk: January 19, 12:00PM, Huntington Studio, Design and Media Center, MassArt