Archived entries for Exhibitions

Gallery Loupe to Exhibit at Collective.2

Who’s the FAIR-est of them all ?? Might very well be us, as we get set to participate in the 2nd edition of Collective Design Fair this coming May. Read about the fair and take a look at the Gallery Loupe exhibitor page for a sense of who & what we have in mind – Remember to check back for Collective2 updates in the coming months…

Laura Deakin Interviewed by the AJF

The Art Jewelry Forum’s Missy Graff recently chatted with Laura Deakin about her new series, My Press.  In this interview, Deakin discusses her process and describes how her concept developed for this exhibition.

Take a look at the AJF Blog to read the entire interview.

BKMW Welcomes Laura Deakin

Gallery Loupe hosted Laura Deakin a few weeks ago…take a look at the photos from our exhibition and Laura’s talk at Brooklyn Metal Works. “My Press” an exhibition of Laura’s work is on view at Gallery Loupe through December 8th.
For more photos from both events see our Laura Deakin Album on Facebook.

“Laura Deakin: My Press”

Gallery Loupe is pleased to announce “My Press”, the latest body of work by Australian contemporary jeweler Laura Deakin. “My Press” and selected objects from Deakin’s other series can be seen at Gallery Loupe beginning Saturday, November 9 through December 8. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m.

To preview Laura’s new work visit our Facebook page

“In Dialogue with the Baroque”

“In Dialogue with the Baroque” – an exhibition of the Galerie Handwerk” at the Neues Schloss Schleißheim Featuring Jennifer Trask

The “Galerie Handwerk” by the “Handwerkskammer von München und Oberbayern” presents in the autumn 2013 as fifth guest show the exhibition “In Dialogue with the Baroque”. This project is presented in co-operation with the “Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen“. The curved line and its counter swing are a basic formal principle of the ornament of the Baroque and the Rococo – two époques of the history of art closely connected with Bavaria. The dynamic curves of these époques are today of great interest in the arts and crafts and are varied for different reasons.

The exhibition “In Dialogue with the Baroque“ is presented in the Neues Schloss Schleißheim. The idea of the dialogue becomes most clear by the context of the palace. The works by international artists and craftsmen can be compared directly with interiors and objects from the 18th century. The vis-à-vis shows the contemporary appeal of the historic styles and the richness of association of the formal language of the Baroque, its fantasy, and the beauty of its art of decoration as well as the continuation of baroque subjects like the pastoral and the still life. The feast for the eyes finds its ongoing sequel.

The exhibition is supported by the consulate general of the Netherlands, Munich and by the Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich.


Ulla Ahola, FI l Chris Antemann, USA/MEISSEN artCAMPUS® l Katsuyo Aoki, JP l Alexandra Bahlmann, DE l Babette Boucher, FR/DE l Ned Cantrell, DK/USA l David Clarke, GB lWouter Dam, NL l Sam Tho Duong, VN/DE lMichael Eden, GB l Michelle Erickson, USA l Karl Fulle, DE l Katherine Gray, USA/CA l Bernard Heesen, NL l Anya Kivarkis, USA l Vidar Koksvic, NO l Sonngard Marcks, DE lMärta Mattsson, SE l Wiebke Meurer, CH l Barbara Nanning, NL l Iris Nieuwenburg, NL l Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg, DE l Claire Partington, GB l Barbara Reisinger, AT l Shauna Richardson, UK l Anna Rikkinen, FI l Karin Seufert, DE l Vera Siemund, DE l Ferry Staverman, NL l Laura Stracke, DE/FR l Fumuki Taguchi, JP l Jennifer Trask, USA l Gerold Tusch, AT l Jeroen Verhoeven, NL lMaria Volokhova, DE l Vivienne Westwood, GB l

Attai Chen Opening Reception 9/8/2013

Join us to hear Attai Chen speak about his exhibition and give
a demo at Brooklyn Metal Works – Saturday Sept. 7, 3 pm.
640 Dean St., Brooklyn NY.  347.762.4757

Last Week to See Ruta Reifen’s “Sweet Islands”

Sweet Islands by Ruta Reifen

In this body of work created for Gallery Loupe, I go back to basics.

I close my eyes and dream of white clouds on beaches.

To give a sense of a suspended space for dwelling on romantic white beaches, I carved intricate flowery forms growing out of a flat clear outlined shape.

I create a bounded space symbolizing a micro-cosmos while the organic clusters are an eruption of beauty- Islands.

Painting white, erasing place and time allows these pieces to forever be anyone’s dream land.


Reifen’s “Sweet Islands” Installation at Gallery Loupe will be on view through September 3rd.

Trask Installation at Gallery Loupe

This summer visitors to Gallery Loupe will have the opportunity to view an installation of several works by artist Jennifer Trask.

Ossa Studies is a triptych that Trask  created over the past several years.  Each panel in the work represents an individual approach and examination of  ideas found in her larger pieces.

Queen Anne’s Lace Garland is composed of sewing needles, bone and graphite. Trask recalls, “One March three years ago, as snow melted I found  Queen Anne’s Lace frozen in various stages of the life cycle.  The structures appeared skeletal when dried.  I saved them by the hundreds, worked with them in encaustic paintings, and later on recreated them in bone.”   For the Gallery Loupe installation, Trask has taken this one step further, by highlighting the shadows  with graphite directly on the wall, allowing the piece to become even more dimensional.

Trask does not restrict herself — effortlessly moving from wearable to non-wearable, from the body to the wall.  Once again, demonstrating her remarkable versatility.


The art jewelry community is a tight knit group. So why not make it even smaller? This was the premise behind Peter Deckers’ ambitious HANDSHAKE Project. Deckers, a jewelry artist and teacher at the Whitireia jewelry department in Wellington, New Zealand had the idea to pair 12 emerging New Zealand jewelers with 12 internationally renowned jewelry artists. Distance did not serve as an obstacle; after all in the age of Skype connecting people is no grand feat. Thus the HANDSHAKE Project was born and twelve young jewelers got the opportunity to work with their heroes.

One such pairing was Gallery Loupe artist Andrea Wagner and her mentee Lynsay Raine. Wagner and Raine exchanged images of each other’s work and allowed themselves to be inspired. For Wagner, who is based in Amsterdam, the distance and not being able to “be there in the flesh” was challenging at times. And certainly as she explains in “Eleven Times Zones Away”, her contribution to the publication “HANDSHAKE – 12 Contemporary Jewellers Meet Their Hero”, she was up to that challenge. As she concludes in her essay, “the resulting jewelry pieces prove that the experience has been successful in helping these emerging jewelers to fine-tune their visual language.”

The main objective of the HANDSHAKE Project was to team up mentors and mentees and allow them to communicate and create. The project was broken up into three phases: the first phase was akin to a meet and greet where through “feedback sessions” the teams got to know each other and let their creative juices flow. One of the requirements was to document each exchange, whether it was via email, skype or visit, on the project’s official blog. This blog later served as the foundation for the aforementioned publication, “HANDSHAKE – 12 Contemporary Jewellers Meet Their Hero”. During the second phase the mentor and mentee made collaborative work for the “Objectspace” exhibition that was held in Auckland last week (June 17-20, 2013). For the final phase of the project, the mentee will select a recent jewelry school graduate and, for a year, become their mentor. Thereby allowing the HANDSHAKE Project to come full circle.

Other participants include Estela Saez, Lucy Sarneel, Lisa Walker, Judy Darragh, Karl Fritsch, Fabrizio Tridenti, Iris Eichenberg, Warwick Freeman, Octavia Cook, Hanna Hedman, Suska Mackert Gillian Deery, Nadene Carr, Sharon Fitness, Kristin D’Agostino, Neke Moa, Becky Bliss, Sarah Read, Jessica Winchcombe, Sam Kelly, Debbie Adamson, and Jhana Millers.

To read the blog & view the work visit

“Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions”

You only have a month left to see “Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions” at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. Five of our artists are in the show: Georg Dobler, Donald Friedlich, Esther Knobel, Ruta Reifen, and Andrea Wagner. Pictured is Andrea Wagner’s “Aquaductus” (pendant, 2006). Show closes June 2nd. For more information:

Andrea Wagner, "Aquaductus" pendant (2006), Sterling silver, Siberian pyrite, ammonite, unstained bone china, polyester grains, synthetic resin, paint

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