Thomas Gentille / Twenty-First Century
Opening Reception - Sat. Oct. 23, 2010, 7-9:30pm
Artist Talk - Montclair Art Museum. Fri. Oct. 29, 2010, 1pm
The exhibition is accompanied by a 120 page full-color catalog.
Thomas Gentille is widely recognized for a lifetime of contributions to the world of contemporary jewelry. In 2006, he was the first American artist to be designated “Klassiker der Moderne” by the prestigious Schmuck Art Jewelry exhibition in Munich. In addition, he was the recipient of the renowned Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2001 and also received the Bavarian State Prize in 2004. Gentille’s work can be found in some of the most important museum collections worldwide. These include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Cooper- Hewitt Museum, NYC; Museum of Arts and Design, NYC; The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pinakothek der Moderne, Germany; Schmuckmuseum, Phorzheim, Germany; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Thomas Gentille: Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive exhibition of nearly 50 works that display the artist’s unparalleled penchant for bringing together the most extraordinary combinations of materials and techniques. The installation of the exhibition has been designed by the artist and includes watercolors, original exhibition poster and scale models related to his vision. It is an inspiring testament to a career that has spanned over five decades and has earned Thomas Gentille a hallowed place in the field of contemporary jewelry making.