Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Judith Neugebauer show opens at Smith Galleries

Judith Neugebauer's jewelry is a favorite at Smith Galleries. We are pleased to present this special exhibition of her jewelry during May and June.

Judith writes..."A previous career in classical ballet and theater instilled within me a deep awareness and appreciation for movement, line and balance. These are the classical qualities I have always tried to incorporate into my jewelry designs...and in my life."

My work is individually fabricated using sterling silver with an overlay of 23K gold leaf. Many pieces also incorporate freshwater pearls and Australian boulder opals set in 22kt gold. Die-formed hollow elements create visual depth, yet the overall concern with lightness and movement remain central to my approach. A recent development has been the use of oxidized, sandblasted sterling silver with 23kt gold leaf to create an even more dramatic surface."

Drop by Smith Galleries to see the exhibition. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Or see the exhibition online.