DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS

 

June 10 - June 14, 2015

508 W 26th Street 5G New York

 

Photographer       Natalie Conn

 

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SPECTACULAR VISIONS OF JEWELRY

 

Jewelry, art and photography converge into DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS an installation showcase featuring select designers and artists from around the world to unveil their creations. The meticulously curated pieces on show will be mirrored by visually engaging photographs of the jewelry in a uniquely stylized presentation that enhances and even alters their beauty. From varying angles to spatial distances of how the images are juxtaposed with the jewelry, the exhibition seeks to encourage discourses on duality, how much truth lies between the original and its simulacrum, while challenging the viewer’s conventional perceptions of reality versus imagery, and objectification versus adornment. The show also explores stylistic polarities and blending of crafted artisanal contemporary jewelry in new forms and materials on the one hand, and fine couture jewelry with classical precious gemstones on the other.

As part of DRAFTspace’s dedication to helping develop talents, sections of the exhibition will feature select pieces from the 2015 graduating class of The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jewelry Department as well as the Art Start Portrait Project, the non-profit program of providing disadvantaged kids with creative programs to supplement artistic and personal development. A portion of sales generated during the event run will be donated to the Art Start program.

The images are by documentary photographer Natalie Conn who specializes in portraiture and multi-media production and whose work has been published in several publications including The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. 

 

 

 

VIP PREVIEW NIGHT

Wednesday, June 10, 7 - 9pm

Invitation Only

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

Thursday, June 11, 12 - 9pm

Friday, June 12, 12 - 9pm

 

JEWELRY SNAP SALE SATURDAY

Saturday, June 13, 12 - 6pm

Up to 40% Off | Complementary Refreshments


  EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED We're pleased to announce the names of 40 jewelers who will showcase their exquisite creations at DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS.  Discover Our Designers >>

 

EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED

We're pleased to announce the names of 40 jewelers who will showcase their exquisite creations at DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS. 

Discover Our Designers >>

  SUPPORTING NEW TALENTS FROM FIT DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS spotlights some of the works of outstanding students from The Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Jewelry Design Department’s graduating class of 2015. Read More >>

 

SUPPORTING NEW TALENTS FROM FIT

DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS spotlights some of the works of outstanding students from The Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Jewelry Design Department’s graduating class of 2015.

Read More >>

  PARTNERING WITH ART START DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS contributes to a worthy cause by featuring pieces from Art Start’s Portrait Project along with its compendium book. Read More >>

 

PARTNERING WITH ART START

DRAFTspace COMPLETE PARTS contributes to a worthy cause by featuring pieces from Art Start’s Portrait Project along with its compendium book.

Read More >>