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Summer 2019 is in full swing at our Sag Harbor gallery filled with extraordinary artisanal fine jewelry and the Hamptons’ best selection of contemporary art.
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Book Signing : Wednesday Evening, November 20th, 2019
Delighted and honored to be one of fourteen fine jewelry designers profiled by Kyle Roderick; jewelry author and instagram influencer @bijouxreview.
Bejeweled: The World Of Ethical Jewelry
Publisher: Rizzoli Release
Date: September 2019
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle, NYC
Castro is a self-taught, American jewelry designer living in Istanbul. His extraordinary pieces are produced by hand in Istanbul and Geneva. He is an artist that draws outside the box and breaks the rules. With his uncompromising attention to detail and use of fancy color diamonds, unusual gemstones and other materials he creates hauntingly beautiful pieces often referencing nature, the Middle Ages and African culture . His pieces typically combine a sense of whimsy with an edge. His "art of no style" is, in fact, the epitome of style.
MEET PINAR HAKIM
Pinar Hakim began her career as an antique dealer and decorator in Istanbul, Turkey. She transitioned into fine jewelry design, a childhood passion, in 2010 with the launch of her eponymous jewelry collection. Pinar’s inspiration stems from her love of nature and antiques which brings a touch of bohemian soul to her stylish and elegant collection.
MEET SEFIK KABAS
Sefik Kabas spent his summers working at his family’s Urart Jewelry Studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Educated in Fine Arts in Scotland and America, Sefik established a high end interior design firm in Istanbul before transitioning into fine jewelry and launching Taru in 2014. Sefik’s attention to the most minute detail combined with his use of fancy natural color diamonds and sapphires sets Taru Jewelry apart.
meet loren Nicole
Loren began her career in the museum world as a textile conservator at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Her passion for prehistory informed her interest in ancient metal smithing and she began to study Ancient Greek technique with master goldsmiths in New York. From conception to creation each piece is designed and entirely made by hand by Loren using exclusively 22K gold in her Venice, California studio.
MEET ARMAN SUCIYAN
Arman Suciyan was born and raised in Istanbul where he apprenticed as a teenager in the Grand Bazaar. Educated in London at the prestigious Kent Institute of Art and Design, he launched his first collection in 2004 after an internship and 10 year stint as Stephen Webster’s head wax carver and model maker. Arman’s work is influenced by the sleekness and aerodynamics of the American automobiles of the late 1960’s and 70’s which he saw on the streets of Istanbul.
meet Will Hanigan
Will Hanigan, the son of a Master Pearler, is a third generation Australian pearl diver and fine jewelry designer. Will began designing pearl jewelry with the intention of showcasing his own aesthetic sensibility which appeals to a new generation of pearl enthusiasts as well as men and women of all ages looking for South Sea pearls of exceptional luster, size and color. He is currently based in Los Angeles and travels extensively bringing his extraordinary collection to all corners of the globe.
MEET LUCINE ALMAS
Lucine is a native New Yorker who has lived and studied in Italy, France and India. With a background in philosophy and design, Lucine has created a unique collection referencing the protective and healing powers of ancient amulets combined with the inherent properties of gemstones. Produced in Jaipur, Lucine’s collection reflects the culture of skilled Indian craftsmen whose artisanship dates back to Mughal times.
meet Meltem Tahranci
Meltem Tahranci was born and raised in Istanbul and is a designer renowned for her use of traditional motifs with modern sensibilities. Her work has incorporated everything from ordinary pebbles to exquisite diamonds. Meltem developed a deep appreciation for jewelry as a handcraft during a trip through Rajasthan. She draws her inspiration from all facets of life and her work is informed by her travel, studies and personal experiences.
Andrew Cotton is a British Artist educated at the prestigious St. Martins School Of Art. His work has been shown at the New Museum, Ward-Nasse Gallery, Ad Hoc Gallery, Pavesi Fine Arts, Jan Lawsen Art, and others. His work is represented in the Saatchi Collection as well as in luxury hotels, corporate headquarters and private residences globally.
Jojo Anavim is a contemporary American artist based in NYC. His work employs rich and vibrant color palettes and playful imagery often giving a nod to Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Anavim is one of the few contemporary mixed media artists to have amassed an archive of vintage materials which he often uses as a point of departure in his work.
Anavim's work is part of the permanent collections in museums, hotels and provate collections around the world including Dream's Downtown and Midtown Hotels NYC; Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; New York Yankees Seats Collection, NYC; and, Surf Lodge Hotel, Montauk, NY.
Anavim is also recognized for his commissions for NBA players, corporate titans, and top charting musicians and entertainers including: Amar'e Stoudemire, Seth McFarlane, Selena Gomez, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Sheldon Adelson, Daymond John, and others...
Larry Silver is a New York self taught contemporary mixed media artist. His work references current events and he often incorporates paper, paint and stencils in his work. In addition to his mixed media surfboards, Larry is known for his colorful, glossy, mantra pieces often featuring cheeky messages.
Sean Sullivan AKA Layer Cake is an American street artist who has found success in galleries around the world. He is a multi-faceted artist who focuses on fine/grafitti art, often incorporating stenciling and iconic "pop culture" characters pulled from periodicals and television.
His compositions are complex constructions involving layers of vintage comic book pages or periodicals, creating appealing collages which are then completed with his trademark stencil compositions
At the age of 8, Sandy Cohen was the youngest student enrolled in a college level art program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
She has been formally trained in paint, water color, mixed media, sculpting and photography. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 20, Sandy is intermittently confined to a wheel chair. The condition has informed her art to a degree.
Her work often references Disney and Tex Avery characters that tell a story with an underlying message reflecting current social conditions. She has shown and at Art Basel with the Oliver Cole Gallery and Soho Ink. Her work has been exhibited at the Museo de Arte y la Cultura de Santa Fe in Medellin, Columbia and is collected by the Royal Family of Morocco, the Stern Family, et al.
Whisbe, an acronym for What Is Beauty began as a New York street artist and is now a global phenomena best known for his iconic Vandal Gummy Bear sculptures. His work references content that sparks both dialogue and nuanced socio-awareness. Marrying the nostalgic and the sinister has become a hallmark of Whisbe's thoughtful and thought provoking art.
In addition to partnering with Red Bull, Kaws and Coach he has shown at Art Basel, Miami and Hong Kong; SCOPE, New York; LA Art Show Los Angeles, CA; New York; Context & Art, NYC; Art Wynwood, Miami, Art Southampton, New York; Oliver Cole Gallery and others...
Whisbe has collaborated with the New Museum NYC and is represented in the permanent collection of the MOCO Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands.