Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kovecses Designs Fine Woodworking at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is known for fine woodworking and the fine woodworking of Kovecses Designs fits perfectly in the gallery mix. Joe and Karen Kovecses create contemporary ikebana vessels as well as small boxes and bowls. All have a very modern oriental feel. Some of the woods that are used would be termed exotics with bubinga, wenge and zebra being the predominant choices. Curly maple is often used with the clean light wood contrasting beautifully with the darker exotics.

Show is a footed bowl using the woods zebra and winge.

Click here to see a slide show of some of the pieces in the gallery or here to see still pictures. Drop by Smith Galleries (located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC) between 10 & 6 Monday through Saturday. The gallery is located in the award winning Village at Wexford. 800.272.3870

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Judith Neugebauer Jewelry Exhibition Opens at Smith Galleries

A special exhibition of jewelry by Judith Neugebauer opens at Smith Galleries. The exhibition will be on display in the gallery 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