Silver: The Dark Side
Now closed: A Special Exhibition at this Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016
Goldsmiths’ Fair is delighted to present Silver: The Dark Side, a trailblazing exhibition at this year’s Fair that showcases silver in a dramatic new light.
This special display of new and recent work from some of the UK’s most exciting silversmiths and jewellers features striking pieces with black oxidised silver surfaces, plating and non precious metals that challenge traditional perceptions of silver.
Blackened objects, several of which combine precious and non-precious metal, are transformed into low-maintenance luxuries.
Organised by renowned craft and design consultant and curator, Brian Kennedy, the display brings the dark out of the shadows, shining a spotlight on opaque metal. “Many years ago, while visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, I came across a case holding a magnificent pair of Georgian candelabra. Instead of the usually gleaming silver, I was confronted by two inky black oxidised pieces, mysterious and slightly sinister and oh so contemporary! A love affair with blackened silver had begun,” Kennedy confides.
The Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors participating in the exhibition are Juliette Bigley, Jonathan Boyd, Abigail Brown, Michael Carberry, Angela Cork, Alan Craxford, Rebecca de Quin, Tamar de Vries Winter, Karina Gill, Kathryn Hinton, Kyosun Jung, Nan Nan Liu, Ryan McClean, Emma-Jane Rule, Mary Ann Simmons, Hazel Thorn, Adi Toch, Jessica Turrell, Adam Veevers.