PLATINA GALLERY EXHIBITION. DIPTYCH: GREY AND BLACK

DIPTYCH: GREY AND BLACK 
TRACY STEEPY & LORI TALCOTT
JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 25, 2017
PLATINA GALLERY, STOCKHOLM

“It is we who are the middle of the diptych.” - Alfred Acres
Greek, diptychos: folded in two, from di- + ptychē fold

The framework of a diptych establishes that two things exist in one place, not as something separated or binary, but as the actual space between. The mediation of this space not only allows for the viewer or the wearer to stand at the “opening” between both sides but also within the piece itself.  The format of the diptych prompts not only comparison, but also connection and separation. The experience of the diptych in the form of jewelry, together with the physicality of the materials and the unfolding of the forms, cultivates the personal and allows for a space of intimacy.

About the artists

Tracy Steepy is an artist whose work focuses on the format and subject matter of jewelry. Her material research focuses primarily on the use of resin and its inherit color potential as a signifier of content. She received her BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from SUNY/New Paltz. 2008 she was in Stockholm for an artist in residence at MADE BY Studios. Her work is represented in USA at the Sienna Gallery in Lenox, MA where her series Topographies Never Traveled, was featured in 2016. Tracy Steepy is an Associate Professor and current Head of Department of the Jewelry + Metalsmithing program at Rhode Island School of Design.

Lori Talcott is a jewelry artist whose work and research focuses on jewelry’s role as an agent in rituals that negotiate social, temporal, and spiritual boundaries. Talcott grew up in a family of jewelers and makers. After her undergraduate work in art history (Lund University) and metal design (University of Washington), she worked as an apprentice to a master silversmith in Norway, and later completed her MFA in Visual Arts (Vermont College of Fine Arts). Her work is represented in the USA by Sienna Gallery.  She is currently a Guest Lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design.

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