Opening Reception: First Thursday, May 5th 6-8pm
We are thrilled to unveil the first collection of jewelry at Stonington Gallery from legendary jeweler Denise Wallace (Chugach Aleut). Wallace is widely known for her sumptuous silver, gold and fossilized ivory jewelry that combines contemporary elegance and traditional themes.Wallace’s unique creations have made her the best-known Alaska Native jeweler of our time. The themes of her pieces are rooted in the rich stories and customs of arctic peoples of Alaska, stories that deal with ideas of healing, growth, nature and transformation. Wallace’s work will be highlighted in the main gallery in the month of May, and throughout the spring and summer. The majority of the works in this collection center around masks, faces and transformation. Those familiar with Yup’ik style masks will recognize those forms in her sterling silver, gold and fossilized ivory creations.
Exhibition Dates:May 5, 2016 - May 29, 2016