On The Surface24 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
The Scottish Gallery is delighted to present On the Surface by Jacqueline Ryan which is her first major presentation with The Gallery since the seminal exhibition Art Jewellery by Jacqueline Ryan and Giovanni Corvaja twenty years ago. Jacqueline has lived and worked in Italy since 1992 and has been based in Todi, in the Umbrian region of Italy since 2001. Her jewellery is an elegant fusion of English restraint combined with a sophisticated Italian language of structure, articulation and painterly colour. Jacqueline’s work is a homage to the natural world, a poetic combination of colour and form. Her flawless technique incorporates a lifelong study of enamelling and her goldsmithing has a timeless quality that speaks of ancient Etruscan jewellery. Her palette and inspiration is drawn from la dolce vita and the Umbrian landscape surrounding her. Beauty is an essential part of her jewellery making as is her innate understanding of the human form: meticulous models are created and coloured before the final work is made and when worn, her jewellery transforms the wearer.
Jacqueline Ryan has created a unique place in contemporary jewellery underpinned by her signature use of enamel and technical understanding of gold. Her work is represented at the most prestigious art fairs in the world and is sought by private collectors and public collections alike. We are delighted to present her work as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2019.
View and purchase a copy of the catalogue to accompany On The Surface here.
Join Jacqueline in The Gallery on Saturday 27th July at 1pm for a handling session and tour of her exhibition. Click here to RSVP for this free event.
Ocean Open Clam Earrings I View details
Ocean Open Clam Earrings I201418ct gold and vitreous enamelH:2.1cm W:2.1cm D:1.3cmReservedReef Sea Leaf Earrings View details
Reef Sea Leaf Earrings201518ct goldH:3cm W:1.5cm D:0.9cm£1,730Freshwater Pearl Clip On Earrrings View details
Freshwater Pearl Clip On Earrrings200718ct gold, freshwater pearls, vitreous enamelH:3cm W:3.4cm£3,340Mint Enamel Earrings View details
Mint Enamel Earrings201218ct gold and enamelH:2cm W:2cm D:0.8cm£2,040Sea Star Earrings View details
Sea Star Earrings201818ct gold and black freshwater pearlsH:1.5cm W:1.7cm D:0.5cm£535Umbria Rose Ring View details
Umbria Rose Ring201918ct gold and vitreous enamelH:3cm W:2.6cm D:2.2cm£5,410Caterpillar Earrings View details
Caterpillar Earrings201918ct goldH:1.7cm W:1.6cm D:1cm£1,9505 Step Earrings View details