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Forged by Fire

Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York
Nov 13 Through Dec 23 | Mon |
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Terry Castro, or "Castro," a name remembered in the jewelry industry for its connection to luxury and heritage, will be honored in Forged by Fire a show held at New York's Carpenters Workshop Gallery, opening today and on view through December 23rd. The exhibition comes immediately following the brand relaunch of Castro NYC, in which the artist's son continues the family legacy, awe, and inspiration their father drew from.

Surrounded by the world of jewelry since childhood, Sir King Castro has taken on the mantle of creative direction and design at the firm. Terry Castro's path pushed boundaries in a manner that was directly imparted to his kin, who was close by through each step of the journey. Sir King's childhood was spent between New York and Ohio, in the studio with their father in Harlem or at the Toledo School for the Arts, developing creatively. In 2020 they made a relocation to Istanbul which allowed Sir King and Castro to work alongside each other for some time. Between his move to Istanbul in 2016 and his recent passing last year, Castro transcended into a fully-fledged artistic powerhouse, inspired not only from traditional metallurgy, gemology, and design, but from the ancient world and the craftsmen that inhabited the old capitals of empires. During this time, Castro passed the torch to Sir King as his apprentice, while producing some of the most masterful pieces in the Castro NYC collection.

Select Castro NYC pieces will be presented exclusively at the prestigious Carpenters Workshop Gallery exhibit in New York, which curates the work avant-garde luxury artists, including: Michèle Lamy, David Adjaye, Yinka Shonibare, and more. It has locations in London, Paris, and Los Angeles, with the New York gallery perched above Fifth Avenue—a haven for the ideas that co-founders Julien Lombrail and Loic Le Gaillard have been cultivating for life, selecting only the best works from artists they believe are the icons of their time.

Other jewelry artists exhibiting collections exclusively to Carpenters Workshop Gallery, include Cindy Sherman x LIZWORKS, Hermien Cassiers, Paris Kain and HUNROD by Michèle Lamy and Loree Rodkin.

Cindy Sherman x LIZWORKS limited edition Cameo series marries digital imaging with the ancient art of carving, which a third-generation Italian Master Carver applies. She invites us to consider the cameo as the original selfie, representing a meeting point between modern technology and traditional portraiture.

HUNROD Gold, by Michèle Lamy and Loree Rodkin, is an explosive mix between these two powerful creatives. Incorporating 18k white and yellow gold with ethically sourced diamonds, the artists embody the Chinese zodiac animal spirits in a ring form as an abstract explosion.

Paris Kain's Dominion series, an alchemical exploration of material and mythology. Meteorites and Herkimer Crystals form the gravitational core of each ring, in a collection conceptually influenced by universal and divine power.

Hermien Cassiers creates geometrical gold links, craftily intertwined with each other. Her designs derive from precise mathematical formulas that result in a different chain with different flexibility each time, resulting in airy, subtle and poetic gold sculpture to wear.

The selection brings together practices, approaches, materials, and aesthetics, creating a deliberately eclectic body of work that is representative of the remarkable richness of today's contemporary jewelry design.

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Date and Time: On Mon, 13 Nov 2023 10:00 - Sat, 23 Dec 2023 18:00

Category: Lifestyle | Culture

Artist / Speaker: Castro NYC

Venue: Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York

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