“Body Art Exhibition,” an exhibition sponsored by Security Pacific Corporation, on view from September 8 to October 21, 1990, was curated by Mark Johnstone and Wendy Mickell. Eleven art jewelers, from both North America and Europe, were invited to show up to eight works each, including: Simon Costin, Robert Ebendorf, Lisa Gralnick, Jung-Hoo Kim, Paul David McClure, Johannes Oppermann, Gerd Rothmann, Marjorie Schick, Marianne Schliwinski, Joyce Scott and Tone Vigelund.

Steve LaVoie, a professional photographer in Pasadena, was then invited to shoot the works on models who volunteered from the corporation and the extended community. A 32-page illustrated catalog is available: send $2 for postage and handling to: Cindi Bogert, Security Pacific Gallery, 555 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Body Art Exhibition - Gerd Rothmann, The Inside of My Fist
Gerd Rothmann, The Inside of My Fist, 1980/89
Silver, material cord
Modeled by Todd Gray, artist Courtesy Rezac Gallery
Johannes Oppermann, Hair Ornament (pair), 1985
Wood, gold-leafed, colored finish, plywood
Modeled by Jenny Monbouquette & Max mother and assistant vice president, Security Pacific Corporation
Simon Costin, Rabbit Skull Pin (Sleeping Beauty Collection), 1988
Bone, shell, jasper, seed pearls, baroque pearl, steel
Modeled by Rebecca Hacias, cultural affairs intern, Security Pacific Gallery
Marjorie Schick, Back Sculpture with Reeds, 1988
Painted wood
Modeled by Tom Rogers executive vice president, Security Pacific Bank

Interpretative photos by Steve LaVoie