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C.E. Licka

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Observations on Miniature Sculptures

When Lewis Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, he modeled his narrative on fairy tales and used nonsense as a means to astonish and contradict expectations of his Victorian audience, rejecting their sense of reason, moral code and need for…

Bruce Metcalf: Between Darkness and Light

Bruce Metcalf’s recent exhibition Between Darkness and Light thematically embraces and continues his ongoing concern with an anguished sensibility wedged between disenchantment and hope. Immediately striking is his pervasive use of sociological, political and psychological topics. The implications and intentions…

Gary Griffith’s Jewelry and Constructions

When Gary Griffith wrote this poetic meditation (see below) on the status of his work for an exhibition at the Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia in 1981, he was at a turning point in his development. His hesitancy to designate…

1984 Jewelry International Exhibition: Observations & Review

First impressions being what they are, sometimes on target, and at other times missing the bull’s eye by a wide margin, I couldn’t overcome for some time my initial reaction to the “Jewelry USA” and “Jewelry International” exhibitions shown at…

Claus Bury Architectonic Propositions

Claus Bury’s rejection of his immediate past, a long standing European tradition in goldsmithing, and his defection to the fine arts by the end of the 70’s, points out a major weakness in the crafts: its inability to accommodate radical…