Past Exhibits


Jody Guralnick: Installation

November 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Jody Guralnick moved from painting on canvas and paper to unglazed Italian ceramics with a seamlessness that makes meals a joy. Every plate, serving piece, cup and bowl is uniquely hand patterned, glazed and fired in Guralnick’s studio “so that each stack of dishes, each place at the table, has its own poetry.”

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Gerri Rachins: POPROCKS

September 10, 2016 - October 31, 2016

“At times, the ‘POPROCK’ paintings appear to be flat two-dimensional collages, projecting slightly out from the wall, hovering with uncertainty into the viewer’s actual three-dimensional space.”

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Intoxicating Textiles:
Vibrant Colors, Bold Patterns

June 21, 2016 - August 15, 2016

One of the oldest media in the world, textile art is defined by the pattern and color of the fibers and threads used to create it. This constant remains true whether those “fibers and threads” be made from polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, glass, silicone, silver or gold. We asked artists to create one or two special works that can be defined as “textiles” using this criteria of pattern and color to comprise a special collection that reinvents the textile medium.

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Momoko Kumai: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Momoko Kumai’s work is inspired by the concept of movement and fluidity. Each carefully engineered piece is formed from precise geometric elements, fabricated in various colors of gold and sterling silver. The architectural designs, when worn, create an illusion of perpetual movement, reflected through movements of the wearer. The structures capture and reflect the light to convey a sense of rhythm and spatial depth.

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Lisa Kokin: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Textiles are in Lisa Kokin’s blood. Her parents were upholsterers, and she uses the techniques of sewing and book arts to create detailed, thoughtful work that often transforms found objects and words. Her works include messages about her family, her past, interpersonal relationships, mankind’s relationship with the environment and our relationships with ourselves.

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Jerry Lainoff: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Painter Jerry Lainoff creates architectural and organic paintings with hand cut stencils, troweled surfaces, and multitudinous layers of translucent acrylic gels and polymer resin.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 - August 15, 2016

Inspired by organic forms, architecture, and the complexities of human experience, Kwon creates jewelry that combine the delicate skill of a master jeweler with the strong command of articulating architectural space. Much as a plant grows, a building is constructed, or a person gains new experiences, Kwon’s pieces seem to unfold into a great scaffolding of time, thought and beauty.

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Karola Torkos: Spotlight Exhibition

June 25, 2016 - August 15, 2016

“Creating variable pieces is the focus of my jewellery collections. The option of changing the appearance of jewellery offers a facet of playful interaction between wearer and jewellery. It transcends beyond simple display on the body. Giving the wearer the possibility to change the look of a jewellery piece is in some way handing over the last step in the design process.”

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Black & White

June 21, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Anyone who has had the opportunity to see a giant panda in the flesh and fur knows what special creatures they are. When you spend real time with them, however, you begin to see a depth that most zoo-visitors might miss. For this exhibition, we asked participating artists to make a panda or panda-inspired work in the medium in which they usually work. It could be wearable, useable or decorative only. We hope you enjoy the magic of pandas as seen through these incredible creations!

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Kayo Saito: Spotlight Exhibition

April 30, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Master metalsmith, Kayo Saito is inspired by nature and the environment, translating the textures of natural forms into her own unique designs. When working with gold and find silver, Saito uses laser welding, micro welding, soldering and hammering techniques to create delicate, thin sculptural forms that allude to the fine qualities of paper, which she used in the beginning of her jewelry career.

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Yuan Jinhua: Feature Exhibition

May 12, 2016 - June 15, 2016

Born in 1964 in China’s famous city of Hangzhou (home to West Lake, a treasured site), Professor Yuan Jinhua has garnered coveted recognition for his highly unusual contemporary works that provide new interpretations of China’s “landscape culture.” The collection of small and large paintings on specially made papers marry ancient Chinese ink techniques with delicate, yet strong, brush and color power.

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Hiroshi Taruta: Spotlight Exhibition

May 9, 2016 - June 15, 2016

Mobilia is pleased to exhibit a collection of work by Japanese ceramicist, Hiroshi Taruta. Using the hotaru-de technique, Taruta first throws his pieces on a wheel before piercing them with a sharp tool. The work is then glazed so that the small holes are filled with translucent glaze. This allows light to fill the vessels — as if illuminated by tiny fireflies (hotaru).

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Pippin Drysdale: Spotlight Exhibition

May 12, 2016 - June 15, 2016

World renowned ceramicist Pippin Drysdale creates bold, incised porcelain forms, with glowing, saturated colors. This new collection to be included in her Spotlight Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery glows with jewel-like hues that capture the light of the Australian landscape.

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Superlatives

April 9, 2016 - May 7, 2016

We are proud to bring you this exhibition of over twenty five artists from around the world and their superlative work! Included are works by masters, superlative in the exercise of their craft as well as the most superlative works by artists just beginning their careers.

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David Flicker Brown:
Spotlight Exhibition

March 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016

Travel to Europe, take in breathtaking vistas, and re-live the year the Red Sox broke the curse and won the world series through David Flicker Brown’s incredible, manipulated digital photographs.

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Shane Fero: Spotlight Exhibition

December 5, 2015 - February 29, 2016

Fero’s figurative forms are the result of the manipulation of glass rods in a flame torch, alternately adding to and coiling the molten glass in sequential steps until the desired form takes shape.

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Hanne Behrens:
Spotlight Exhibition

January 6, 2016 - February 29, 2016

We are very pleased to introduce a new body of work by guldsmed, Hanne Behrens. These pieces are the culmination of not only hours of work in textile techniques with oxidized silver and high carat gold, but also of years of peripatetic searching for nature’s jewels. Discovered on the beaches of Thailand to the streets of Boston, these varied curiosities gleam within knitted and woven gold and silver halos.

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Tamara Grüner: Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016

In the series Brilliant Memories, Tamara Grüner deals with the history of the Bohemian fashion jewelry-making family, Prade. From the glass stones, plastic components and metal parts that are still available, she designs jewelry at the borderline between art, craft and fashion.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Kwon works with multiple gauges of gold and silver wire in varied tones creating “see through spaces.” Kwon’s work combines the delicate skill of a master jeweler and the strong command of articulating architectural space.

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Jody Guralnick:
Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016

“Every piece is unique, front and back, and hand patterned, painted, glazed, and fired in my studio. I delight in the differences in every place setting, so that each stack of dishes, each place at the table, has its own poetry.”

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Makiko Oda: Spotlight Exhibition

December 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Makiko Oda’s astute use of materials is evident in her elegant sculptural jewelry, formed with reclaimed slices of wood and layered with lustrous gold and silver leaf.

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Karola Torkos: Spotlight Exhibition

November 21, 2015 - December 31, 2015

“Giving the wearer the possibility to change the look of a jewellery piece is in some way handing over the last step in the design process. This is a challenge for both the designer and the wearer and it leads to a very personal relationship to design or art.”

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Melinda Risk: Spotlight Exhibition

November 21, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Experience the eclectic tastes of the circus, the breathtaking marvels of nature and the powerful zeitgeist of New Orleans in this three-in-one exhibition of works from Melinda Risk’s Freak Show SouvenirsMother Nature and Spirit Collections.

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Sarah Enoch: Spotlight Exhibition

November 7, 2015 - December 19, 2015

“To me a necklace is a unity, a closed circle where each single part communicates with the next. It is a composition and I direct the outcome of the finished piece by joining individual parts.”

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The New Textiles: Transformed

October 3, 2015 - November 7, 2015

A group invitational, The New Textiles: Transformed will include works showcasing a variety of unique techniques and unlikely materials that mirror the look of textiles and explore the definition of what a textile truly is. This exhibition will transform the possibilities of textile art through textural forms and media. Textiles can spring from unlikely sources including paper, glass, metal, silicone and plastics. The New Textiles celebrates the bold sculptural forms of baskets, the graphic imagery of tapestries and all surfaces that are embellished both narrative and abstract.

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Kevin Coates: A Year of Rings

May 17, 2015 - September 30, 2015

“If these twelve rings are not representative of any part or aspect of a year, what then are they about? Well, individually, they reflect some of those things which perhaps concern us all at one time or another, and which certainly have been the motivation behind so much of my work: for here are jewel-meditations upon Time, Love, Myth, History, Nature, Belief, Music, Wisdom and, I hope, the Human Response, if only of their maker’s abiding sense of wonder at the all-this-ness of existence.” – Kevin Coates

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Etsuko Sonobe: Spotlight Exhibition

May 16, 2015 - September 30, 2015

The elegant and spare work of Etsuko Sonobe is full of simplicity and order. Her highly linear and geometric forms enhance the beauty of her semi-precious stone constructions.

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Jack da Silva: Tangents

September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Jack da Silva uses inspiration from every discipline in his amazing metal constructions and hollowware. From jewelry to sculpture, to functional bowls, vessels and flatware, da Silva’s work continues to evolve and exude beauty of shape and form.

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Nora Fok: New Work

August 18, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Nora Fok New Work features extraordinary sculptural jewelry that has been meticulously fabricated from pigmented nylon monofilament as well as Linlon, Fok’s term for linen and nylon monofilament mixed thread developed by the artist with a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Using a variety of textile techniques, the work is knitted, knotted, woven, tied and looped into necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets: ethereal dream-like wonders that evoke fragility, despite sturdiness and wearability. The presence of natural botanicals, found objects and even mathematical problems is the inspiration for her work.

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Sarah Perkins: Spotlight Exhibition

July 26, 2015 - September 30, 2015

One of the best enamelists in the country, Sarah Perkins is no shrinking violet to experimentation. Her pieces amaze the viewer with superb forms, brilliant colors and stylistic surprises like stitched seams, gemstones, and unusual textures. Perkins’ incredible vessels, containers and jewelry are decorative and expressive works that are both beautiful and emotive.

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Eleanor McCain: Spotlight Exhibition

September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015

A superb colorist, Eleanor McCain M.D. creates textile art from hand dyed cotton fabric. Her meticulous geometric designs, reminiscent of colorfield paintings and inspired by the works of Sol Lewitt, are presented in quilt form, a traditional art form intertwined with the history of the home and family.

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Journey Through Time:
Sneak Preview #1: Jewelry

May 16, 2015 - August 31, 2015

We are pleased to share with you the first in a series of previews of our upcoming jewelry and sculpture exhibition, Journey Through Time: An Exploration of Artful Adornment and Sculptural Vessels Through the Ages, which will open in mid-May 2015

It is with great excitement that Mobilia brings you the masterful works of over 50 national and international artists. This exhibition is planned in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference. Artists were invited to submit work inspired by a historical piece or time period, or, as an alternative, a collection of their newest work.

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JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

May 16, 2015 - August 31, 2015

It is with great excitement that Mobilia brings you the masterful works of over 50 national and international artists. This exhibition is planned in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference. Artists were invited to submit work inspired by a historical piece or time period, or, as an alternative, a collection of their newest work.

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Rie Taniguchi: Spotlight Exhibition

May 16, 2015 - August 31, 2015

The work of metalsmith Rie Taniguchi embraces nature. Her charming figures incorporate sterling silver, gold, semiprecious stones and ingenious spring-loaded designs. These playful commentaries on the animal kingdom include wearable elements, like the huskies below, and reflect Taniguchi’s interest in wildlife, the environment and traditional folktales.

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Martin Spreng:
Spotlight Exhibition

April 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Martin Spreng’s technical skills and background in furniture making are evident in his highly textured, elegant forms, which often combine wood with metal. His work is dedicated to fabricating jewelry so it can be worn, transforming itself on the body to become a personal form of expression, hammered, forged, carved or sculpted by hand.

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Spotlight: Barbara Seidenath

March 14, 2015 - April 18, 2015

All new work from Barbara Seidenath: inspired by nature, she constantly investigates and explores sculptural forms and designs with masterful enamels, precious metals, quartz and gems.

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Travels Through Time and Light

March 14, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Mobilia Gallery is pleased to present Travels Through Time and Light, to coincide with the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference in Providence this March: a collection of outstanding work by four masterful ceramic artists, Dorothy Feibleman, Pippin Drysdale, Karen Thuesen Massaro, Richard Shaw. Please join us in this exciting exploration of innovation and tradition, form and color, shadow and light.

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Lynne Sausele: Spotlight Exhibition

February 21, 2015 - March 14, 2015

“My favorite mediums in the creative process are painting and jewelry design. I travel joyfully back and forth between the two, each offering a wonderful balance in the use of color, texture, construction and design.” – Lynne Sausele

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Leslie Sills: The Vicissitudes of Youth

January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015

“In the 21st century, with an endless number of photographs being part of our everyday lives, some images are unforgettable. As I read the newspaper or peruse a magazine, I am drawn to images of children in particular, whose expressions of joy, playfulness, vulnerability, sadness, or fear are on the surface. I keep a file of such pictures and the ones that stay seared in my mind often inspire paintings. I do not copy them, however, but use them as a starting point from which my imagination takes off.” – Leslie Sills

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Spotlight: Jee Hye Kwon

December 6, 2014 - December 30, 2014

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Jose Marin: Colors of the Jungle

December 6, 2014 - December 30, 2014

Jose Marin is a talented self-taught metalsmith from Spain; he chooses to work in titanium, the element discovered in Cornwall, England and named after the Titans of Greek mythology. He incorporates precious and semi-precious stones set in an element that is extremely difficult to work with. Marin is intrigued with the fact that titanium is found in almost all living things: water, soils and rocks.

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The Teapot Redefined 2014

December 1, 2014 - December 30, 2014

For the The Teapot Redefined, we invited masters in their field and emerging talents to use inventive techniques and materials to create their interpretations of one of the most enduring symbols of hospitality throughout the world: the teapot. Functional or purely sculptural, each piece offers warmth, inspiration and innovation.

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Spotlight: Rachelle Thiewes

November 15, 2014 - December 30, 2014

Thiewes was a professor of metal arts at the University of Texas for nearly 40 years. She creates bold, dynamic pieces with steel and specially selected automotive paint that changes color with the movement of the wearer. The jewelry’s surfaces and angles create a perceived motion not unlike a sleek car that seems to be on the go even when standing still; the shifting colors only add to the illusion.

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Masterful Works by Alexandra Solowij Watkins & Nancy Michel

November 15, 2014 - December 30, 2014

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Spotlight: Suzan Rezac

November 15, 2014 - December 30, 2014

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