On May 4th, Manhattan-based jewelry designer and artist, Jill Platner, will debut her large-scale copper, bronze and steel sculptures at a pop-up gallery next to her famed store on 113 Crosby St. Eleven works ranging in size from 4 feet to over 10 feet tall will be shown throughout the month of May and will be available for sale.
Though this is the first time Platner has collectively shown her sculptures, they were originally conceptualized years ago when she first began making jewelry; which she has always considered to be wearable art. With this group of work she was finally able to explore the mechanics of balance and weight on a much larger scale. Movement, gravity and connectivity are essential elements of her nature-inspired designs–allowing for the possibility of interactivity with the viewer, an integral component to her bold installation.
Platner’s “sculpture forest” is composed of hanging mobiles and standing pieces that will fill the gallery space. As Platner notes, “The work is meant to be touched and moved. I love the interaction that one can have with a sculptural piece”.
Sculpture Gallery Opening Reception
Wednesday May 4, from 6-8pm
Exhibition continues through May 31
111 Crosby Street (between Prince and Houston)
Subway B,D,F,M to Broadway-Lafayette