Daniel Brush: Cuffs & Necks
The exhibition “Cuffs and Necks” features two new series of collars and bangles by the American artist Daniel Brush
October 25 - November 9, 2018
2 East 63rd Street, New York City
Open daily to the public – Free access
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fascinated with the history of jewelry, Daniel Brush is a self-taught master metalworker whose work explores the relationship of structure and meaning and redefines jewelry’s role in our lives today.
Brush’s creations demonstrate solitary thought, study and experimentation, resulting in a deeply expressive and intellectual force. From one of a kind wearable jewels to large scale drawings and sculptures, Brush’s work goes beyond traditional art categories, and demonstrates astonishing intricacy amidst a timeless aesthetic. Daniel Brush makes all his work with his own hands.
“Some people would consider it impossible to do what he does.”
Nicolas Bos, President & CEO Van Cleef & Arpels
The exhibition focuses on Necks, a series of 117 chokers also captured as photographs in the artist’s first visual poetry book, and Cuffs, a set of 72 bangles inspired by the Nizam of Hyderabad’s jewels and by the bracelet’s cultural role in India. This is the first time these creations, all featuring unique combinations of steel, diamonds and precious stones, will be on view in New York.
Alongside these two series, the exhibition also offers an insight into Daniel Brush’s rich creative universe, including paintings and other art objects produced by the artist in the recent years.