Monday, February 8, 2010

Press Release

Just wrote my first ever press release:

(postcard design by Melissa McGurgan)

Local Artist Lynette Andreasen exhibits jewelry and metalwork at exhibition entitled “Invented Heirlooms”.

March 8th-19th, 2010

ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Harry Wood Gallery


Lynette Andreasen, MFA Candidate in metals and jewelry at Arizona State University is exhibiting her artwork at the show entitled “Invented Heirlooms”.


“Invented Heirlooms” is an exhibition by local artist Lynette Andreasen. The show features handcrafted jewelry and sculpture utilizing an exciting and unique combination of precious metals and found objects. Works contain narratives relating to both past and present experiences, revolving around family history, personal relationships, memory, and domestic heirlooms. Viewers are encouraged to revisit their past, consider objects of personal historical significance, and reflect on their own relationships. Andreasen makes use of familiar found objects rich in history, such as antique silver platters, discarded flatware, and chandelier crystals; She embraces marks of use and wear while also incorporating delicate detail through the addition of hand embroidery, pearls, silk, and lace. This juxtaposition dually references past generations and intimate activities that held significance to the family. Each found object is carefully selected, and brings its own history to the work; The rust, scratches and dents all play an important role in the stories being told. It is Andreasen’s clarity of purpose and calculated execution which have allowed her to create this compelling collection of pieces that are universally accessible, yet also meaningful on an intimate, personal level: objects of significance that help identify the moments and memories of everyday life.

Lynette Andreasen was raised in Tucson, Arizona. She obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry in 2006, and is completing a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry at Arizona State University this May. Lynette’s work has been shown extensively in galleries across the United States including, Facèré Jewelry Gallery, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Shaw Gallery, and Mobilia Gallery. Recently, her work has been published in the 500 Necklaces book from Lark Publications, American Craft Magazine, and Art Jewelry Magazine.


The exhibition will be held on Arizona State University’s campus in Tempe, AZ, in the Art Building, Harry Wood Gallery.

900 S. Forest Mall
(west of Forest and Tyler Malls intersection)
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday


March 8th-19th

An opening reception will be held on Monday, March 8th from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.



SharonP said...

I would love to attend but alas, I live in Las Vegas! You create such beauty and magic in your jewelry, good luck at your showing.

ashley weber said...

That graphic image/photo is absolutely gorgeous! Keep up the awesome work!

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

That card is fabulous! And the press release is written so beautifully. So proud of you.

Emily said...

Hey Lynette! This is so awesome! Hope your doing well and good luck!