An American in Paris
Albuquerque January 20, 2016 – American artist, Paula Crevoshay, will open her Paris exhibition “Illuminations – Earth to Jewel” November 9, 2016 at one of the world’s greatest mineral museums, that of Mines ParisTech in the former palace of the Duchess of Vendome overlooking the Luxemburg Gardens.
From ancient times until the present day mankind has been fascinated by beautiful crystals. Crevoshay carefully pairs fabulous specimens from the museum’s vast collection with exquisite jewels to show us a wonderful juxtaposition of the greatest art of nature and the artistic achievements of man.
In “Illuminations – Earth to Jewel”, Crevoshay takes us on a tour of some of the most beautiful minerals, the gems crafted from them, and the amazing artistic jewelry she produces using what she calls the “tangible light” seen within the gems themselves.
“The Crevoshay imagination is limitless, and it’s roots go very deep. I say this with love and great admiration.”
“Looking at the nature pictures and the jewelry, it is wonderful to see the evolution of your jewelry. You can be proud of your beautiful creations – they rival nature.”
“Paula doesn’t walk. She floats on slippered feet. Never touching carpet, board or street. But wafts air sent like a Luna moth or butterfly. To greet a bemused passerby. Her magic gems enthrall the wearer. To become a happy bearer. Of charmed delight. Who’s been made a queen of day, of noon or night.”
“Paula won’t say this herself, but she is an artistic prodigy. She earned her Masters in Fine Arts and Painting at the young age of 22. She studied a great deal of art history and sculpture and mixed media, and went on to create full-room installations. She was always intrigued by the science of art, and when she discovered jewelry making at the age of 26, she was enamored by how the art form synthesizes so many different disciplines. Art, art history, the science of the metallurgy, the Mohs scale of hardness, the specifics and nuances of mine locations—all of these come together in the masterful execution of her craft.”
“Paula’s mastery of color lends her unique designs a stunning brilliance that others have attempted to imitate, but have never equaled. Her breathtaking creations reflect a true artistic genius and capture the wonder of the natural world.”
“Paula Crevoshay imbues in her work a painter’s eye, creating thrilling color combinations in rich, rare gemstone designs that soulfully capture nature in time. Wearing a Crevoshay is adorning in art, in nature, in color, in celebration of life! Her jewelry is playful, poignant, passionate, and full of personality—just like she is!”
“Crevoshay is fascinated by this delicate sacred balance and marvels that some plants and animals have evolved so intimately that whole species of plants have staked their very survival on the continued services of a single insect, which may itself be similarly committed.”