Marjorie Schick and sculptural body transformation – gallery

November 9, 2010

Marjorie Schick‘s jewerly and wearable sculptures have strong and appealing impact on the viewer because of the colours and material transformations she uses in her work.


Marjorie Schick, Wearable Pink Collar (c)

‘A force in contemporary jewelry for over 30 years, Schick has resisted trends in the field (e.g., minimalism or narrative). She affirms that she has been ‘quietly rebellious, building challenging, large-scale wearable objects that are difficult tocategorize, while chipping away at the traditional definitions of jewelry.’ Her most important contribution is her study of the symbiosis between sculptural form and the body. . . .

Through such awareness, Schick concludes, the wearer establishes ‘a new kind of intimate relationship with the form. When it is taken off, there’s the memory of the sculpture that affects how it is experienced.’ The wearer not only becomes part of the sculpture but also perceives his or her body aesthetically, as a work of art, joining those contemporary artists who hybridize art forms, Schick melds ornament, sculpture, performance art and a multi-sensory experience that as yet has no name.

Keenly aware of the challenges herwork presents, she seduces the viewer with texture, form and, most particularly, color.’
Text by Tacey A. Rosolowski, “Marjorie Schick,” American Craft, 62:5 (October/November).


Marjorie Schick, Wearable Necklace (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable Necklace (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable Blue Collar (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable Blue Collar (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable  Collar (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable  Collar (c)


Marjorie Schick, Wearable  Collar:  Showing off with papier-maché (c)


Marjorie Schick: Orbiting Rings (c)


Marjorie Schick: Orbiting Rings (c)


Marjorie Schick: Chopines and Puddles (c)


Marjorie Schick, Armband:  Showing off with papier-maché (c)


Marjorie Schick: Scarf and Tool Belt (c)
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Marjorie Schick: Wearable sculpture (c)
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Marjorie Schick: Schiaparelli (c)

November 12, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

totally crazy! ready to walk through this crazy world wearing
visible fanatsies

November 12, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

yeah, she’s making such colorful stuff… i knew you gonna like
it… i’m really enjoying making galleries… so many cool people
yet to post here…

March 13, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

Her work is amazing. I studied under her in the early eighties and
am very very happy that I did. I am now a NYC artist and she is
with me all the time.

August 19, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

brillliant. absolutely brilliant.. jewellery of the future i say.

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