Organic Deco

08/05/22 - 08/27/22

An exhibition by artist members Tavia Brown and Annie Grimes Williams in metal and jewelry. August 5th-27th.

Taking cues from nature, organic design uses shapes that are irregular and imperfect, and which are often curved, flowing and unpredictable. This design aesthetic also uses textures that reflect or mimic elements found in the natural world.
Art Deco:
Art Deco was the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 30s. It was characterized by geometric shapes or stylized natural forms, bold outlines, and often strong colors.

Juxtaposing two different aesthetics Tavia Brown and Annie Grimes Williams use the lines and design elements of art deco and pair them with organic surface textures, colors and shapes. For this collaborative show, Annie emphasizes her bold shapes and colors while exploring art deco forms, and mixing in her sgraffito textures. Tavia created work for this collection solely in sterling silver, featuring heavy organic textures, and accenting pieces with structure and lines of art deco styling. Together these two artists have similarities in their love of architecture, design, and nature inspired textures.