Sondra Sherman - Lost + Found in the Land of the Long White Cloud

(Te Auaha Gallery, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington)

Sondra Sherman, Artist in Residence Te Auaha Jewellery Program

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas.

“In Benjamin’s terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.”  ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

A survey of jewellry and process artefacts by Sondra Sherman, artist-in-Residence at Te Kahui Auaha where she is working with the Jewellery programme.   

Head of the Jewellery and Metalwork Program at San Diego State University, California, Sherman received the Diploma Degree (MFA) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich Germany, where she resided for ten years.

Sherman’s work explores the distinctive voice of jewellry and the psychological and social contexts of the body/wearer. Subjects inherent to those contexts of personal and social identity have inspired diverse works which use the social codes and private/public locations of jewelry as a platform to invite a broad audience to a conversation grounded in empathy. 

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Exhibited and published in Europe and the US, her work can be found in significant public and private collections including the Museum of Art and Design, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

The exhibition will run from 1 – 12 November 2019 at Te Auaha Gallery, 65 Dixon Street , Wellington.

Gallery open 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday