Intense Adornment

The Jewelry of Sue Szabo

January 17 – March 28, 2020

 

A solo exhibit of the captivating fine art presentation work and timeless adornment pieces of Toledo artist L. Sue Szabo.

"Partial Eclipse," enamel and sterling silver by L. Sue Szabo. Photo by Brian Carpenter.
“Partial Eclipse,” enamel and sterling silver by L. Sue Szabo. Photo by Brian Carpenter.

The exhibit continues through March 28, 2020.

20 North Gallery and the artist will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for Intense Adornment on Friday, January 17, from 6 – 9 p.m.

Click to view the Intense Adornment exhibition catalogue, containing art images of the full exhibit and artist information.

The Intense Adornment exhibit features the intricate fine art presentation works of Szabo, complemented by her timeless adornment pieces. Having over 25 years of metalsmithing experience, Szabo creates dramatic geometric pieces that exemplify her innate skill for imagery through forged metals and enamel.

Simultaneously bold and intricate, Szabo’s meticulously crafted fine art jewelry pieces are equally engaging as independent works of wall-mounted or table-top sculpture as they are as articles of adornment. Through the use of traditional techniques and non-conventional materials, precious metals and gemstones, her fine hand and acute attention to detail enhance the intensity of her visual and tactile messaging—whether playful, poignant or profound.

20 North Gallery is delighted to present L. Sue Szabo’s nationally-exhibited and award-winning jewelry in Intense Adornment, her first solo exhibition in Toledo, Ohio.

"Sushi Brooches" cloisonne enamel and fine silver by L. Sue Szabo
“Sushi Brooches” cloisonne enamel and fine silver by L. Sue Szabo.

Sue Szabo (Toledo, Ohio) began practicing medicine in 1988, receiving an M.D. through the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo, Ohio) while studying art through national workshops, the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio) and the University of Toledo in Ohio. Now retired from medical practice, Szabo focuses on metalsmithing and other art endeavors. With over 25 years of metalsmithing experience, Szabo’s artworks have appeared in multiple national and international shows, receiving numerous awards. Szabo has completed impressive commission work, including a major sculptural work for the JP Morgan headquarters in London and a 750-piece enamel sculpture for the British cruise ship the Brittania. Szabo’s metal works appear in over 20 books and publications including Art Jewelry Today 4, Tales from the Toolbox and The Art of Fine Enameling 2nd Edition. Several of Szabo’s recent artworks have been selected to appear in Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age, an upcoming exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Georgia Brooch," sterling silver by L. Sue Szabo. Photo by the artist.
“Georgia Brooch,” sterling silver by L. Sue Szabo. Photo by the artist.

Click to view the Intense Adornment exhibition catalogue, containing art images of the full exhibit and artist information.

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery:
419-241-2400  or  info@20northgallery.com