Plata, a Mexican treasure

By Adolfo Caballero

Yam Gallery is pleased to present a spectacular exhibition of the art of silversmith in Mexico.

Art made with silver
Fri, Jan 10, 6pm
YAM Gallery
Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20

This exhibition is conceived as a retrospective, the starting point is a pair of “frame Clowns” anonymous creation in repose technical from late XIX century (private collection) and as a final point one of the winning pieces of the last Biennale of in silver 2013 organized by museum Franz Mayer, Peñoles, Tane.

A fruit bowl. One bowl is all in silver 925 with ebany inlay disks, the other fruit bowl is all carved in rosewood with silver disks designed by Violante Ulrich.

This exhibition will mostly concentrate on the workshops in Taxco de Alarcon and its marks of SXX, focusing mostly in the works of William Spratling(father of the mexican silver movement) and the artisan formed in workshop like Antonio Pineda, Hector Aguilar,

Another important aspect is the presence of numerous foreign designers who worked, in the Golden age of Taxco: Paul Bifourcat, Margot de Taxco, Paul Keppenues who complete the private collections.

The historic movement closes with the participation of contemporary creators like before mentioned Violante Ulrich, who is showing with Juan Ordonez local designer, which will show a group of articulated sculpture in silver. And Paul Rodríguez who will show his last pieces of a personal project, an original fusion of silver and etching.

The exhibition opens Friday 7 of January at 6pm. Don’t lose this chance!


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