Ring Redux demonstrates the featured artists’ thought-provoking ideas, mastery of both traditional and unconventional materials, and innovative techniques, evincing the individualism and technical virtuosity of jewelers who have imaginatively created unique objects imbued with great vitality. Lewin’s collection includes works dating from the 1950s to the present by international luminaries including Claire Falkenstein and Arline Fisch (U.S.); Wendy Ramshaw (U.K.); Bruno Martinazzi, Giampaolo Babetto, and Annamaria Zanella (Italy); Friedrich Becker, Karl Fritsch, and Daniel Kruger (Germany); Emmy van Leersum and Ted Noten (the Netherlands); Peter Skubic (Austria); Deganit Schocken (Israel); Tone Vigeland (Norway), and many more. The exhibition also includes work by SCAD chair of jewelry Jay Song (Korea), SCAD professor Adam Grinovich (U.S.), and alumni Xiaotong Guo (China) and Davis Kemp Russell (U.S.).
"Rings are eminently personal adornment, often given or received to commemorate a special occasion. They signify chapters of note in a person’s life journey. Susan Grant Lewin’s acclaimed collection—elegantly depicted in Ring Redux from SCAD University Press—invites us to join in on this journey. More than a miniature sculpture or a sparkling gem, rings symbolize infinity. And surely there is no end to the universal appeal of this classic yet modern art form." – Paula Wallace, SCAD President and Founder.