From September 29 until October 2, Frederieke Taylor Gallery will present ceramic jewelry and objects by Dutch artist Pauline Wiertz at Texas Contemporary: Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair. Frederieke Taylor Gallery has a Dutch founder and is based in New York. Among other artists, they will present ceramic jewelry and objects by Pauline Wiertz, a ceramic artist and jewelry based in Amsterdam. Pauline Wiertz was originally trained at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the 1970s. Wiertz started making jewelry in 2000 and began by creating necklaces using big porcelain beads decorated with her own ceramic transfers. These necklaces were influenced by ethnic jewelry from Tibet and India. For her work Wiertz collects objects, resembling natural forms, while shopping at the market for dinner. These forms are then cast in plaster moulds. Wiertz’s knowledge of glazes enables her to add vivid colors and textures to her pieces. One of the necklaces from the collection, ‘Feeding the Birds’ has been worn by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
About Texas Contemporary
Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair brings the country’s best galleries to the area, featuring a range of works and mediums, it presents what is new in art as well as a focused representation of interests for the unique city of Houston. In 2015, Texas Contemporary welcomed 15,000 visitors, coming to see the many on-site installations, a robust schedule of talks, tours, and events, and access to the best in modern and contemporary art from around the world presented by the country’s top dealers. 2016 will continue the fair’s relationship with Mexico City’s art scene and it’s notable partnerships with Texas’ finest institutions and museums. Texas Contemporary is excited to welcome back the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as the fair’s Preview Beneficiary. With the support of the Houston community and the city’s galleries and institutions.