If you’ve ever wondered what Jeff does as his day job here’s your answer. He and his wife Kay Rosburg are partners and owners of the graphic design studio Dever Designs, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. They recently launched their redesigned website which illustrates the range of work their studio does. So take a moment and see how they spend the other half of their lives.
After Jeff’s work appeared in the “LOOT” show at MAD the Museum of Art and Design in New York last fall, he was approached by the Executive Organizers of China Millennium Monument World Art Museum in Beijing China. They invited him to participate in the third “Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewelry Art Exhibition” BICMAJA. Though communication and coordination was trying at times, after careful vetting through the art jewelry community, he ultimately agreed to participate—his first international exhibition. Jeff says “I am so honored to be included among this talented pool of international art jewelry artists. I sincerely feel that this is another small victory for the exposure of polymer as a medium. I’ve been blessed to have many people who have shared their knowledge with me along the way. This is fruit of the efforts of Elise Winters, The Polymer Collection Project, Bruce Pepich and Lena Vigna at RAM, and all the other participating museums. Kudos to all.” The exhibition runs November 8-22, and here are a sampling of the work Jeff contributed. Here is a link to their website which is accessible in English but a bit awkward to navigate. There is a glitch, and the 2015 artists don’t come up when you click the appropriate link. Hopefully that will be resolved soon.
Well ,we’re at SOFA Chicago and had a wonderful VIP Preview event Thursday night—lots of interest. Among the new work Jeff is showing are a few versions of what he calls “P’installations”. These are small arrangements of pins that an individual can arrange or “install” on their own garments. For the most elaborate of these pieces, Jeff collaborated with wearables artist Teresa Marie Widuch to create “Eden’s Harvest”. Working closely with her, they designed a custom vest with an oversized lapel to accommodate a 7 piece P’installation, facing a unique double lapel on the opposite side, and complemented by an inset chartreuse detail down the spine. Here are a few additional interpretations of his P’installations also available at Hedone Gallery.
We’re in Chicago for our annual pilgrimage to the SOFA exhibition where Jeff is premiering a number of new pieces this weekend. Here is one of the works he’ll be showing, the sculptural basket “Jardin Nouveau”, just a taste of what will be on display. So if you’re in the Chicago come on by the Hedone Gallery (Booth 1102) and say hello. Stay tuned over the next few days to see more. http://www.sofaexpo.com/