Some great artists show a flash of genius and are gone. Some show us a new vision and spend the rest of their careers repeating themselves. And a few artists, the very greatest, explore and reinvent themselves year after year, taking their work and their audience to ever greater heights. Their work influences and enriches the broader culture for generations to come. Paula Crevoshay is broadly recognized as being among the very few artists in the latter group. From the very beginning, Crevoshay has applied fine art principles to jewelry design. In addition Fine Art, Crevoshay studied Anthropology, including Symbolism. One may note echoes of past cultures in her very modern expression of artistic archetypes. Crevoshay has enjoyed recognition and engagement from important museums for decades. Her work can be found on display at the GIA, Carnegie and Smithsonian museums And there have recently been one woman exhibitions at the Musee de Mineralogie in Paris and the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Her next one-woman exhibition will open here in Dallas this time next year at the Perot Museum.
The Musee de Minerologie at Mines ParisTech mounted a very successful one-woman exhibition of Paula Crevoshay’s fine art jewels in Fall-Winter, 2016 – 2017 called “Illuminations – from Earth to Jewel”. Visitors came from across Europe and from as far away as Hong Kong and the Americas to see this special show. Crevoshay will take us on a journey through the exhibition of the pairings of her jewels with the natural wonders of the minerals that the gems in her jewels come from. She will also talk about the mineral locations of some of the gems and explain how the source of minerals influences her designs and why it is important.