Annegret Morf & Antonio Serafino in Rome 14-19 september 2017 at myday-byday gallery. 'Balancing the Opposites', a contemporary jewelry exhibition featuring the work of artists Annegret Morf and Antonio Serafino. Opening with the two artists present in space the 14th of september at 18 pm. Via Luca della Robbia 76, Testaccio Rome - Italy
Statement. "The great thing about getting older is that you can look back and say, maybe it wasn’t just a big string of unrelated, chaotic and inconclusive events... maybe one thing actually did lead to another, and together all of these whims are part of this wonderful thing called life experience. Like Antonio and Annegret first meeting in Tuscany, in that old farmhouse turned into a boarding house. He, the self-proclaimed son of proletarians, teasing her about being the spoiled, rich, bourgeois Swiss kid going to school in Florence. And she getting so fed up and telling him to suck it up and go back to school to make his dream come true. And he actually following this advice and becoming a successful goldsmith with a studio boutique in Florence. And then there was the robbery and the consequential move to Canada. And a couple of years later he, saying to that woman who was no longer the bourgeois Swiss kid but his wife and the mother of their three young boys, “Hey - you can do this too, let’s do it together!” And she saying “Yesss!” and dropping her career as a violin maker to become his apprentice. Things like that, ideas big and small, juggled around and adventurous decisions made between changing diapers and preparing meals in an eternally precarious world. Those two had no idea what they were getting into, but here they are thirty years later; she is piercing holes into his 3D-designed solid sculptural rings and weaving wires into them like plants looking for light. He is adding elements to her organic fairylike pieces, trying to keep them grounded in the real world. Here they are - still balancing the opposites and still searching for the true meaning of harmony.