For this exhibition, Lowenthal debuts the GETHENS collection, a series of wearable objects tenuously described as jewelry. Unlike traditional accessories, these pieces are designed to be balanced on particular points on the body, however precariously. Inspired by theoretical and actual systems—including Lacan’s diagrams of subjective experience, layouts for public water supply, and unrealized patents for display apparatuses—Lowenthal’s designs consider various forms of perception, projection, and public connectivity.

The exhibition elaborates on the idea of a traditional trunk show, taking place in the parlour room of 321 Washington Avenue, a 19th century Brooklyn brownstone. GETHENS by LL, LLC is accompanied by a lookbook containing photographs of the collection’s various designs. Special thanks go to Melinda Faylor and the Terna/Shiffman family.

View Performance of Musique d'ameublement by Melinda Faylor 

Courtesy 321 Gallery, Brooklyn
Photo credit: Daniel Terna


Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Swanky Kup, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 48 x 17 x 14 inches

Swanky Kup, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 48 x 17 x 14 inches

Brave Jofo, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 43 x 17 x 14 inches

Brave Jofo, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 43 x 17 x 14 inches

Grand Leelo-Amur, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, bronze chain, 53 x 17 x 14 inches

Grand Leelo-Amur, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, bronze chain, 53 x 17 x 14 inches

Spiral, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 44 x 17 x 14 inches

Spiral, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 44 x 17 x 14 inches

Leelo-Amur, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 48 x 17 x 14 inches

Leelo-Amur, 2015, plywood, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel and bronze alloy, 48 x 17 x 14 inches