Margaret De Patta

(American, 1903 – 1964)

“I find work problems as set for myself fall into these main directions: space articulation, movement to a purpose, visual explorations with transparencies, reflective surfaces, negative positive relationships, structures and new materials. A single piece may incorporate one or many of these ideas. Problems common to sculpture and architecture are inherent in jewelry design, i.e.–space, form, tension, organic structure, scale, texture, interpenetration, superimposition and economy of means–each necessary element playing its role in a unified entity.” – Margaret De Patta (Design Quarterly #33)

Bauhaus / New Bauhaus: Photography + Collage | June 10 – August 1, 2003 / September 11 – October 4, 2003
The Photogram: 1918 –1948 | January 23 – March 6, 1999