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Flocking to Ornamentum

Stefan Friedemann and Laura Lapachin, owners of the Hudson gallery Ornamentum, like to cross the line—not only between serious art and wearable jewelry but also between the conscious and unconscious mind. A recent controversial display of taxidermy rabbit heads, ears stuffed with jewels, was a provocative surrealist display worthy of Man Ray or Salvador Dali. In the current exhibition, A Series of Dreams, artist Dan Jocz’s (left) semi-conscious ruminations, many about his muse Marlene Dietrich, are the theme. On display were bracelets with cherries and lipstick-stained fag ends (presumably Marlene’s) molded from enameled copper; nickel and silver cube rings, and brightly colored symbols flocked with rayon dust fibers. According to RI‘s Scott Baldinger, the opening receptions was as casual and warm as the summer evening. So easygoing, in fact, that many of the partygoers were willing to get flocked themselves.

Barry Judd of the Hudson store Hedstrom and Judd and clothing designer Petria May; musician Carmine Covelli, Daniellle Trustscott Kaufman, and Andy Kaufman

Ornamentum intern Eui-Kyung Lee and Mary Little;Joanne Pagano Weber and Judith Abramovitch

Mr. Modernism and jewelry collector Mark McDonald with jewelry designer Sergey Jivetin; artists Robert Godfrey and George Hildrew
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Jocie Sinauer and David Chicane, owners of the new store Red Chair on Hudson;  journalist David Gargill, artist Laetitia Hussain and blogger/activist Sam Pratt
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Event-list mistress Ellen Thurston, Ornamentum co-owner Laura Lapachin, and Hudson’s Samuel Pepys, blogger Carole Osterink ; Lapachin with husband/ Ornamentum co-owner Stefan Friedemann

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