Where it is: Lawrimore Project
Like a corrupt pope, your city is currently dripping with jewelry. This oversize tongue brooch, for instance, is coated in such a thick layer of salmony beads that it feels, in the hands, like a muscular tongue; this is gross in the best way, the most bodily way. All this jewelry is here because of the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference this weekend. Other highlights: Jana Brevick's robots and diamonds at SOIL, the kick-ass ring weapons at G. Gibson, and Gemma Draper's horns-meet-Tron pieces at Greg Kucera. These aren't just decorative baubles. They have titles. Best title: Grapes and Snot.