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Technology Driven Design

Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition of Technology Driven Design by jewelry artist Doug Bucci and furniture maker Gabriel Romeu. Show runs November 7 – December 27, 2008. An Opening Receptionwill take place on First Friday, November 7th from 5 – 8pm.

Douglas Bucci designs original jewelry pieces using CAD and cutting edge production processes, such as rapid prototyping. A CAD/CAM/RP consultant and designer for several national companies since 1995, Bucci views his process as one that allows for a creative freedom unfound in traditional hand-made jewelry methods.

In addition to CAD work, the artist has spent much of his time teaching Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Industrial Design. Bucci has an MFA from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and currently teaches at Tyler School of Art and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Gabriel L. Romeu is a self taught jeweler, painter, stone carver, metalworker and woodworker. Working in industry as a machinist, glazier, mechanic, and carpenter, prepared his later penchant for diverse methods of approaching design problems.

He studied a liberal arts curriculum, with an emphasis in philosophy, at Penn State and Temple University. His formal art education includes intaglio at the Fleisher Art Museum in Philadelphia, photography at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester and lampworking at the Experimental Glass Workshop in Brooklyn. Romeu’s has been shown in the United States and Japan and can be found in a number of private and corporate collections.

The Wexler Gallery is located at 201 North Third Street in the historical district of Old City Philadelphia. We invite you to visit our gallery or explore our website at For high resolution images or additional information, please contact or call (215) 923-7030.