BIJOU_CONTEMPORAIN_JEWELRY

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8 février, 2010

Bonjour & WELCOME ! :-)

Classé dans : Arcangelo BUNGARO (IT),nacre/coquillage,Non classé — bijoucontemporain @ 4:22

Passionnée de bijoux, admirative de tout ce savoir-faire, à défaut de savoir créer moi-même, je souhaiterais mieux faire connaître les créateurs de bijoux contemporains, partager mes coups de coeur, transmettre l’information quant aux expositions, lieux où rencontrer « du bijou » (galeries, magasins…), les « bouquins » à voir (en ce qui concerne les LIVRES sur le Bijou, voir mon « board » Pinterest )

(Jewelry BOOKS board on Pinterest)

Books graphics

La France n’est pas très « amie-amie » avec les créateurs de bijoux ! Elle a la « Place Vendôme », et puis ….

Comme le dit joliment « Quibus31″, un créateur de bijoux, sur le site de La Manufacture « en France ….il y a la cour des grands, la verroterie …. et le désert de Gobi entre les deux…. »

Il faut déjà savoir que lorsqu’on parle « bijou » il y a trois grands domaines : la joaillerie (or, diamants et pierres précieuses pour schématiser), la « bijouterie fantaisie » (généralement fabriquée en masse) et enfin le « bijou de création », fait, lui, à la main et en séries limitées. De plus le « bijou de création »peut être fait à partir de n’importe quel matériau, l’or, le diamant si l’on veut, mais aussi le papier, les plastiques, tissus, objets de récupération, etc etc  ….

Ici, c’est du « bijou de création » que je souhaite parler !

Peu développé et peu connu en France, parce que peu de galeries, à priori pas de formation spécifique « création bijoux » (parce que, tout simplement, à la base, il n’est pas défini, identifié, dans la liste officielle des Métiers d’Arts, ce qui implique beaucoup de choses : pas de statut, pas de formation, pas de Syndicat ou d’Association nationale, etc etc … on tourne en rond !)  pas de grande « messe » annuelle, pas de presse spécifique, et même dans la presse dite « féminine » il est rarissime de trouver mention de créateurs de bijoux !

donc, ta-taaam ! me voilà !!! :-) )

Marianne Gassier

Arcangelo BUNGARO -bague - 2002Arcangelo BUNGARO -bague coquillage

(bague d’Arcangelo Bungaro (Italie) – coquillage et … nooon pas crustacés ! perles & argent)

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7 février, 2010

Quelques idées de recherches ….

Classé dans : HARTOG & HENNEMAN (NL),Non classé — bijoucontemporain @ 2:01

Hors les noms de créateurs, de galeries, d’expositions, etc …. parfois j’ai un « petit délire » …. :-)
Voici quelques-uns des thèmes de recherche (à taper avec les guillemets) :

(some suggestions of searches, other than on name, gallery, exhibition …. to type with the double quotes !)

Hartog & Henneman Speech Bubble
Hartog & Henneman - Speech Bubble brooch

* les « PIEDS » …. hé oui ! quelques »portraits en pieds » de créateurs …. et les mains aussi : « HANDS … * « MAINS …. MANI …. MANOS …. »
* « ENVIRONNEMENT MODERNE« 
*question/jewels with a HOLE : « BIJOUX with a HOLE …. » & « Des P’tits trous, encore des p’tits trous …. »
* « bien surveiller les/ses ARRIERES !!«  (behind ?)
* « Prier pour tous ces SEINS » …. (nipples’ jewelry)
* « Cheveu un bijou !!! » (HAIR jewelry…)
* « Enfoncer le CLOU » (jewelry with nails)
* « Dans 5 secondes votre bijou s’autodetruira …. » (vivre & laisser mourir ….autodesctruction)
* « se faire un FILM »
* « cochon«  (piggy …)
* « bijoux érotiques«  (erotica … AH !)
* « BANG BANG« 
* « La vie en rose«  (pinky)
* « ….. et plonger dans le grand BLEU !«  (got the BLUES !)
* la « ROUILLE«  (rusty things)
* « Allez ! DU GALET !«  (pebble jewelry)
* « CIGARETTES«  (smoke or not smoke ?)
* Pour les « bijoux-nourritures-terrestres » (« feeding » jewelry …) voir les articles :  « Ah le joli temps des colliers de pâtes !…« , « TOUT est bon dans le COCHON !!« , « MIAM ! des bijoux ! « , «avoir la PATATE»…..
* « Asian Menu« 
* « Nature Jewelry« 
* « la religion ??????« 
* « Nos amis les bêtes » ou « au poil !«  (animals fur)
* « atout coeur«  (heart)
* « FELT FELT FELT« 
* « BLANC BLANC BLANC«  (white)
* « ANATOMY » ou « CORPS en morceaux«  (body/anatomy)
* « COUP de … ROUGE«  (RED)
* « Flower Power« 
* « BLACK is BEAUTIFUL« 
* « Linge de maison«  (jewelry with linen)
* « Virus de la COMPARAISON« 
* « CACALAND«  (poo-land ….)
* « l’ECRITURE«  (writing …)
* « Avoir la PATATE«  (potatoes)
* « Bijoux empaquetés« 
* « Mon truc en PLUMES«  (feathers)
* « SOLITAIRE look« …………………. (not only diamonds …)

13 avril, 2014

Preziosa Young 2015 – deadline : 15 NOV. 2014

LAO – Le Arti Orafe, Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is pleased to announce the
2015 edition of Preziosa Young –

International contest/exhibition for young jewellery makers
The competition does not have a predetermined theme, and the selection will be made based on: Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials; Conceptual and technical innovation.

 
Awards
The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in FlorenceParticipants
Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. There is no cost for participation, apart from the shipment of the objects (see the « Shipment of the pieces” section below)

Materials
The items may be created in any material and technique

Application
Applicants should send a DVD or a USB stick with the following material:
- The fulfilled registration form;
- At least 5 images (TIF format). To provide the jury with tools necessary for the evaluation of the participants, images must be referred to 5 different objects. Images must be numbered from 1 to 5, and must carry the author’s last name. The candidate may submit multiple images of the same object if necessary (please, look at “Registration form“ – download in Microsoft Word format)

Deadline
November 15th 2014
By this date at latest the registration-form and the required material must reach the following address:
LAO srl (PY Contest)
Via dei Serragli 104
50124 Firenze (Italy)

Selection
The selection of the winners will be made through the material submitted by the candidates (images and texts): only in the event that the jury deems it necessary or useful for the selection, candidates will be requested to send an object for jury’s evaluation

Exhibition
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

Catalogue
A full colour catalogue will be published

Shipment of the pieces (for the selection and for the exhibition)
The shipping costs for the pieces from the origin to Firenze and back home must be paid by the submitters. It is up to the artists to decide whether to insure and/or send their pieces by registered mail. Shipment from Firenze to/by other locations for the exhibition will be paid by the organization.

Download
Registration form (download in Microsoft Word format)

Contacts
+39 055 2280131 – preziosa@artiorafe.it

Preziosa Young Contemporary Jewellery Retrospective 2014 – Palazzo Guinigi, Lucca (IT) – 8 Mai-6 Juin 2014

Preziosa Young Contemporary Jewellery Retrospective 2014

Palazzo Guinigi (Lucca, Italy)

Artists: Daniel Di CaprioArata FuchiAdam Grinovich Dana HakimHanna Hedman

Dana Hakim necklaceDana Hakim Neckpiece: My Four Guardian Angels – the blue series, 2011 Iron Nets, Paint, Rubber, Reflective Light Threads, Cotton Threads, Lacquer – 32 cm diam- Photo : Josef Bercovich

Daniel DiCaprio, Brooch, 2009Daniel DiCaprio - Brooch: Ripening, 2009Dyed Lemonwood, 22k Gold, 14k Gold, carved and inlaid- Photo : Daniel DiCaprio

Arata Fuchi, Ring, 2008Arata FuchiRing: Heliopause 3, 2008 – Oxidized silver, oxidized silver powder, Oxidized shakudo, fine gold, fine silver

 2013 : HANNA HEDMAN..  HANNA HEDMAN 2013

 

 
Palazzo Guinigi
Via Guinigi, 21
51100 – Lucca
Italy
Telephone: +39 055 22 80 131
www.artiorafe.it
mail: artiorafe@artiorafe.it

10 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘ONoff’ – SooLOCAL, Minneapolis (USA) – 24 Avril 2014

ONoff: An Exhibition of Makers that work ON and off the body

jeudi 24 avril 2014 –  18:00 – 21:00 (CDT)

This exhibition will be presented at SooLOCAL: A Division of Soo Visual Arts Center to run in conjunction with the 2014 SNAG conference in Minneapolis, MN.

 ONoff Exhibition.
image details: Manuela Jimenez - Right: Casi… 2013 / Left: She is Getting Lighter 2012
One would expect Jewelry artists to be limited to objects of personal adornment, but many contemporary makers in this field have gone beyond the constraints of functionality to pursue conceptual interests in areas such as photography, kinetics and sculpture.This exhibition seeks makers whose work demands exploration both on and off of the body. What happens when a metalsmith goes beyond the boundaries of the wearable? How does the work change when function and jewelry mechanics no longer need to be considered? Can the conversation continue seamlessly from a necklace into an installation or sculpture? The exhibition will feature two works by each artist selected: one piece of jewelry or wearable object and one piece that shifts in scale, medium or material in order to further investigate their ideas.Juror: Susie GanchSusie Ganch is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is also Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international traveling community jewelry mining and recycling project. Exhibition Organizers: Sarah Holden and Kat Cole
 
 
ONoff Exhibition Artists Katja Toporski — Lisa Phelps-Havelin — Rachel Timmins — Manuela Jimenez — Kelly MccallumBrooke Swanson Gabriel CraigHeejin HwangCaitie SellersMelissa CameronStephanie Lynn VoegeleBillie J. TheideMasako Onodera — Evin Dubois — Jill Gower — Alexis Archibald –  April Wood — Demi ThomloudisDavid ChoiSarah HoldenKat Cole
 
 
 
SooLOCAL:
A Division of SooVAC
3506 Nicollet Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55408  – USA

9 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘Between Past and Present – Francis Willemstijn’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 19 Avril-31 Mai 2014

Francis Willemstijn  Working, working, working. Next solo exhibition opening April 19th at

Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam.  : 19 04-31 05 2014 FRANCIS WILLEMSTIJN « Between Past and Present »

Francis Willemstijn  Working, working, working. Next solo exhibition opening April 19th at Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam. http://www.galerierobkoudijs.nl/ : 19 04-31 05 2014 FRANCIS WILLEMSTIJN "Between Past and Present"

« With this special exhibition Francis Willemstijn celebrates the fact that she has been working as an artist for ten years. During all this time she had many idea’s that were never carried out and the present show was the right occasion to catch up on them. Of course it didn’t turn into a reassuring sentimental journey, conveniently following trodden paths: a decade of experience gave her wings and the necessary command and daring. Willemstijn’s connection with history manifests itself again by deploying the handwriting of the founder of the Dutch Republic William of Orange, and in excerpts from old maps of Amsterdam or the Netherlands. These references shouldn’t be considered as a nostalgic longing for the past, as is made clear in the title of the brooch ‘The streets we walked’. The present also exists in the fragments of plants and leaves from Willemstijns own garden. For notwithstanding the importance of art and tradition, it is essential that, to quote Candide, we must cultivate our garden.In her execution Willemstijn is wayward and expressive as always. Archaic materials like bog wood and oak provide contexts, red coral glows, and jet and garnets contribute their dark glitter; traditional cloth from the Dutch island of Marken contribute a human angle, as does the incidental use of human hair. The associative power of all these elements enrich the eloquence of the shapes and citations that make up the work.Francis Willemstijn breathed exciting new life into existing concepts, and achieved an atmosphere of rich tradition in her new designs. In this way she made herself a self portrait in touch with the past and rooted in the present.«  Ward Schrijver, 2014

Francis Willemstijn -  Working on new solo exhibition "Between Past and Present", opening 19th April 2014 at Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NLFrancis Willemstijn -  Working on new solo exhibition « Between Past and Present »
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace The Battle, 2014 -  Gold, new silver, linen, cotton- Francis Willemstijn – Necklace The Battle, 2014 -  Gold, new silver, linen, cotton
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "Mastkraal", 2014 - new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brassFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « Mastkraal », 2014 – new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brass
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "Mastkraal", 2014 - new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brassFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « Mastkraal », 2014 – new silver, garnets, jet, pine, bog oak, brass
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "back to black", 2014 -  silver, bog oak, onyxFrancis Willemstijn - Necklace « back to black », 2014 -  silver, bog oak, onyx
Francis Willemstijn - Necklace "The streets we walked" , 2014 | silver, new silver, hematiteFrancis Willemstijn – Necklace « The streets we walked » , 2014 | silver, new silver, hematite

 

GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.galerierobkoudijs.nl

EXPO ‘BEPPE KESSLER’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 19 Avril-31 Mai 2014

Classé dans : Beppe KESSLER (NL),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Rob Koudijs (NL),Hollande (NL) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:14

Galerie Rob Koudijs -    19 04 2014 – 31 05 2014 – FrontRoom: BEPPE KESSLER

Galerie Rob Koudijs -   	19 04 2014 - 31 05 2014 FrontRoom: BEPPE KESSLER

 

 

GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.galerierobkoudijs.nl

8 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design’ – Milan Design Week, Milan (Italy) – 8-13 Avril 2014

Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design at Milan Design Week 2014

Amusing gold(Ezra Satok-WolmanBrooch: The Mathematical Fingerprint of God, 2012791 (19k) yellow gold, 750 white gold, silk5.8 x 5.8 x 1.7 cmSelected as a finalist for the 2014 Friedrich Becker PrizeSmithed, fabricated, woven)

 

« At Milan Design Week, from April 8th to 13th, ten jewelry designers explore new jewelry boundaries through materials and techniques
The event ‘Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design‘ presents an accurate selection of sculpture jewels, worked with innovative techniques and materials that look at the research of new shapes and important volumes, influenced by art and architecture. This exhibition at the Milan Design Week awards the exclusivity and the design of jewelry pieces through one-a-kind pieces in titanium, niello, paper, glass and wood.

As always, the aim is to recreate a synergistic atmosphere, comparison and cosmopolitan, arising from the several experiences and background of each designer. From Canada, Ezra Satok-Wolman, signature of the brand Atelier Hg, born in 2009, creating a reseach laboratory in which they find expression, art and experimentation using palladium and gold. From Spain, Ana Hagopian whose passion is to play with paper and her inspiration comes from nature and its limitless colours. The young designer Rayya Morcos, coming from Beirut, signature of the brand « Bird on a Wire« , explores the jewel necklaces with large copper, wood and fiberglass for an effect of continuous movement. As by Atsuko Sano from Japan breaks the aesthetic patterns thanks to his graphics effects in silver rhodium.

Valuable and at the same time conceptual inclusions come from Italy, with the jewel of art by Gigi Mariani that prays tributes to ancient techniques such as niello, granulations and oxidation, and with the Fabio Cammarata’s jewel sculpture that breaks the static nature of metals inn an unconventional way, using harmonic experiments with gold, silver, iron and brass. They are instead the resin and the gold to create entrancing material combinations, which borrow from the nature and some of its most significant elements, transforming them into delicate bucolic creations signed by Roberto Marroni for Marroni Design, while geometric shapes declined in cubic and rectangular gold and rock crystal are the icon of the inspiration for the PI. Jewellery sculptures. Design in the form and the volumes of rings in silver burnished with details in brown diamonds for the turinese brand Sardo, and intentional heel of spirals, waves and spirals, combined with decorations in gold and pearls, in those deconstructured from Averla, you placed in a dimension of micro-pièces d’art.
A marriage between art, design, sculpture and goldsmith’s art that investigates and make her a new design language, synonymous with search, craftsmanship, uniqueness and innovation.  » Federica Frosini

Gigi Mariani, Brooch, 2014Gigi Mariani, Brooch, 2014 - Silver, gold, niello

Ana Hagopian, Piece, Ana Hagopian – Piece: Untitled – Paper

Rayya Morcos, Necklace, Rayya Morcos - brand « Bird on a Wire » – Necklace: Untitled – Metal

Ezra Satok-Wolman, Brooch, 2011Ezra Satok-Wolman, Brooch, « Nautilus Chromus », 2011750 gold, natural pink diamonds5.8 x 5.8 x 1.7 cm
Smithed, fabricated

Atsuko Sano, Ring, 2014Atsuko Sano – Ring: Untit, 2014 – Mixed media

 

 

 

 

Milan Design Week
via Tortona, 31
20144 – Milan
Italy
website: www.amusingold.com
mail: federica@amusingold.com
mail: giulia@amusingold.com
mail: martina@amusingold.com

7 avril, 2014

WORKSHOP with LUIS ACOSTA – BARCELONA (ES) – samedi 10 mai 2014

Classé dans : Atelier/workshop,BARCELONA,Luis ACOSTA (RA),papier / paper — bijoucontemporain @ 0:56

WORKSHOP with LUIS ACOSTA – BARCELONA -    samedi 10 mai  – 10:00 – 17:00 -             Barcelona, A pasos de la Rambla, Metro Liceo, Mercado de la Boquería, Plaza Real, etc.  Sábado 10 de mayo de 10 a 17 hs en Barcelona

CUPO LIMITADO  Inscripción hasta un mes antes o sea hasta el 10 de abril.

INFO: ansacost@lombok.nl o ansacost@gmail.com

WORKSHOP with LUIS ACOSTA - BARCELONA -    samedi 10 mai  2014
Luis Acosta paper bracelet
And ….. to show you how much it LOOKS « EASY » to do it, Luis Acosta offers us the images of the process …..
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 1Luis Acostaproceso en imágenes  /  process images – 1
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 2Luis Acostaproceso en imágenes  /  process images – 2
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 3Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images – 3
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 4Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images – 4
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 5Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images – 5
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 6Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images – 6
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images -  7 - braceletLuis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images -  7bracelet
Luis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images - 7 bracelet detailLuis Acosta -  avril 2011 -  proceso en imágenes / process images – 7 bracelet detail
EASY !!! isnt’it ??????? ;-)
Luis Acosta - workshop Holland 20 mars 2014Luis Acosta – workshop Holland 20 mars 2014
Luis Acosta -  workshop in Hollande 20 mars 2014Luis Acosta -  workshop in Hollande 20 mars 2014

6 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘Georg Dobler and Margit Jäschke : Twogether’ – Gallery Loupe, Montclair (NJ), (USA) – 12 Avril- 4 Mai 2014

« Georg Dobler and Margit Jäschke :Twogether« 

 

 When considering the jewelry of Georg Dobler and Margit Jäschke, partners in life as in art, the sheer beauty of each object can obscure the subtle strength of layered meaning. Both utilize structure, surface, texture, and color to create brooches and necklaces of perfect proportion and gestural grace. They each assemble their chosen materials, but where Dobler’s 3-D mélanges rely additionally upon negative space or geometric planes of saturated hue, Jäschke opts for visual disparity within dense pictorial imagery. Dobler combines silver and gold with huge faceted gemstones or sleek glass shards to create powerful compositions, while Jäschke juxtaposes metal and minerals with common substances like cardboard, epoxy, lead, and rubber, rendered elegant by her hand. They both derive inspiration from nature – Dobler sometimes combining twigs, buds, or beetles, cast from actual flora and fauna; Jäschke, compositions of organic mother-of-pearl or coral with paper or plastic. Reveling in the joy of life and growth, they each also find poetry in distress and decay.

The couple lives in Halle, Germany. Dobler, an artist of international stature, is a multiple winner of the coveted Herbert Hofmann Prize and is represented in numerous museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and Musée de Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada. Jäschke’s work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig.

 

Georg Dobler, Brooch, 2013Georg Dobler, brooch – Untitled, 2013Twigs cast from nature, oxidized silver, glass

Margit Jäschke, Brooch, 2012Margit Jäschke, Brooch, 2012 – epoxy, cardboard, silver zirconia
Georg Dobler, Brooch, 2013 - twigs cast from natureGeorg Dobler, Brooch, 2013 – twigs cast from nature
Margit Jäschke, Brooch, 2012 - Kapa cardboardMargit Jäschke, Brooch, 2012 – Kapa cardboard, epoxy, silver zirconia

 

Gallery Loupe
50 Church Street
NJ 07042 – Montclair/ New Jersey
United States
Telephone: 973.744.0061
Fax: 973.744.0062
website: www.galleryloupe.com
mail: contact@galleryloupe.com

5 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘Amy Tavern : I Live Here Now’ – Four, Gothenburg (Sweden) – 4 Avril – 3 Mai 2014

Classé dans : Amy TAVERN (US),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Four (SE),Suede (SE) — bijoucontemporain @ 15:47
jewelry and objects about home
a solo exhibition at Four in Gothenburg, Sweden April 4-May 3
The American artist Amy Tavern’s work often consists of memories, processed and transformed. Reinterpreted by the viewer they become platforms for discussions and new ideas.
I make abstract thoughts concrete and tangible and further alter the memory itself beyond what happens naturally. The pieces are based on memories that are specific to me but the moments and feelings are truly universal. Ultimately, by creating these objects, I preserve my memories, make the fleeting more permanent”  – Amy Tavern
Amy Tavern -silently (I saw a robin today)Amy Tavern – Silently (I Saw a Robin Today) installation my mother’s wedding dress
Amy Tavern - Silently (I Saw a Robin Today) necklace, view 1the lining of my mother's wedding dress, cotton string, sterling silver, spray paintAmy Tavern – Silently (I Saw a Robin Today) necklace, view 1 – the lining of my mother’s wedding dress, cotton string, sterling silver, spray paint
Amy Tavern - Forget Me Not sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father's hairAmy Tavern – Forget Me Not sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father’s hair
Amy Tavern -Forget Me Not sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father's hair - detailAmy Tavern – Forget Me Not, detail sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father’s hair
Forget Me Not by Amy Tavern Photo: Hank Drew  Amy Tavern Forget Me Not and Silhouette
sterling silver, spray paint, picture of my father, my father’s hair, cardboard Photo: Hank Drew
Amy Tavern : http://www.gp.se/guiden?guide_eid=53295a729988d5000bf92297Wayfinderbrass, address book, compass, pencil, a key to my parents’ house
Amy Tavern Never Let Me Down, pocket watch detail brass, cursive writing practice paper, handkerchief, cotton threadAmy Tavern Never Let Me Down, pocket watch detail brass, cursive writing practice paper, handkerchief, cotton thread

Amy Tavern We Walk on the Same Ground brass, sterling silver, porcelain spoons, dirt collected by 23 friendsAmy Tavern We Walk on the Same Ground brass, sterling silver, porcelain spoons, dirt collected by 23 friends

Amy Tavern Since 1882, Since 1976 necklace, view 1 stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver, vintage blue velvet boxAmy Tavern Since 1882, Since 1976 necklace, view 1 stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver, vintage blue velvet box
Amy Tavern Since 1882, Since 1976 - earrings & ring -  stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silverAmy Tavern Since 1882, Since 1976 – earrings & ring -  stones from the foundation of my childhood home, sterling silver
 
FOUR
Nordhemsgatan 74
Göteborg – Sweden
tel +46 73 086 42 49
info@foursweden.com
http://www.foursweden.com

4 avril, 2014

EXPO ‘Jillian Moore: Fruits of my labor’ – Beyond Fashion, Antwerp (BE) – 21 Mars-3 Mai 2014

Jillian Moore : Fruits of my labor

 Jillian Moore Makes Things/ Fruits of My Labor

 

« For Jillian Moore’s first solo show in Belgium, « The Fruits of My Labor », an assortment of both major works and smaller, ready-to-wear pieces are presented. Regardless of scale, Moore’s work references biological forms of ambiguous origin. As a result, they straddle both the botanical and zoological. The bright colors paired with the thick gloss of her resin technique creates wearable pieces that are always luscious, and often a little vulgar in one way or another. Moore says of her work:
« Our natural tendency to seek out patterns results in a sensitivity to the congruities in biological forms. Deliberate exploitation of these phenomena results in objects that are both ambiguous and evocative. Some are organs removed from the body in which they once belonged, revealing structures with unknown functions. Others are complete specimens tagged with labels. Signs of dissection as well as taxonomy provide evidence of attempts to demystify these new organisms. However, this approach leaves many unanswered questions and highlights the inherent ethical compromise in these methods of understanding.
I choose materials and techniques that are transformative, resulting in objects that do not readily reveal the processes of their making. Copper may be hidden under layers of paint, the only exposed metal oxidized. The electroforming process allows for wax forms to be coated in copper leaving a hollow shell with textural encrustations–evidence of the acretivce nature of the process of building copper on a molecular level. The resin pieces are light in weight, built on a core of carved foam that is strengthened by successive layers of an opaque, water-based composite resin. The clear epoxy resin is then layered with paint to create a depth of surface typically expected of glass work. The slick gloss of the resin further mimics biology. »

Jillian Moore, Piece, 2009Jillian Moore - brooch : Popel, 2009 – Foam, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel silver

 Jillian Moore, Brooches,  Jillian Moore – brooches : Par Lobbe, 2009 – Foam, composite and epoxy resin, fabricated copper, paint, weighted and dyed cord

Jillian Moore, Piece, 2011Jillian MoorePiece: Porosus, 2011Foam, composite and epoxy resin, polymer clay, paint, rubber

 

 

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