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21/01/2011

EXPO ‘Elfrun Lach: Corollary’ – CRAFT VICTORIA, Gallery 2, Melbourne (AU) – 21 Janv.–5 Mars 2011

Classé dans : Australie (AU),corail / coral,Elfrun LACH (DE),Exposition/Exhibition — bijoucontemporain @ 0:55

 Endangered marine organism raises questions of supply in Corollary.

Corollary explores the history and ongoing symbolic function of red coral, one of the oldest traditionally used materials in gold and silver-smithing. Despite the rarity of coral, its application within jewellery practice has persisted over time due to a belief in its talismanic qualities. Combining actual and simulated forms of this precious material, the works in Corollary aim to raise questions about ethical supply and usage.

Originally from Düsseldorf in Germany, Elfrun Lach studied Art History, Egyptology and Archaeology at Cologne University before moving to Melbourne and embarking on a degree in Silversmithing at RMIT University. Lach has exhibited in Australia and overseas and recently completed a Masters degree, researching the symbolism, historicity and materiality of coral in the context of contemporary artefact.

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Elfrun Lach, 34 Random Pieces, mixed media (coral, cotton thread, enamel paint, felt, gesso, glass beads, leather, natural twigs, polymer clay, polystyrene, porcelain, recycled plastic, shell, wood) (2005-2008)(Photo Screaming Pixel) 

 

« In the past coral has been imitated by glass, horn, rubber, bone and plastic, which only increased the demand for gem quality material. My exhibition aims to create an awareness of origin of the material and future implications of its use. By combining the readings of man-made contemporary materials with selected symbolic orders of the past I want to generate readings which highlight the complexity and historicity of coral.  » Elfrun Lach

     

EXPO 'Elfrun Lach: Corollary' - CRAFT VICTORIA, Gallery 2, Melbourne (AU) - 21 Janv.–5 Mars 2011  dans Australie (AU) elfrun2
Elfrun Lach, Graft Brooch, bone, coral, glass, wood, monofilament, silk, 925 silver, (2009)(Image courtesy of the artist)

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    Spectacular pieces, alive jewels, with sense

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