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11/07/2012

EXPO ‘Hans Hovy : Space Sculptullery’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 7 Juill.-11Aout 2012

HANS HOVY  Space Sculptullery

« Nowhere is the hand of a maker more visible then in the recent jewellery pieces of Hans Hovy. In his first exhibition, two years ago, his necklaces had well defined contours and a silky soft skin. This time however, the traces of the grater and the strength required to work the ebony have remained visible. The sculptor who makes jewellery can’t deny his origins, for his pieces are dominated by bold shapes and a monumental expressiveness.
There are different groups to be distinguished in this work. Some refer to the imagery that dominated Hovy’s sculptures at the end of the twentieth century: the star shapes and shimmering silver spots allude to the cosmos and the firmament. Hovy also plays around with the jargon of jewellery: the rather robust, angular shapes in his necklaces are called ‘ruby’ or ‘diamond’. Language is an unusual ingredient in jewellery, yet it is always an important factor in Hovy’s work. There are even several necklaces made up from letters. Because many words share their last and first letters, the message often remains elusive. But the attentive viewer will quickly grab the lighthearted, loving character of these seemingly weighty jewels. Their materiality will seduce the senses, just as the message shall lift the spirit. «   Ward Schrijver  (© Galerie Rob Koudijs)

  Hans Hovy  Necklace: Big Black Rubies 2012  Ebony, silverHans Hovy  Necklace: Big Black Rubies 2012  Ebony, silver

Hans Hovy  Necklace: Stars Clustering, afraid of Darkness 2012  Ebony, silverHans Hovy  Necklace: Stars Clustering, afraid of Darkness 2012  Ebony, silver

Hans Hovy  Necklace: Wantneedloveyou 2012  Ebony, silverHans Hovy  Necklace: Wantneedloveyou 2012  Ebony, silver

Hans Hovy  Bracelet: Star 2012  Ebony, silverHans Hovy  Bracelet: Star 2012  Ebony, silver

Hans Hovy  Ring: Big Black Ruby 2012  Ebony, silverHans Hovy  Ring: Big Black Ruby 2012  Ebony, silver

 

 

 

Galerie Rob Koudijs
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV – Amsterdam
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)20 331 87 96
Fax: +31 (0)6 139 05 554

website: www.galerierobkoudijs.nl
mail: info@galerierobkoudijs.nl

EXPO ‘TRANSIT’ – The Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau (DE) – 14 Juin-12 Aout 2012

 TRANSIT – Contemporary Jewelry from Israel

  Transit - (catalog)

Artists: Anat Aboucaya Grozovski — Ella Wolf — Attai Chen Shirly Bar-Amotz — Ido Noy — Rory Hooper — Maya Dekel — Michal OrenGregory LarinEdda Vardimon GudnasonDeganit Stern SchockenDana Hakim — Einat Leader — Galya Rosenfeld — Tehila Levi HyndmanKobi Roth — Michal Bar-On Shaish — Vered Kaminski

  Shirly Bar-Amotz  Brooch: Weed (wild plant) 2011  Silver and copper, Synthetic pearls, Epoxy, Epoxy chips  5,1 x 5,3 x 3,8 cmShirly Bar-Amotz  Brooch: Weed (wild plant) 2011  Silver and copper, Synthetic pearls, Epoxy, Epoxy chips 

Deganit Stern Schocken -  Neckpiece: Heaven on Earth 2008  Tank run over drinks cans, gemsDeganit Stern Schocken -  Neckpiece: Heaven on Earth 2008  Tank run over drinks cans, gems

Vered Kaminsky  Earrings: Soap Bubbles 2011  Silver, stainless steelVered Kaminsky  Earrings: Soap Bubbles 2011  Silver, stainless steel

Tehila Levi Hyndman (IL)  Tiara: Barbarian 2011  BrassTehila Levi Hyndman – Tiara: Barbarian 2011  Brass

Dana Hakim  Pin: # 17 2011  Iron net, rubber gloves, paint, tape, reflectors  Photo: Yosef BercovichDana Hakim  Pin: # 17 2011  Iron net, rubber gloves, paint, tape, reflectors  Photo: Yosef Bercovich

 

 

 

The Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus
Altstädter Markt 6
63450 – Hanau
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 6181 2565-56
Fax: +49 (0) 6181 2565-54
website: www.gfg-hanau.de
website: www.hanau.de/kultur/museen
mail: gfg-hanau@t-online.de

 

BOOK :

Transit - (catalo)

Transit
Contemporary Jewellery from Israel -  Munich: Galerie Spektrum, 2012 – 176 pages

The exhibition gives insight into the actual state of contemporary jewellery in Israel. It shows the qualities and particular characteristics of Israeli jewellery artists as well as the differences with respect to the jewellery scene in Central Europe.

 

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