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EXPO ‘Observation/Translation’ – Beyond Fashion gallery, Antwerp (BE) – 6 Sept.-20 Oct. 2012

Classé dans : Amy TAVERN (US),Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:10
Solo Exposition « Observation/Translation » by Amy Tavern
I will give a lecture on Wednesday, September 5 in conjunction with the opening of my new solo exhibition at Beyond Fashion. The lecture is at 7pm and I will talk for about 30 minutes. The presentation will include my thoughts on living in Belgium and how it has affected my work as well as a description of my process. I will also give some background information on my career and life before coming to Belgium as a way of introducing myself to my new audience. I won’t have a Powerpoint to lead me through so I will walk around the installation as I talk. It will be a different way for me to present my work but I think it will allow me to be more casual and conversational with attendees. I will have a slide show on my laptop on view so everyone can take a look at my previous work and some process shots for this new work.
If you live in the area and would like to attend (and I hope you will!), please RSVP with me or the gallery. You can send me an email at or to the gallery at You may also call the gallery at +32 +3 2378541
Amy Tavern (At Beyond Fashion Gallery, BE - exhibition fall 2012) - Necklace  brass, sterling silverAmy Tavern  – Necklace  brass, sterling silver

« Observation is the act or instance of noticing. As a resident in a new and foreign place, my power of observation has become important to me in unusual and often unexpected ways. It has also become heightened in a way that allows me to simply see more. Over the course of more than two months I have recorded my daily observations with photographs, drawings, and text, everyday encountering things I have never seen before. These observations are moments between specific inanimate obje
cts and me, and, unbeknownst to them, between other people and me. They are also impressions of the beauty I see in my surroundings, such as the often-gray sky of Belgium or the sense of history preserved in its architecture and urban decay. Finally, they are representations of maps and walks and the work of the Baroque painters.
Translation is a change from one form to another. Also as a resident of a new and foreign place, I translate almost everything I do: language, time, measurement, temperature, currency. At first my ability to translate was slow and challenging, often taxing. Then gradually with practice, the process became quicker until eventually translating was nearly second nature.
My new work focuses on my observations and the way I translate them to tangible objects. I observe, I record, I translate in my mind, I form an opinion. Then I develop an idea for an object and translate it again into a new, physical form. This process and the resulting pieces are how I understand my new home and share the experience with others. Ultimately, they are the reverent manifestations of a personal collection of memories.«  Amy Tavern

  Amy Tavern - detail of brooch 'Wilrijk' - silver, brass - 2012Amy Tavern – detail of brooch ‘Wilrijk’ – silver, brass – 2012

Amy Tavern "32, Part I" earrings - silver (185€ at "Beyond Fashion" Gallery, BE)Amy Tavern « 32, Part I » earrings – silver

Amy Tavern 'Roosevelt' brooch - brass, silver (210€ at "Beyond Fashion" Gallery, BE)Amy Tavern ‘Roosevelt’ brooch – brass, silver
Amy Tavern 'a small conversation' brooch silver 2012 (285€ at Beyond Fashion Gallery, BE)Amy Tavern ‘a small conversation’ brooch silver 2012

Amy Tavern - detail of "Family", a necklace in brass and sterling silverAmy Tavern – detail of « Family », a necklace in brass and sterling silver



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