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12/09/2016

EXPO ‘CrossPass’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 8 Sept.-9 Oct. 2016

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: CrossPass

 
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm

CrossPath  velvet da Vinci

CrossPass is a project featuring collaborative and solo works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examines place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects. The project targets a distinctive stretch of the Interstate 10 corridor connecting the unique borderplex region of El Paso, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The objective of CrossPass is to allow site-specific locations and the artists’ shared personal inquiries along this route to initiate the collection of images, video and sound which directly influences the creation of jewelry and objects. The viewer is asked to join them in their investigation of this land awash with dramatic terrain, vernacular structures and a multitude of boundaries; and, to uniquely discover these sites through the body.

CrossPass Site #8 Mesa Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis "Over the Fence" installation of brooches

 CrossPass Site #8 Mesa – Students parking their cars at the University of Texas at El Paso have a direct view of the border of different a country: Mexico. Here the divide is physically reinforced with the expansive border highway fence  // Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis « Over the Fence » installation of broochesDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, necklace Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials - Site #7 Mesa
El Paso is a city in constant flux. There you see the constant changing and rotating of businesses

 

Motoko Furuhashi was born in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. While growing up in Tokyo, she received her introduction to art from her grandfather. Her recent works are inspired by her experiences traveling around the world and the road that takes her from one place to another. Motoko received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Oakland Museum of California, and Nobana Art Works in Ginza in Tokyo. Publications include 500 Plastic Jewelry design by Lark Books, New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada, and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin.

Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint


 

Furuhashi Artist Statement:
“I am deeply fascinated with imperfection and the complexity of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death as the processes that govern life. The overall intent with my work has been to slow the viewer down and make what goes unnoticed important. By highlighting what is viewed as imperfect my work can bring relevance to the object. My belief is that objects only gain importance when the artist draws attention to them. My work is a shift in the meaning of perfection, transforming our perception of reality to new perspectives.”

 Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), brooch – 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paintDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel

 

Thomloudis Artist Statement:
My jewelry is influenced by the ve­­rnacular architecture and landscapes of site-specific locations. This interest has led me to identify particular aesthetic characteristics and construction techniques that I employ to create works to be worn on the body. As an artist using jewelry and objects as an artistic format for self-expression, my work intends to challenge the construct of the medium as a means to examine value, material sign systems, and extensions of personal and place identity. By relating to the aesthetics of architecture, landscape, and place in this way, I see jewelry having the potential to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by.”

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver – Site #5 Anthony
The border town of Texas and New Mexico is Anthony. There Anthony, NM and Anthony, TX sit next to each other.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink jet print, gesso: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink
jet print, gesso – - Site #2 Las Cruces (Near NMSU)  From land of Native Americans, the Spanish territory of New Mexico has been established over the time. These streets created here continue to develop and allows us access to the land.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver Site #4 Vado Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, s

ilver Site #4 Vado
New Mexico’s relaxing life style is highlighted by the vivid colors of the orange and beige sand, dry green grass, tumbleweeds, and its rectangular shaped farm lands.  

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

 

28/06/2016

EXPO (during AJW) ‘Art+Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces’ – Melanithros art space, Athens (GR) – 29 Juin-3 Juillet 2016

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK 2016

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Group exhbiiton Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces, Athens Jewelry Week

Opening 29/6/2016 @ 19h

Melanithros (art space) Group exhbiiton Art + Jewelry : Intersecting Spaces, Athens Jewelry Week, Opening 29/6/2016,Melanithros (art space)

 

25 selected Greek jewelry designers meet in a common ground aiming to push the boundaries and expand their action, considering jewelry as an Art form.

ARTISTSAggelika DiplariAnastasia KandarakiAntria PrasinouAngelos KonstantakatosAngelica KomisArtemis ValsamakiCorinna KoutouziDemitra ThomloudisDespina PantazopoulouDora HaralambakiEfharis AlepidisElisavet MessiErato KouloubiEvangelia DimitriouIoli LivadaIro KaskaniKaterina GlykaLiana PattihisMarina ZachouNicole PolentasRevekka Moustaki ZeiVictoria IoannidouVivi TouloumidiXenia DeimeziYiota Vogli

  Dora Haralambaki - UNTITLED -  Necklace -  Porcelain, threads, pearls, bronze, acrylics.Dora Haralambaki – UNTITLED -  Necklace -  Porcelain, threads, pearls, bronze, acrylics. Aggelika Diplari  brooch  LOSS [IN A POSITIVE WAY].  Brooch. Wood, agentium silver,acrylics, stainless steel. Aggelika Diplari  brooch  LOSS [IN A POSITIVE WAY].  Brooch. Wood, agentium silver,acrylics, stainless steel

 AnastasiaKandaraki_Living-Ruins-VI_ring Anastasia Kandaraki -  LIVING RUINS VΙ  – Ring – K14 yellow gold, oxidized sterling silver

 ANDRIA-PRASINOU  WHEN I LOST MY PETALS I SAW MY TRUTH  Neckpiece. Βronze, rice paper, resin, acrylics. ANDRIA PRASINOU-  WHEN I LOST MY PETALS I SAW MY TRUTH – Neckpiece. Βronze, rice paper, resin, acrylics.

  Angelos Konstantakatos - DIFFERENCES  Brooch. Mushroom, oxidised silver, resins, colour. Angelos-Konstantakatos   DIFFERENCES – Brooch – Mushroom, oxidised silver, resins, colour

Artemis Valsamaki - THE TEMPLE OF HUMAN ANATOMY  Pendant. Copper, silver, acrylic paint.Artemis Valsamaki – THE TEMPLE OF HUMAN ANATOMY  Pendant. Copper, silver, acrylic paint

Demitra Thomloudis _VIENTO_BLOCK 1 &2  Brooches. Cement, steel, resin, paint, nickel silver, pigment. Cast, fabricated.Demitra Thomloudis -VIENTO_BLOCK 1 &2  Brooches. Cement, steel, resin, paint, nickel silver, pigment. Cast, fabricated

Despina Pantazopoulou  - ARSIS-THESIS  Brooch. Silver 925. Hand fabricated, pierced.: Despina Pantazopoulou  – ARSIS-THESIS  Brooch. Silver 925. Hand fabricated, pierced

Efharis Alepedis |Black and White [necklace] Leather, coral, 18 K yellow gold. Constructed, assembled.: Efharis Alepedis |Black and White [necklace] Leather, coral, 18 K yellow gold. Constructed, assembled

Elisavet Messi - IONMES  Statement necklace. Recycled silver (925), fabric. Entaglement. Compression.Elisavet Messi – IONMES  Statement necklace. Recycled silver (925), fabric. Entaglement. Compression

Erato Kouloubi - MONOMOLECULAR  Neckpiece. Tar, bronze, pigment, plastic bag.Erato Kouloubi – MONOMOLECULAR  Neckpiece. Tar, bronze, pigment, plastic bag

 Evangelia Dimitriou - SUBVERSION Brooch. Bronze, plaster, colour. Evangelia Dimitriou - SUBVERSION Brooch. Bronze, plaster, colour

Ioli Livada - SOUL  Brooch. Sterling silver rhodium plated, ceramic, thread. Cast.Ioli Livada – SOUL  Brooch. Sterling silver rhodium plated, ceramic, thread. Cast

Athens Jewelry Week  -   IRO KASKANI    Rook 2 Pendant Silver, jesmonite, sponge  #Athensjewelryweek #2016 #AJW #IroKaskani Iro Kaskani: Iro Kaskani -ROOK 2  Pendant. Sterling silver, jesmonite, foam. Hand fabricated

Katerina Glyka - WEAPON OR FORTRESS?  Pendant. Stone, bronze, iron, concrete, resin, rope. Mixed media.Katerina Glyka - WEAPON OR FORTRESS?  Pendant. Stone, bronze, iron, concrete, resin, rope. Mixed media

 Liana Pattihis - RED CLIMBING ROSE NECKLACE, Chained Interpretations Collection  Necklace. Silver trace chain, silver light trace chain, silver cable chain, enamel. L105cm Liana Pattihis – RED CLIMBING ROSE NECKLACE, Chained Interpretations Collection  Necklace. Silver trace chain, silver light trace chain, silver cable chain, enamel. L105cm

Marina Zachou WE FEEL WITHOUT CHOOSING  Brooch. Copper, bronze, silver, pvc, varnish.Marina Zachou WE FEEL WITHOUT CHOOSING  Brooch. Copper, bronze, silver, pvc, varnish

Nicole Polentas - THE ORIENTATION  Neckpiece (detail). Sterling silver, copper, resin, glass powder, coral, pearls, paint, alabaster, poly-putty, epoxy, acrylic, image printed on aluminium. Fusion, fabrication, casting.Nicole Polentas - THE ORIENTATION  Neckpiece (detail). Sterling silver, copper, resin, glass powder, coral, pearls, paint, alabaster, poly-putty, epoxy, acrylic, image printed on aluminium. Fusion, fabrication, casting.

RevekkaMoustaki-Zei  ''Topologies'' Brooch Electroformed copper, carbon fibre  Athensjewelryweek #2016Revekka Moustaki Zei - TOPOLOGIES – Brooch – Copper, carbon fibre. Electroformed.

Victoria Ioannidou - EMERGENT MERGING…OR VIOLENT SEPARATION…  Brooch. Paper, Silicone, acrylics,thread, bronze.Victoria Ioannidou – EMERGENT MERGING…OR VIOLENT SEPARATION…  Brooch. Paper, Silicone, acrylics,thread, bronze

Vivi Touloumidi - WHAT WILL KOSMOS SAY?  Brooch. Pumice, stainless steel.Vivi Touloumidi – WHAT WILL KOSMOS SAY?  Brooch. Pumice, stainless steel.

Xenia Deimezi - “the procedure” Οbject Leather, fabric, sandpaper, duct tape, plastic net, plastic sheet silicone, iron nails  Xenia Deimezi - “the procedure” Οbject Leather, fabric, sandpaper, duct tape, plastic net, plastic sheet silicone, iron nails

Yiota Vogli, Islands, Layers of Memory, silver, oxidation, bronze, argentum, paper Yiota Vogli - « Islands », Layers of Memory, silver, oxidation, bronze, argentum, paper

 

 

Melanithros (art space)
4 Zappa str.,
Kallimarmaro
11635 Athènes
Opening hours: 12.00-21.00
tel +30 21 0363 6904
info@melanithros.gr

10/02/2016

During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘The BOX’ – Galerie Biró Junior, Munich (DE) – 25-28 Fevr. 2016

Galerie Biró Junior in cooperation with Bella Neyman & Ruta Reifen from Platforma, New York
THE BOX
#39 – curator: Platforma, Bella Neyman & Ruta Reifen, New York

Galerie Biró Junior in cooperation with Bella Neyman & Ruta Reifen from Platforma, New York. The curators of The Box posed a unique challenge to a select group of artists. Take 5 readymade materials purchased at the dollar store & give value to something invaluable by creating 3 wearable pieces of jewelry.  This challenge feeds into the contemporary jewelry artists’ interest in working with non-precious & alternative materials. The group includes3 American & 3 European art:

 Artists:  Sofia Björkman, SW — Réka Lörincz, HU — Bruce Metcalf, USA –  Gisbert Stach, DE — Demitra Thomloudis, USA – Timothy Veske-McMahon, USA
The curators of  The Box posed a unique challenge to a select group of artists. Take 5 readymade materials purchased at the dollar store & give value to something invaluable by creating 3 wearable pieces of jewelry. This challenge feeds into the contemporary jewelry artists’ interest in working with non-precious & alternative materials.
The group includes three American and three European artists. They are Bruce Metcalf, Demi Thomloudis, Timothy Veske-McMahon, Sofia Björkman, Réka Lörinz and Gisbert Stach.
Each artist received a box containing five standard size white envelopes, a small white towel, three white erasers, three CDs, and a can of Diet Coke. The materials were chosen because they are all white and echo a metaphorical blank page. These items can also be manipulated in multiple ways.

THE BOX Galerie Biró Junior

 Réka Lörincz necklace for THE BOXRéka Lörincz necklace for THE BOX

pendant by Sofia Björkman - part of THE BOX exhibition during SCHMUCK 2016pendant by Sofia Björkman – part of THE BOX exhibition during SCHMUCK 2016

brooch by Sofia Björkman - part of THE BOX exhibitionbrooch by Sofia Björkman – part of THE BOX exhibition

 Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis - Brooch: Hollow Formed Cement, resin, cloth, diet coke can, CD, paint, Nickel silver for the BOX: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis – Brooch: Hollow Formed Cement, resin, cloth, diet coke can, CD, paint, Nickel silver – for the BOX exhibition

Bruce Metcalf -  Second brooch for "The Box." Made from a Diet Coke can, envelopes, plexiglass, moonstone, glass cabochon, and silver. Height 4 1/2""Bruce Metcalf -  Second brooch for « The Box. » Made from a Diet Coke can, envelopes, plexiglass, moonstone, glass cabochon, and silver. Height 4 1/2″ »

 

Galerie Biró Junior
Freiraum , Pestalozzistraße 8,
80469 München
Thu-Sat 11:00 – 18:00, Sun 12:00-15:00
www.galerie-biro.de

 

 

 

 

30/01/2016

EXPO ‘Unclasped’ – The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne (AU) – 6 Fevr.-3 Avril 2016

Unclasped: Discovering Contemporary Greek Jewellery

Unclasped is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery objects, bringing together and examining the practices of twenty-two artists of Greek descent currently working in Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Cyprus and Australia.
The exhibition aims to provide a platform for contemporary thought in order to highlight the work of both established and emerging international Greek artists.
Exploring the connections between the manufacture and the act of wearing jewellery, the works encompass a wide variety of contemporary jewellery making techniques and mediums; expressing the diverse nature of modern jewellery practice within the Hellenic diaspora.

 Unclasped

Exhibiting Jewellers:  Aggelika DiplariAkis GoumasAnastasia KandarakiArtemis ValsamakiChristina Karakalpaki Constantinos Kyriacou — Danae Natsis — Demitra Thomloudis — Dimitris Nikolaidis — Efharis AlepedisErato KouloubiGeorge GiannoutsosIsmini PachiLiana PattihisMala SiamptaniMaria TsimpiskakiNicole PolentasNiki StylianouPoly Nikolopoulou — Vicky Kanellopoulos — Vivi Touloumidi – Zeta Tsermou

Unclasped is presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2016.

 UNCLASPED - Akis Goumas - Mystic blue: Akis Goumas – Mystic blue

Unclasped  - Vicky Kanellopoulos 'Vroom vroom vroom': Vicky Kanellopoulos ‘Vroom vroom vroom’

UNCLASPED - Efharis Alepedis - Black sea urchin necklace: Efharis Alepedis - Black sea urchin necklace

Unclasped  - Poly Nikolopoulou - "Iliahtida /Ηλιαχτίδα" brooch / silver / pigment: Poly Nikolopoulou – « Iliahtida /Ηλιαχτίδα » brooch / silver / pigment

" Living Ruins I ", brooch, oxidized silver by Anastasia Kandaraki Photo by Orestis Rovakis: Anastasia Kandaraki « Living Ruins I », brooch, oxidized silver – Photo by Orestis Rovakis 

Unclasped  - Nicole Polentas - 'the orientation': Nicole Polentas – ‘the orientation’

UNCLASPED - Nicole Polentas - The pass 2016: Nicole Polentas – « The pass » 2016

Artemis Valsamaki  Cosmos brooch: Artemis Valsamaki  Cosmos brooch

Constantinos Kyriacou -   ring: LEAVE AGAIN LIVE AGAIN - sterling and fine silver. acrylic color.: Constantinos Kyriacou -   ring: LEAVE AGAIN LIVE AGAIN – sterling and fine silver. acrylic color

ARTIST FLOOR TALK: Danae Natsis
Friday 5 February, 1pm – ​free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1693054347605311/

LECTURE: Greek Jewellery: The Old and the New by Emeritus Professor Robert Baines
Friday 12 February, 1pm – free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1061861193864992/

ARTIST FLOOR TALK: Dr Nicole Polentas
Friday 26 February, 1pm – ​free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1670488326560899/

KIDS WORKSHOP: Contemporary Jewellery Making and Design
Saturday 5 March, 1pm – $20
Suitable for children 6+
https://www.facebook.com/events/528293840685035/

ARTIST FLOOR TALK: Vicky Kanellopoulos
Friday 11 March, 1pm – ​free
https://www.facebook.com/events/565326980291697/

 

UNCLASPED http://www.hellenic.org.au/unclasped-discovering-contemporary-greek-jewellery:

 

 

The Hellenic Museum
280 William Street,
Melbourne,
VIC 3000 – Australia
Phone +613 8615 9016
Email info@hellenic.org.au

Opening Times: 
Tues – Sun 10AM – 4PM

18/04/2015

COUP de COEUR : Demitra Thomloudis

Classé dans : ALLIAGES (FR),COUP DE COEUR,Demi THOMLOUDIS (US),Gal. Alliages (FR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:44

Demitra Thomloudis

« Our bodies perpetually occupy the built environment. My work attempts to reverse these roles and interactions by allowing the visual language found within constructed spaces an opportunity to intimately coexist and inhabit the body. I examine and challenge formal architectural organization and its materials in an attempt to redefine and elevate its presence within the construct of jewelry. As artifact my jewelry captures a moment between material, time and place that purposefully interacts with human form. By relating to the aesthetics of architecture in this way I see jewelry having the potential to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by. » (actually exhibited (and sold) at Alliages)

Demitra Thomloudis - Alliages Permanent 2015 - Highlighting Demitra Thomloudis – necklace « Reconstruct » serie

Demitra Thomloudis - necklace "Reconstruct" serie - detailDemitra Thomloudis – necklace « Reconstruct » serie – detail

Demitra Thomloudis - Alliages Permanent 2015 - HighlightingDemitra Thomloudis - REVEALED COLLAPSE serie necklace

« REVEALED COLLAPSE attempts to analyze the point of disjunction associated with its materials, construction, and the composition itself.  The necklaces exude the strong presence of actual line, which, when worn, surrounds the body and lies in tension with the softness of the figure. Moments within the line structure are highlighted with color, volume and irregularity, which act as ornament within the necklace itself.  With these pieces, I am interested in the body’s physical coexistence with the constructed form and how the interaction with the wearer activates and completes the work. « 

Demitra Thomloudis - Alliages Permanent 2015 - HighlightingDemitra Thomloudis REVEALED COLLAPSE serie necklace

« RECONSTRUCT is a collection of jewelry inspired by the fragmentary aesthetic of informal architectural construction, temporary spaces and bricolage. This work exemplifies a particular act of making, where materials are curated, constructed and remnants from the maker are celebrated. Through the lens of jewelry and changes in scale, weight, and texture, these assemblages ask the viewer to consider new associations to raw construction materials and their intimate relationship to the body as adornment. « 

Demitra Thomloudis - brooch - Alliages Permanent 2015 - HighlightingDemitra Thomloudis – Reconstruct brooch

Demitra Thomloudis - brooch - ReconstructDemitra Thomloudis – brooch – Reconstruct

Demitra Thomloudis - brooch - RemnantsDemi Thomloudis – Remnants serie of brooches
« REMNANTS implements the structural language of the urban built environment.  Hand fabricated out of steel, sterling silver and embellished with  graphite pencil, my work borrows and deconstructs the organization and materials of constructed spaces. Within these simple forms ornament is described and invented through the simplicity of an edge, a sand paper mark or the junction of the materials themselves. »

Demitra Thomloudis is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. In August 2014 she concluded a 12-month residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Demitra received her MFA from San Diego State University and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Demitra is a recipient of the Bedichek-Orman Professional Development Grant, a 2015 Nominee for the American Craft Council Emerging Voices Award and is a Society of North American Goldsmiths’ Emerging Artist  featured at SOFA Chicago 2014 with representation by Charon Kransen Arts.

Demitra’s work has been included in many exhibitions such as New Traditional Jewellery “Confrontations”  Netherlands; 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial; Galerie Marzee International Graduate Exhibition, Netherlands; Suspend(ed) in Pink, an international exhibition which traveled to Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Paris, and the USA; CHAIN project at A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object in São Paulo, Brazil; and La Fontera which debuted at Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City and traveled within U.S. courtesy Velvet Da Vinci Gallery.  Publications include 500 Plastic and Resin Jewelry and 500 Enameled Objects published by Lark Books, The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration and New Necklaces: 500+ Designs from Around the World, By Nicolas Estrada Barcelona.

16/04/2015

EXPO ‘Empreintes’ – Alliages, Lille (FR) – 1er Avril-30 Juill. 2015

Empreinte : trace laissé par une personne. 40 artistes issus du monde du bijou contemporain, de la céramique et du verre laissent leur empreinte à ALLIAGES. Ils nous dévoilent leurs rêves et nous laissent voir leur monde imaginaire.

Impression : trace left by a person. 40 artists from the world of contemporary jewelery, ceramics and glass to leave their mark at ALLIAGES. They reveal to us their dreams and show us their imaginary world.
Impressions, the permanent exhibition at Alliages, renewed continously.

Opening next Friday April 24th, 18:30 / Vernissage vendredi 24 avril à 18h30

Alliages - EMPREINTES avril 2015(collier Jee Hye Kwon)

The Permanent 2015, showing works of Aiko FujitaAlice ClarkeAna-Belén MonteroAna Garcia MoyaAngela BermudezAngela Ciobanu Anja Eichler  Anke Huyben  Barbara Uderzo Beate Pfefferkorn Inou Beru –  Burcu Sulek Cata Gibert Chun-Tai Chen Clara DelPapa Claudia SteinerDemitra Ryan-ThomloudisDora HaralambakiElin FlognmanFabienne ChristynFederica Sala Francine SchloethGeorge GiannoutsosGigi MarianiHelena Johansson LindellInbar ShahakIsabelle Busnel  –  Ismini PachiIzabella PetrutJee Hye KwonJessica AndersenJose MarinJuan Riusech  Kaori KuriharaKaren VanmolKonstantinos Konstantopoulos Leslie Shershow  Lluís Comín Lucilla Giovanninetti Mar Sanchez Margarita Alonso Maria Rosa Franzin  Maria Solórzano  Maria Tsimpiskaki Minna Karhu   Niki Stylianou Nicole Schuster  Nicole Taubinger  Patricia Gallucci Paula Isola  Peter Hoogeboom Sabine Pagliarulo  Sangji Yun Sébastien Carré Şenay Akın Silvia Beccaria Sophie Giet  Steffi Götze  Teresa F Faris –  Tracy NicholsValérie Ceulemans Valentina Gallo & Camilla Gallo –  Vasia Pachi  Wu Ching-Chih Ye-jee Lee –  Yu Ping Lin –  Zeta Tsermou

 Permanent 2015 - Highlighting Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis, Sangji Yun & Chun-Tai ChenPermanent 2015 – April Highlighting  Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis, Sangji Yun & Chun-Tai Chen

Permanent 2015 - March Highlighting Lluís Comín, Gigi Mariani, Angela Ciobanu & Maria-Rosa FranzinPermanent 2015 – March Highlighting : Lluís Comín, Gigi Mariani, Angela Ciobanu & Maria-Rosa Franzin
Permanent 2015 - Highlighting Maria Tsimpiskaki, Angela Bermudez, Zeta Tsermou & Minna KarhuPermanent 2015 – Highlighting Maria Tsimpiskaki, Angela Bermudez, Zeta Tsermou & Minna Karhu
 Aiko Fujita Necklace: Dans une suite, 2014 Wool, gold wire 40 x 45 x 15 cm.Aiko Fujita Necklace: Dans une suite, 2014 Wool, gold wire 40 x 45 x 15 cm.
 Sébastien Carré Ring: Inflammation, 2015 Jasper, Cornelian, beads, silk, cotton, elastic thread 8 x 3 x 3 cm.Sébastien Carré Ring: Inflammation, 2015 Jasper, Cornelian, beads, silk, cotton, elastic thread 8x3x3cm.
  Angela Ciobanu Ring: Forget-Me-Not, 2014 Silver, 24k gold foil, recycled silk paper, saw blades 6 x 6 x 7 cm Photo by: Angela Ciobanu From series: Forget-Me-NotAngela Ciobanu Ring: Forget-Me-Not, 2014 Silver, 24k gold foil, recycled silk paper, saw blades 6 x 6 x 7 cm Photo by: Angela Ciobanu From series: Forget-Me-Not
  Teresa Faris Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #4, 2015 925 silver, wood altered by a bird, 18K gold 10.2 x 11.5 x 1.3 cm, 51.2 cm chain   .Teresa Faris Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #4, 2015 925 silver, wood altered by a bird, 18K gold 10.2 x 11.5 x 1.3 cm, 51.2 cm chain
Black - by Juan RiusechJuan Riusech

 

ALLIAGES
111, Bd. Victor Hugo
F-59000 LILLE
Horaires : Lundi-Vendredi : 10h – 17h / Samedi : 10h-16h

25/08/2014

EXPO ‘Connected Construct’ – Flickinger Fine Arts Center, Houston (USA) – 25 Aout-10 Sept. 2014

Caitie Sellers & Demitra Thomloudis : Connected Construct -

San Jacinto College South, Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Houston, United States) 25-Aug-2014 – 10-Sep-2014

 

Caitie Sellers and Demitra Thomloudis: Connected Construct

Inspired by the Houston landscape, Thomloudis and Sellers intimately examine and transform their surroundings through the lens of jewelry, mapping, and drawing. Their work observes moments between materials, time, and place that ultimately interacts with the body as site and collectively produces a snapshot of the sprawling Houston landscape.

Demitra Thomloudis, Brooch, Demitra Thomloudis – Brooch: 4825 Chenevert Street: Houston YellowReclaimed shingle, nickel silver, wood, steel, graphite pencil, 14 gold leaf

Demitra Thomloudis Necklace: 4813 JacksonSstreet: Houston Yellow Tape Reclaimed stair spindle, nickel silver, wood, steel, paintDemitra Thomloudis Necklace: 4813 JacksonSstreet: Houston Yellow Tape Reclaimed stair spindle, nickel silver, wood, steel, paint

Caitie Sellers Rings: Highway ring series Silver and copperCaitie Sellers Rings: Highway ring series Silver and copper

Caitie Sellers Necklace: Highway Silver and copperCaitie Sellers Necklace: Highway Silver and copper

Caitie Sellers - Houston drawings 2014Caitie Sellers – Houston drawings 2014

Caitie Sellers......each one a scene...Caitie Sellers

 

San Jacinto College South, Flickinger Fine Arts Center
13735 Beamer Road
TX 77089 – Houston
United States
Telephone: (281) 464-3420
mail: dixon.bennett@sjcd.edu

website: www.demidemi.net
website: www.caitiesellers.com
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10/04/2014

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

08/01/2014

BIJOUX with a HOLE ….

un trou …. pas juste un trou, mais une cassure, une brisure, une faille, un « défaut », une « petite destruction », une blessure, un manque, un « manqué » …

Mais aussi une ouverture, une fenêtre …. vers un ailleurs, vers un « regard sur soi », vers une introspection, vers ce qu’on a (d’)enfermé et qu’on laisse (enfin) sortir/voir/respirer/s’épancher ….

Comme le dit Joo Hyung Park, « Beauty (is) in Imperfection » ….. Même discourspour Brooke Marks-Swanson : « « I am drawn to the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. …..  My object is to cause the viewer to speculate, imagine and to investigate… »

Ulrike Kämpfert- 'ouverture' collier - 2013 - argent, opale de lait, feuille d'or (expo Circuits Bijoux Paris 2013 - jewel with a hole ...)
Ulrike Kämpfert – ‘ouverture’ collier – 2013 – argent, opale de lait, feuille d’or (expo « Précieux passages » Circuits Bijoux Paris 2013 )
Andy Cooperman   (brooch with a hole)Andy Cooperman   brooch Coeur, 2010 – Sterling, 18k, brass, ping pong ball, velvet ; fabricated, fused, melted – 2 x 3/8 inch – Photo: Andy Cooperman

Kristin Mitsu Shiga
Kristin Mitsu Shiga  – Count Brooch (Sterling, wool, steel)
Liana Pattihis broochLiana Pattihis brooch  (not only a « hole », but a lack …) Sandra Llusà, in Instituto Cervantes Munich in the exhibition ConSpiracíonSandra Llusà  « lo Imposible » Pendant Textile, gold-plated nickel silver and bronze
Joo Hyung Park - melted series detail of a brooch - From "Beauty in imperfection" collection. Brooch, Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010Joo Hyung Park - melted series detail of a brooch – From « Beauty in imperfection » collection. Brooch, Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010
Joo Hyung Park - From 'Beauty in imperfection' collection. Brooch, Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010Joo Hyung Park – From ‘Beauty in imperfection’ collection. Brooch, Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010
Demitra Thomloudis - brooch - backDemitra Thomloudis – brooch (BACK) -  Section, 2012 -  Cement, brass, copper, sterling silver, steel, powder coat, fiber, pigment; fabricated, soldered – 3 x 3 x 3 in. -  Photo: Demitra Thomloudis
Biba SchutzBiba Schutz ring
Kelvin J Birk - big claw ring in oxidized silver with crushed stone clusterKelvin J Birk – big claw ring in oxidized silver with crushed stone cluster
Emanuela DucaEmanuela Duca Magma cuff – Blackened sterling silver, diamonds, green amethyst.
Annamaria Zanella  Brooch: Combustion 2009  Silver, gold, resin, wood shavings, titanium, glass  Photo Giulio RustichelliAnnamaria Zanella  Brooch: Combustion 2009  Silver, gold, resin, wood shavings, titanium, glass  Photo Giulio Rustichelli
Linda Ezerman - Ring, unique piece, handmade  sterling silver blackened, cold enamelLinda Ezerman – Ring, unique piece, handmade  sterling silver blackened, cold enamel
Orecchini serie In the box - Argento, oro giallo 18kt, niello patina - 2011  Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani - Orecchini serie In the box – Argento, oro giallo 18kt, niello patina – 2011  
Demitra Thomloudis - Reconstructed square interior brooch - cement, plywood, sterling silver, nyckel silver, resin, pigment 2013
Demitra Thomloudis – « Reconstructed: Square Interior » (2013) – Brooch – cement, plywood, sterling silver, nickel silver, resin, pigment. Picture courtesy of the artist
Brooke marks-Swanson - back of a brooch - copper, fabricated and painted    "I am drawn to the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Aerial photographs of hurricanes above water are stunning and seductive. The soft spiral and eye inform of terror and devastation. My object is to cause the viewer to speculate, imagine and to investigate, in a personal way, those issues relative to a sense of beauty, which drives the focus of my research."    495$Brooke Marks-Swanson - back of a brooch – copper, fabricated and painted   
« I am drawn to the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Aerial photographs of hurricanes above water are stunning and seductive. The soft spiral and eye inform of terror and devastation. My object is to cause the viewer to speculate, imagine and to investigate,in a personal way, those issues relative to a sense of beauty, which drives the focus
of my research. »    
Vera Siemund, brooch, 2012, enamelled copper, steelsawn, mounted, enamelled (printed portrait/ornament) - 73 x 100 x 42 mm - green ornamented lamp shape covered with a fragment of a rose window, inside a photo portraitVera Siemund, brooch, 2012, enamelled copper, steelsawn, mounted, enamelled (printed portrait/ornament) -
73 x 100 x 42 mm – green ornamented lamp shape covered with a fragment of a rose window, inside a photo portrait
(here the « hole » is clearly mounted as a WINDOW….)
Angela Bermudez  (brooches with a hole)Angela Bermudez  all that you need to LOOK INSIDE …..
viruthiers: Ángela BermúdezÁngela Bermúdez (viruthiers) « Grand Voyeur » et « déjà Vu » – broches 2012, plata  – (serie Turismo de interior) …. (histoires de VISION …)

Daniel DiCaprio - 'Inheritance' blackwood & silver brooch  (jewel with a hole)Daniel DiCaprio – ‘Inheritance’ blackwood & silver brooch

Andrea PIneros Bijoux
Andrea Piñeros - a ring with a hole …. that allows to discover the « real » jewel : your own skin

30/05/2013

EXPO ‘La Frontera’ – Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico – 6 Juin-28 Juill. 2013

La Frontera opens June 6 at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City

Exposición que explora el espacio de la frontera y lo que representa, entablando un diálogo entre diferentes artistas que a través de la joyería expresan cómo entienden esta realidad geográfica de implicaciones económicas, políticas, sociales, culturales e ideológicas.  A través de 150 piezas, diseñadas por  90 creadores provenientes de distintos continente se reflexiona sobre nuestra frontera con Estados Unidos y las implicaciones que ésta tiene para cada uno de nosotros.

La Frontera - and then at Velvet da Vinci  August 14 - September 15, 2013

& then :   14 Aout-15 Sept. 2013 : Velvet da Vinci Gallery

La Frontera opens June 6 at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City.    Julia Turner  Three Days Walking (Mourning Brooch)( Julia Turner  Three Days Walking (Mourning Brooch))

« Borders separate but also unite » (Octavio Paz)
Historically the relationship between Mexico and the United States has been complicated, deep, and conflicted. Due to geography, this relationship is unavoidable and comprised of many underlying currents: economic, political, social, cultural, ecologic and ideological.
La Frontera (The Borderlands) is the physical space where the relationship between Mexico and the U.S is most evident. In recent years, drug trafficking and violence have made it the focus of almost daily news. However, the extremely porous nature of the border allows not only the illegal passage of arms and drugs, but also ideas, money, projects, families, and culture.
The border is an environment of opportunity both legal and not. Nearly 2000 miles long, the U.S. – Mexico border is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Companies use differences in labor and environmental regulations to their advantage and create discontent on both sides of the border. Since the 1980s economic and political refugees from Central America have swelled populations at the border and migrations across it. The construction of the 700- mile U.S. – Mexico Border Fence of the past several years is the most tangible symbol of failed politics.
The exhibition LA FRONTERA seeks to explore this physical space and what it represents. This is why we want artists either born in either of these countries or who live in either of these countries to express how they understand the border.

 Jorge Castañón - "Hacia dónde va tu Sangre ? " -   'LA FRONTERA' exhibition -   Algunas veces queremos cruzarlas, otras , necesitamos cruzarlas, buscando recomenzar, renacer, una segunda oportunidad posiblemente.  Tal vez nuestros cuerpos puedan lograrlo, pero … qué será de nuestro corazón, nos acompañará?  Qué buscamos y qué dejamos, dos ideas de signos opuestos que nunca se igualan.  Nace una herida, que eternamente intentaremos que cicatrice.Jorge Castañón – « Hacia dónde va tu Sangre ?  »
http://www.franzmayer.org.mx/  La frontera(Donna d’Aquino jewelry )

 

Iacov Azubel bracelet, "¿Son necesarias las fronteras?"Iacov Azubel bracelet, « ¿Son necesarias las fronteras? »

 

Museo Franz Mayer
Hidalgo 45, Centro Historico, Cuauhtémoc,
06300 Ciudad de México, DF, Mexique
Téléphone :+52 55 5518 2266

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