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14/08/2014

EXPO ‘From Chaos to Comprehension’ – ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (Thailand‎) – 21 Aout-27 Sept. 2014

 « From Chaos to Comprehension » curated by Nanna Grønborg 7 contemporary Jewellery artists, all graduated from the MA ‘Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products’ at Birmingham City University, UK between 2010 and 2013

From Chaos to Comprehension

 

Participating Artists:  Panjapol Kulpapangkorn (Thailand) –  Nanna Grønborg (Denmark/Germany) — Fliss Quick (England) — Hannah Fewtrell- Bolton (England)  — Natalie Smith (England) — Farrah Al-Dujaili (England) — Xiao Liu (China)

Farrah Al-DujailiFarrah Al- Dujaili (England)
Farrah Al- Dujaili’s design methodology is equal measures of intuitive play and measured control. Often tempted by the suggestion of new forms held within a piece, she imposed restraint to stay with the form of the Venus flytrap but plays with its endless compositional possibilities. Each component is individually soldered ensuring no one piece is the same to uphold the idiosyncratic aesthetic of her work. By using one single form multiple times she attempts to reveal the machinations of her mind at work as pieces germinate into different compositions.

Natalie SmithNatalie Smith (England)
My work explores the ideas of growth, transformation and disintegration. I create pieces by combining permanent and temporary materials such as paint, metal and sugar.
I find inspiration in surrealist science fiction, which is rich in atmosphere and imagery. Many of the books describe apocalyptic landscapes and alternate worlds that are on the brink of geographical catastrophes. In these dramatic dreamscapes there are no utopias, emphasis is placed on mental explorations and evocative journeys of the isolated humans.
This collection focuses on the term ‘Wear and Tear’, which can be used to describe damage, depreciation or loss.

From Chaos to Comprehension - Nanna GronborgNanna Grønborg (Denmark/Germany)

My jewellery is a body related tool used to comment on problems arising from the collision of the man-made and the conditions of nature. This collision, in combination with the ongoing fusion of cultures fascinates me and it affects my work as my own life is a cultural combination. I use theoretical tools like semiotics and the science of perception to reflect on these topics with a touch of irony. The contradictions between the rational and the intuitive, between what we see and what we make of it feed my jewellery universe. My investigation into the interrelationships between objects and the imagination is an ongoing process. My way of working is to draw on diverse methods, which help me to be aware of every decision including those which deliberately allow for chance. I strive to reach a subtle, sometimes minimalist aesthetic in my work, leaving it to the beholder to decode its message. It should irritate as much as it stimulates reflection. A few words on the new pieces from the 2014 series called Midas’ Musa: In ancient Greek mythology King Midas got his wish fulfilled that all he touched may turn into gold. Musa is the Latin botanical name for banana. I imposed the restriction on myself to stay with one form and fuse it with one intellectual idea to make my point and raise some questions about habit and routine. This series is literally Food for thought.

From Chaos to Comprehension - Xiao LiuXiao Liu (China) The Rice Stone is intended to represent this original spiritual force, which is rough and dynamic; the work is researched through and visually related to ritualistic forms of the prehistoric age. Rice and dust are used as the main materials in my work, which are common and usually unattractive. The working process transforms the ephemeral substance into precious and durable rough stone and I use laborious stone-cutting techniques to shape and polish the stones to bring out their crystalline structures ordered in repetitive formations. The concept is presented through a series of speculative practice which including jewellery, installation, photography, text and performance

From Chaos to Comprehension - Fliss QuickFliss Quick (England) Fliss Quick’s jewellery can be viewed as anecdotal evidence; pieces which allude to an earlier event. She works as a narrator conjuring protagonists and their consequent environments or scenarios to build a vocabulary of making to evoke stories. This process allows her to present social comment in a removed and playful manner. Where she presents pieces as pseudo-factual objects, blurring the distinction between fact and fiction, she looks to raise questions about and essentially subvert, social norms and assumptions. « Office Folk » explores what happens when the spirit of ‘folk’ interrupts the usual expectations of an office environment. A bored office worker, who lingers in the stock cupboard, finds alternative uses for the tools and stationery he discovers: Employing makeshift methods he mis-appropriates and adapts common place objects to create escritoires (desk companions) to tickle, cheer and now with the departmental shuffle, flirt with his new colleague.

Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton  Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton (England)
Fascinated by the fashion world Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton draws on its design terminology to create her Jewellery. Strongly influenced by street fashion and it’s capability to create an individual appearance, her collections are defined by the urge to make a statement and cause a reaction. Hannah’s new work explores the ideas of individuality and fashion through contemporary textiles and illustration. The fast life of a fashion style is contradicted by the direct use of a traditional tool – the stitching frame – which again highlights the contemporary aspects of the graphics chosen.
The essence of her work can be explored by the simple pleasure of seeing.

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn "Pai" (Thailand)Panjapol Kulpapangkorn « Pai » (Thailand)
“Everybody has their own jewellery, But not everyone realises that they have already worn it.”
Panjapol Kulpapangkorn recorded and collected memories from places visited by using film, sound, diary, photographs and found objects. All these things have a strong emotional and physical relationship in his work. The precious memory is very personal and individual. He defines it as a piece of jewellery that is still a part of him and with him all the time and as such it is worn, not on the body but in the mind:
“7 days a week with assoc. Prof. Wipha” is a part of the “Jewellery is at my feet, the show is yours” project. The project focuses on Wipha Kulpapangkorn’s memories (my lovely mom) who suffer from a Frontotemporal Dementia (this form of FTD affects social skills, emotions, personal conduct and self-awareness). After returning to Bangkok In 2013 I started this project by spending a month doing a documentary film on my mom (Suspended in Green exhibition). This project is still continuously developed for my own research on ways to find directions of communication.”

    

Atta Gallery
OP Garden, Unit 1109, Charoenkrung 36, Bangrak,
Bangkok, Thailand 10500
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06/06/2013

EXPO ‘Magic City’ – Velvet da Vinci Gallery – 12 Juin-14 Juill. 2013

Magic City
Work from Artists from the School of Jewellery, Birmingham
June 12 — July 14, 2013

exhibition catalog available

Magic City is coming...  June 12 — July 14, 2013    Farrah Al-Dujaili, Emily Bullock, Lydia Feast, Christine Graf, Nanna Grønborg, I Ting (Heather) Ho, Zita Hsu, Christiana Joeckel, Lisa Juen, Yi (Roger) Liu, Katharina Moch, Kathryn Partington, Jo Pond, Fliss Quick, Xiaohan (Vincent) Ren, Natalie Smith, Li-Chu Wu, Wen-Miao Yeh    Natalie Smith "When" brooch

MAGIC CITY is an exhibition of current work from emerging and established artists who came through the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. Flourishing despite the recent global downturns, jewelers coming out of Birmingham have shown a resourcefulness and resilience in the making and presentation of their work. Velvet da Vinci is pleased to showcase a selection of this talented group.Contrary to the often-remarked grey of its post industrialism, Birmingham, a city of multiple cultures, has become a vibrant center for the arts. The artists of this city are forging a strong presence within the art jewelry world. They are making a name for themselves for producing distinctive and desirable work that is offbeat, loud, quiet, funny, thoughtful, unfamiliar and unabashed: The art jewelry coming out of this city is testament to the magic.

 
Participating artists:
Christiana Jöckel — Christine Graf — Emily Bullock — Farrah Al-Dujaili — Fliss Quick — I-Ting Ho — Jo Pond — Katharina Moch — Kathryn Partington — Li Chu Wu — Lisa Juen — Lydia Feast — Nanna Grønborg — Natalie Smith — Xiaohan Ren — Wen-Miao Yeh — Yi Liu — Ying-Hsun Hsu
Farrah Al-Dujaili,  "How queer it seems" brooch, Farrah Al-Dujaili,  « How queer it seems » brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
 Li-Chu Wu, « Grassland » Brooch
Kathryn Partington,  "Fragments Above" brooches,
Kathryn Partington,  « Fragments Above » brooches
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
Jo Pond, « Baking Tin & Grater Collection » Brooches
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Nanna Grønborg, « Twin Parts » Necklace
Christine Graf, "dunkles Sinngrün" brooches,
Christine Graf, « dunkles Sinngrün » brooches
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Wen-Miao Yeh, « The Space » brooch
Emily Bullock, "Moseley" brooch, Emily Bullock, « Moseley » brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Fliss Quick, « Scissors Talisman » brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Lydia Feast, Necklace
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,
 Zita Hsu, « Blooms of Darkness » Necklace
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Natalie Smith, « When? » brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Katharina Moch, brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Lisa Juen,  « Demons of Age » brooch
All images from Magic City at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Christiana Jöckel, « a view inside » pendant
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
(near Broadway)
San Francisco, CA  94109
415.441.0109
Info@VelvetDaVinci.com

31/05/2013

EXPO ‘From Chaos to Comprehension’ – Danish Arts and Crafts Association, Copenhagen (DK) – 7-30 Juin 2013

The exhibition From Chaos to Comprehension  shows the work of 7 contemporary Jewellery artists from Denmark/Germany, Thailand, the UK, China and Taiwan. All graduated from the MA ‘Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products’ at Birmingham City University, UK in 2011 and 2012. And all experienced the turbulent, but rewarding process, of studying for an MA; which led them from a state of chaos to comprehending their work, its’ prerequisites and processes.

From Chaos to Comprehension opens on Friday June 7th 2013 in the exhibition room of the Danish Arts and Crafts Association in Bredgade 66 in Copenhagen and runs till June 30th.

"FROM CHAOS TO COMPREHENSION", Copenhagen, Denmark.

The jewellers are:  Panjapol KulpapangkornNanna GrønborgFliss Quick Hannah Fewtrell-BoltonEmily Bullock — Xiaohan-Ren — I-Ting Ho.

Curating the exhibition in Copenhagen, Nanna Grnborg formed this collective of fellow artists to exhibit the individual results of their studies. The work shown is the outcome of an ongoing struggle in which chaotic situations in the working process are followed by comprehension, which in turn fosters new questions. All of the artists share the belief that study was an important step and a base for future work. What connects them, is a striving for good solutions to their individual concepts.
The concepts and work are as different as their makers, and they reflect various perspectives on Jewellery in the context of society and personal experience:
Panjapol Kulpapangkorns work is a result of recorded and collected memories sent to him from participants around the world, including film, sound, photographs and found objects. His work evolves around memory as a very personal and individual experience, which we also wear in the mind.
Nanna Gronborg is influenced by the fusion of cultures and the contradictions between the rational and the intuitive. Her work balances this with subtle irony, while relying on theoretical tools like semiotics and the science of perception to reflect on it.   
Fliss Quick works as a narrator conjuring protagonists and their consequent environments or scenarios to build a vocabulary of making to evoke stories.
Hannah Fewtrell- Bolton is very excited by fashion: The way it enables the wearer to express their personality and style every day without ever having to speak a single word fascinates her. She is interested in making a statement and causing a reaction.
Xiaohan-Rens collection is about capturing the vestiges of memory and creating artefacts that allude to moments in time. His sketchbooks are the inspiration behind the jewellery.
Emily Bullock is initially inspired by a location; a country, a city, a house. The jewellery she creates transforms aspects of these locations into 3D representations. Each composition is abstract and personal to how she has interpreted the setting and scenery.
I-Ting Ho focuses on human skin in her work. Skin Secret, the title of her project, is about the ԓid and the ԓego. She researches the use of products and other ways to beautify the skin in order to create a differently perceived identity.
Thereafter From Chaos to Comprehension travels from its first opening at Officinet in Copenhagen to Gallery ATTA in Bangkok, Thailand from August 14th to September 28th 2014.

Emily Bullock  Brooch  Mixed mediaEmily Bullock  Brooch  Mixed media

Nanna Grønborg - brooch - 2012 -  brooch, porcelain, silver, steel, 65 x 70 x 45 mm, photo: Nanna GrønborgNanna Grønborg  – brooch – 2012 -  porcelain, silver, steel

panjapol kulp - 40 - documentary jewellery  from Birmingham,UK to Bangkok, Thailand.  “ Every step has its own story ”Panjapol Kulp – 40 – documentary jewellery  from Birmingham,UK to Bangkok, Thailand.  “ Every step has its own story ”

Hannah  Fewtrell-Bolton  Brooch: MADE ME, Jewellery Is At My Feet, The Show Is Yours 02  Mixed mediaHannah  Fewtrell-Bolton  Brooch: MADE ME, Jewellery Is At My Feet, The Show Is Yours 02  Mixed media

Fliss Quick   NecklaceFliss Quick  Necklace  « wish I’d joined the foreign legion », 2011

Xiaohan Ren - brooch Piece One 2011, wood, pen (found)  ca 130 x 40 mm - United Kingdom, Birmingham Institute of Art and DesignXiaohan Ren – brooch Piece One 2011, wood, pen (found) 

I TING HO - Skin Secret - Brooch I 2012 -  Metal/ Rubber Photo by I-TingI TING HO – Skin Secret – Brooch I 2012 -  Metal/ Rubber Photo by I-Ting

 

The Danish Arts and Crafts Association
Bredgade 66
1260 – Copenhagen
Denmark
website: www.danskekunsthaandvaerkere.dk
mail: info@dkkh.dk

 

04/03/2013

Schmuck 2013 – EXPO online ‘Matching Items Available’

Matching Items Available

Made to Make collective are embracing the virtual space of the Internet with ‘Matching Items Available’ an online exhibition that goes live 06.03.2013 to coincide with Schmuck 2013. -

madetomakecollective.wix.com/matchingitems  -  06-10-Mar 2013

 ​​‘Matching items Available’ sees ten art jewellers transform a mass-produced, fast-fashion necklace into something wholly different.

​These reworked pieces exude craft, imagination and creative ingenuity distinctive of the art jewellery approach.

​This brief was set to question, confront and push conceptions of jewellery and to ultimately invigorate our individual practices to show ‘Made to Make’ as a collective that is proactive in creating opportunities and platforms to display work and engage with the jewellery community at large.

​Within the art jewellery community, the Internet is an invaluable tool of learning, display and connection. Reflecting the value of social media in the visibility of art jewellery Made to Make embraced the virtual space of the Internet for Schmuck 2013, with the integration of Twitter and Youtube within the exhibition. Creating a sensory experience in the virtual venue, with the aid of photographic, video and audio ‘sketches’ provided by each artist.

Made to Make collective are embracing the virtual space of the Internet with ‘Matching Items Available’ an online exhibition that goes live 06.03.2013 to coincide with Schmuck 2013. -Artists: Farrah Al-Dujaili, Stephanie Arm, Emily Bullock, Sally Collins, Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton, Jo Pond, Fliss Quick, Katherine Richmond, Natalie Smith, Li-Chu Wu  madetomakecollective.wix.com/matchingitems  06-Mar-2013 - 10-Mar-2013

Artists:  Farrah Al-Dujaili –  Stephanie Arm Emily BullockSally CollinsHannah Fewtrell-BoltonJo PondFliss Quick — Katherine Richmond — Natalie Smith Li-Chu Wu

« Made to Make’ is a collective of art jewellers who are all alumni of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design’s School of Jewellery MA course whose diverse collections have already culminated in an exhibition in the UK.
We are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Stephanie Arm, Emily Bullock, Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton, Sally Collins, Lydia Feast, Jo Pond, Fliss Quick, Katherine Richmond, Natalie Smith and Li-Chu Wu. »

Hannah Fewtrell-BoltonHannah Fewtrell-Bolton - ’High Street Incognito’ - Necklace Primark necklace, advanced plastics, enamel paint, plaster, pigment.
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton - ’High Street Incognito’ - Necklace Primark necklace, advanced plastics, enamel paint, plaster, pigment.  http://madetomakecollective.wix.com/matchingitemsHannah Fewtrell-Bolton – ’High Street Incognito’ – Necklace Primark necklace, advanced plastics, enamel paint, plaster, pigment. 
Li Chu WU - 'My Pink Garden'    Necklace Primark necklace, paper sheets, paper threads, gild wire, nail polish, acrylic paint & glue.Li-Chu Wu – ‘My Pink Garden’    Necklace Primark necklace, paper sheets, paper threads, gild wire, nail polish, acrylic paint & glue.Farrah Al-Dujaili - 'Some Strange Species'    Necklace Primark necklace, copper, fabric paper, thread, plastic beads, acrylic dip, acrylic paint, watercolour pencil, nail varnish, ceramic beads.Farrah Al-Dujaili – ‘Some Strange Species’    Necklace Primark necklace, copper, fabric paper, thread, plastic beads, acrylic dip, acrylic paint, watercolour pencil, nail varnish, ceramic beads.
Katherine Richmond 'Community Values'    Brooch Primark necklace, book pages, epoxy glue and solder.Katherine Richmond ‘Community Values’    Brooch Primark necklace, book pages, epoxy glue and solder.
Fliss Quick - broochFliss Quick – brooch
Sally Collins - 'Hey! Why So Serious?'    Collar brooch Primark necklace and textiles.Sally Collins – ‘Hey! Why So Serious?’    Collar brooch Primark necklace and textiles.
Natalie Smith - 'Underneath It All...'    Neckpiece Primark necklace, textile, paint, icing.Natalie Smith – ‘Underneath It All…’    Neckpiece Primark necklace, textile, paint, icing.
Li-Chu Wu  Brooch: Place-Work2-Oxford 2012  Paper, copper, stainless steel  8 x 8 x 2 cmLi-Chu Wu  Brooch: Place-Work2-Oxford 2012  Paper, copper, stainless steel  8 x 8 x 2 cm
Natalie Smith  Brooch: Bad Seed 2012  Clay, paint, textiles, steel, sugar  12.8x6.5x8 cmNatalie Smith  Brooch: Bad Seed 2012  Clay, paint, textiles, steel, sugar  (‘From Dreams & Dust’ is a new collection that continues my work with SUGAR as a material.)
Farrah Al-Dujaili  Necklace: Meddle 2012  Copper, blackboard paint, chalk marker Farrah Al-Dujaili  Necklace: Meddle 2012  Copper, blackboard paint, chalk marker
Stephanie Arm   Spring  BangleStephanie Arm  – Spring  Bangle
Sally Collins   Silver Reknitted brooch  http://www.sallycollins.co.uk/Sally Collins   Silver « Reknitted » brooch
Fliss Quick - "Office Folk" : "wish I'd joined the foreign legion", 2011Fliss Quick "wish I'd joined the foreign legion, 2011"
Fliss Quick « wish I’d joined the foreign legion, 2011″
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton - "don't give a block"
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton – « don’t give a block »
 

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