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.
“Sense of Scale: Metal Sculpture and Wearable Art” presents new work by 4 metalsmiths who were challenged to create both small, wearable jewelry and impressive sculpture for the wall or pedestal. Sarah Chapman, Heejin Hwang, Stacey Lee Weber, and Darlys Ewoldt are connected by their experiences as teachers (both past and present) in Lillstreet’s deeply rooted metals department and the diversity of their work speaks to the variety of techniques, materials, and approaches being taught here
Chicago, IL 60640
FERROUS | Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery | San Francisco -
March 1 – April 14, 2013
Jewelry in a New Iron Age by 60 International Artists
March 1 – April 14, 2013
Artists’ reception Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
FERROUS, an exhibition of jewelry using iron, steel, and steel alloys. Although the use of iron dates back more than two thousand years, this humble material is more commonly used for agriculture and industrial purposes than adornment. A significant exception is the Berlin Iron Jewelry of the early 19th century. The Prussian Royal family funded the uprising against Napoleon by encouraging wealthy citizens to exchange their precious gold and silver for intricately fabricated iron jewelry.Intricacy is just one aspect the 60 artists of FERROUS explore with this versatile material. Known for its strength and lightness, the steel and iron jewelry of FERROUS is both rusty and shiny, sheet and wire, bejeweled and modest. The exhibition will take place simultaneously at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco and as a virtual exhibition at crafthaus online. In May FERROUS will travel to 18Karat Gallery in Toronto, Canada as part of The Society of North American Goldsmith’s annual conference.
Nanz Aalund, USA – Anne Achenbach, Germany – Dauvit Alexander, Scotland – Talya Baharal, USA – Michael Berger, Germany – Lisa Bjorke, Sweden – Aaron Bray, USA – Elizabeth Callinicos, UK – Melissa Cameron, USA/Australia – David Choi, USA – Kat Cole, USA – Dialogue Collective, UK – Andy Cooperman, USA – Donna D’Aquino, USA – Jaclyn Davidson, USA – Ann Catrin Evans, Wales – Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Australia – Fekete Réka, NL – Mirla Fernandes, Brazil – Peg Fetter, USA – Rebekah Frank, USA – Motoko Furuhashi, USA – Susie Ganch, USA – Elliot Gaskin, USA – Janna Gregonis, USA – Dana Hakim, Israel – Masako Hamaguchi, UK – Tom Hill, USA/UK – Heejin Hwang, USA – Rob Jackson, USA – Mary Frisbee Johnson, USA – Lisa Juen Sinnott, USA – Satomi Kawai, USA – Maya Kini, USA – Amy Klainer, USA – Jenny Laidlaw, UK – Lorena Lazard, Mexico – Roxy Lentz, USA – Timothy Information Limited, UK – Kasja Lindberg, Sweden – Tara Locklear, USA – Sarah Loertscher, USA – Drew Markou, UK – Judy McCaig, Spain/Scotland – Lindy McSwan, Australia – Chris Nelson, USA – Iker Ortiz, Mexico – Claudio Pino, Canada – Jo Pond, UK – Suzanne Pugh, USA – Meghan Patrice Riley, USA – Mackenzie Sala, USA – Natasha Seedorf, USA – Sondra Sherman, USA – Marjorie Simon, USA – Melissa Stiles, USA – Barbara Stutman, Canada – Tore Svensson, Sweden – Sarah West, USA – Katie Wright, UK
Mirla Fernandes Eu sou a medida II/Fe (I am the measure/Fe) Necklace
Barbara Stutman Boutonniere #11
EXPO ‘magnetic ornament – Work by Heejin Hwang’ – 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI (USA) – 25-31 Mars 2011
« magnetic ornament » Work by Heejin Hwang
March 25 – March 31
Opening Reception Friday, March 25 , 6:00 – 9:00 PM
« “My recent works comprise sculptural units in which steel wire is used as basic material. As the basic structure is needed to construct a building, numerous layers consist of a form in my works, too; this means one’s personality, that is, persona. As I discovered another layer of personality which I had not been aware of, I began to be interested in the figures of the layer and induce them to my works. When a unit or multiple units complete a perfect structure or form, my jewelry comes to life.” «
Actually : MFA, Art Metals, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Heejin Hwang – Connection necklace (detail) – steel wire, enamel
Heejin Hwang - « Temptation » necklace (Enamel, nickel, copper, statinless steel wire, Enamelling, hammering
7th Floor Gallery
Humanities Building, UW-Madison, 455 North Park St
Madison, WI (USA)
10:00 am-5:00 pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Art Metal -
« My recent works comprise sculptural units in which steel wire is used as basic material. As the basic structure is needed to construct a building, numerous layers consist of a form in my works. As I discovered another layer of personality which I had not been aware of, I began to be interested in the figures of the layer and induce them to my works. When a unit or multiple units complete a perfect structure or form, my jewelry becomes powerful and comes to life.
Human body is the perfect space to install my jewelry on. Only when my works, the body ornaments, get perfectly installed on the wearer, emotional and structural rapport starts with the wearer.
As in architecture, the site and scale of my work play an important role as well. As people imagine building an ideal house of their own, I also pursue building my house of jewelry (body architecture) on human body, too. »
Heejin Hwang- « Build a nest » necklace- Steel wire, enamel, ground rock – 50x18x18 (cm) – 2010
Heejin Hwang- « With authority » – steel wire, enamel, ground rock – 28ⅹ28ⅹ10 (cm)- 2010
Heejin Hwang- ‘Temptation II’ – steel wire, enamel – 35ⅹ30ⅹ15 (cm) 2010
Heejin Hwang- Temptation – brooches- copper, enamel, nickel, stainless steel wire – Dimention: large) 8ⅹ8ⅹ2.5 (cm), (small) 4ⅹ4ⅹ2 (cm) – 2009
Heejin Hwang -« Showing off » – Steel wire, enamel, ground rock
Heejin Hwang -‘Femme Fatale ‘ copper, nickel – brooch -20ⅹ20ⅹ6 (cm)- 2010