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01/11/2010

METAL Inclinations2 – online exhibition – will open on 31 OCTOBRE 2010

online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Exhibition

The METAL Inclinations2 exhibition will open online at
http://www.smm-metalinclinations.org
October 31, 2010.
Until that time, METAL Inclinations1 2008-09 will be shown at the same URL.

METAL Inclinations2 - online exhibition - will open on 31 OCTOBRE 2010 dans Alicia Jane BOSWELL (US) lens1956970_1288555459MI2_WINNERS

METAL Inclinations, an International online Metalsmithing and Jewelry Competition and Exhibition (2008-09) is presented by The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths (St Louis, Missouri, USA). This exhibition includes selections of the most exemplary fine metal art created by metalsmiths, silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewelers all over the world.(http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org)

These artists have one or more pieces selected :

ALICIA JANE BOSWELLKRISTINE BOURCIER — JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO-PEREZ — DAVID CHOI –  CAPPY COUNARD — DARIA DE KONING — KEN DERENGOWSKI — MOLLY DOUGLASS — BENCE FORDOS –  ALIYAH GOLDTHERESA HAUSER — BARBARA HEINRICH — NICOLE JACQUARD — UOSIS JUODVALKIS — JUDITH KAUFMAN –  JUDITH KINGHORN — ELHADJI KOUMAMA — CHAO-HSIEN KUO — VICTORIA LANSFORD –LORENA LAZARDSUNG-YEOUL LEEPATRICIA LEMAIREJOSEPH LEROUX — AMY LYONS — CHRISTINE MACKELLAR — BROOKE MARKS-SWANSON — WENDY MCALLISTER — JENNIFER MOKREN – JINHEE PARK — VINCENT PONTILLO — GRETCHEN RABER — SUZAN REZAC — DAVINA ROMANSKY –
AMY TAVERN — PATRICIA TELESCO — ASHLEY WARSAW — LIAUNG CHUNG YEN

Theresa Hauser
Theresa Hauser - « gold chain » necklace – crocheted yarn, sterling silver
FIRST MERIT AWARD
« the gold chain necklace is an iconic style of necklace that i found to be suited for reproduction in this manner. yarn and thread are used in place of the original precious metal. this alteration inherently conveys a sense of playfulness and fun, but attempts to have as much appeal as the original inspiration. after all, the point is for them to be enjoyed »

Nicole Jacquard
Nicole Jacquard – ‘Wallpaper ‘ -  Silver, fine silver, gypsum powder, silk thread- 2009
« Within my work I am interested in exploring the themes of; the souvenir, ornamentation, memory, longing, and nostalgia associated with the collection of personal objects. I am interested in how ordinary everyday objects transcend the mundane through the association of memory thus becoming personal and precious. Overall my work draws reference to objects that I’ve collected, objects that were hand made or mass produced but due to their limited use for special occasions, they became precious and personal with meaning. By employing the use of new technologies and their materials, my work also explores the ideas of what it means to be made by hand in contrast to mass production and the future of mass customization. »

Jill Baker Gower
Jill Baker GowerPatterned Rosette Brooch – Vitreous enamel on copper, argentium sterling silver, velvet Acid etched, sifted and stoned enamel, fabricated

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Amy Tavern – necklace -Sterling Silver, Spray Paint – layers of red and white spray paint with sgraffito 2009

Patricia LeMaire
Patricia Lemaire – ‘Jardins Suspendus De Babylone’ – Maillechort, argent forgé, granulation, patine, crayons d’oursin
« I love creating worlds in which a piece to wear can be found…. metal … as a faithfull friend…. allows me to implement wireline architectures and large « self-carried » objects. »

Vincent Pontillo
Vincent Pontillo -  ‘For Saraswati’ – Sterling Silver, 23 Karat Gold Leaf. Forged, Fabricated
« « I will never look like that. » Usually a phrase which is heard, but most commonly said responding to a billboard.
I am attracted to the role this « billboard » plays in my life. Utilizing metalsmithing techniques and traditional jewelry form, I socially and conventionally reinterpret commercialism through adornment. Rendering each piece non-functional, I seek to express a personal commentary of the marketeers’ opportunistic approach to unattainable idealism through ornament. »

Lorena Lazard
Lorena Lazard- ‘Wrap Me Up ‘ -  Crochet Piece Pure Silver, Sterling Silver

David Choi
David Choi – brooch – fabricated steel
« The physicality of steel is cold and rigid. It is fascinating to turn this man-made material into something warm and beautiful. My focus is in this transition from constraint to plasticity. I construct complex forms from multiple elements. My work represents the seamless relationship between order and chaos. To me, perfection is an illusion. The more I deform it, the more it can represent my definition/sense of reality. Jewelry is a large subject in a small object; what animates me is the sentiment of the beautiful. »

Sung-Yeoul Lee
Sung-Yeoul LEE – ‘Connection II’ -  Sterling silver, Cable wire / Fabricated
« My goal is associating the idea of intimacy in jewelry objects to the body while the cord functions as a vehicle which conveys metaphorical meaning of connection. When the piece is on the body, the cord seems to penetrate or bind the wearer. I feel that it expresses the physical and conceptual connection between piece and wearer. It is also very meaningful in promoting the intimacy between wearer and the work itself. »

Liaung Chung Yen
Liaung Chung YEN - ‘Stone Pathway’ – Bracelet – By using the gold wire to create the structure and the feel of the natural stone, I create the stone pathway. Along the pathway, you can find some diamonds which imply the treasures during the journey. Hand fabricated, soldered and stone setting. 18k gold, diamonds

swarm%20back dans Amy TAVERN (US)
Aliyah GOLDSwarm Necklace Leather, Bronze, stainless steel, sterling silver
frame_rightbg dans David CHOI (US)

Pour METAL Inclinations1 2008-09, voir article : découverte(s) on METALinclinations – APPEL à CANDIDATURE / CALL for ENTRIES pour METALinclinations2 – Deadline 18 Juill. 2010

26/04/2010

CIGARETTES ! une p’tite dernière, please !

A force de tomber sur ces curieux bijoux pour « addicts » de la clope (avec humour !), je « post », je « post », pour ne pas dire je vous « fiche mon billet » ! ;-)

 

CIGARETTES ! une p'tite dernière, please ! dans Alexandra CHANEY (US) 0327http://on.yakimablogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/chaney_cigarette-neck-300x315.jpg
Liaung Chung Yen « cages » ring – « Blowing Smoke » series (cigarette encased in glass).
Alexandra Chaney, « Repel: Fumiphobia, » 2008, Cigarettes, gold plated brass, guitar string

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Francis Upritchard (New Zealand born artist living in London)‘Cigarette Necklace’, 2003

DSCN7818 dans Carrie BILBO (US)DSCN7824 dans Francis UPRITCHARD (UK)
Carrie BILBOPulmonary Fibrosis Bracelet - brass, copper,cigarette butts, resin (& detail)

L'ultima sigaretta di Liaung-Chung Yen
 Liaung-Chung Yen - la dernière cigarette ….argent (coulisse pour ouvrir sur 1 cigarette)

 

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