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10/01/2016

EXPO ‘Not Too Precious’ – National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Ireland) – 22 Janv.–30 Mars 2016

 Not_Too_Precious exhib
(Attai Chen on left – Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary on right)
Not Too Precious explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Radical artist jewellers of the late 1960s and 70s vigorously rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. Not Too Precious challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value’: what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
The selected artists, who currently work in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, create innovative, skilfully-made jewellery that is insightful and culturally resonant. Sometimes poignant, sometimes witty, their work communicates at many levels. It is above all honest and – for want of a better term – not too precious.

Jewellery by 25 international makers :  Attai ChenCarina Chitsaz-Shoshtary Eunmi ChunWarwick FreemanEmmeline HastingsChristel van der LaanFelieke van der Leest Sari LiimattaMärta MattssonJasmin MatzakowKazumi NaganoShinji NakabaLina PetersonZoe RobertsonMichihiro SatoMariko SumiokaEmiko SuoTore SvenssonJanna SyvänojaMirei TakeuchiTimothy Information LimitedTerhi TolvanenCatherine TrumanFlóra VágiHeather Woof.

Kazumi NaganoKazumi Nagano

Marta Mattson - http://www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/ not too precious  Marta Mattson

Not Too Precious - Shinji Nakaba: Shinji Nakaba

Catherine TrumanCatherine Truman

Not Too Precious - Warwick Freeman:  Warwick Freeman

Not Too Precious - Sari Liimatta: Sari Liimatta

Not Too Precious -  Michihiro Sato: Michihiro Sato

Not Too Precious - Heather Woof: Heather Woof

Carina Shoshtary; Necklace "The green Escape"; 2015; Graffiti, silver.: Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary

Eun Mi Chun  Eun Mi Chun

National Craft Gallery, Ireland

 Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

T +353 56 7796147
info@nationalcraftgallery.ie

11/03/2015

During SCHMUCK 2015 – EXPO ‘Trophies / In the Reign of Coyote’ – Deutsches Jagd- Und Fischereimuseum, Munich (DE)- 11-16 Mars 2015

Inauguration 12 Mars 2015 18-20 h/ Deutsches Jagd- Und Fischereimuseum

Trophies // In the Reign of Coyote.
TROPHIES // IN THE REIGN OF COYOTE
with :   Cameron Andersen — Jane DoddAliyah GoldSteven Gordon HolmanAkihiro IkeyamaLore LangendriesMärta MattssonKerianne Quick (Keri Kwik)Anna TalbotTanel VeenreMallory Weston.
TROPHIES // IN THE REIGN OF COYOTE
The hunt is a ritual; through gathering, searching, and collecting we create amulets, myths, and trophies. The works of these jewelers are rooted in these traditions; they look to nature and translate what they see.To hunt is to gather, to search, to collect. Through hunting, making, the weaving of stories, we are able to resist modernity’s denial of belief, and to keep our ties with the natural world. There is a primal, universal longing for myth, for an understanding of the immeasurable power of nature, and an allure in conquering, transforming, becoming. The hunt is a ritual, a way to insert ourselves into an ages-old cycle. In hunting we take on the role of maker, turning one thing into another. In making we are shamans, translating worlds, perspectives, identity.These jewelers distinguish themselves through their sensitive treatment of nature. Their work utilizes the material language of the trophy through the use of animal imagery and materials. The transformations they wrought, and the stories they weave, set them apart from other makers and unify them through aesthetic and conceptual application. In the Reign of Coyote references a collection of stories about the earth’s becoming, fables of animal and human relationships. The work of these artists looks back to a time when we, as humans, turned directly to nature for guidance, sustenance, and support.
 Jane Dodd (NZ) - Jane Dodd
Jane Dodd works in metal, wood, bone, shell and makes pieces that investigate storytelling and narrative. She is particularly interested in exploring a dialogue between nature and culture.
Marta MattssonSwooping work by Märta Mattsson  for TROPHIES
  Märta Mattsson « Märta Mattsson   sees beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. She becomes fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and by the feeling you get when you do not want to look at something, yet you still do. Her jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. »
Sleek work by Tanel Veenre Jewellery for TROPHIESSleek work by Tanel Veenre  for TROPHIES
 Tanel Veenre  Tanel Veenre ‘s jewels take one on a journey that starts from the depths of the sea, continues on through coral reefs, past dancing sea horses and then on to the cultivation of silkworms. The voyage ends in a cosmic cloud.
Dark work by Lore Langendries for TROPHIESDark work by Lore Langendries for TROPHIES
Her research interests include the interaction between craft and industry, between unique and serial with a particular focus on (re)production, digital technology, tactility, the behaviour of materials and the subjective role of the maker. In her recent series, Hunacturing, Langendries is questioning the nature of reproduction via a combination of natural materials, mechanical treatment and the human touch.
 Aliyah Gold -  Aliyah Gold 
Animal imagery and animal-based materials have been used in jewelry dating back to the first civilizations. Gold challenges herself to create jewelry that contains the essence of an animal rather than merely a representation.
 Mallory Weston (USA)  Mallory Weston 
She works with a variety of medium including metal, fiber, concrete, and spray-paint creating bold, compelling, and interactive wearable art. Currently, she is exploring snake imagery, symbolism, and serpent dichotomies within
her work.
Steven Gordon Holman  Steven Gordon Holman
 he grew up in the West Desert (USA) where he developed a close relationship to the natural world. His work is invested in material and myth, both cultural and personal. Through the building of these myth he creates artifacts and amulets of The Tribe
 Anna Talbot  Anna Talbot
Anna Talbot’s jewellery is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Wolves, deer, trees, forests and Little Red Riding Hood are all central elements in her universe, and they don’t necessarily stick to their traditional roles.
Dazzle Camo by Keri Kwik for TROPHIESDazzle Camo by Keri Kwik for TROPHIES
 

Deutsches Jagd- Und Fischereimuseum
Neuhauser Strasse 2,
80331 Munich – Germany
Wed 9:30 – 15:30, Thu 9:30 – 21:00, Fri – Mon 9:30 – 17:00
tel +49 89 220522
info@jagd-fischerei-museum.deDeutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum is a museum exhibiting objects connected with the history of hunting and fishing in Germany or other territories which were or are part of it. Located in the pedestrian zone of the city center of Munich

https://www.facebook.com/events/1407311132903160
trophiesschmuck@gmail.com

 We are raising funds for an EXHIBITION CATALOGUE!

 We are raising funds for an EXHIBITION CATALOGUE! If you would like one, or just want to support us making one, or want to get your hands on some LIMITED EDITION RINGS, head over to our catalogue kickstarter page! It’s a great chance to get into the action if you can’t make it to Munich this year! https://www.kickstarter.com/…/trophies-in-the-reign-of-coyo…

25/02/2015

During SCHMUCK 2015 – EXPO ‘From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery’ – Galerie Handwerk, Munich (DE) – 6 Mars-18 Avril 2015

From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery

Galerie Handwerk 

Inauguration 5 March 2015 – 18.30 hAusstellungseröffnung Donnerstag, 5. März 2015, um 18.30 Uhr

from the coolest corner  (Lilian Eliassen Necklace: Every Road Is Just Another Way Home, 2012 Casting clay, silver)

 AND SEMINAR « Re-Public Jewellery« 
Freitag, 13. März 2015, von 10 bis 15 Uhr in der Galerie Handwerk.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.
Anmeldung erforderlich bis zum 5. März 2015 über galerie@hwk-muenchen.de oder über die Telefonnummer 089 5119-296. Nähere Informationen unter www.coolestcorner.no .
The seminar Re-public Jewellery will be held at Galerie Handwerk Friday 13 March. Four international speakers will analyze different aspects of social potential in contemporary jewellery: Liesbet Bussche (B), Helen Carnac (GB), Nanna Melland (N), Yuka Oyama (N/D). The seminar is produced by Martina Kaufmann, Prof. Ingjerd Hanevold and Prof. Anders Ljungberg at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Metal and Jewellery Department in collaboration with The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture and the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts.
The presentations made in this seminar will moderated by Sofia Bjørkmann and Prof. Anders Ljungberg. Together with the speakers and the panel-participants they will investigate strategies to convey and communicate jewellery art in public space.
Time: Friday 13 March 2015, 10 – 15
Place: Galerie Handwerk, Max-Joseph-Straße 4, Munich (map)Registration: The seminar is free of charge, but requires a registration with the Galerie Handwerk. Please register via email galerie[at]hwk-muenchen.de or phone
+49-89-5119-240 or -296.
Maximum number of participants are 90 people.
Full program in pdf

From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery presents an exciting and broad range of the contemporary studio jewellery created in the Nordic countries. From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery has a three-fold aim: to present the newest and most advanced contemporary Nordic jewellery, to intensify the discourse on today’s jewellery and strengthen the knowledge about this field, and to consolidate Nordic jewellery’s position in national and international arenas.
Jewellery will be presented in 3 different ways: a touring exhibition, a comprehensive book and an international Seminar Re-Public Jewellery, all shedding new light on the importance of this art. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be the main collaborators in this project.
The touring exhibition From the Coolest Corner was opened at The National Museum – The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo in January 2013. It then travelled to The DesignMuseum Finland in Helsinki, The Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallin, The Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Gothenburg and The Lithuanian Art Museum in Vilnius.
During “Schmuck 2015” it is shown at the Galerie Handwerk in Munich.
This main exhibition presents 159 works by 61 artists from the Nordic countries including five invited honorary artists and a selected group of artists from Estonia.
The international seminar Re-Public Jewellery will take place on March 13th at the Galerie Handwerk, 10:00-15:00.
To strengthen the interest in and knowledge of art jewellery, artistic tendencies and research within the field will be presented both in the seminar and in the book.
All these different presentations of Nordic studio jewellery together, aim at contributing to reinforce the image of contemporary Nordic Jewellery as expressive, reflexive and “cool”.
The project is a result of a cooperation between the three Norwegian partners (The National Museum –The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and Oslo National Academy of the Arts) and their associated organizers in the Nordic museums of design and decorative arts, the Nordic crafts associations and the national colleges of art and design as well as, of course, our sponsors Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Culture Fund, Arts Council Norway.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Nordic Culture Point, the Nordic Culture Fund, the Arts Council Norway and Galerie Handwerk of the Bavarian Chamber of Crafts

From Dänemark : Julie BachKim BuckAnnette DamKaori Juzu — Marie-Louise Kristensen — Thorkild Harboe Thøgersen — Josephine Winther

  Julie Bach    Julie Bach  -bracelet

  Josephine Winther Josephine Winther Necklaces: Ding, 2011 45 bells, bronze, silver, gold, copper, porcelain, amber,agate

From Estland : Julia Maria KünnapKadri Mälk — Maarja Niinemägi — Kristi Paap — Anna-Maria Saar — Tanel Veenre

  Julia Maria Kuennap    Julia Maria Kunnap  Brooch: From the Middle of a Dream, 2010 Obsidian, gold

  Kadri Mälk Kadri Mälk

From Finnland : Ami Avellán — Aino Favén — Clarice Finell — Janne Hirvonen — Sirja Knaapi — Mervi Kurvinen –  Helena Lehtinen — Mirja Marsch — Anna RikkinenJanna Syvänoja — Monica Wickström

 Janna Syvaenoja Necklace: Untitled I, 2012 Paper, steel wire Janna Syvänoja Necklace: Untitled I, 2012 Paper, steel wire

 Helena Lehtinen  Helena Lehtinen

From Island : Hildur Yr Jónsdóttir — Hulda B. Ágústsdóttir — Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen — Orr-Kjartan Örn Kjartansson & Ástpór Helgason

Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen, ICL Nackstycke "The Red Thread", 2010, drivved, garn, silver. Helga Ragnhildur Mogensen,   Nackstycke « The Red Thread », 2010, drivved, garn, silver

From Norwegen : Liv BlåvarpSigurd Bronger – Linnéa Blakéus Calder — Lillan EliassenElise Hatlø –  Anne LégerKonrad MehusAnna Talbot — Gunnhild Tjåland

Liv Blåvarp: Red Drop, 2011. For this piece Blåvarp was awarded Bayerischer Staatspreis 2012. Photo: Liv BlåvarpLiv Blåvarp: Red Drop, 2011. For this piece Blåvarp was awarded Bayerischer Staatspreis 2012. Photo: Liv Blåvarp

  Anna Talbot (NO) Anna Talbot

From Schweden : Tobias Alm Sara Borgegård ÄlgåBeatrice BroviaNicolas ChengÅsa Elmstam –  Daniela HedmanHanna HedmanKarin Johansson Jenny KlemmingAgnieszka KnapAgnes LarssonKajsa LindbergPaula Lindblom Åsa LocknerMärta MattssonLena OlsonLina PetersonAnnika Pettersson — Margareth Sandström — Sanna SvedestedtTore SvenssonAnna Unsgaard — Peter de Wit — Annika Åkerfelt

  Agnes Larsson  Agnes Larsson

 Märta Mattsson   Märta Mattsson

 

Galerie Handwerk 
Max-Joseph-Straße 4
Eingang Ottostraße
80333 München
Tel. 089 5119-296/240
www.hwk-muenchen.de/galerie
www.facebook.de/galerie.handwerk
6 March ->18 April  (Di.- Mi.- Fr.)  10-18 h., Do. 10-20 h. – 14-16 March 10-15 h.

 

30/01/2015

EXPO ‘SOLOƧ : Never Odd Or Even Part IV’ – ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (Thailand) – 7 Janv.-21 Fevr. 2015

SOLOƧ: Never Odd Or Even Part IV by Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson Exhibition  -

ATTA Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

This is the fourth exhibition by the artistic duo, Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson. In this exhibition, the artists explore the notion of symmetry in life and nature and its contradictions through palindromes.

SOLOƧ: Never Odd Or Even Part IV by Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson Exhibition  / 07 Jan 2015 - 21 Feb 2015 ATTA Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

What happens when two artists decide to mirror their own work but also reflect and bounce off each other’s visual language? Will we borrow or rob ideas from one another? Will we feel the need to be the one who must sell at tallest sum? Will our work end up at the same level? Or will ‘dammit i’m mad!’ for doing this pop up in our heads? Our new series of work has been created under an echo of two minds exploring the contradictory meanings of symmetry in nature and life. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself. In the mirror you can see yourself, but not quite… The mirror image is reversed. In a mutual admiration can we create a mega gem? This might get interesting, won’t it now? Have we hit your radar? Come and see this top spot that is too hot to hoot!

Tanel Veenre Brooch: Palindrome XVI, 2014 Seahorses, artificial resin, silver, cosmic dust Photo by: Tanel VeenreTanel Veenre Brooch: Palindrome XVI, 2014 Seahorses, artificial resin, silver, cosmic dust Photo by: Tanel Veenre:

Märta Mattsson Brooch: Slice, 2014 Electrofromed beetle, cubic zirconia, resin, silverMärta Mattsson Brooch: Slice, 2014 Electrofromed beetle, cubic zirconia, resin, silver

 

ATTA Gallery
O.P. Garden, Unit 1109, 4,6 Charoenkrung Soi 36
10500, Charoenkrung -  Bangkok
THAILAND

17/01/2015

EXPO ‘Beauty of the Beast: Jewellery & Taxidermy’ – Museum Arnhem (NL) – 24 Janv.-10 Mai 2015

Beauty of the Beast: Jewellery and Taxidermy -  Museum Arnhem, Netherlands

The museum presents the work of more than 15 international designers and artists for the exhibition, Beauty of the Beast.  The displayed works explore the connection between taxidermy, jewellery and visual arts.

Beauty of the Beast: Jewellery and Taxidermy 24 Jan-10 May 2015 Museum Arnhem, NL (Reid Peppard – Head Piece: Double Rat Headdress, 2008)

Artist list : Karley Feaver — Charlie Tuesday Gates — Kate Gilliland — IdiotsBenjamin LignelMärta MattssonKelly McCallum — Kate MccGwire — Ted Noten — Reid Peppard — Iris Schieferstein — Simei Irene Snyman — Tinkebell — Cecilia Valentine — Emily Valentine — Tanel Veenre — Christel Verdaasdonk — Lisa WalkerJulia deVille — Niels van Eijk — Miriam van der Lubbe

From high-concept shops to cocktail bars: every style-conscious place these days displays a mounted fox or peacock in the window. Taxidermy, the mounting of dead animals, is hot. But what happens when you apply taxidermy to contemporary jewellery design? In the exhibition Beauty of the Beast Museum Arnhem presents the work of more than 15 international designers and artists who make a connection between taxidermy, jewellery and visual arts. The exhibition presents, on the one hand, wearable jewellery and fashion accessories such as necklaces, brooches, bags, hats, hair ornaments and shoes. But it also includes more sculptural and autonomous work.

Märta Mattsson Brooch: Crash!, 2011 Taxidermy bird, walnut wood, silverMärta Mattsson Brooch: Crash!, 2011 Taxidermy bird, walnut wood, silver

 Märta Mattsson Brooch: Palindrome, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, crushed sulphur, silver, glitterMärta Mattsson Brooch: Palindrome, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, crushed sulphur, silver, glitter

Emily Valentine,Vijf broches, Deconstructed Budgie, 2010. Foto: John LeeEmily Valentine,Vijf broches, Deconstructed Budgie, 2010. Foto: John Lee

Benjamin Lignel Piece: Io ce l'ho d'oro (yeah...but mine's gold), 2007  .Benjamin Lignel Piece: Io ce l’ho d’oro (yeah…but mine’s gold), 2007 Fine gold 6,5 x 3,4 x 3,4 cm Beak extension for pigeon photo: Enrico Bartolucci, Paris  An experiment on the ambivalent use of accessories to either mock, or ape, the demeanour of our betters. .

Tanel Veenre. rooch: Forever Together, 2014 Seahorses, wood, gold leaf, silver Photo by Tanel Veenre .Tanel Veenre. brooch: Forever Together, 2014 Seahorses, wood, gold leaf, silver Photo by Tanel Veenre

 Julia deVille Brooch: Bird Skull, 2004 Bird Skull, cubic zirconia, sterling silver 5 x 2.5 x 3 cmJulia deVille Brooch: Bird Skull, 2004 Bird Skull, cubic zirconia, sterling silver 

Kelly McCallum broochKelly McCallum brooch

 

Museum Arnhem
Utrechtseweg 87
6812 AA -  Arnhem
NETHERLANDS
info@museumarnhem.nl
tel +31(0)26 30 31 400

13/01/2015

EXPO ‘ Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna’ – Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL) – 18 Janv.- 1er Avril 2015

« Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna » by Märta Mattsson

Märta Mattsson’s solo exhibition, Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna, presents a new series of work inspired by the idea of a frozen and magical forest.  Through these works, Mattsson creates her own ‘Narnia’, inspirited with the essence of a mysterious forest inhabited by weird little creatures.
Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna by Märta Mattsson Exhibition  / 18 Jan 2015 - 01 Apr 2015 Galerie Marzee Nijmegen, Netherlands
Galerie Marzee presents the exhibition, Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna, showcasing a new series of work by Swedish contemporary jeweller, Märta Mattsson.
Märta Mattsson Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Crushed coral, Freesia flowers, resin, wood, silver
Märta Mattsson Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Crushed coral, Freesia flowers, resin, wood, silver
Märta Mattsson Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Wodyetia bifurcata (seeds), crushed yet, wood, silverMärta Mattsson Brooch: Untitled, 2014 Wodyetia bifurcata (seeds), crushed yet, wood, silver
 Märta Mattsson Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Crushed sulphur, Digitalis flowers, resin, wood, clay, silver Märta Mattsson Necklace: Untitled, 2014 Crushed sulphur, Digitalis flowers, resin, wood, clay, silver
Lage Markt 3-Waalkade 4
6511 VK -  Nijmegen
NETHERLANDS

29/08/2014

EXPO ‘The Sweet Perfume of Decay’ – Sintra, Göteborg (SE) – 30 Aout-23 Sept. 2014

You are very welcome to my solo exhibitionThe Sweet Perfume of Decay‘ at Sintra in Gothenburg on Saturday the 30th of August. Märta Mattsson
Opening 30/8 12-16

Marta Mattsson - sweet perfume of decay

I will also hold a lecture at the gallery on Friday the 29th of August at 19.00.
I hope to see you at either of these events or at both ! :)
Lecture by Märta Mattsson 29/8 19:00

 

The Sweet Perfume of Decay
Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. I become fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at some- thing, yet you still do. My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.
In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something ex- traordinary and marvellous. The cabinets of curiosities were not meant to sympathize with the creatures on dis- play, only marvel over their oddity. In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.”  Märta Mattsson

 Märta Mattsson Jewellery "‎The Sweet Perfume of Decay" - Sintra - Göthebourg (SE)

« During this year I have been working on new pieces where I use wings from butterflies, cicadas and moths. The idea of mimicry and transforming the wings to look like new species of animal appeals to me. By assembling and building new bodies out of the wings I can create mysterious creatures that uses the esthetic qualities of the wings but without making them too pretty and flower like.
As well as exploring the idea of creating new species I am also interested in the symmetry of the wings and how I can explore this in a new way. I find inspiration in images from the Rorschach test. The inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test in an attempt to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. This test is often employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorders and differentiating psychotic from non-psychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking. »

Märta Mattsson, Booch: Wings, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver 12 x 6 x 1 cmMärta Mattsson, Booch: Wings, 2014 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, crushed stone, glitter, silver 12 x 6 x 1 cm

Märta Mattsson Brooch: Wings, 2013 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver 13 x 10 x 1 cmMärta Mattsson Brooch: Wings, 2013 Cicada wings, resin, lacquer, glitter, silver 13 x 10 x 1 cm

 

Sintra
Landsvägsgatan 5,
Haga 413 04 Göteborg
tel 031 – 775 01 20
info@sintra.se
Mo-Fr.11-18, Sa.11-16
www.sintra.se

A contemporary crafts shop and gallery, established 1984; in the charming and picturesque district of Haga located in the central part of Gothenburg

19/08/2014

EXPO ‘SOLOƧ – NEVER ODD OR EVEN’ Part III – Platina Gallery, STOCKHOLM (SE) – 23 Aout-20 Sept. 2014

MÄRTA MATTSSONTANEL VEENRE
SOLOƧ – NEVER ODD OR EVEN PART III
OPENING SATURDAY 23RD OF AUGUST 14-17h
WELCOME!

  MÄRTA MATTSSON TANEL VEENRE SOLOS - NEVER ODD OR EVEN PART III OPENING SATURDAY 23RD OF AUGUST 14-17 PLATINA ODENGATAN 68, STOCKHOLM EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 2OTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014 OPEN TU-FR 11-18, SA 11-15 WELCOME!

 [palindrome] is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction.
Many believe that symmetrical objects have an inner harmony, and value them for this. In nature, symmetry is approximate. For example, plant leaves, while considered symmetric, rarely match up exactly when folded in half. If there is no such thing as perfect symmetry in nature, can we find perfection in imperfections? What happens when two artists decide to mirror their own work but also reflect and bounce off each other’s visual language? Tanel Veenre and Märta Mattsson have been working on a set of exhibitions based on palindromes during 2014. In the exhibition, Solos – Never Odd or Even, Part III at Platina they have developed two new series of work, Heartology and Phantoms. Their new pieces has been created under an echo of two minds exploring the contradictory meanings of symmetry in nature and life

 MÄRTA MATTSSON
PHANTOMS

A shadow is relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body. It is an indication that something has been present and it can appear like a ghostlike figure. I am facinated by the human mind and the duality that excist within people. The light side and the dark side and all the grey areas inbetween and within the human mind is what thrives me as an artist. Shadows are like a distorted palindrome of oneself… It is what hides behind the surface.
– Märta Mattsson
MÄRTA MATTSSON - Phantoms1MÄRTA MATTSSON – Phantoms1 – Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, crushed stone
12 x 7 x 3 cm

Marta Mattsson -  new series 'Palindromes'. 2014 - PhantomsMarta Mattsson -  new series ‘Palindromes’. 2014 – Phantoms

Marta Mattsson -  new series 'Palindromes'. 2014 - Phantoms 2Marta Mattsson -  new series ‘Palindromes’. 2014 – Phantoms 2 – Wood, flower, resin, iron, silver, glass
14 x 7 x 4 cm

TANEL VEENRE
HEARTOLOGY
Heart is an archetype, distilled shape full of meanings and myths. Usually most perfect symmetrical form, ultimate palindrome. I have been driven by hearts for a long time, but for this exhibition I decided to get clear – I have to carve a heart every day to get into kind of mental state where I am led mainly by my intuition. I didn’t want to construct or combine, it should be more like a purifying process. – Tanel Veenre

Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 1Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 1 – Jet
Palm-sized

Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 2Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 2 – Stabilized wood
Palm-sized

Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 3Tanel Veenre, Brooch, Heartology 3 - Stabilized wood
Palm-sized

 

 

 

 

Platina
Odengatan 68,
10232 Stockholm (Sweden)
tel +46 8 30 02 80

OPEN TU-FR 11-18, SA 11-15

21/03/2014

EXPO ‘Regard sur la Scandinavie’ – Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-mer (FR) – 5 Avril- 1er Juin 2014

Bijou contemporain – Regard sur la Scandinavie
Commissaire de l’exposition : Olga Zobel Biro

L’Espace Solidor accueille, du 5 avril au 1er juin 2014, douze artistes scandinaves :
expo scandinavie espace solidor
L’espace Solidor accueille, du 5 avril au 1er juin 2014, douze artistes scandinaves :
Yasar Aydin (SE) – Kim Buck (DK) - Hanna Hedman (SE) – Sarah Hurtigkarl(DK)- Karin Johansson (SE) – Hildur Yr Jonsdottir (IS) – Agnes Larsson (SE) – Sari Liimatta (FI) – Märta Mattsson (SE) – Camilla Prasch (DK) – Tarja Tuupanen (FI) – Runa Vethal Stolen (NO).
Leurs travaux se distinguent par les positions artistiques les plus diverses, un grand savoir-faire artisanal, une maîtrise souveraine d’un large choix de matériaux, mais aussi par la liberté artistique.
Photo de Yasar Aydin.
Yasar Aydin - «Layers of pink» Collier- 2011 poudre de fer , argent, cuir 52cm  x 20cmYasar Aydin – «Layers of pink» Collier- 2011 poudre de fer , argent, cuir 52cm  x 20cm
Hanna Hedman - black bile 2013 serieHANNA HEDMAN« BLACK BILE » 2013
THE BLACK of NIGHT Sarah Vedel HurtigkarlSarah Vedel Hurtigkarl - « metamorphosis » necklace – 2012 – plumes, argent oxydé
Karin Johansson - White Corner (necklace, 2013, "New Places - Abstractions of a City" collection)Karin Johansson – White Corner (necklace, 2013, « New Places – Abstractions of a City » collection)
Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir (I), necklace Knots, 2010, Herend porcelain, rusted iron chain, 310 x 210 x 40 mm -  http://cargocollective.com/hilduryr -  SPLENDID jewels !!Hildur Ýr Jónsdóttir (I), necklace Knots, 2010, Herend porcelain, rusted iron chain, 310 x 210 x 40 mm

Agnes Larsson - carbo series braceletAgnes Larsson - carbo series – bracelet

Sari Liimatta ~"Sick Sea II" necklace. 2010. | SariLiimatta.netSari Liimatta ~ »Sick Sea II » necklace. 2010.  perles de verre, perles d’eau douce, épingles, argent, jouet en plastique
Marta Mattsson -  new series 'Palindromes'.  "Wing" brooch 2013Marta Mattsson – new series ‘Palindromes’. 2013 – « Wing » brooch – résine, ailes de cigales (cicada wings) argent
Tarja Tuupanen
Tarja Tuupanen - Necklace 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steelwire. Stonepart 11 x 6,5 x 6,5-3,5 cm, length of the necklace 55 cm.
Camilla Prasch, Ring, 2009Camilla Prasch, stamp Rings, 2009
- Runa Vethal Stolen   "Fractus" - Goldplated steelwire

Runa Vethal Stolen – « Fractus » – Goldplated steelwire

 
 
Espace Solidor 
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Tél : 04 93 73 14 42
espace.solidor@orange.fr

03/03/2014

EXPO ‘SOLOƧ – NEVER ODD OR EVEN’ – Munich (DE) – Part I :The Foundry : 14-16 Mars 2014 // Part II : 84 GHz 13-16 Mars 2014

SCHMUCK 2014 – Munich – 12-18 Mars 2014

Märta Mattsson and Tanel Veenre :

two exhibitions SOLOƧ – NEVER ODD OR EVEN, Part I and Part II will open next week in Munich. We hope to see you there ! Keep your eyes open this week for sneak peeks of our new pieces and the project on our facebook pages :)

Tanel Veenre & Marta Mattsson

 

Part I · Kunstgießerei MünchenThe Foundry
Schleißheimerstraße 72
14-16 March 2014
Privat View on Friday 18
Saturday 11-19 Sunday 11-16

 

Part II · 84 GHz
Poetry by Daniel Graziadei
Music by Lauri-Dag Tüür
Georgenstraße 84
13-16 March 2014
Privat View on Thursday 19
Friday to Sunday 12-20

SOLOS-NEVER ODD OR EVEN, Part I and Part II

« Me and Tanel only have palindromes on our minds right now… Here is the concept behind our collaboration and our two upcoming exhibitions in Munich next week.
SOLOS
NEVER ODD OR EVEN
Tanel Veenre & Märta Mattsson
[palindrome] is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction.
Palindromes like, A NUT FOR A JAR OF TUNA or EVIL RATS ON NO STAR LIVE, might not make so much sense to us but nonetheless they are symmetrical riddles that play with our perception of how we see things. Many believe that symmetrical objects have an inner harmony, and value them for this. In nature, symmetry is approximate. For example, plant leaves, while considered symmetric, rarely match up exactly when folded in half. If there is no such thing as perfect symmetry in nature, can we find perfection in imperfections?

What happens when two artists decide to mirror their own work but also reflect and bounce off each other’s visual language? Will we BORROW OR ROB ideas from one another? Will we feel the need to be the one who MUST SELL AT TALLEST SUM? Will our work end up at the same LEVEL? Or will ‘DAMMIT I’M MAD!’ for doing this pop up in our heads? Our new series of work has been created under an echo of two minds exploring the contradictory meanings of symmetry in nature and life. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself. In the mirror you can see yourself, but not quite… The mirror image is reversed. In a mutual admiration can we create a MEGA GEM? This might get interesting, WON’T IT NOW? Have we hit your RADAR? Come and see this TOP SPOT that is TOO HOT TO HOOT! »

 

Marta Mattsson -  new series 'Palindromes'. 2014Marta Mattsson -  new series ‘Palindromes’. 2014
Marta Mattsson - rebirth - 2014Marta Mattsson – rebirth – 2014
Tanel Veenre, Brooch, 2014
Tanel VeenreBrooch: Animus Antilope (silhouette), 2014 – Seahorses, artificial resin, silver, cosmic dust

Tanel Veenre, Brooch, 2014Tanel VeenreBrooch: Palindrome I (silhouette), 2014Seahorses, opal, artificial resin, silver, cosmic dust

 

The Foundry
Schleibheimer Straße 72
80797 – Munich
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)89 30 63 79 11
website: www.84ghz.de/jourfix
mail: schmuck@84GHz.de

 

84 GHz
Georgenstrasse 84
80799 – Munich
Germany
Telephone: +49(0)89 30 63 79 11

 

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