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01/09/2015

EXPO ‘coOperation – GARNISH’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 19 Aout-20 Sept. 2015

co-operation – garnish

A collaborative exhibition organized by Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins

Artists’ Reception:  Friday August 21, 6-8pm

co-operation - garnish

 A garnish can be anything from an adornment that adds or enhances the body (human or animal) to a functional or nonfunctional object that decorates and spices up a room. This exhibition will ask viewers and participants to examine the idea of a garnish made by 2 different subsets of makers who have come together to create an embellishment that satisfies both.

Participating Artists:    Suzanne Amendolara / Dan DiCaprio — Christiana Byrne / David Lee — Catherine Chandler / Sonya Scott — Brian Ferrell / Jillian Moore –  Heidi Gerstacker / Masumi KataokaEmily Gill / Jaime Sawka — Charity Hall / Francesca Vitali Peter Hoogeboom / Maia Houtman — Nicole Jacquard / Annie Fensterstock — Lauren Kalman / Kipp Bradford –  Satomi Kawai / Nikki Couppee — Thomas Mann / Wayne Werner –  Bruce Metcalf / Evin Dubois — Tom Muir / Caitlin Skelcey — Vincent Pontillo Verrastro / Sharon Massey –  Mette Saabye / Pernille Mouritzen — Marissa Saneholtz /Michael Dale BernardLinda Savineau / Steve Shelby — Olga Starostina / Corey AckelmireBillie Theide / Brooke Marks-SwansonRachel Timmins / Brigitte Martin — Aric Verrastro /Randy Long

 Satomi Kawai & Nikki Couppee, Neogems (Necklace), Plastic, etched copper, resin, pigment, sterling silver, brass, plexiglass, found shells, faux and real pearls, faux silver foil, hologram laminateSatomi Kawai & Nikki Couppee, Neogems (Necklace), Plastic, etched copper, resin, pigment, sterling silver, brass, plexiglass, found shells, faux and real pearls, faux silver foil, hologram laminate

Brian Ferrell & Jillian Moore, Clompe Cluster (Brooch), basswood, polymer clay, resin, paint, waxBrian Ferrell & Jillian Moore, Clompe Cluster (Brooch), basswood, polymer clay, resin, paint, wax

Peter Hoogeboom & Maja Houtman, Artichoke (Brooch), Ceramics (slipcasting), metalwork (basketry), silversmithing silver, porcelainPeter Hoogeboom & Maja Houtman, Artichoke (Brooch), Ceramics (slipcasting), metalwork (basketry), silversmithing silver, porcelain

Tom Muir & Caitlin Skelcey, Expel, ABS Plastic, Sterling Silver, Automotive Paint and  ClearcoatTom Muir & Caitlin Skelcey, Expel, ABS Plastic, Sterling Silver, Automotive Paint and  Clearcoat

Aric & Randy Verrastro & Long, Daydreaming (Neckpiece), Canvas, PLA, sterling silver, copper, enamel, china paint, steel, thread, acrylic paint, poly-filAric & Randy Verrastro & Long, Daydreaming (Neckpiece), Canvas, PLA, sterling silver, copper, enamel, china paint, steel, thread, acrylic paint, poly-fil

Linda Savineau & Steve Shelby, Sluggish Meanderings, Hammer printed brass, 3D printed nylon (SLS), driftwoodLinda Savineau & Steve Shelby, Sluggish Meanderings, Hammer printed brass, 3D printed nylon (SLS), driftwood

Marissa Saneholtz & Michael Dale Bernard, "She was lost to her dreams as flowers cascaded upon her." (Neckpiece), Copper, steel, aluminum, silver, maple, vitreous enamel, powder coat, lacquerMarissa Saneholtz & Michael Dale Bernard, « She was lost to her dreams as flowers cascaded upon her. » (Neckpiece), Copper, steel, aluminum, silver, maple, vitreous enamel, powder coat, lacquer

CoOperation Garnish | Velvet da Vinci - Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro and Sharon Massey, Plume, Copper, PLA, graphite, enamel, rare-earth magnets Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro and Sharon Massey, Plume, Copper, PLA, graphite, enamel, rare-earth magnets

 

Statement from the organizers:
A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current. The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Each side considers itself superior to the other, seemingly not appreciating the clear advantages, benefits, and experiences each faction brings to the table. Quoting from Damian Skinner’s 2013 SNAG keynote lecture in Toronto:
“We are all family. Sometimes, family members don’t speak with each other, but we still are one big family. Let’s recognize this fact.”
Can our field overcome family division and send a much-needed signal to the metals + jewelry community? We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making. Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition.”  – Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins

 

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

 

 

29/12/2013

EXPO ‘Materiality’ – J-Tour Gallery, Shanghaï (CN) – 5-20 Janv. 2014

« Materiality – Relationship between material and contemporary jewellery” , an exhibition curated by Anna Cheng, was hosted at Ame Gallery (Hong Kong) last month. It is our great honor to showcase works from 16 artists from all over the world, showing a wide spectrum of contemporary jewellery works.  The objective of this show is to highlight the use of unconventional materials used in contemporary jewellery today.

« Materiality”, the dual city exhibitions that feature 16 artists from around the world to interpret materiality in contemporary jewellery.
Material can be referred to as the physical or conceptual properties of the artwork. The Material the artist uses can be seen as a tool or a medium to convey his/her concepts and ideas. The Material itself can also be the inspiration, which becomes the focal point of the art piece.
The unconventional use of materials is one of key themes in contemporary jewellery today. Artists may use any materials that inspire them in their jewellery composition to tell a story and make a statement.
In this exhibition, we focus on the Material chosen by the artists and how it is used as the theme in their contemporary jewellery works.

If you have missed the show in Hong Kong, you can catch it in Shanghai : It will be at J-tour space  from 5 – 20 January.

 

Materiality – Relationship between material and contemporary jewellery” ,
Participating artists:   Adelina Carmichael (Australia) –  Alix Manon (Belgium) — Anja Eichler (Germany – China) –  Corrado De Meo (Italy) — Hana Hong (USA) — Jessica Armstrong (USA) –  Joo Hyung Park (UK) — Kee Ho Yuen (USA – Hong Kong) — Lawrence Woodford (Canada) –  Lital Mendel (Isreal) — Masumi Kataoka (USA) — Mina Kang (Korea) — Minwon Kim (Korea) — Noa Liran (Isreal) — Noy Alon (Israel) — Viktoria Münzker (Austria)
New Nomads: Noa Liran.
Noa Liran  – « Know where you came from and where you are going » Necklace , eggshell, silver
Noa Liran - Necklace , eggshell, silver - detailNoa Liran – Necklace , eggshell, silver – detail
Viktoria Munzker "Yellow Richelieu" brooch - fish scales, aluminium, lacquer - 2013Viktoria Munzker « Yellow Richelieu » brooch – fish scales, aluminium, lacquer – 2013
Masumi Kataoka, contemporary Jewelry | Work 2011-2013 -  Balloon, Animal Intestine, Sterling Silver, Nickel, 2011
Masumi Kataoka – brooch -  Balloon, Animal Intestine, Sterling Silver, Nickel, 2011
Mina Kang - brooch 2013 - ramie fabric, thread , stainless steel  ("Materiality ......" exhibition)
Mina Kang – brooch 2013 – ramie fabric, thread , stainless steel
Corrado de Meo - bracelet "a lot of stories" - polystyrène, silver, oxide, electroformed // Materiality – a contemporary jewellery exhibition in Hong Kong and Shanghai
Corrado de Meo – bracelet « a lot of stories » – polystyrène, silver, oxide, electroformed
Joo Hyung Park - melted series detail of a brooch - From "Beauty in imperfection" collection. Brooch, ring Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010Joo Hyung Park – melted series detail of a brooch – From « Beauty in imperfection » collection. Brooch, ring Brass, sterling silver 2013, 2010
Anja Eichler - EiEiEi series - 'Void in red' collier 2013 - hardened quail eggs, silver, mirrors, steel cable 2,3 x 1,8 x 2,3cm (per element) 50cm (entire length)

Anja Eichler – EiEiEi series – ‘Void in red’ collier 2013 – hardened quail eggs, silver, mirrors, steel cable 2,3 x 1,8 x 2,3cm (per element) 50cm (entire length)

Lital Mendel -  "once more" necklace - paper
Lital Mendel -  « once more » necklace – paper
Hana Hong Blue Bloom I , Brooch Paper towel, sterling silver, Linen, cotton thread, steel
Hana Hong Blue Bloom I , Brooch Paper towel, sterling silver, Linen, cotton thread, steel 
Alix Manon - One earrings - wood, paper, bistre, thread, glue, steel wire - "One" consists of two pieces that are similar but different in weight, choise of material and texture. The earrings are like sisters, they belong together but express their own personality. // Materiality – a contemporary jewellery exhibition in Hong Kong and Shanghai
Alix Manon – « One » earrings – wood, paper, bistre, thread, glue, steel wire
Kee Ho Yuen - 'planning an idea' ring 2012 - anodised aluminium, bird eye maple wood, brass, rock, acrylic paint, clear acrylic ... (EXPO Materiality)Kee Ho Yuen – ‘planning an idea’ ring 2012 – anodised aluminium, bird eye maple wood, brass, rock, acrylic paint, clear acrylic …
Email:info@jtour.org / jewellerytour@163.com
Shanghai city Changning District
Songhong road 685
Tel: 021-52830705

13/04/2013

EXPO ‘Dialogue’ – Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montréal (Québec, Canada) – 5-28 April, 2013

Dialogue: International Exhibition Contemporary Jewellery by Emerging Artists

L’univers du bijou contemporain évolue de manière fulgurante depuis une trentaine d’années. Cependant toujours  peu connu du grand public, ce champ relativement nouveau progresse en marge de la joaillerie traditionnelle en rassemblant de créateurs de la relève dont les démarches novatrices contribuent à l’enrichissement de la pratique ainsi qu’à son rayonnement international.

Cette exposition exceptionnelle intitulée Dialogue, rassemble les œuvres de 22 jeunes créateurs d’Allemagne, d’Australie, du Danemark, des États-Unis, du Japon, des Pays-Bas, de Suède et du Canada. La diversité des propositions permet d’entrevoir les maintes possibilités créatives et expressives dans le domaine du bijou contemporain. La collection réunit l’art de façonner, valorise les matériaux utilisés, fait preuve d’originalité et d’expérimentation, reflète l’esprit du temps et une vision du monde, mais aussi questionne le métier et les valeurs inhérentes du bijou. Le titre de l’exposition exprime le dialogue de l’artiste avec la matière et le concept, l’œuvre et le spectateur.

Des œuvres  de cette nouvelle génération de créateurs se retrouvent déjà dans plusieurs collections muséales internationales en autres Andrea Wagner au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Despo Sophocleous de Halifax et Laura Deakin à la Pinakothek der Moderne Museum de Munich. Récemment, Les collections du Schmuck Museum de Pforzheim et du Röhsska Museum de Suède se sont enrichis de créations de Märta Mattsson. De nombreux prix ont également récompensé et salué leur travail d’exception.
 
Du 3 mai au 16 juin, le Harbourfront Centre de Toronto accueillera l’exposition dans le cadre des conférences de la Society of North American Goldsmiths.
 
'Dialogue: International Exhibition Contemporary Jewellery by Emerging Artists' - Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h (Montréal - Québec, Canada) - 5-28 April, 2013 -  Tobias Alm, Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Simon Cottrell, Laura Deakin, Gabrielle Desmarais, Arata Fuchi, Adam Grinovich, Arthur Hash, Kaori Juzu, Masumi Kataoka, Anya Kivarkis, Agnes Larsson, Mia Maljojoki, Märta Mattsson, Martin Papcún, Natalya Pinchuk, Despo Sophocleous, Jie Sun, Anthony Tammaro, Annie Tung and Andrea Wagner -Simon Cottrell  – Broche 2013 – Broche en monel 400 et acier inoxydable /Brooch in monel 400 and stainless steel

Adam Grinovich, Necklace, 2011 - Leather, TarAdam Grinovich, Hail 3/Fourth Prayer, 2011 – Collier en goudron, cuir, acier, chapelets/Necklace in tar, leather, steel, rosaries

 Arata Fuchi, Japanese contemporary jewelryArata Fuchi -  Wild flower Ring Oxidized silver 950, Oxidized silver powder, silver powder, Fine gold, Palladium Pulverization

Kaori Juzu…Kaori Juzu – brooch 2010 enamel, copper, 14kt gold

Martin Papcun - Innerspaces, 2011    Broche en polyurethane, argent, titane    Brooch in polyurethane, silver, titanium    70 x 90 x 60 mmMartin Papcun – Innerspaces, 2011    Broche en polyurethane, argent, titane    Brooch in polyurethane, silver, titanium

Despo Sophocleous Despo Sophocleous « Movement in place », Collier en bois, acier, peinture, laiton

gabrielle desmarais   White Canvas, 2011   Necklaces   shibuichui, wood, paint, cotton, pearlsGabrielle Desmarais   White Canvas, 2011   Necklaces   shibuichui, wood, paint, cotton, pearls

Natalya PinchukNatalya Pinchuk – Broche en laine, argent, cuivre, émail, plastique, cuir, fil ciré, acier inoxydable, or 22kt / Brooch in wool, silver, copper, enamel, plastic, leather, waxed thread, stainless steel, 22K gold

Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Montréal – Québec, Canada)
www.galerienoelguyomarch.com
4836 BOUL. ST-LAURENT
MONTRÉAL, QC | H2T 1R5
INFO@GALERIENOELGUYOMARCH.COM

01/12/2011

EXPO ‘Sparkle Plenty 7 – Organ/ism’ – Quirk Gallery, Richmond (USA) – 3 Nov.-24 Dec. 2011

Sparkle Plenty 7 : Organ/ism

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(Daniel DiCapriobrooch )

The world is full of life and organisms that thrive in a multitude of ways. From the seemingly mundane to the flat-out bizarre, « things » have found a way to survive. People are both part of the living world, and manipulators of it. An ever-changing world and life’s ability to adapt is the theme for this exhibition. The work presented shows a reverence for these creatures, the inner spark that ignites life, and the ability to survive.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Daniel DiCaprio (courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts) –  Emily Watson –  Hilary Pfeifer –  Jillian MooreMärta Mattsson (courtesy of Sienna Gallery) –  Masako Ondera –  Masumi Kataoka (courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts) — Satomi Kawai

http://www.quirkgallery.com/webyep-system/data/2-18-im-Main_Gallery_Image-3957.jpgMärta Mattsson  Beetle Brooch

http://www.quirkgallery.com/webyep-system/data/2-18-im-Image_1-4486.jpgMasako Onodera : Cluster of Sloughs pendant

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267620_10150256874231705_34707941704_7616455_757024_n.jpgMasako Ondera

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/151010_478823396704_34707941704_5802288_5187437_n.jpgJillian Moore

EXPO 'Sparkle Plenty 7 - Organ/ism' - Quirk Gallery, Richmond (USA) - 3 Nov.-24 Dec. 2011 dans Daniel DiCAPRIO (US) satomi_biorhythm1Satomi Kawai : Biorhythm I brooch

Curator Daniel DiCaprio talks about this year’s exhibition at Quirk Gallery (on Art Jewelry Forum) :

« Sparkle Plenty is the annual jewelry exhibition put on by Quirk Gallery in Richmond Virginia.  And this year I was given the opportunity to curate it.  As a jeweler I thought of the exhibitions that have inspired me in the past.  I wanted to create a show that displayed my particular interests in jewelry and other new work that I find exciting.  I also wanted to take this chance to exhibit the work of other young jewelers, most of whom are making these exceptional pieces within the first decade of their professional careers.  These are the ones who inspire me and challenge me to keep working in the studio.  These are some of the artists that I feel add interesting new ideas to the larger art jewelry dialog.  I chose the theme of biologically influenced jewelry, the lifeblood of my own work and the narrative that attracts me to certain pieces. The official prospectus of the show went something like this: “The world is full of life and organisms that thrive in a multitude of ways.  From the seemingly mundane to the flat-out bizarre, “things” have found a way to survive.  People are both part of the living world, and manipulators of it.  An ever-changing world and life’s ability to adapt is the theme for this exhibition.  The work presented shows a reverence for these creatures, the inner spark that ignites life, and the ability to survive.”

From this theme came Organ/ism, a collection of eight jewelers exploring the biological world around us.  Jillian Moore was one of the first artists that came to mind.  Jillian’s work has always appeared to me like animals that have evolved through an alternate reality.  Their existence is imagined into being, and inspired by the creatures that you think couldn’t possibly exist.   They are often presented like taxonomical displays or snapshots of them in mid-autopsy.  This format doesn’t try to provide more answers; rather it adds another layer to the mythology of the creature. Hilary Pfeifer’s work offers a similar interpretation of the biological world, presented “somewhere between humor and curiosity”. Her diminutive and charismatic pieces swarm on gallery walls, displaying the multitude of living adaptations.  Her installations of brooches or necklaces can be like looking through a microscope into a thriving Petri dish, one colonized by single cell cartoons.  These masses of form offer a greater understanding of the individuals, and like Jillian’s work, add an additional layer to a complicated story.

Masumi Kataoka’s work comfortably walks a line between beautiful and disturbing.  Her organ forms, made from actual organs (hog gut and leather), are like a miniature trip to the displays of medical curiosities at the Mutter Museum.  They provoke a curiosity in me that always wants to see what is coming up next.  She has said that her inspiration came from Japanese idioms that express where emotions reside.  This is also expressed in English, when an emotion is felt in your gut or in your heart.

Our shared interest in attraction versus repulsion is an underlying theme of this show.  As you can imagine it would be when jewelers work with dismembered body parts.  Märta Mattsson’s jewelry exemplifies this dichotomy.  She presents wearable objects made from what some people fear the most, insects.  Their electroformed and lacquered bodies are encrusted with cubic zirconias, presenting a glamorous version of what is essentially a dissected insect.  This allows you to confront what it is you find attractive or disturbing about the creature. Masako Onodera also thrives on this theme.  Jewelry emerges from the body like additional appendages from the chest or neck.  Materials like leather, felt and skin-toned found objects make this connection all the more realistic.  Masako’s jewelry addresses the human connection to the living world and our part in its story.

Organ/ism is addressed in a more personal matter with Satomi Kawai’s jewelry.  Her interest lies in the biological rhythm of the female body, the way this connects to culture and more specifically, her own childhood. Materials like wool, cotton and silk relate to Satomi’s own family history, while cellular imagery and bodily forms relate to a larger family.  One shaped by evolution.  Emily Watson approaches this theme from yet another direction.  Her work associates the anatomy and geography of the human race.  The work shows how we are both part of the biological world and manipulators of the environment we live in.

I was nervous as a first time curator about the way everything would come together.  Not just if everyone would agree to participate or if we would be able to meet all the deadlines.  I was concerned with viewers making the same connections that I have made, or alternatively, have I simplified an idea so much that I am beating a dead horse?  Although even that might work well with this theme. »

 

 

Quirk Gallery
311 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (USA)
tel 804.644.5450
http://www.quirkgallery.com

27/09/2010

EXPO ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) – 1er-31 Oct. 2010

 ‘The Plastic Show’, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

The Plastic Show  (click to see more about this show)
(Rebecca Hannon earrings- ‘Modular Multi-Color’ – Formica, sterling silver)

 

 ‘The Plastic Show’, an exhibition featuring work from the recently published Lark Jewelry Book 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. The Plastic Show features 250 pieces by 75 artists employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled. Having been embraced by artists and designers, these materials are now firmly woven into the language of contemporary jewelry making. Used alone or in combination with traditional elements, these substances can, with certainty, be classified as precious. Thanks to the use of plastics, conventional components like silver, gold, platinum, and gemstones are now only part of the jewelry-making equation. The jewelry in this collection represents the best work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.

 

 

Participating Artists:
Shana Astrachan, Anastasia Azure, Ela Bauer, Lea Marie Becker, Iris Bodemer, Sofia Björkman, Sigurd Bronger, Burcu Büyükünal, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Peter Chang, Joe Churchman, Jens A. Clausen, Barbara Cohen, Lisa and Scott Cylinder, Peter Deckers, Coco Dunmire, Janine Eisenhauer, Beate Eismann, Ute Eitzenhofer, Diane Falkenhagen, Jantje Fleischhut, Javier Moreno Frias, Velina Glass, Robly A. Glover, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Tamara Grüner, Arthur Hash, Pavel Herynek, Ellen Himic, Eero Hintsanen, Kath Inglis, Jiro Kamata, Masumi Kataoka, Sun Kyoung Kim, Sarah King, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Katja Korsawe, Birgit Laken, Margaux Lange, Carla Pennie McBride, Edward Lane McCartney, Karen McCreary, Charlene Modena, Masako Onedera, Niala Orsmond, Emiko Oye, Seainin Passi, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ruudt Peters, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Yuka Saito, Karin Seufert, Leslie Shershow, Susan Kasson Sloan, Anika Smulovitz, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Donna Mason Sweigart, Anthony Tammaro, Billie Jean Theide, Carolyn Tillie, Cynthia Toops, Silke Trekel, Jacomijn van der Donk, Christel van der Laan, Mona Wallstrom, Kathryn Wardill, Emily Watson, Karla Way, Josephine Winther, Sayumi Yokouchi, Lily Yung, Sandra Zilker.

 

En bonne « fille des années 60-70″ je voue un amour inconsidéré au plastique ! Il faut dire aussi qu’un événemant particulier de ma vie a grandement joué en ce sens : petite, vivant à Thessalonique (nord de la Grèce), on y subissait de nombreux tremblements de terre. L’un d’eux a déclenché un gigantesque incendie où ma famille a TOUT perdu. Mon ère a pleuré son Toulouse-Lautrec, moi mon nounours, et ma mère son argenterie qui a entièrement fondu …. MAIS …. les pompiers nous ont remis ce qui a vait été sauvé : la VAISSELLE en PLASTIQUE, rangée dans le placard au-dessus de l’évier, près du réservoir d’eau ……… c’était le premier signe ! ensuite, remeublement oblige, mes parents se sont entièrement remeublés en « design tout plastique » : sièges en ABS de Guy Paulin, tables plastique de Vico Magistretti chez Artemide, et toute « l’invasion » de plastique orange des années 68 (vous visualisez ? la balance terraillon en plastique orange ? le tourne-disque Phillips mallette-portable-ouvrable ? les miroirs à bords arrondis de chez Artemide ?  les tables de nuit de chez Kartell ??? ) ………et voilà ! j’AIME le plastique !! :-) ses infinies possibilités de formes, ses couleurs « décapantes », son humeur joyeuse  ……….. bon, d’accord, il n’est pas écologique DU TOUT et, parait-il, rend stérile ….. mais … ça me réjouit et me met en joie ! :-)

 

EXPO 'The Plastic Show', Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (US) - 1er-31 Oct. 2010 dans Anika SMULOVITZ (US)
Yuka Saito – Brooch ‘Under the Sea’ – Polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, sterling silver

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Birgit Laken « Summer-in-the-City » Necklace (from the Lovin’ Spoonful series)

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Tamara Grüner « Bavarian Heat » Brooch

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Suzanne Golden « Welcome to Hawaii » Necklace

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Suzanne Golden « Plastic Fantastic » Bracelet

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Rebecca Hannon ‘Orna’ Necklace

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Sun Kyoung Kim « Protrusion » Brooch  &  « Palm 01″ Brooch

 

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Mona Wallström « Foam » Brooch

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Emiko Oye « The Duchess » Neckpiece (from My First Royal Jewels)

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Masako Onodera « Effervescence » Brooch   & Germination Brooch 3″

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Natalya Pinchuk « 25.09-Growth Series 2009″ Brooch

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Susanne Klemm « Mutation » Rings

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Anika Smulovitz « Body in Motion: Study » Neckpiece  &  « Body in Motion: Study 5″ Neckpiece

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Kathryn Wardill « White & Pink Pod Branch » Brooch   & « Pink & Grey Pod » Necklace

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Josephine Winther « Rubyfruits » Necklace& earrings

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Emily Watson « Solo Flight » Brooch  &  « Vena Cava » Ring

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Donna Mason Sweigart ‘Ruff’ Necklace

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Katja Korsawe ‘Panty’ Necklace

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Arthur Hash « Chain » Necklace

 dans Anthony TAMMARO (US)
Karin Seufert -  Brooch 259 – Pvc, reconstituted coral, elastic, steel

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Anthony Tammaro – necklace

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Sayumi Yokouchi – Brooch ‘White dish’ – Airline meal tray (! :-) ), silk thread

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Sayumi Yokouchi brooch

 dans Barbara COHEN (CA)
Lin Stanionis – Brooch – ABS plastic

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Sofia Björkman Brooch 

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Mary Hallam Pearse « Bling Brooch #4″  & « Bling Brooch #5″

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Rebecca Strzelec Brooches 

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Javier Moreno Frias « Split » Brooch  & « Maimed » Brooch

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Jacomijn van der Donk Necklace

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Joe Churchman « Burden Cuff »

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Ela Bauer Necklace & ring

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Coco Dunmire « The Yellow One » Brooch

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Robly A. Glover « Bobber » Necklace

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Leslie Shershow « Neon & Gem » Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Masumi Kataoka Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Charlene Modena Endangered Gangotri Glacier Bracelets 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Jantje Fleischhut « Nightfall » Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Barbara Cohen « Bloom » Ring & « Ties Thet Bind » Ring

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Velina Glass « Uro » Brooch  &  « Fossil » Brooch 

All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Burcu Büyükünal Brooch 

(All images from The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery)

 

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco CA 94109  (USA)
Phone 415.441.0109
Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 6,   Sunday 11 to 4

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/shows.php

04/08/2010

ATOUT COEUR

Ce n’est pas le « simple » coeur qui est donné à voir -à porter- ici, le « classique », à la Peynet, celui des « amoureux », non, c’est le coeur organe anatomique, masse musculaire, limite sanguinolant, et du fait de ce sang il évoque physique, mal, souffrance, et rejoint la représentation « chrétienne » du coeur christique, le « sanctus ignis sanctus viscus » ….. On part de la viscère pour arriver au coeur sacré de Jésus …… les voies du seigneur sont impénétrables…………………

All images from Virtual / Tangible v2.0 at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All images from Virtual / Tangible v2.0 at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Adam Grinovich – « Heart » (& detail) (exhibition « Virtual / Tangible v2.0  » at Velvet da Vinci Gallery)

ATOUT COEUR dans Adam GRINOVICH (SE) home-my_heart_back
Trudee HILL - ‘My Heart Is in Your Hands‘ necklace – purple heart wood, sterling silver, stainless steel – 2009

thumb446 dans Ela BAUER (NL)thumb445 dans ETSY.com
Ela Bauer (NL) ‘An’necklace -black & red thread

This is a huge heart which actually is a huge knot. That is the key feeling in this work; a huge,  screaming (maybe bleeding..), knot- heart. The knot is such a paradoxical form; it consists of “one”, but through an action (of knotting) it becomes “two”, with a heart between them. At the same time it is the ground of endless processes which in themselves are not complex, but all together they create an unsolvable, knotted reality. An un-followable mass of actions and reactions. There is no wrong or right, just a complex, painful situation.” (Ela Bauer)

Kim HyeJoo, Korea -3Kim,+HyeJoo3 dans Kim BUCK (DK)
Kim HyeJoo (Korea) - ‘the heart’ – 2006 (à droite)

voir article  COUP de COEUR ! (c’est le cas de le dire !) avec Kim HyeJoo

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Lorena Lazard (Mexico) – body piece ‘With Each Pulse’ 2009 Macrame cord, nickel, silver
Lorena Lazard- Survival vest – detail- Sterling, copper, steel

15845_101263636564985_100000440486000_35034_3023395_n dans Kim HYEJOO (S.KR)
Lorena Lazard - »Life hangs by a thread » (under view)

Pat+Flynn2 dans Lin STANIONIS (US)
Pat Flynn (US) – from « Heart Pin Collection » ‘Susan’ – sterling, 18k

sculpted heart pendant necklace by nanopodPlasma Heart of Glass
Tosca Teran – heart pendants - »sculpted heart » (left) & ‘Plasma Heart of Glass’ (right)- stylized crystal clear anatomical glass heart with a red drop in its center, and red tube ends – Flame-worked by hand
(hearts to SHOP on Etsy)

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Tosca Teran – ‘Encyclopaedia Anatomica’ – Transgenic Heart – Life size sterling silver and low fire enamel heart. Part of the Orbis Tertius installation

 Lin Stanionis, 'Seed of Temptation' Brooch in urethane resin.
Lin Stanionis (US) – ‘Seed of Temptation’ Brooch in urethane resin (Facere Gallery)

« More recently, I have begun to explore the heart and the many implicit meanings it has … Removed from the body, the heart is at the same time both container and content. It extends beyond the symbolic as it becomes both metaphor and metonym. In using the heart in my work as a vessel form, my intent is to continue the close association between body and object functions, thus developing a syntax that signifies interchange, transformation and desire. A recent piece « Mystic Interchange » addresses these concerns. These notions of union through interchange, transformation and desire are brought forward in the work through the tension found in the visual imagery, which is intended to suggest the oscillation between physical and spiritual planes. Not unlike the Eastern concept of bindu, an extensionless point from which there is an endless rhythmic expansion and contraction of the energy vibrations that form the cosmos, I also sought to express that moment of in-between, that moment where one is straddling the plane of transformation, where one is acutely aware of both sides and where at this point one is simultaneously both and neither. »(Lin Stanionis)

 Masumi Kataoka, 'Enemy' Brooch in leather, acrylic, sterling silver, and nickel silver. Masumi Kataoka, 'Burnt' Brooch in leather, acrylic, sterling silver, and nickel silver.
Masumi Kataoka (JP) ‘Enemy’ Brooch in leather, acrylic, sterling silver, nickel silver. (FACERE Gal.)
Masumi Kataoka ‘Burnt’ Brooch in leather, acrylic, sterling silver, and nickel silver

 

ETSYMETAL Jewelry Challenge « Design Your Heart Out! » :

2-saraW dans Lorena LAZARD (MEX)6-Norsola dans Masumi KATAOKA (JP)
 Sara Westermark (US) - « I was originally going to make a locket, but I wanted a large hole in my heart. The hole represents our missing piece….. instead of lamenting our brokeness, our hearts are ornamented with gold and rubies. Material: sterling silver, 18k gold, rubies.
Norsola Johnson  » the theme fits perfectly with a new series I’ve been working on… It’s a locket containing a flaming sacred heart… the latin words  » sanctus ignis sanctus viscus » (sacred fire sacred heart) are stamped on the sides of the locket… »

 

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Kim BUCK heart necklace

25/06/2010

EXPO ‘TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN’ – Gallery Loupe (USA) – 22 Juin-16 Juil. 2010

This exhibition represents the extraordinary work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.  These are pieces that span the realms of the sublime and the humorous.  Whether meant for everyday adornment or making a specific statement, for telling a story or giving straightforward aesthetic pleasure, this exhibition demonstrates the vast range of possibilities that plastic affords.

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TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN is curated by Susan Kasson Sloan who recently jurored Lark Book’s « 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs – A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material. »  Kasson Sloan teaches at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.

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voir aussi article :  EXPO ‘Transmutations : Material Reborn’ – Facèré Gallery, Seattle (USA) 5-24 MAY 2010

23/02/2010

EXPO ‘Transmutations : Material Reborn’ – Facere Gallery, Seattle (USA) 5-24 MAY 2010

 

Transmutations : Material Reborn

An exhibition celebrating 27 international jewelry artists who transform plastics (materials that include resin, latex, rubber, vinyl, and thermoplastics) into wearable art.

There are pieces meant for everyday adornment, and pieces meant to make a statement. There is jewelry produced by using high technology Computer Aided Design or CAD and Rapid Prototyping – 3-dimensional printing in ABS Plastic. There is jewelry made of plastic Lego toy parts and jewelry made of found objects in varied combinations.

This show will be traveling to the Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas in March for the 2010 SNAG conference. From there it will travel to Facere Gallery (Seattle), then to Gallery Loupe (Montclair, NJ, USA).

Artist List :
Julia Barello, Mary Donald, Jantje Fleischhut, Suzanne Golden, Rebecca Hannon, Betty Heald, Masumi Kataoka, Karin Kato, Susanne Klemm, Jocelyn Kolb, Monika Krol, Gail MacMillan Leavitt, Vicki Mason, Masako Onodera, Emiko Oye, Adam Paxon, Natalya Pinchuk, Katja Prins, Geoff Riggle, Leslie Shershow, Lin Stanionis, Rebecca Strzelec, Anthony Tammaro, Uli Rapp, Karla Way, Sayumi Yokouchi, and Sandra Zilker.

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Uli RAPP
 Vicki Mason,
Vicki Mason
 Rebecca Strzelec,
Rebecca Strzelec

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Mary DONALD
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Emiko OYE
 Lin Stanionis,  

Lin Stanionis


 Suzanne Golden,
Suzanne Golden
 Susanne Klemm,
Susanne KLEMM
 Jocelyn Kolb,  

Jocelyn Kolb


 

Rebecca Hannon Showcase - Camino Neckpiece
Rebecca Hannon‘Camino’ Neckpiece – hand cut rubber – 2004

 Sandra Zilker, 'Graphic Organix: Dot/Stripe Pin' in sterling silver, acrylic, and resin.
Sandra Zilker - ‘Graphic Organix’ Dot/Stripe Pin- sterling silver, acrylic, and resin

 

 

May 5, 2010 – May 24, 2010
Facèré Gallery
City Centre 1420 Fifth Ave.
Seattle WA  98101 – USA
tél : 206.624.6768
FacereArt@aol.com
http://www.facerejewelryart.com/exhibits.php

 

Adam Paxon video :

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