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20/07/2014

EXPO ‘RULE THE WORLD’ – Friends of Carlotta, Zurich (CH) – 19 Juin-5 Sept. 2014

RULE THE WORLD, a juried exhibition at Friends of Carlotta in Zurich, Switzerland, curated by Bruna Hauert.

Welcome to our world of lived-out deficiencies and psychopaths!

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional ? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through ? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge ?

Rule the World

Despoten sind – bei aller Einfalt – ein sehr facettenreiches Trüppchen. Sie wollen nicht nur geliebt werden. Nein, sie wollen ehrlich und echt geliebt werden. Notfalls mit Gewalt.
Doch: Womit schmücken sich DiktatorInnen, Grössenwahnsinnige, Möchtegerns und Trauminöds? Womit präsentieren sie sich, damit ihre wahre Persönlichkeit im richtigen Licht erstrahlt? Womit zeigen GrosskotzInnen, TyrannInnen und zu Höherem Berufene, dass die Macht mit ihnen ist? Besitzt der Mächtige Objekte der Macht weil er mächtig ist? Oder ist er mächtig, weil er Objekte von magischer Macht besitzt?
Und: Was gönnt der Despot sich selbst in einer launigen Minute? Welcher Schmuck feiert mit ihm in der Stunde seines Triumphes? Womit verwöhnt er seine Untertanen, damit sie sich ihm leichter unter tun? Und wie kann ich ihm huldigen, damit er meine wahre Liebe und somit seinen wahren Wert erkennt?
Diese und andere Fragen zum Thema RULE THE WORLD beherrschen das Thema der nächsten jurierten Schmuckausstellung bei Friends of Carlotta.
Willkommen in der Welt der gelebten Defizite und der Psychopathen in Bestform!
Ich freue mich auf die Pracht der Macht und darauf, Sie an der Vernissage vom 19. Juni 2014 ab 17h begrüssen zu dürfen. Oder an jedem anderen Tag während der Ausstellung. Herzlich  Bruna Hauert

Despite their simple-mindedness, despots are a very diverse little group. All they want is
to be loved. Or rather, they want honest and real love. By force, if need be.
However, what do dictators, megalomaniacs, wannabes and the delusioned adorn themselves with? What do they use to cast their personalities in a positive light? What do fat cats, tyrants and those destined for greater things use to demonstrate that the force is with them? Do the powerful own objects of power because they are powerful? Or are they powerful because they own objects with magic powers?
What’s more: What do despots treat themselves to when they’re in a foul mood? Which pieces of jewellery are there to share the hours of victory with them? What do they spoil their subjects with in order to make them more eager to subdue themselves? And how must I worship these despots so that they recognise my pure love and therefore their true value?
These and other questions on how to RULE THE WORLD will be the dictating subject of the
next juried jewellery exhibition at Friends of Carlotta.

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD -  Joo Hyung ParkJoo Hyung Park
 
- Annette Altenburger (DE) — Jessica Andersen (USA) — Christine Annau (DE) — Miriam Arentz & Annika Schindler (DE) — Ela Bauer (NL) — Nicole Beck (DE) — Stefan Behnke & Miriam Gradl (DE) — Brigitte Berndt (DE) — Marlene Beyer (DE) — Wolfram Beyer (DE) — Laura Bradshaw-Heap (UK) — Rachael Colley (UK) — Jennifer Crupi (USA) — Martina Czunczeleit (DE) — Laura Deakin (DE) — Saskia Derksen (DE) — Saskia Detering (DE) — Sam Tho Duong (DE) — Beate Eismann (DE) — Tanja Emmert (DE) — Ricarda Enderweit (DE) — Katja Fischer (CH) — Su Foster, Patsy Kay Kolesar & Simone Richmond (CA) — Katja Fox (DE) — Andrea Fretz (CH) — Yael Friedman (IL) — Helen Friesacher-Borst (DE) — Claudia Frisch (DE) — Masako Fukuda (JP) — Sam Gassman (USA) — Friederike Glück (DE) — Miriam Gonnissen (DE) — Nicole Grandics (USA) — Bénédicte Gross (CH) — Tamara Grüner (DE) — Christian Guthmann (DE) — Bruna Hauert (CH) – Stephanie Hensle (DE) — Jasmin Hess (CH) — Tomoko Hori (UK) — Mara Induni (CH) — Bettina Jakob (CH) — Florence Jaquet (CH) — Léonie Jeanrenaud (CH) — Edda Andrée Jessel (DE) — Leonore Jock (DE) — Udo Jung (DE) — Masumi Kataoka (USA) — Verena Klette (DE) — Luitgard Korte (DE) — Michelle Kraemer (AT) –  Unk Kraus (DE) — Martina Lang (DE) — Gregory Larin (IL) — Tracy Lee Black (USA) — Alisa Letsius (RU) — Reka Lorincz (HU) — Inés Mantel (CH) — Gigi Mariani (IT) — Laura Martínez (ES) — Susanne Matsché (DE) — Esther Mattille (CH) — Jennifer Merchant (USA) — Katharina Moch (DE) — Jillian Moore (USA) — Julika Müller (DE) — Viktoria Münzker (AT) — Nick Mullins (USA) — Elisabeth Mundwiler (CH) — Deanna Ooley (USA) — Ossi Oswald (DE) — Joo Hyung Park (KT) — Nadine Pawusch (DE) — Lina Peetz (DE) — Izabella Petrut (AT) — Annika Pettersson (SE) — Carmen Pfanner (AT) — Yvonne Raab (DE) — Daniel Ramos (DE) — Sarah Reinhard (CH) — Begoña Rentero (ES) — Claudia Römer (DE) — Sabine Roth (DE) — Vicky Saragouda (UK) — Nils Schmalenbach (DE) — Naoko Iyoda Schneeberger (CH) — Verena Schreppel (DE) — Nicole Schuster (DE) — Anna Silberstein (DE) — Eva Sörensen (DE) — Katrin Spranger (UK) — Johanna Stäss (DE) — Simone Strauss (DE) — Rebecca Strzelec (USA) — Eva Tesarik (AT) — Myung Urso (USA) — Viveka Valentin (DE) — Otto Van Winkle Peterstein (IE) — Barbara Vogl (DE) — Maria Volokhova (DE) — Andrea Wagner (NL) — Heike Walk (DE) — Heike Wanner (AT) — Caro Weiss (DE) — Klaus Weisser (CH) — Angelika Wolpert (DE) — Grandpa Wooley (DE) — Diana Zeiler (DE)

EXPO virtuelle / virtual exhibition here

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD_  Jennifer CRUPI power gestureJennifer CRUPI power gesture

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD - Luitgard Korte - ringLuitgard Korte - ring

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD - Gregory Larin  'Nice to meat you'Gregory Larin  ‘Nice to meat you’ necklace – brass, textile, polymer

Andrea Wagner "Rule the World" Friends of CarlottaAndrea Wagner

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD_Florence JaQUETFlorence Jaquet

Jasmin Hess jewels Jasmin Hess brooches « Love is what you PUT IN my heart » Brosche Holz, Textil, Garn, Silber

Tamara GrünerTamara Grüner

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD_ - FOC - Brigitte BerndtBrigitte Berndt – « man Eater »

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD- Tanja EmmertTanja Emmert

Jillian Moore - at Friends of carlottaJillian Moore   « PHASELOS »
The obscenely over sized piece did not hang like a pendant. It framed her face and seemed to cradle her body. It required a formal posture and bearing that teased out an air of decorum she was not always prone to pulling off. A hybridization of legume, embryo, and organ, the piece could not be more ripe. It‘s glossy surface, and speckled edges felt less like a thing made than a thing born. To the starving masses it was a promise of fertility, but to her enemies it was a reminder that she might gut them at amoment‘s notice

 Johanna Stäß  Johanna Stäß

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD_ Yael FriedmanYael Friedman

 EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD - Gigi MarianiGigi Mariani
« I wanted to think of a jewel that affirm strength and power. in which the tyrant will exhibit their achievements represented by balls enclosed between cubes, like columns that recall the force of power.
A potential rosary made to be shown to confirm the ego and emphasize his power.
Object to show, but that becomes amulet and creates safety to the wearer »

Nick MullinsNick Mullins

Bruna HauertBruna Hauert

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD - Bruna HauertBruna Hauert

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD - Izabella Petrut Izabella Petrut
« Jewelry to live every deficiency to the fullest extent. I choose to use a female and a male despot, creating two characters and two scenarios. They both compete for power, adoration, attention and they use the same weapons: the Penis, a symbol of power and dominance. My characters have a lot of insecurities for which they have to overcompensate with decoration and dubious behavior. The Penis becomes a symbol of desire and the despots see it as the object of their desire. The Penis becomes a cult object. Queen of all queens carries around a small wooden Penis pendant as a symbol of her dominance over men. It looks modest, unimportant and not too cared for. It is a trophy.
King of all kings carries around a wooden Penis to show he is the biggest, strongest and most precious of all. The piece is carved out of balsa wood and carefully finished. The piece is really easily imprinted if one doesn’t handle it with care, just like the King’s ego. The way it is worn, as a brooch on the shoulder, is disturbing for the wearer as well as for the viewer. »

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD -Katharina MochKatharina Moch

Sam Tho Duong for "Rule the World", Friends of Carlotta, ZürichSam Tho Duong neckpiece

Jennifer Merchant, "Rule the World" Friends of CarlottaJennifer Merchant

EXPO - RULE_THE_WORLD_ - Begoña RenteroBegoña Rentero

 

Friends of Carlotta Bruna Hauert,
Neumarkt 22
8001 Zurich
Tel +41 44 261 87 07
http://www.foc.ch

02/01/2013

EXPO ‘Monochrome Noir’ – Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Fransisco (USA) – 9 Janv.-17 Fevr. 2013

9 January – 17 February,  exhibition Monochrome Noir’  at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Fransisco, CA, U.S.A.

Curated by Michael Dale Bernard and Tara LocklearArtists’ reception Friday, January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monochrome Noir: Curated by Michael Dale Bernard and Tara Locklear - Participating artists:  Allyson Bone, Sara Brown, Ashley Buchanan, Kat Cole, Gabriel Craig, Michael Dale Bernard, Robert Ebendorf, Réka Fekete Réka, Arthur Hash, Sarah Holden, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Tara Locklear, Nick Mullins, Katie Poterala, Marissa Saneholtz, Loring Taoka, The Opulent Project, Robert Thomas Mullen, Tanel Veenre, Stephanie Voegele, Sarah West, Laura Wood, Leia Zumbro - Photo: Becky Parker

Monochrome Noir features work that boldly flaunts deep fields of black and that is punctuated with the perfect placement of a single color. These contemporary jewelry artists rely on the sleek, darker side of the monochromatic view. Often using found or recycled materials, much of this work presents a narrative inspired by geography, architecture, historical motifs, and decorative arts. The exhibition installation will also include portraits featuring the jewelry from Monochrome Noir by North Carolina photographer Becky Parker. This collection of jewelry and portraits alternates between punk and formal, irreverent and elegant. The show includes 22 artists from the United States, Estonia, and The Netherlands.

Participating artists:
Allyson BoneSara BrownAshley BuchananKat ColeGabriel CraigMichael Dale BernardArthur HashSarah HoldenYevgeniya KaganovichTara LocklearNick Mullins Katie PoteralaRéka FeketeMarissa Saneholtz Loring TaokaThe Opulent Project — Robert Thomas Mullen — Tanel Veenre Stephanie VoegeleSarah West — Laura Wood — Leia Zumbro

Reka Fekete Brooch, Reka Fekete Brooch

Reka Fekete BroochReka Fekete Brooch

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Sarah West Bracelet

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Kat Cole « The Land Below » Necklace

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Tanel Veenre « I read to know that I am not alone » Brooch

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Arthur Hash: « Void » Brooch

Ashley Buchanan "Inside & Out" Earrings, Ashley Buchanan « Inside & Out » Earrings

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,  Sarah Holden « Balls » Brooch

Michael Dale Bernard "Berry Alive Cluster" Ring, Michael Dale Bernard « Berry Alive Cluster » Ring

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Michael Dale Bernard « True Blue Vintage Drop » Brooch

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Katie Poterala Necklace (Affliction Series)

Katie Poterala earrings Katie Poterala earrings

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery,

 Sara Brown « Claim » BroochAll images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Leia Zumbro « Squiggle » Brooch

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Tara Locklear Necklace

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Nick Mullins « Fleeting 5″ Neckpiece  (detail)

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Stephanie Voegele « Purple Gem Double Loop » Brooch

All images from Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci Contemporary Art Jewelry and Sculpture Gallery, Stephanie Voegele « Purple Loop Gem » Ring

Yevgeniya Kaganovich: BroochYevgeniya Kaganovich « Small Yellow Sprout Brooch » (Plastic Bag Wearable Series)

Yevgeniya Kaganovich "Red Berry Necklace" (Plastic Bag Wearable Series)Yevgeniya Kaganovich « Red Berry Necklace » (Plastic Bag Wearable Series)

Loring Taoka, Brooch, 2012. Loring Taoka Brooch: Disassembled chain #1 2012Loring Taoka ‘Disassembled Chain’ Brooch

The Opulent Project NecklaceThe Opulent Project Necklace

Brooch (back & front) by Robert Thomas MullenRobert Thomas Mullen « Waterline » Brooch (back & front)

 

 

VELVET da VINCI Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco CA 94109
415.441.0109

08/05/2012

EXPO ‘WOOD’ – Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (USA) – 9 Mai-17 Juin 2012

WOOD

Jewelry by Twenty-Six International Artists

WOOD seeks to explore the exciting new jewelry using wood as the primary material. Ideas of sustainability, preciousness and the sensuality of this humble material are the focus of this new exhibition.

 WOOD - Velvet da Vinci

Participating artists:
Agelio Batle, USA • Garry Knox Bennett, USA • Daniel DiCaprio, USA • Thomas Gentille, USA • Katy Hackney, UK • Julia Harrison, USA • Sachiyo Higaki, Japan • Tom Hill, UK/USA • Leonor Hipólito, Portugal • Deukhee Ka, Korea • Kenta Katakura, Japan • Djurdjica Kesic, Yugoslavia/Australia • Beppe Kessler, Netherlands • Edgar Mosa, USA • Nick Mullins, USA • Jacob Nyberg, Sweden • Gitte Nygaard, Denmark • Lina Peterson, UK • Auba Pont, Spain • Fliss Quick, UK • Gustav Reyes, USA • Catherine Truman, Australia • Julia Turner USA • Flóra Vági, Hungary • Manuel Vilhena, Portugal • Luzia Vogt, Switzerland
Kenta Katakura African Black Wood Ring.  Currently (at time of posting) in the Velvet Da Vinci Wood Exhibition.
Kenta Katakura African Black Wood Ring
Lina Peterson  Brooch: Bud 2012  Wood, paint, white precious metal
 Lina Peterson « Bud » Brooch
  LEONOR HIPÓLITO -  Bambusa Ventilus" Buttonhole Object
Leonor Hipólito: « Bambusa Ventilus » Buttonhole Object
Leonor Hipólito : «Brassica Metriculus» Neckpiece
Leonor Hipólito: « Brassica Metriculus » Neckpiece
Gitte Nyggard 'M-J's WeddingThing'  (Velvet da Vinci "wood" exhibition)
Gitte Nyggard « M-J’s Wedding Thing » Ring/Object
Beppe Kessler "Equilibre" Necklace.  Velvet Da Vinci's Wood exhibition.Beppe Kessler « Equilibre » Necklace
Catherine Truman "Black Drape" Brooch
Catherine Truman « Black Drape » Brooch & « White Bag » Brooch
Sachiyo Higaki - necklace (wood, thread) 2010
Sachiyo Higaki Necklace
All Images From WOOD | Velvet da Vinci  - Sachiyo Higaki Brooch: Untitled 2010 Ebony, milky quartz
Sachiyo Higaki  Brooch: Untitled 2010 Ebony, milky quartz
Nick Mullins "Hand" Brooch (back)
Nick Mullins « Hand » Brooch (back)
Thomas Hill: "Fish Skeleton" Breast Plate
Thomas Hill: « Fish Skeleton » Breast Plate
"Ad Idem" by Gustav ReyesGustav Reyes « Ad Idem » Ring #1
 Daniel Di Caprio "Stubble" Necklace
Daniel Di Caprio « Stubble » Necklace
Daniel DiCaprio mutation brooch (Velvet da Vinci "wood" exhibition)Daniel DiCaprio mutation brooch
Auba Pont "Pendant V"
 Auba Pont « Pendant V »
 Edgar Mosa The Mountain #5 Neckpiece
Edgar Mosa « The Mountain #5″ Neckpiece
"Wish I'd joined the foreign legion", Neckpiece, 2011, Fliss Quick
Fliss Quick « Wish I’d Joined the Foreign Legion » Neckpiece
Djurdjica Kesic Pins.  Velvet Da Vinci Wood.
Djurdjica Kesic Pins
Jacob Nyberg « Reflecta » Neckpiece
 Jacob Nyberg « Reflecta » Neckpiece
Agelio Batle: Branch Necklace
Agelio Batle: « Branch » Necklace
  Julia Turner: "Blue Chop" Pendant
Julia Turner: « Blue Chop » Pendant
Flora Vagi "Red Spiral" Bracelet.  Velvet Da Vinci, Wood.
Flora Vagi « Red Spiral » Bracelet
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
(near Broadway)
San Francisco, CA  94109
tel 415.441.0109
Info@VelvetDaVinci.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 6,  Sunday 11 to 4

 

 

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