Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – Growing Brooch (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread
Jina Seo – « Trying to figure out some new ways to take photographs of my work. I am so used to the white background.. It’s definitely a lot more darker and rougher. » - »Under the Layers » collection - « Open It » Necklace (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread
Jina Seo - neckpiece
Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – « Open It 1″ Necklace (2016) Brass, leather, beads, thread
She just had an exhibition, Unexpected, since NOV 24th 2016 at Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island; Vancouver V6H 3R8 – An Exhibition by the Vancouver Metal Arts Association
Unexpected explores the strange and sometimes discordant elements that make the viewing, wearing, and making of Contemporary Jewellery an enjoyable endeavor.
The unexpected and Contemporary Art Jewellery are by no means strange bedfellows- viewers and wearers of Contemporary Jewellery often seek out our discipline because it is unusual and extra-ordinary. The unusual, and unusual elements and materials, have become de rigueur in a creative world that continues to embrace post-disciplinary art practices which move beyond medium centered approaches to making.
Participating artists: Lydia Buxton — Melissa Cameron — Bridget Catchpole — Barbara Cohen — Jennifer Crupi – Yoshie Hattori — Kyri Hinkleman — Holland Houdek — Karin Jones — Joshua Kosker — Matt Lambert — Andy Lowrie – Jacqueline Lung — Brooke Marks-Swanson – Sharon Massey — Louise Perrone- – Lissy Selvius — Jina Seo — Aric Verrastro — Kari Woo — Lawrence Woodford.
(Bridget Catchpole “What a Tangle” neckpiece 2016, photo credit: Tanya King // Joshua Kosker « [re]embody » brooch)
The extraordinary power of objects is obtained, because people believe in them. The more mundane the objects are, the more powerful they become.
My practice contextualizes the primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is evidence of human existence. It remains full of authentic spirit and fantasy.
Through the processes of deconstructing and reconstructing materials into symbolic forms, I uncover the hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.
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