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02/12/2013

EXPO ‘Sparkle Plenty 8’ – Quirk Gallery, Richmond (US) – 31 Oct.-24 Dec. 2013

Sparkle Plenty 8′  at  Quirk Gallery

Our annual Sparkle Plenty Show is back with a sparkly vingence. This years show features six of our newest most sparkly Quirk Represents Jewelry Artists :  Ashley BuchananRaissa BumpRachel TimminsMeghan Patrice RileyTara LocklearNikki Couppee 

"SparklePlenty8"  - Quirk Gallery  - 31oct-24 dec Our annual Sparkle Plenty Show is back with a sparkly vingence. This years show features six of our newest most sparkly Quirk Represents Jewelry Artists.  - Ashley Buchanan - Raissa Bump - Rachel Timmins - Meghan Patrice Riley - Tara Locklear - Nikki Couppee  http://www.quirkgallery.com/homepage.php
One of the earrings made by Tara Locklear for "SparklePlenty8" Come see these and the other beautiful work in Sparkle Plenty 8 - at Quirk gallery
One of the earrings made by Tara Locklear for « SparklePlenty8″
Nikki Couppee http://quirkgallery.com/
Nikki Couppee
Ashley Buchanan - Decorative Bangles 2012 hand-cut brass and powder coat
Rachel Timmins rings - "Metamorphosis, mutation, otherness, comfort and building a place to belong are concepts that are prominently featured in my work and in how I choose to live my life. Modification has changed the way that I see myself and the way the rest of the world responds to my appearance."
Rachel Timmins rings – « Metamorphosis, mutation, otherness, comfort and building a place to belong are concepts that are prominently featured in my work and in how I choose to live my life. Modification has changed the way that I see myself and the way the rest of the world responds to my appearance. »
Rachel Timmins "diamond" ring
Rachel Timmins « diamond » ring
A colorful piece by metalsmith MPR! // Meghan Patrice Riley
 Meghan Patrice Riley

Quirk Gallery

311 W BROAD ST.
RICHMOND, VA 23220 – USA

09/11/2013

EXPO ‘Donna D’Aquino’ – Quirk Gallery, Richmond (US) – 31 Oct.-30 Nov. 2013

Classé dans : Donna d'AQUINO (US),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Quirk (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 22:18

Inside the vault at Quirk Gallery : Donna D’Aquino – Oct 31 – Nov 30 -

Inside the vault at Quirk Gallery : Donna D'Aquino - Oct 31 - Nov 30 - http://www.quirkgallery.com/galleries_vault.php

« My current body of work connects my interest in drawing and jewelry using wire as I would use charcoal. The work consists of a series of wearable pieces that reflect an exploration of line, form, volume, movement, structure, geometry, space, light and shadow.

Two of the primary influences for this body of work were The Modern or New Jewelry Movement, which began in Europe in 1970, and the Constructivist Movement, which took place during the early part of the 20th century, primarily in Russia. The influence of these two movements, coupled with my interest in architectural structures, form the basis for this body of work.  »

Donna d'Aquino
Donna d'Aquino

 

Quirk Gallery
311 W BROAD ST.
RICHMOND, VA 23220
(804) 644 – 5450
· MON – FRI 10AM – 5PM / SAT 11AM – 4PM ·

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

01/04/2011

EXPO ‘Material Play – Soyeon Kim’ – Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA (USA) – 31 Mars-29 Avril 2011

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Quirk (US),Soyeon KIM (S.KR),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:26

Soyeon Kim 1st solo exhibition

Soyeon Kim

Exhibition titled « Material Play » will open tonight at Quirk Gallery, located in Richmond, VIrginia. « Material Play » is Soyeon’s first solo exhibition featuring a multi-series of jewelry based on material experimentations such as porcelain, sponge, silver, and lace. She is also exhibiting a new collection titled « Hunting : RVA », featuring a series of jewelry composed of materials collected solely in Richmond, VA where she currently resides for the academic year of 2010/11.

Soyeon Kim is a jewelry maker and metalsmith with a talented eye for design. A recipient of the 2008 National Educational Endowment Scholarship by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, she exhibits internationally and teaches in the metals program at VCU as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Soyeon Kim

Soyeon KimSoyeon Kim

 

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

 

 

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