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19/10/2010

COUP de COEUR ! Sayumi YOKOUCHI et ses « petits mondes »

Sayumi Yokouchi was born in Tokyo, Japan and now lives in Brooklyn, New York where she maintains her studio. Sayumi began her studies in jewelry at Cabrillo college in Santa Cruz, California. She received her MFA with honors from SUNY New Paltz, and BFA from California College of The Arts. She has participated in many galleries and museum exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has taught and lectured as visiting artists at many places, currently teaches at the 92nd street Y in New York city. (Sienna gallery)

« My jewelry is a place of discovery; a reflection of the world in which I inhabit and my material of choices are response to my daily experiences and common belongings in the community. I’m curious about the way we adapt common objects in the domestic environment and how the objects become precious and memorable in our life experiences. I am fascinated by inherent transformative qualities of seemingly banal and common place objects, and isolating the moment when materials progress from their original form into something more beautiful and precious.« 

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi « There is little to choose between them #2″ Rings  – « There is little to choose between them #1″ Ring  — « There is little to choose between them #1″ Ring

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi« Hydrangea » Necklace  -  « Fruity Pebbles Necklace #1″

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi- Bee Hive Brooch  — Fiori Brooch

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi - Necklace (detail)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi- Kyohanabi Brooch

« I find beauty in industrial materials, and posses a fascination for using them when making a piece of jewelry. Being born and raised in the big city of Tokyo Japan, and now living in New York City, I’ve come to see urban life as a kind of landscape resembling an enormous field of flowers where the natural and unnatural grow and live together. New buildings appear in the place of old ones and people continually come and go, much like new flowers coming into bloom season after season.
New life becomes old quickly in the urban environment. Old to new, new to old — echoed everywhere from computer systems, to houses, mone ìy, fashion trends and even personal relationships; all of which perpetuate the continuous and vast urban cycle.
In this respect, I see my jewelry as an empty field, wherein I plant my own kind of flowers and create my own form of urban nature within the field. My flowers are blooming one by one, always metaphorically contrasting the synthetic (urban) and precious (country). My material choices are my responses to the world I inhabit, and ornamentation is a result of my purest desire.
My approach to work is an endless experimentation with materials and process. I search for a boundary-free territory within the field of jewelry making, and thus, I find a great deal of pleasure when I find myself deeply connected to my chosen materials.« 

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi – brooch (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi« White Dish »  (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,

Sayumi Yokouchi« Orange Dish »  (The Plastic show)

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi Yokouchi « Ptelea Trifoliata » Brooches

COUP de COEUR ! Sayumi YOKOUCHI  et ses
Sayumi YokouchiUrban Topographia Brooch #5silver, palladium white gold, colored wire, nylon thread, paint

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Sayumi YokouchiBloom Brooch 1silver, 14kt gold, plastic bottle caps, silk thread

 

All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, All Sayumi Yokouchi images at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Sayumi YokouchiBrooch, Lichen Familia Series (& detail)


16/10/2010

SOFA Chicago 2010 – Chicago (USA) – 5-7 Nov. 2010

17th Annual SOFA CHICAGO 2010

SOFA Chicago 2010 - Chicago (USA) - 5-7 Nov. 2010 dans Adam GRINOVICH (SE) 41571_155298491177720_1715097_n

* among the galleries present : Aaron Faber Gallery (NY), Charon Kransen Arts (NY),  Ornamentum (Hudson, N.Y.), Sienna Gallery (Lenox, MA), …..

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Petra Zimmerman bracelet – antique coin purse, acrylic, silver, brass, steel (Ornamentum)

 

* Lectures take place Friday, November 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 in rooms 324, 326 & 327 of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Admission to the Lecture Series is included with purchase of SOFA ticket :

among the lectures (to see at this page) : 
- Lecture Friday NOV 5 – SNAG Emerging Artists 20109-10 am  Room 324
Three exceptional emerging artists, Adam Grinovich, Andrea Janosik and Eun Yeong Jeong talk about the development of their jewelry, which draws on a diverse and innovative palette of materials. Presented by the Society of North American Goldsmiths
(Grinovich is represented by Ornamentum, Hudson, NY; Janosik and Jeong are represented by Charon Kransen Arts, NY)

Eun Yeong Jeong - Charon Kransen Arts
Eun Yeong Jeong

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Adam Grinovich‘Husk’ Circle Bangle, 2010  -synthetic plaster, lacquer, shellac, leather (ornamentum)

- Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Masters and Apprentices: The European Tradition and Contemporary Jewelry in an American Context11 am-12:30 pm Room 324
A presentation and panel discussion on the European tradition of goldsmithing; how it contrasts to the American university system, and the relevance of apprenticeship in contemporary jewelry-making. With artists Ayesha Mayadas, India; Peter Schmid, Germany; Juha Koskela, Finland; Britt Anderson North Carolina, USA; Liz Tyler, UK; Christian Streit, Germany; So Young Park; Stephen LeBlanc; Patricia Kiley Faber, gallery director/owner, Aaron Faber Gallery, NY.
Moderated by art historian Sue Barry

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Peter Schmid (Aaron Faber Gallery, NY)

- Lecture Friday NOV 5 -  “And Viewers Like You” – 2-3 pm Room 327
Art Jewelry Forum board members Susan Cummins, former gallery owner and now director on the Rotasa Foundation Board and Chair of AJF and Susan Kempin, Secretary of AJF and a collector of contemporary jewelry, discuss the role of active viewing and the development of Art Jewelry Forum as an organization that promotes dialogue regarding viewing, collecting, wearing, owning, and displaying contemporary jewelry. Directly following this talk Agnes Larsson, this year’s Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award winner from Stockholm Sweden will discuss her work.
Presented by Art Jewelry Forum

Art Jewelry Forum
Agnes Larsson (Ornamentum gallery)

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Bruce Metcalf - ‘Large Rocket’, 2009 painted maple and birch, 24k gold plated brass (Snyderman Works gallery)
(Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America – 3:30-4:30 pm Room 327 – discussion will be followed by a book signing)

 

 

Festival Hall
Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL  (USA)

 

BOOK:

presented during Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America – 3:30-4:30 pm Room 327 – discussion will be followed by a book signing

Makers
« Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America » – co-authors Janet Koplos, freelance critic and Bruce Metcalf, studio jeweler

 

 

et juste pour l’infini plaisir des yeux !

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Yvel – Necklace – 20 by 21 mm to 20 to 25 mm multi-color baroque South Sea pearl necklace combining 18k yellow gold set with 15.20 ct. multi-colored diamonds from One of a Kind Collection Yvel, Jerusalem -

 

 

12/09/2010

EXPO ‘Gésine HACKENBERG: Still Lifes’ – Sienna gallery, Lenox (USA) – 14 aout-12 sept. 2010

‘Still Lifes’ by Gesine Hackenberg at Sienna Gallery

Everyday objects as jewelry : Gesine Hackenberg’s latest jewelry collection, ‘Still Lifes’, is made out of table glassware that she has cut, ground, and re-purposed into brooches and necklaces.

 

EXPO 'Gésine HACKENBERG: Still Lifes' - Sienna gallery, Lenox (USA) - 14 aout-12 sept. 2010 dans COUP DE COEUR hack_feature

« The source of Gésine Hackenberg’s newest work, Still Lifes, lies in her study of 17th and 18th century Dutch still life paintings and their meaning, the tables exquisitely laden with the finest tableware and food. She re-interprets this perfect translation of the three to the two-dimensional, the realistic vista of the dishes, glasses and bowls, into her work. The Still Lifes collection consists of two groups: on the one hand brooches like small sculptures, carved from stone. On the other, brooches and necklaces in which everyday glassware has been cut and rearranged into new compositions, new still lifes. The body takes on the role of the canvas as it were and becomes a tableau vivant.  »

 

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Gesine Hackenberg - brooches – Left: Finnish Still Life, Finnish table glass (by Timo Sarpaneva); cut and ground. Right: Dutch and Finnish Still Life, Dutch (recent design by Aldo Bakker) and Finnish (vintage by Kristalunie Maastricht) table glass; cut and ground

 

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Gesine Hackenberg - Table Glass Neckpiece: Green Bottle Neckpiece. glass, silver 

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Gesine Hackenberg -  Table Glass: Green and Blue Dutch. Dutch Table Glass (vintage by Kristalunie Maastricht); cut and ground

« All My Treasure-
Occasionally, the realm of jewellery and commodities come together very closely…
Objects we use everyday become intimately precious and indispensable to us, just as it happens to a piece of jewellery we wear day in, day out.
On the one hand there are objects that help us to master our daily lives in a purely functional way. But on the other there are those to which we feel very close, to which we are joined as it were. Maybe this is because they’ve just always been there. Or maybe our mother and grandmother already used them. It might be just a tiny detail that fascinates us, almost nothing. Sometimes they seem to embody our wishes, moods, memories, a certain goal or habit, our affiliation with a certain group?
And then again they may not be really practical at all. But still we like using them and in a very personal way they seem to belong to us like we belong to them. For such an object adapts through our specific way of handling.
We love them. They become the jewels in our daily lives.
I’m fascinated by the aspect of personal preciousness revealed in all kinds of belongings. Especially in objects that seem to find a place close and near to the body. I explore how these pieces can relate to the body and examine this relationship through its connection.
The use of these things pertains to body measurement and the wearing of jewellery is about use in daily life.
My materials of choice are precious metals, antique ceramics, glass and textiles, as well as the very tough and resistant Japanese Urushi lacquer. These all come from interlocking themes of household, kitchen, table and food culture. These materials seem to embody this fleeting commonplace culture surrounding us by preserving it.
Often my objects and jewels, ‘kleinoden ‘ (Dutch for little treasures), are primarily small, autonomous objects. Either through its use (spoons) or an intervention in the original object (ceramic jewellery), a relationship with the body is established or the object is made wearable. I want to allow the object and the jewellery to exist in both environments.  » (Gésine Hackenberg)

 

 

« Still Lifes » was made possible in part by The Netherlands Foundation For Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

 

 Sienna Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240 USA
(001) 413 637 8386

info@siennagallery.com

03/06/2010

EXPO ‘In Their Invisibility They Escape’ – Sienna Gallery, Lenox (USA) – 5–28 Juin 2010

Recent graduates of master’s programs at Cranbrook Academy of Art and SUNY New Paltz, Suzanne Beautyman and Barb Smith, respectively negotiate current trends in contemporary studio jewelry and sculpture by sustaining a rigor, imagination, and studious examination of their craft and its place in the world. Their voices are resolute and unique amongst emerging artists in the field.

EXPO 'In Their Invisibility They Escape' - Sienna Gallery, Lenox (USA) - 5–28 Juin 2010 dans Barb SMITH (US) 29896_427510326409_70530366409_5559419_7743556_n23770_381163197105_578777105_3954000_7497219_n dans Exposition/Exhibition
Suzanne Beautyman – Steel, Enamel, Ceramic Decal
Iron, Silver, Mica, Enamel, Ceramic Decal 

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Barb Smith

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Suzanne Beautyman at installation in Project Space
Sienna Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240 USA
(001) 413 637 8386

info@siennagallery.com

12/04/2010

SOFA -International Exposition of Modern Decorative Art and Design- New-York (USA) – 16-19 avril 2010

SOFA NY International Exposition of Modern Decorative Art and Design

SOFA -International Exposition of Modern Decorative Art and Design- New-York (USA) - 16-19 avril 2010 dans EVENEMENT / Type of EVENT Feature3

 

SOFA NEW YORK 2010 : LECTURE SERIES

* Friday, APRIL 16  – 11:15 am – 12:15 – Holding Objects: What It Means to Wear Jewelry ?  The Psychoanalytic Mechanisms
An introduction to core psychoanalytic concepts that activate jewelry and allow artists to communicate and mediate complex and dynamic interactions between people.
Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration/Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum. (Sponsored by Art Jewelry Forum and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG))

* Friday, APRIL 16  -  1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  – ANIMA
Dutch artist/jeweler Ruudt Peters talks about his exploration of the feminine subconscious in men by drawing with wax underwater, a freeform process that makes manifest the latent, androgynous unconscious in gracile, delicate and fragile works.
Represented by Ornamentum, Hudson, NY

* Friday, APRIL 16  – 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  – Jewelry Design: Surface in Depth
Italian goldsmith Stefano Marchetti traces the development of his work, from the experimental mosaics Pointillisme in Metallo,1989 through his current work. Marchetti is the recipient of the 2009 Italian Jewellry Award, Naples, Italy.
Represented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York (Sponsored by Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG))

 

Galeries présentes (entre autres) / some of the galleries :

Ateliers d’Art de France (FR) , Aaron Faber Gal. (NY) , Charon Kransen Arts (NY), Ornamentum (NY), Sienna Gallery (US), ………….

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SOFA N.Y.
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY, 10021 (USA)
E: info@sofaexpo.com
T: 800.563.SOFA (7632) or 773.506.8860
F: 773.506.8892
www.sofaexpo.com

 

16 mars 2010The second part of the SNAG fashion show, featuring extreme jewelry from a number of talented artists. (dommage qu’on ne voie pas mieux !)
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