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14/01/2014

EXPO ‘Carla Maxine Kruger’ – Slee Gallery, Stellenbosch (South Africa) – 22-25 Janv. 2014

Classé dans : Afrique du Sud (ZA),Carla Maxine KRUGER (ZA),Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES — bijoucontemporain @ 0:06

« Carla Maxine Kruger has been designing jewellery her whole life. She is especially interested in creating a new visual language with her pieces – Creating a hybrid of aesthetics that is very relevant to her home country, South Africa.   She is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Stellenbosch, completing her MA Visual Arts degree.   »

Come enjoy a glass of wine at the Slee Gallery in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch on the 22nd of January at 18h30. My masters degree exhibition is to be opened by Dr Ernst van der Wal. I look forward to see all of you. Slee Gallery, Dorp Street. Stellenbosch – Carla Maxine Kruger
catla kruGer- SA  http://www.carlamaxine.com/ "Carla Maxine Kruger has been designing jewellery her whole life. She is especially interested in creating a new visual language with her pieces - Creating a hybrid of aesthetics that is very relevant to her home country, South Africa.   She is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Stellenbosch, completing her MA Visual Arts degree.  "
The Collar and the Cuff as symbols of Power and
Oppression  at the Seventeenth Century Cape of Good Hope
Karla Maxine Kruger https://www.facebook.com/events/569197029815416/permalink/569197076482078/
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Graduation Collection - "Carla Maxine Kruger - neckpiece-  http://www.carlamaxine.com/Graduation Collection -Carla Maxine Kruger – neckpiece
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slee gallery
101 dorp street  stellenbosch  7600                                                                  
p o box 616  stellenbosch  7599  south africa                                                  
tel. +27 21 887 3385
gallery@slee.co.za

01/07/2010

EXPO ‘Dichotomies in objects’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 1er-31 Juill. 2010

DICHOTOMIES IN OBJECTS :
Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area  (click to see more about this show)

Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco presents Dichotomies in Objects : Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area. Curated by Lauren Kalman and Carine Terreblanche

Stellenbosch University is one of the only schools in South Africa teaching conceptual approaches to jewelry making. Twenty artists affiliated with the University have been selected by U.S. curator Lauren Kalman and South African curator Carine Terreblanche to represent a diverse cross section that reflects a broad range of highly conceptual practices, from tongue-in-cheek kitsch to more poetic material investigations of form. The jewelers in Stellenbosch are trained with a high technical proficiency and a strong conceptual understanding, with investigative approaches to jewelry including the use of contemporary media, such as digital video. The curators have chosen provocative, experimental and formally engaging work to showcase. The exhibition will highlight over 150 pieces by 20 South African artists, and will open on July 1 with an artists’ reception on Friday, July 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibition catalog will be available for $15.

« Dichotomies in Objects » will tour from San Francisco and then travel to The Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, OH and will continue on to The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Nanette Nel (ZA) « Verkeerdom Protea » Handbag/Neckpiece
Nanette Nel – « Om-gekeerd Protea » Handbag/Neckpiece

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Nanette Nel « ROOI » Wallpiece/Neckpiece

Participating Artists:
Joani Bekker, Bea Cecile Bernard, Idane Burger, Kirsten Gerber, Marnell Kirsten, Jacomien Labuschagne, Eric Loubser, Lee Malan, Karin Rae Matthee, Marie-Louise De La Marque Naudé, Nanette Nel, Ackeem Ngwenya, Johan van Aswegen, Gussie van der Merwe, Nini van der Merwe, Maeve Roseveare, Carine Terreblanche, Therese de Villiers, Erika Voigt, Anthi Voyatjes

EXPO 'Dichotomies in objects' - Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) - 1er-31 Juill. 2010 dans Ackeem NGWENYA (ZA) 28570_426182159533_111933119533_5588793_3599228_n28570_426182179533_111933119533_5588795_5177747_n dans Afrique du Sud (ZA)
Ackeem Ngwenya (ZA) - ‘The Little Prince : Balance’, Neckpiece, 2009 – new silver and nylon
Bea Bernard (ZA) – ‘Etched identity’, Brooch, 2008 – warthog tusk, reindeer horn, silver, garnet.

 

28570_426182214533_111933119533_5588798_7753022_n dans Anthi VOYATJES (ZA)
Gussie van der Merwe (ZA) – ‘Maagspeld, rugspeld, borsspeld en boudspeld’ (series) Brooches, 2008 – silver, steel, upholstery, stockings, thread

37438_430932314533_111933119533_5721698_5171999_n dans Bea BERNARD (ZA)Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Idané Burger (ZA) – ring — pendants

« Independent studio jewelers work within a complex political, social, and economic context. At the bottom of Africa, jewelers often express a feeling of isolation from the global metalsmithing community. Though many South African studio jewelers look toward European aesthetics and methodologies there is a connection to South Africa that seems to permeate their forms. European traditions become hybridized with the heritage of indigenous African adornment, regional landscape, and the commercial jewelry industry. The platinum and diamonds that are mined locally are a major part of the jewelry design vocabulary and are integrated with influences like colonial Dutch architecture, makeshift township settlements, and West African goldsmithing.
Many South African studio jewelers are looking to traditional African jewelry such as gold leaf, beadwork, carved wood, and basket weaving. Nanette Nel, a recent master’s student at the University of Stellenbosch, works with disgustingly pink, exotic floral forms made out of silicone rubber. Her handbags, brooches, and rings combine the intensely pigmented synthetic material with. hidden black diamonds, carved wood, and gold leaf. She simultaneously nods to the experimental materials used in contemporary jewelry practices, Ashanti gold-leafed talisman, and the commercialized diamond industry.
Precious materials are often juxtaposed with found debris. Considering the breathtaking and diverse landscape of South Africa, indigenous organic objects are naturally a major influence and material in the work. In much of the local work, finely-crafted settings cradle coal, indigenous woods, and other non-precious materials.
Some jewelers are also looking at pop culture and street crafts. These include trendy designs as well as handmade kitsch. In the jewelry, the found object is often used to produce a parody of the commercial jewelry industry.
Makeshift construction using materials like rubber, plastic and recycled metal can be seen on a daily basis from township buildings to handmade crafts designed for the tourist market. Some jewelers adopt this bricoleur mentality.
The most engaging South African studio jewelers continue to push boundaries in making their work. This gives them the opportunity to influence the commercial industry and challenge narrow views of what jewelry is and who makes it.  » (Lauren Kalman )

kinetic001 dans Eric LOUBSER (ZA)
Therese de Villiers - silver brooch/Hairpin

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Marie-Louise Naude « Threaded Bloom & Pearl Bloom » Rings

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Marnell Kirsten « A Private Affair: 3″ Necklace

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Maeve Roseveare « Dancing on my Grave » Chatelaine

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Anthi Voyatjes – Ring

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Eric Loubser – Pendant

Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch Area at Velvet da Vinci Gallery,
Kirsten Gerber « Alice Dutton 1880-1983″ Chatelaine 

 

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

 

PS : pour les codes pays, Afrique du Sud=South Africa=Zuid-Afrika = ZA

 

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