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14/06/2018

COUP de COEUR – JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP – ça coule …. de source ……… – EXPO « Overgrown » at Sienna Patti gallery – 15 Juin-9 Juill. 2018

JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP

« Overgrown »  at Sienna Patti gallery -   JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP -  June 15 – July 9, 2018

« For someone inspired by imperfectionJulia Maria Künnap creates objects that perfectly capture a moment in time. With flawless skill and control Künnap transforms some of the earth’s hardest materials into melting pools of liquid, sweeping brushstrokes, and about-to-burst bubbles.
Overgrown, shows Künnap striving for ever more precision and pushing her materials to greater physical and conceptual limits. These efforts have resulted in impossibly thin fragments and delicate drips that suspend disbelief. Working natural stones, Künnap’s current show is filled with striking blues and greens, inky black, chalky white and translucent crystal, a bold palette that complements the juxtaposition of hand carved facets and highly polished curves.
Künnap’s work has always spoken to the magical reality of the natural world—the way water changes from liquid to solid and back to liquid again—and the human desire to understand and tame it. It is no coincidence therefore that finely cut gemstones and the tradition of lapidary work has been a main point of reference throughout Künnap’s work. In recent piece however, she playfully looks at other objects and materials altered by humans. Künnap carefully reshapes cacholong into a ball of crumpled paper. Though the stone is relatively unknown to even most gemstone connoisseurs, Künnap chose it for its matte texture and likeness to paper. With the labor of carving she highlights an unglamorous yet prized stone and makes permanent an ephemeral form that rarely exists beyond the trash bin. Similarly, her series of brushstroke brooches and earrings freeze a human act. By isolating the expressive curve and movement of a stroke, Künnap memorializes both the gesture and the resulting outcome.
Künnap marries her mastery of lapidary with subtlety. It is this union that makes Künnap’s work so seductive and timeless »

 Julia Maria Künnap - Bubble Gum Ring, 2018. carved amethyst & 18k white goldJulia Maria Künnap  - Bubble Gum Ring, 2018. carved amethyst & 18k white gold

JULIA MARIA KÜNNAP - "Or Better a Fine One" , 2017. (brooch), carved lapis lazuli & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap  - « Or Better a Fine One » , 2017. (brooch), carved lapis lazuli & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap- Why Is It Still Overgrowing?, 2018. (earrings).  nephrite & 18k yellow gold

Julia Maria Künnap- Why Is It Still Overgrowing?, 2018. (earrings).  nephrite & 18k yellow gold

JULIA MARIA KüNNAP | Overgrown - Sienna Patti - Contemporary Art Gallery June 15 - July 9 |

Julia Maria KünnapSupervolcano ring -  carved obsidian with rhodium plated silver band

 

Julia Maria Künnap graduated in 2004 from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Jewellery Art Department under Professor Kadri Mälk. A 2018 recipient of the prestigious Herbert Hofmann Prize, Künnap is known for her mysteriously and meticulously carved lapidary work. Her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions around the world. Julia Maria Künnap currently lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. This is her second solo exhibition at Sienna Patti.

 

 

Sienna Patti Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox Massachusetts 01240 USA
(001) 413 637 8386

28/01/2018

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der PLAATS at « BIJOUX ! » – Norton Museum or Art,West Palm Beach, Florida USA – 1-4 March 2018

Ute van der PLAATS 

coming up 2018 :  BIJOUX ! Norton Museum or Art, 1 – 4 March West Palm Beach, Florida USA For the seventh consecutive year, the Norton presents the exhibition and sale of unique contemporary art jewelry from around the world, with the opportunity to meet participating international artists.

 Norton Museum of Art | Bijoux!  Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach Florida   BIJOUX! 2018

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Ute van der Plaats - Janv. 2018 - Boy with a pearl necklace #motherandsonphotoshoot #porcelainjewellery #secretgarden

Ute van der PLAATS  - Janv. 2018 – Boy with a pearl necklace #motherandsonphotoshoot #porcelainjewellery #secretgarden

 Ute van der Plaats - Janvier, 2018 -·Secret garden necklace - detail  - photo credits Erwin Maes

Ute van der PLAATS  - Janvier, 2018 -·Secret garden necklace – detail  – photo credits Erwin Maes

Ute van der Plaats - ready dor BIJOUX mars 2018 - Photocredit Erwin Maes

Ute van der Plaats – ready dor BIJOUX mars 2018 – Photocredit Erwin Maes

Ute van der PLAATS  - Janvier, 2018 -·Secret garden earrings

Ute van der PLAATS  – Janvier, 2018 -·Secret garden earrings

          Norton Museum or Art, 1451 S. OLIVE AVENUE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401 (Florida USA)

09/12/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – at KMAC for XMAS (The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville USA)

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,MUSEE,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA,www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 1:43

Roxy Lentz Jewelry

Still time to buy Roxy Lentz jewelry at KMAC for Christmas.  A collection that will be at KMAC the next three months (20 sept. to Xmas 2017) ,  at 715 W Main ST, Louisville KY. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is the premier spot in Louisville for cutting edge art.

Roxy Lentz at KMAC 2017Roxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 – neckpiece

Roxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 - earringsRoxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 -Earrings: Untitled, 2017 - Repurposed silver plate metal tray. 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 - earringsRoxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 – earrings

Roxy Lentz at KMAC 2017 - neckpiecRoxy Lentz Jewelry  at KMAC 2017 – Necklace: Untitled, 2017 - Repurposed silver plate metal tray. 7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz Jewelry    2017 - neckpiece   Roxy Lentz Jewelry  at KMAC 2017 – neckpiece « back » - Necklace: Untitled, 2017 - Repurposed silver plate metal tray.
5 x 10 cm - Photo by: Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz Jewelry  at KMAC 2017 - neckpiece

Roxy Lentz Jewelry  at KMAC 2017 – neckpiece « front »

DISCOVER MORE about Roxy Lentz & her jewelry through the Klimt02 interview !

« A truly passionate jewellery artist who only wants to make jewellery in order to make people happy with her creation and make people think. » (24-10-2017)

« The majority of my jewelry is fabricated with repurposed metals. I love the patina of metal that has had a former life, the owner decided it no longer had value, and I make it into wearable art.
I use as few chemicals as possible; I consider them unnecessary to achieve a beautiful patina, using just a torch and flux. I attempt to make jewelry that has a life for the person who will wear it. »
 

 

KMAC Shop and Café  (The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft)
715 West Main Street
40202 Louisville - USA
+1 502-589-0102

http://www.kmacmuseum.org/kmac-shop

(Boutique · Musée)

https://www.facebook.com/kmacshopandcafe/

12/08/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – Summer Fairs & exhibitions

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 20:36
Roxy Lentz

Some jewelry I will have at Art Seed
Opening night August 11

August 11, 2017 through September 20, 2017

Roxy Lentz  Some jewelry I will have at Art Seed - 2017Roxy Lentz Some jewelry I will have at Art Seed

A chain necklace that will be at Art in Speed Park, Sellersburg in August. Made from the Roger's silverplate tray.A chain necklace that will be at Art in Speed Park, Sellersburg in August. Made from the Roger’s silverplate tray.

 

Art Seed
931 E Spring Street,
New Albany (Indiana) 47150 – USA
tel +1 812-697-7327
For more information, please contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320.
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And after this, Art in Speed Park26 août – 27 août
Sellersburg, Indiana

Please come to Art in Speed Park to see my new jewelry. For more information visit my website www.roxylentz.com
Roxy Lentz  -   2017Roxy Lentz  -   2017 – bangle
Roxy Lentz  -   2017 earringsRoxy Lentz  -   2017 earrings

 

01/06/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jelizaveta Suska – EXPO at RRgallery, N.Y. (USA) – 3 Mai-25 Juin 2017

Jelizaveta Suska

I will show this work in NY where I will have a group  exhibition in MAY 2017 through June 25 2017 at RRgallery

Opening artist reception on MAY 3th, 6-8 pm

Jelizaveta Suska -exhib MAY 2017:

 

Jelizaveta Suska. Brooch: Frozen Moment 2, 2015. Polymer, crushed marble, 14 ct gold, titanium, crystal. 5 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jelizaveta Suska. From series: Frozen Moment.: Jelizaveta Suska. Brooch: Frozen Moment 2, 2015. Polymer, crushed marble, 14 ct gold, titanium, crystal. 5 x 4 x 3 cm. Photo by: Jelizaveta Suska. From series: Frozen Moment

 

Jelizaveta Suska  -Brooch, Made out of original material that combines polymer and hand crushed marble. Metal support details are crafted in titanium, 14K gold and sterling silver that are plated with 24K gold. -Jelizaveta Suskaya: Jelizaveta Suska  Brooch: Frozen Moment 7, 2016  Polymer, crushed marble, gold-plated silver, amethyst  5 x 4 x 3 cm  Photo by: Jelizaveta Suska  From series: Frozen Moment

Jelizaveta Suska -exhib MAY 2017 through June 25 at RRgallery - Opening artist reception on MAY 3th, 6-8 pm 2017: Jelizaveta Suska – brooch

Jelizaveta Suska -exhib MAY 2017 through June 25 at RRgallery - Opening artist reception on MAY 3th, 6-8 pm 2017: Jelizaveta Suska - brooch

Jelizaveta Suska -exhib MAY 2017 through June 25 at RRgallery - Opening artist reception on MAY 3th, 6-8 pm 2017: Jelizaveta Suska – brooch

Jelizaveta Suska -exhib MAY 2017 through June 25 at RRgallery - Opening artist reception on MAY 3th, 6-8 pm 2017: Jelizaveta Suska -neckpiece

 

 

 

RRgallery
30 Gansevoort St
10014 New York

tel  +1 212-226-4513
gallery@reinsteinross.com

http://ReinsteinRoss.com/

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28/05/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina Seo – EXPO ‘Under the Layers’ at Sediment Arts, Richmond (VA)(USA) – 5-21 Mai 2017

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Jina SEO (S.KR/US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:21

Jina Seo  « Under the Layers » at Sediment Arts

having an exhibition to celebrate the awesome year I had as the fountainhead fellow at VCU. What a great way to wrap it up! I will be showing my most recent work. If you are in the area please check them out.

« Under The Layers » Storefront Featured Exhibition
@ Sediment Arts, Richmond, Virginia, États-Unis
Opening reception: 5. 5. Fri 6pm-9pm

 Jina Seo - EXPO - veux pas qu'on en parle ! pas avant MAI !!!*

EXPO Under the Layers Jina SEOJina SEO - EXPO Under the Layers display

Jina SEO -  Under the LayersJina SEO – EXPO Under the Layers display

Jina SEO - EXPO Under the LayersJina SEO – EXPO Under the Layers display

Jina SEO - EXPO Under the LayersJina SEO – EXPO « Under the Layers » display – plus one BLACK neckpiece ??

Jina SEO -  Under the LayersJina SEO -  Under the Layers

Jina SEO -  Under the Layers - detailJina SEO -  Under the Layers – detail

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - "Open It 1"  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, beads, thread:Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – « Open It 1″  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, beads, thread:

Jina SEO -  Under the LayersJina SEO -  Under the Layers (back)

Jina SEO -  Under the Layers (front & back of a brooch)  Primitive Power Brooch, 2016 Leather, ABS, sterling silver, thread 

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection -  Open It  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, threadJina Seo – « Under the Layers » collection -  Open It  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

 Jina SEO -  Under the LayersJina SEO -  Under the Layers

ARTIST STATEMENT
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 embodied energy that is submerged beneath the layers of vintage leather gloves. The fragments of ordinary gloves convey a tactile and erotic interaction, emphasizing the physical movements between certain parts of body and garments. When the body is absent, the empty, internal structure retains 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 intimate and sensual power of humanity. The individual records and stories from the gloves turn into something that is universally relatable. Yet, it loops back to the idea of private at the same time. When the broad concept of primitive and elemental human desire meets the audience or wearer, it encourages them to find his or her own sensations and conclusions of desire. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

ARTIST BIO
Jina Seo (b. Seoul) is an artist and an educator living in the United States. Jina Seo contextualizes the relationships between human body, space, clothing, and desire through her practice. She received her MFA in Metals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2016 and BFA at the Kookmin University, South Korea. She is currently a Fountainhead fellow at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016-2017 and a recipient of SNAG Emerging Artist 2016.
http://www.jinaseo.com/

 

 

SEDIMENT Arts
208 East Grace Street, Richmond Virginia 23219 USA
sediment@sedimentarts.org

Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-6pm.
Exhibition runs through Sunday, May 21st.
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02/05/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Sébastien Carré – En MAI Fais ce qu’il te plait ….

Sébastien Carré

En MAI Fais ce qu’il te plait ….. et il lui plait de participer à BEAUCOUP d’EXPOSITIONS !

Touchy Feely Exhibition  /  Baltimore Jewelry Center – USA

Touchy Feely Exhibition  /  14 Apr - 02 Jun 2017 -  Baltimore Jewelry Center

An exhibition that explores the tactile experience of jewelry. Adam Gopnik writes “Touch is the unsung sense – the one that we depend on most and talk about the least… the work of the world is done by handling it. We live by feel.” Jewelry is an intimate and sensual art form, providing a tactile experience for both the wearer and the observer. It’s an excellent medium for exploring the unsung sense of touch.

Artist list   Jill Baker-Gower — Amanda Bergman — Isabelle Busnel –  Sébastien Carré – Emily Culver — Mary Fissell — Brie Flora — Motoko Furuhashi — Missy Graff Ballone — Yong Joo Kim –  Michelle Kraemer – Michal Lando — Thomas Lauria — Helmi Lindblom — Jeffrey Lloyd Dever — Nathalie Maiello — Fern Robinson — Jolynn Santiago — Hallie Scheufler — Rose Schlemmer — Jina SeoCarina Shoshtary — Tyler Stoll — Aric Verrastro – Meg Wachs — Mallory Weston

Sébastien Carré Necklace: Cultural Cycle, 2016 Filmstrip, seashell, silk, cotton, nylon, beads Ø 90 x 2.5 - 18 cm Photo by: Milo Lee Photography - at  Touchy Feely Exhibition  /  14 Apr 2017  -  02 Jun 2017: Sébastien Carré Necklace: « Cultural Cycle », 2016 Filmstrip, seashell, silk, cotton, nylon, beads Ø 90 x 2.5 – 18 cm Photo by: Milo Lee Photography

While most visual art can only be enjoyed through sight, jewelry not only invites but encourages touch. As makers create work, they engage with their sense of touch, making decisions about materiality, structure, and form that will later engage the observer’s sense of touch, communicating a host of sensations and feelings. A dialogue between the maker and the observer is thus built on the social language of touch.

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salon Révélations Grand Palais – PARIS – 4-8 MAI 2017

Salon Revelations - mai 2017

Sébastien Carré : Dans le cadre du salon Révélations Grand Palais à Paris du 4 au 8 Mai où vous pourrez retrouvez quelques unes de mes œuvres au Stand J8 sur le stand de la Haute école des arts du Rhin . J’ai également le grand plaisir de faire partis des artistes ayant leurs croquis figurant de le livre « La consigne – Les dessins des Metiers d’Art » aux éditions Ateliers d’Art de France. Le livre sera présenté et disponible à la vente lors du salon.
During Révélations Grand Palais Fair in Paris from May 4 to 8, you will be able to see some of my pieces in the
Booth J8 of Haute école des arts du Rhin stand
I am also really pleased to be part of selection of artists to featured their sketches in the book « La consigne – Les dessins des Metiers d’Art » by Ateliers d’Art de France edition. The book will be presented their and available to buy.
« La consigne – Les dessins des Metiers d’Art » By / Par Anne Combeau (Gagnante du Prix « La Pensée » en 2016/ Winner of the award « La Pensée » in 2016)

Sebastien Carré - à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017  (3 pièces): Sébastien Carré - collier – à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017

Sebastien Carré - à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017  (3 pièces): Sebastien Carré – broche – « Cultural Biology », 2016 Japanese Paper, Filmstrip… – à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017

Sebastien Carré - à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017  (3 pièces) (bracelet Dunn): Sebastien Carré – bracelet « Le Réveil de Dunn » The Awakening of Dunn, 2015 Filmstrip and nylon thread 11 X 11 X 4 cm Photo by: Lee; Milo From series: Black Inflammation – à Salon REVELATIONS mai 2017  

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AND ……………..LAST but not LEAST »Et sinon je suis à Gioielli in Fermento
et il font même un plat par rapport à ma piece pour Master Collection » (at Gioielli in Fermento – The Dinner – May 4th)
mais ….. chuuuuut !

[Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection – 07- 17 May 2017 –  Torre Fornello
29010 -  Ziano Piacentino  ITALY ]

Sébastien Carré, Several scales of grape, ring:  - Gioielli in Fermento 2015 Premio Torre Fornello Sebastien CARRE – Ring: Several scales of grape, 2015 (Awarded at: Gioielli In …Fermento 2015)

 

Baltimore Jewelry Center
10 E North Ave
MD 21218 -  Baltimore
UNITED STATES
bjcexhibitions@gmail.com
tel +1 4102430479

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30/04/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Ute van der PLAATS …. success at LOOT !!

Ute van der PLAATS 

BIG success at LOOT for Ute van der Plaats !! well deserved !!!

« I won, together with Sun Young Kim , the LOOT Acquisition Prize 2017. One of my big rings will be added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). »

BIG success at LOOT 2017 for Ute van der PlaatsUte van der Plaats …. and her jewels ! at LOOTS 2017
« So happy that my all time favorite necklace went to  Michele Cohen, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the MAD museum. »

Ute van der Plaats  at LOOTS 2017 - the "PORCELAIN Club", here with Ralu Buzura.Ute van der Plaats  at LOOTS 2017 – the « PORCELAIN Club », here with Ralu Buzura.

Ute van der Plaats - collection "In-between days". (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside - The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm:Ute van der Plaats – collection « In-between days ». (2016) ring with little porcelain flowers (all handmade) inside – The width of the balls is either 2,5 cm or 3 cm
« One of my big rings will be added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). »

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HERE is a FANTASTIC VIDEO
of HOW Ute van der Plaats makes her jewels
ABSOLUTELY to LOOK AT !
(sorry I can’t include it directly here … so put the link !)
VIDEO

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Born in Germany and based in Brussels, Belgium, Ute van der Plaats has worked as a jewelry designer since 2009. In addition to contemporary jewelry, she has a passion for graphic design and ceramics, and her latest collection combines these three disciplines. A few years ago, she discovered porcelain—the white gold—and fell in love with it. Since then, this pure material has become the starting point in the creation process of her jewelry collections. She is attracted by its translucent white color, the fragile appearance that belies a surprisingly solid character, and the almost sensual texture of unglazed porcelain. By integrating different materials, such as 3D-printed ornaments and digitally designed images, into handcrafted porcelain creations, she translates traditional jewelry concepts into contemporary pieces

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23/04/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy Lentz …… at JOYA ???? HOPE SO !

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,JOYA (ES),recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:47

Roxy Lentz Jewelry

will we have the pleasure to see her jewels & meet her at the next JOYA Barcelona 2017 ???
SUSPENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  keep our fingers crossed !!!
Here are some pieces juried for JOYA …

Roxy Lentz  - brooch 2017Roxy Lentz  – brooch 2017 -  found rusty metal, found slate, and « cannibalized » back from another brooch.

Roxy Lentz  - "fierce" cuff 2017Roxy Lentz  – « fierce » cuff 2017

Roxy Lentz Jewelry  - avril 2017- Cuff from re purposed silver plate tray, different view.Roxy Lentz Jewelry  – avril 2017- Cuff from re purposed silver plate tray, different view.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Ring of re purposed silver plate, sterling band.Roxy Lentz Jewelry· ring of re purposed silver plate, sterling band.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - earrings -   Re purposed silver plate tray.Roxy Lentz Jewelry  – earrings -   Re purposed silver plate tray.

EVENTS to come :

 One of a Kind Spring Show  – 28 avril – 30 avril ·
Merchandise Mart Plz, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
One of a Kind Spring Show is the event for buying one of a kind art in the midwest,
this spring. I will be in booth 7-1066
For more information please visit their website, http://oneofakindshowchicago.com/

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07/04/2017

EXPO ‘Myung Urso: Trans-Form’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 5 Avril-7 Mai 2017

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Velvet da Vinci (US),Myung URSO (S.KR),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 19:43

Myung Urso: Trans-Form

Work from a Decade and Now

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-8pm

Myung URSO at Velvet da Vinci: (bottom : Scene, Brooch, Recycled Paper Pulp Basket, Sand, Asian Ink, Sterling silver, 2017
top : Brood, Brooch, Recycled Paper Pulp Egg Carton, Sand, Pigment, Sterling silver, 2017)
« Thread, ink, wood, paper. Humble raw materials are venerated for their textural, structural, and visual qualities. Stitched, sculpted, stretched to join seemingly incongruous elements into inseparable jewelry forms. Myung Urso has an uncanny ability not only to interpret everyday materials in entirely fresh ways, but to elevate them in her work to stature typically reserved for precious stones and metals. Even when Urso uses sterling silver, freshwater pearls, or other more traditional jewelry matter, she gives cotton, wood, and, most recently, paper pulp, centerstage. And, in their leading roles, under Urso’s direction, these objects are radiant and mesmerizing. At the heart of Urso’s work are the exploration and transformation of commonplace materials into art objects that are ambiguous, enigmatic, and beguiling.
Myung Urso is a sculptor working in jewelry, a textile artist by training, and a keen observer of the natural world’s permutations. Seasons of the year, growth cycles, the elements of water, fire, and earth, are recurrent themes in her bodies of work. Urso revels in soft, expressive organic shapes yet her approach is quite exacting and laconic. Consequently, her necklaces, brooches, and earrings can exhibit both, a minimalist architectural austerity, and an exuberance of form and surface.
Myung Urso has used jewelry as a medium of artistic expression for the past ten years. A decade is also how long she has lived in the United States. Her work reflects the abundant cultural and artistic influences of her former life in South Korea, as well as the challenges and rewards of navigating the American cultural landscape.
For years, Hanji paper was a material Urso utilized frequently in her work. More recently, she has turned to another paper product — recycled paper egg cartons and recycled paper fruit/vegetable baskets. First spotted by Urso in farmer’s market stalls in her current hometown of Rochester, NY, these humble objects, weathered by sunlight, use, and reuse, have come to symbolize, for her, the cycle of consumption and the grower-consumer relationship, Urso says. The recycled paper pulp containers carry the product of the farmers’ labor as well as nourishment for those who consume the fruit. In Urso’s hands, pieces of these containers are transformed again, their surfaces treated with marble dust or other substances, set in sterling silver, and recreated as jewelry pieces, to be worn and translated yet again.
Whether using calligraphy in novel ways, as Urso did in her early collections, or stitching through found wood debris, as she did later, or treating common paper pulp as precious commodity, Urso’s approach makes her metamorphic jewelry exhilarating. » – Elena Rosenberg, Independent Curator

 Myung Urso  -  trans-form - 'Shrine', 2017Myung Urso  -  trans-form – « Shrine » Necklace, Recycled Paper Pulp Basket, Sand, Pigment, Acrylic Paint, Silk Cord, 2017
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 Myung Urso  -Trans-form - Rochester Public Market
Myung Urso  -Trans-form - Rochester Public Market Myung Urso  -Trans-form
Myung Urso - Trans-Form at Velvet da Vinci - brooch: Myung Urso – Trans-Form   – brooch
« It was very impressive to see all those greenish recycled paper containers when I entered the Rochester Public Market very first time… more or less ten years ago … one of top ranked farmers markets in US. Rich harvests from local farmers based on the Lake Ontario and Finger Lakes. To see all kind of berries and vegetables in these unusal and pretty containers was absolutely fascinating experience. This was kind of cultural awakening memory toward Western daily culture. Now these objects are trans-formed to my jewelry form.« 
Myung URSO - Blue Combination, Necklace, Silk, Silicone bands, Hanji, Asian ink, Thread, Sterling silver, Lacquer, 2014: Myung URSO - Blue Combination, Necklace, Silk, Silicone bands, Hanji, Asian ink, Thread, Sterling silver, Lacquer, 2014
Myung Urso - Trans-Form - site - 2017: Myung Urso – Trans-Form – site – 2017
Myung URSO - Site, Recycled Paper Egg Carton, Sand, Marble Dust, Asian ink, Hair, Sterling silver, 2017: Myung URSO - Site, Recycled Paper Egg Carton, Sand, Marble Dust, Asian ink, Hair, Sterling silver, 2017

MYUNG URSO -  Aquarius, Necklace, Recycled Paper Pulp Basket, Sand, Marble Dust, Acrylic Paint, Sterling silver, 2017: MYUNG URSO -  Aquarius, Necklace, Recycled Paper Pulp Basket, Sand, Marble Dust, Acrylic Paint, Sterling silver, 2017 

Myung URSO - Oneness, Necklace, Wood, Cotton thread, Acrylic paint, 2015: Myung URSO – Oneness, Necklace, Wood, Cotton thread, Acrylic paint, 2015

Myung URSO - Poem, Neckpiece, Cotton, Asian ink, Thread, Sterling silver, Lacquer, 2007: Myung URSO - Poem, Neckpiece, Cotton, Asian ink, Thread, Sterling silver, Lacquer, 2007

 

 

Velvet da Vinci
2015 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-441-0109
Email:  info@velvetdavincigallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm

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