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09/01/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Anne DINAN – HAPPY beginnings for 2017 !

Classé dans : Anne DINAN (US),COUP DE COEUR,email / enamel,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:50

Anne DINAN

a new year 2017 that seems to begin VERY well !!! :-)
Here are the new great enamel pieces I found, here & there  :

Anne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfiredAnne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfired

anne dinan - pendant prongset steel vitreous enamel  - urban scene industrial Anne Dinan - pendant prongset steel vitreous enamel  – urban scene industrial

Anne Dinan - dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel with decals - belt buckleAnne Dinan – dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel with decals – this one is gorgeous ! but it’s a belt buckle

Anne Dinan - dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel broochAnne Dinan – dec 2016 ·   Vitreous enamel brooch

Anne Dinan - 2017  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfiredAnne Dinan – dec. 2016  decals  vitreous enamels  kilnfired  torchfired – brooch

Anne Dinan - déc  2016- brooch - Vermont cornfield snow - vitreous enamels  prongsetAnne Dinan – déc  2016- brooch – Vermont cornfield snow – vitreous enamels  prongset

even if I KNOW that it represents a dry cornfirld under snow, I ALWAYS see a field of guns …. like a military cementery …..

Anne Dinan -déc  2016- etched copper brooch/pendant - Vermont fields cornstalks snow texture - argentium Anne Dinan -déc  2016- etched copper brooch/pendant – Vermont fields cornstalks snow texture – argentium

Anne Dinan -  pendant enamel decal kilnfired Anne Dinan -  pendant enamel decal kilnfired

you are interested ???Anne Dinan gives online class  for more information : annemargaretdinan@gmail.com
annedinan.com

 

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04/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED…y for Xmas ?

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 3:15

Roxy Lentz

«Uncommon jewelry for independent women» !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.»

Roxy Lentz has just finished a show on Dec. 3, Quattra4 at Louisville, all for the benefit of a worthwhile charity. Gorgeous jewelry presented there !

Roxy Lentz - oct 2016: Roxy Lentz - neckpieces – at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.: Roxy Lentz  -  Necklace of re-purposed silver plate metal, brass chain and rich wabi-sabi fire patina.

Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel.Roxy Lentz - Necklace • Copper, Brass, Steel (at In Tandem gallery)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4: Roxy Lentz Jewelry ‎at Quattra4

Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4 - 3 dec. 2016 - http://www.quattra4.com/: Roxy Lentz Jewelry‎ at Quattra 4

Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 - earrings: Roxy Lentz - nov 2016 – earrings at Shoppe Artisan

Next « shopping time » on December 9-11 at ATLANTA,Shoppe Artisan at Cobb Galleria Centre

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – RED...y for Xmas ? dans COUP DE COEUR

Where
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
When
December 9-11, 2016
Friday, Dec. 9: 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

 

 

to BUY Roxy Lentz jewelry : at In Tandem gallery

 

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EXPO ‘Past, Loss, Future’ – Melle Finelli Studio, Boston (USA) – 8 Dec. 2016-7 Janv. 2017

Classé dans : Christine JALIO (FI),Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,USA,www Klimt02 — bijoucontemporain @ 0:03

Past, Loss, Future by Christine Jalio

Selections from her evocative body of work entitled Past, Loss, Future will be on view at Melle Finelli Studio.

Opening December 8th from 5-9pm

Past, Loss, Future by Christine Jalio 08Dec2016 - 07Jan2017 Melle Finelli Jewelry Boston, United States:

 

Christine Jalio is an internationally acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist based in Lapua, Finland. She has exhibited her work in top galleries and craft fairs across Europe. In 2015 she was awarded second place in Enjoya’t Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Christine Jalio Necklace: Past, Loss, Future 5, 2015 Silk clay, silver, foam clay 11 x 8 x 16 cm Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen From series: Past, Loss, Future: Christine Jalio Necklace: Past, Loss, Future 5, 2015 Silk clay, silver, foam clay 11 x 8 x 16 cm Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 23, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Artistar. From series: Past, Loss, Future.: Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 23, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 14 cm. Photo by: Artistar. From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 11, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 12 cm. Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen. From series: Past, Loss, Future.: Christine Jalio. Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 11, 2015. Silk clay, silver, foam clay. 8 x 4 x 12 cm. Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen. From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio  Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 3, 2015  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  14 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen  From series: Past, Loss, Future: Christine Jalio  Brooch: Past, Loss, Future 3, 2015  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  14 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Anne Ruotsalainen  From series: Past, Loss, Future

Christine Jalio  Brooch: Loss 3, 2016  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  8 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Olga Kontio  From series: Loss: Christine Jalio  Brooch: Loss 3, 2016  Silk clay, silver, foam clay  8 x 5 x 15 cm  Photo by: Olga Kontio  From series: Loss

« I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche, intrigued by the past, old age and loss. I get excited by old and worn elements, roughness and decay. My jewellery tells stories of aging and personal loss, stories of the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of it. My work method is searching and questioning, my starting point always an emotion. I have great respect for good finishing, craftsmanship and skill. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside of them.  For me contemporary jewellery is a rebellious art with no actual rules or true limits. » Christine Jalio

 

 

Melle Finelli Jewelry
46 Waltham Street
02118 -  Boston
UNITED STATES
mellefinellijewelry@gmail.com
tel 617 429 2035

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30/11/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 2 – Anne DINAN – nostalgia …

Classé dans : Anne DINAN (US),COUP DE COEUR,DECOUVERTE,email / enamel,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,USA,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 22:47

Anne DINAN

« (My) inspiration is nature and industry combined. What have we done? »

J’ai craqué pour le monde d’Anne Dinan -qui malgré son nom très français, nous vient des USA- il y a quelque temps, et je vous ai montré ses blancs …. au tour de ses bleus, qui m’enchantent !
Mais à part les couleurs, et peut-être plus que la couleur, l’émail cache -et dévoile, comme une photo en train de se développer- des mondes industriels « désuets » -je pense au château d’eau en métal empoussiéré du film « Bagdad Café »-,  des paysages industriels comme abandonnés, rouillés, témoins d’une Amérique empoussiérée, « from Vegas to no way » comme dit la chanson du film  …. des paysages, des visages, surgis du passé ….. séquence émotion ! (SURTOUT en écoutant « I‘m calling you » !!)

 

anne.dinan - vitreous enamel - 2014 - "Unknown Relatives" serie: Anne Dinan – vitreous enamel – 2014 – « Unknown Relatives » serie
« Unknown Relatives”  was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers »

Anne Dinan is a nationally recognized jewelry and visual artist who attended the School of Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston.
A resident of Exeter, N.H., Dinan has presented her unique and diverse pieces at a number of shows including Alchemy 3, the 2015 Enamelist Society touring exhibition at five New England galleries ; seasonal shows at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, N. H. and Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Mass; and at
“Myths – Test Drive” in Germany at the 2016 Munich Jewellery Week show (SCHMUCK) .

Anne Dinan - nov. 2014 ·   Vitreous enamel with decalsAnne Dinan – nov. 2014 ·  Unknown Relatives -  Vitreous enamel with decals 

 anne.dinan - Handmade laser decals on vitreous enamel: Anne Dinan – Handmade laser decals on vitreous enamel

annedinan handmade decals kilnfired vitreousenamel   Anne Dinan handmade decals kilnfired vitreous enamel

anne dinan steel industrial vermont phototransfer  decals kilnfired torchfired: Anne Dinan steel industrial vermont phototransfer  decals kilnfired torchfired

Anne Dinan: Anne Dinan watertowers

annedinan enamel vitreousenamel handmade decals unknownrelatives pendants Anne Dinan   vitreous enamel handmade decals unknownrelatives pendants

« Dinan earned second place in the wall piece category of the 15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition for “Unknown Relatives,” which was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers. The pieces were mounted on wood from an old wheelbarrow.
“Unknown Relatives” also was featured in “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (third edition) by Dublin artist and photographer Christopher James. Dinan’s work will also be featured at galleries in Munich, Germany and Paris.
She attended the Museum School of Art in Boston. » (The Enamelist Society’s 15th Biennial International Juried Exhibition and the 11th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition at the League of NH Craftsmen, 49 S. Main St., Concord., jan 2016)
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You want to BUY ? contact her at annemargaretdinan@gmail.com

 

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03/11/2016

SOFA Chicago 2016 – Special Exhibits : Art and Wine: Gioielli in Fermento – 3-6 Nov. 2016

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gioielli in Fermento (IT),Salon,SOFA Chicago (US),USA,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 23:03

 SOFA Chicago  
2016 Special Exhibits :  Art and Wine  Gioielli in Fermento

Inaugurazione – VIP Admission opening : Giovedì 3 novembre alle ore 18
La mostra prosegue negli orari di apertura della fiera fino al 6 Novembre.

Gioielli in Fermento at SOFA Chicago 2016

Gioielli in Fermento is an international exhibition project and award for contemporary studio jewelry. Starting from the landscapes of Italy in the winemaking region of Emilian hills, it opens its borders, inviting established and emerging artists from every country to express their relation with the wine world. Inspiration, dedication, experience, research, innovation, observation, choice, challenge: these are all elements of the creative approach that we can use to focus both on the activities of a jewellery artist or those of a winemaker. Both a piece of jewellery or a sip of wine are evocative of the individual interpretation of the raw material chosen by their maker. In both cases, the aim is turning the natural into something precious and unique.
Since 2011, six editions including more than 300 artists and their works have been presented under the selection of an international board of advisors in the field, with the kind collaboration of AGC Italian Contemporary Jewelry Association, Charon Kransen Arts, Klimt02 network, Joya Barcelona and Torre Fornello Winery.
A collection of work from the 2016 edition with a selected number of iconic pieces from previous editions will be presented in this Special Exhibit.

Presented by Gioielli in Fermento, Ziano Piacentino, Italy; curated by Eliana Negroni, curator, Gioielli in Fermento.

I would like to tell here all my admiration for the energy and all the efforts & work done by Eliana Negro,i ! APPLAUSE !!!

 Autori in mostra | Exhibiting artists :
Susanna Baldacci — Maura Biamonti Alina Carp Sébastien CarréCorrado De MeoClara Del Papa Maria Rosa Franzin Nicoletta Frigerio Lucilla GiovanninettiAkis Goumas Nicola Heidemann Mara Irsara Marilena Karagkiozi SunYoung KimSaerom Kong –  Mirna Korolkovas Heng Lee Ria Lins Chiara Lucato –  Gigi Mariani Mineri Matsuura Viktoria Münzker Daria Olejniczak Esther Ortiz Liana Pattihis Mabel Pena Paola Perez Poppy Porter Stefano Rossi Stenia ScarselliSergio e Stefano SpivachClaudia Steiner Andrea Vaggione Barbara Uderzo

 Clara del Papa 2016Clara del Papa 2016

2016 Essay | Art and Wine: The Analogy of Gioielli in Fermento - SOFA Chicago 2016 - Gigi Mariani, Rust II Ring, 2011, silver, patina, oxidization:  Gigi Mariani, Rust II Ring, 2011, silver, patina, oxidization

Sergio Spivach and Stefano Spivach 2016 - opal ringSergio Spivach and Stefano Spivach 2016 – opal ring

Sébastien Carré - ringSébastien Carré - ring

Heng Lee Jewelry 2016Heng Lee  2016

Akis Goumas "Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine" collana, necklace argento, rame, pvc, acciaio, tecniche miste, filati, pigmenti silver, copper, pvc, steel, mixed techniques, threads, pigments, cm 32 x 14 x 7Akis Goumas « Spirits of a Symposium, remnants of red wine » collana, necklace argento, rame, pvc, acciaio, tecniche miste, filati, pigmenti silver, copper, pvc, steel, mixed techniques, threads, pigments, cm 32 x 14 x 7

Alina Carp - Unthamed - spilla, brooch 2016 argento, keumboo con oro 24k e patina, ottone, resina, pigmento, foglia d’oro silver, patina and 24k gold keumboo, brass mesh, resin, pigment, gold leafAlina Carp - Unthamed – spilla, brooch 2016 argento, keumboo con oro 24k e patina, ottone, resina, pigmento, foglia d’oro silver, patina and 24k gold keumboo, brass mesh, resin, pigment, gold leaf

Miriam Mirna Korolkovas 2016 neckpieceMiriam Mirna Korolkovas 2016 neckpiece

Viktoria Münzker 2016Viktoria Münzker 2016

Susanna Baldacci 2016 - broochSusanna Baldacci 2016 - brooch

Sun Young Kim - Theme and variation, brooch, 2016  sterling silver, blackened silver: Sun Young Kim – Theme and variation, brooch, 2016  sterling silver, blackened silver

Nicola Heidemann 2016Nicola Heidemann 2016

 

 

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SOFA Chicago 2016
Navy Pier Festival Hall
Chicago IL.
Nov.4-6  2016
Opening Night Nov.3

 

 

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20/10/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy LENTZ – re-purposed metal

Classé dans : EXCHANGE-BIJOU,Exposition/Exhibition,Roxy LENTZ (US),Salon,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:16

« I fabricate contemporary art jewelry from re-purposed silver plate metal » she says.
Not « I CREATE », but I « fabricate » ….  In another place she tolds us « y jewelry is made from base metal, metal found at the thrift store. It has no real value, …. in « scrap »value it is about 10 dollars …. »WHAAAAT ????!!!!!!

But in another place,  I finally find this : « Uncommon jewelry for independent women » !
YES, it is THIS : jewelry with a character , jewelry with strength !

Yes, « wild », savage jewelry, rough, « rude », with suddenly a delicate detail, something to point out, where eyes focuses …. look at this bangle … it has a « savage » look, it is not perfectly squared, the round piece is not « perfectly » closed, the patina is irregular, and suddenly, a little detail that shows that, YES, someone brought attention to it :this little « goldy bouquet » on the left … do you see it ? this little detail brings EMOTION …. it is what we call in french « un supplément d’âme » (an « extra touch of soul« ), and it is why I LOVE so much the Roxy Lentz jewelry ! Each of her jewels has its little dosis of emotion !

« My work is inspired from what others often overlook. Man makes a street, a wall to control his environment, and then life – elements – slowly decompose this to bring it back to nothing. In the interim, I see beauty.  »

Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials: Roxy Lentz bracelet of re purposed materials

Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals.: Roxy Lentz cuff of re purposed metals …. & EMOTION detail – re purposed silver plate with fire patina, riveted to found pexi-glass. Copper with melted silver riveted for added grunge and a bit of danger.

Roxy Lentz One of a Kind Show: Roxy Lentz One of a Kind « Show » brooch

These « irregular details » make her jewelry alive, unique, not two bangles can be the same !

 

Come to see her jewelry  at the Parallax art fair in London
​     Gallery 5
     October 22-23, 2016 Chelsea Town Hall, KIngs Road

Parallax Art Fair London oct 2016

ParallaxAf

 


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15/09/2016

EXPO ‘Saturation Point’ – Gallery Loupe, Montclair (NJ), (USA) – 17 Sept.- 8 Oct. 2016

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Loupe (US),Israel (IL),Naama BERGMAN (IL),organics,USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:19

SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman

Artist Reception/ opening reception :  Saturday Sept. 17, 6-8 pm
saturation point - Gal. Loupe - Naama Bergman
 
 Gallery Loupe is proud to present Saturation Point, the first solo exhibition by Israeli artist Naama Bergman ; the show will feature her most recent works. Through inventive, impeccably fabricated jewelry and vessels, Bergman exploits the idea of change: emergence, growth, decay, and the tension that accrues between cultural heritage, physical matter, and fleeting time. By combining contradictory materials such as steel and rust within classic formats like urns and pods, she questions the essence of creation, potential, and transformation; she provokes a confrontation between preservation and decomposition, while at the same time positing questions about the hegemony, function, and mutability of mediums and forms. Bergman makes protean objects that tell a continuing tale about the very nature of existence.
Tradition and nostalgia play major roles in Bergman’s aesthetic. As a Sabra of east European heritage, she regards her work as tropes for the dichotomy between familial roots and present day reality. In her latest works, Bergman allows salt to grow slowly upon vessels, pendants, and brooches made from iron mesh. The openwork armatures are hard but delicately crafted, while the salt – a natural preservative – both helps to maintain the rigid support but also breaks it down. Although constantly altering, these pristine objects and jewels are simultaneously frozen in time. Other works will be presented that possess similar existential and cultural references, although they are made from very different substances, such as jewelry wet-molded into shape from animal intestines that have been treated in a salt solution – meant to be viewed as reminders of their former natural life.
Naama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread  SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread
Naama Gergman - Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread - detailsNaama Bergman -  Salt Necklace 02. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Thread – details
Naama Bergman - Salt Brooch 09. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire  SATURATION POINT Naama Bergman - Salt Brooch 09. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire 
SATURATION POINT / Naama BergmanNaama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 06. 2016. Salt, Iron Wire
Naama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 04. 2016. Salt, Plastic Mesh - SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman -   Salt Brooch 04. 2016. Salt, Plastic Mesh
SATURATION POINT / Naama Bergman - Salt Necklace 06. 2016. Iron, Salt, Thread
Naama BergmanSalt Necklace 06. 2016. Iron, Salt, Thread 
Naama Bergman - Salt Necklace 03. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Hemp thread - detailNaama Bergman - Salt Necklace 03. 2015. Salt, Iron Wire, Hemp thread – detail
Naama Bergman was born and raised in Tel Aviv. She holds a BFA from the Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.   Currently living in Munich, she is pursuing graduate studies in jewelry at the prestigious Academie der Bildenden Künste, with Karen Pontoppidan, having also studied there with Otto Künzli. Bergman is the recipient of several awards, including a 2015 and 2016 Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art, Film, and Design/Visual Communication and Film from DAAD, a German foundation, which supports emerging artists; a 2008 and 2009 scholarship for metal design from the Israel Cultural Foundation in America; the Eithan Ron Prize, an award for excellence in jewelry design, and Irit Strauss Prize, a scholarship for excellence in history and theory, from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has been included in exhibitions around Israel and in New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Tokyo, London, and Paris.

 

 Gallery Loupe
50 Church Street
NJ 07042 – Montclair/ New Jersey
United States
Telephone: 973.744.0061
Fax: 973.744.0062
website: www.galleryloupe.com
mail: contact@galleryloupe.com

 

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12/09/2016

EXPO ‘CrossPass’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 8 Sept.-9 Oct. 2016

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: CrossPass

 
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm

CrossPath  velvet da Vinci

CrossPass is a project featuring collaborative and solo works by artists Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi that examines place through expanded media and the intimate lens of jewelry and small objects. The project targets a distinctive stretch of the Interstate 10 corridor connecting the unique borderplex region of El Paso, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The objective of CrossPass is to allow site-specific locations and the artists’ shared personal inquiries along this route to initiate the collection of images, video and sound which directly influences the creation of jewelry and objects. The viewer is asked to join them in their investigation of this land awash with dramatic terrain, vernacular structures and a multitude of boundaries; and, to uniquely discover these sites through the body.

CrossPass Site #8 Mesa Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis "Over the Fence" installation of brooches

 CrossPass Site #8 Mesa – Students parking their cars at the University of Texas at El Paso have a direct view of the border of different a country: Mexico. Here the divide is physically reinforced with the expansive border highway fence  // Crosspass: Demitra Ryan-Thomloudis « Over the Fence » installation of broochesDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 7, 2016, necklace Brass, powder coat, sand, found materials - Site #7 Mesa
El Paso is a city in constant flux. There you see the constant changing and rotating of businesses

 

Motoko Furuhashi was born in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. While growing up in Tokyo, she received her introduction to art from her grandfather. Her recent works are inspired by her experiences traveling around the world and the road that takes her from one place to another. Motoko received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Oakland Museum of California, and Nobana Art Works in Ginza in Tokyo. Publications include 500 Plastic Jewelry design by Lark Books, New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada, and Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin.

Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, Anthony, 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint


 

Furuhashi Artist Statement:
“I am deeply fascinated with imperfection and the complexity of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death as the processes that govern life. The overall intent with my work has been to slow the viewer down and make what goes unnoticed important. By highlighting what is viewed as imperfect my work can bring relevance to the object. My belief is that objects only gain importance when the artist draws attention to them. My work is a shift in the meaning of perfection, transforming our perception of reality to new perspectives.”

 Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paint: Motoko Furuhashi, NMSU Parking Lot (New Mexico State University), brooch – 2016, Tape, road segments, brass, silver, powder coat, paintDemitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 9, 2016, Nickel silver, fabric, steel

 

Thomloudis Artist Statement:
My jewelry is influenced by the ve­­rnacular architecture and landscapes of site-specific locations. This interest has led me to identify particular aesthetic characteristics and construction techniques that I employ to create works to be worn on the body. As an artist using jewelry and objects as an artistic format for self-expression, my work intends to challenge the construct of the medium as a means to examine value, material sign systems, and extensions of personal and place identity. By relating to the aesthetics of architecture, landscape, and place in this way, I see jewelry having the potential to connect us closer to the world we are surrounded by.”

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 5, 2016, Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver – Site #5 Anthony
The border town of Texas and New Mexico is Anthony. There Anthony, NM and Anthony, TX sit next to each other.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink jet print, gesso: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 2, 2016, Nickel silver, brass, silver, land segment, ink
jet print, gesso – - Site #2 Las Cruces (Near NMSU)  From land of Native Americans, the Spanish territory of New Mexico has been established over the time. These streets created here continue to develop and allows us access to the land.

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers: Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi, Site 8, 2016, Steel, brass, cement, resin, pigment, fibers

Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, silver Site #4 Vado Demitra Thomloudis and Motoko Furuhashi: Site #4, 2016 Steel, sand, dry grass, acrylic, paint, land segment, s

ilver Site #4 Vado
New Mexico’s relaxing life style is highlighted by the vivid colors of the orange and beige sand, dry green grass, tumbleweeds, and its rectangular shaped farm lands.  

 

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

 

02/06/2016

EXPO ‘Nikki Couppee: Hologems’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 11 Mai-19 Juin 2016

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Velvet da Vinci (US),Nikki COUPPEE (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:59
Artist’s Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016, 6-8pm

Velvet da Vinci  Nikki Couppee HOLOGEMS May 11 – June 19, 2016  Artist’s Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016, 6-8pm:

 Nikki Couppee’s recent work talks about the different functions jewelry performs in society. Objects of personal adornment have the ability to define a person’s social statues, serve as a redeemable investment and perform on a psychological level. Working with everyday materials like Plexiglass, brass, and found objects in place of precious gems and metals she intuitively creates her own versions of gemstones, hand cast and faceted in luminescent plastics. In the series Hologems, Couppee combines holographic and synthetic materials with resins, creating fantastical frozen corsage brooches, lustrous, glow-in-the-dark gems, and collaged ornaments that are at once over-the-top and elegant. The work is further inspired by growing up on the beach in Florida, the 90’s, Crown Jewels, and costume jewelry

Nikki Couppee Corsage BroochNikki Couppee Large Corsage Brooch, Plexiglass, brass, found object, steel, (glow in the dark)

 Nikki Couppee Beach Kid Brooch, Plexiglass, brass, found object, steel: Nikki Couppee Beach Kid Brooch, Plexiglass, brass, found object, steel

Nikki Couppee, Neogem Crystal Drops, Plexiglass, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, film: Nikki Couppee, Neogem Crystal Drops, Plexiglass, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, film

Nikki Couppee, Glow Brooch, 2016, Plexiglass, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, film: Nikki Couppee, Glow Brooch (as seen in the dark), 2016, Plexiglass, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, film:

Nikki Couppee, Glow Brooch, 2016, Plexiglass, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, film (and  as seen in the dark)

Nikki Couppee Hologem Necklace with Red Leather: Nikki Couppee Hologem Necklace with Red Leather

 

Nikki received an MFA in Jewelry/Metals from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2011) and a BFA from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia in Jewlery/Metals (2007). Her work has been featured in publications such as American Craft, Metalsmith Magazine, Modern Magazine, Vogue Brazil, Dailycandy, and Lark Book’s 500 Enameled Objects. Couppee has taught enameling and jewelry/metals techniques at Kent State University, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Crucible in West Oakland, CA. Originally from Pensacola Beach, FL, Nikki currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area

 

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

 

10/05/2016

COUP de COEUR ….. Anne Dinan’s world

Depuis le Melting Point 2016, mon vocabulaire en « coups de coeurs » s’est enrichi ! ;-)
« Flechazo » en espagnol, « love-at-first-sight » en anglais (ou …. « having a crush » ?) ….

Quant au monde d’Anne Dinan, j’ai d’abord craqué pour ses blancs …. pour finalement découvrir un monde de bleus, de verts, de formes organiques, de sculptures miniatures, de matières …..

« (My) inspiration is nature and industry combined. What have we done? »

Anne Dinan  - pendants-steel and enamel - 2016Anne Dinan  – pendants – steel and enamel – 2016 – 1st discover ….. & « love at 1st sight » !

Anne Dinan -  Vitreous enamel on steel - nov 2015 - from the "Birch serie" 2015: Anne Dinan -  Vitreous enamel on steel –   from the « Birch serie » 2015

Anne Dinan - Vitreous enamel on steel - jan 2016: Anne Dinan – Vitreous enamel on steel – jan 2016

Anne Dinan Vitreous enamel on steel jan 2016 : Anne Dinan – Vitreous enamel on steel  new works jan 2016

 2015 - Birch forest - Anne Dinan: Anne Dinan – 2015 – Birch forest 

MYTHS 2016 - TEST DRIVE --  Anne Dinan, No title, 2016. Pendant. Steel, vitreous enamel. Twelve unique pieces. "(My) inspiration is nature and industry combined. What have we done?"  Anne Dinan, No title, 2016. Pendant. Steel, vitreous enamel. Twelve unique pieces. « (My) inspiration is nature and industry combined. What have we done? »  (MYTHS 2016 – TEST DRIVE)

Anne Dinan Vitreous enamel on steel jan 2016: Anne Dinan Vitreous enamel on steel – jan 2016

Anne Dinan - vitreous enamel - 2016Anne Dinan – vitreous enamel – 2016

 Anne Dinan - Handmade (laser decals ) on vitreous enamel -mars  2016: Anne Dinan - Handmade (laser decals ) on vitreous enamel -mars  2016 

anne.dinan - vitreous enamel - 2014 - "Unknown Relatives" serie: Anne Dinan - vitreous enamel – 2014 – « Unknown Relatives » serie
« Unknown Relatives”  was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers« 

Anne Dinan is a nationally recognized jewelry and visual artist who attended the School of Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston.
A resident of Exeter, N.H., Dinan has presented her unique and diverse pieces at a number of shows including Alchemy 3, the 2015 Enamelist Society touring exhibition at five New England galleries ; seasonal shows at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, N. H. and Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Mass; and at
“Myths – Test Drive” in Germany at the 2016 Munich Jewellery Week show (SCHMUCK) .
Brooch a day 18 by Anne.Dinan, 2013 materials used are driftwood, powdered enamel, nylon weedwacker cord (found on the beach),glue.: Anne Dinan – Brooch a day 18 – 2013 – driftwood, powdered enamel, nylon weedwacker cord (found on the beach), glue
« Dinan earned second place in the wall piece category of the 15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition for “Unknown Relatives,” which was based on a series of old portrait photographs found at a family farm in Michigan. Dinan created the 20-piece assemblage using kiln-fired vitreous enamel on copper from digital waterslide transfers. The pieces were mounted on wood from an old wheelbarrow.
“Unknown Relatives” also was featured in “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (third edition) by Dublin artist and photographer Christopher James. Dinan’s work will also be featured at galleries in Munich, Germany and Paris. She attended the Museum School of Art in Boston. » (The Enamelist Society’s 15th Biennial International Juried Exhibition and the 11th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition at the League of NH Craftsmen, 49 S. Main St., Concord., jan 2016)
Anne Dinan -Sans titre -  jewelry - 2012: Anne Dinan -Sans titre -  jewelry – 2012

 

 

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