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20/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Roxy Lentz – new works for spring …..

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,EXCHANGE-BIJOU,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 4:19

Roxy Lentz

« Conceptual art jewelry from re-purposed metal, wabi-sabi and organic nature. »
LOVE this WILD aspect of her jewelry !!! ……….

Some new work that will be at « Wild Women Wearable Art » and « One of a Kind« .  (One of a Kind, The Mart, Chicago, IllinoisThe 2nd annual Spring Show returns April 28-30!)

« I make my jewelry from metal I find at the thrift store, silver plate trays, brass and sometimes bits and pieces I find while on walks. There is always a bit of rusty bolts and stuff in the bottom of my purse! I love to transform something others thought had no value into wearable art jewelry, you should see what I do with PVC I find from the street. »

Roxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metalRoxy Lentz  bracelet from re-purposed metal

Roxy Lentz - bracelet of re-purposed metal - See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.Roxy Lentz – bracelet of re-purposed metal – See the maker mark on the metal? It was on the back of the original silver plate tray.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry -  A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.Roxy Lentz Jewelry-  earrings process – A silver plate tray from the thrift store, you can see where I sawed out some earrings. The base metal is brass.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz Jewelry  – process – The earrings with the first fire patina. If I wanted to keep these just like this, I would have to use cold connections. But, for these earrings, I need to shape them and fuse the ends together, so, some of this will go.

Roxy Lentz earrings - processRoxy Lentz earrings – process – The finished earrings. I filed the edges, fused the ends with small bits of silver, and used a wire brush to put a sheen on the surface, and to remove the grime that happened when using the torch. Since I put the torch on the back side, I did preserve some of the beautiful « orange peel » on the front. Now, I could leave these like this, or take a chance and put them in a pickle pot to make them silvery. I like the patina, and I think my customers do too. That beautiful gold sheen on the right side of the right earring, it did it all on its own, that is why these are one of a kind, and uncommon jewelry for independent women.

Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings Roxy Lentz - process to make flower earrings

 Roxy Lentz - The finished earrings Roxy Lentz Jewelry  the finished flower earrings. I used silver wire to cold connect the flowers to their base to preserve the patina. You can see that the base metal of this bowl was brass, because of the soft gleam on the edge of the flowers. After soldering on the post I put the brass base in pickle to clean the post, then I put it in a rinse of hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar to clean the fire scale off the brass. Some more buffing with a brass wire brush on the flex shaft. The earrings are about 2 1/2 inch long, and 1 1/2 wide. There are some similar at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem NC.

(to buy Roxy Lentz jewellery in Tandem Gallery HERE !!)

Roxy Lentz  - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.   Roxy Lentz  – Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.(plexi-glass side)

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass.  Roxy Lentz Jewelry ·  Pendant of re purposed silver plate and found pexi-glass. Available at In Tandem Gallery and Gaia in Winston Salem. One of a kind, so may not look like this one.

Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Drop earrings of re purposed silver plate, silver doo-hickies, and sterling hooks. Each pair is one of a kind è Available at Gaia in Winston Salem and In Tandem Gallery https://www.facebook.com/shopgaiaclothing/

Roxy Lentz - Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.  Roxy Lentz Donut earrings of re purposed silver plate, with sterling hooks. One of a kind, so all are a bit different.

Roxy Lentz  pendantRoxy Lentz- Repurposed Silver Plate, Brass Chain and a ton of creativity for this necklace
 - www.InTandemGallery.com/roxy-lentzRoxy Lentz Jewelry

 

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07/02/2017

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina SEO – ready for #MunichJewelleryWeek2017 !!

New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!
«Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. »

 New work from 2017.. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017Jina Seo New work from 2017… – beginnings in white …. #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017.. – brooch – #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..Jina Seo New work from 2017.. -  First time using white leather. Gets almost translucent when it is wet..

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch -  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 – brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... ready for  #MunichJewelleryWeek2017  !!: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

Jina Seo New work from 2017 ..... brooch: Jina Seo New work from 2017 ….. brooch

 

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 primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is 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 hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

 

Jina SEO on INSTAGRAM
her WEBSITE

 

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30/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Jina SEO – Under the Layers … from STRANGENESS to BEAUTY

Actually studying  at VCUarts (Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts)
« Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. »
So continuously trying, again & again, constructing, de-constructing ….. how can it be done ? how can it be worn ? how can it be photographied ? ….
Jina Seo - Nose hair? Dirty toe nails?  - questions...Jina Seo - Nose hair? Dirty toe nails?  – questions…
Jina Seo - chain  "shabbaranks artintecture" - leather links? yes !  Jina Seo - chain  « shabbaranks artintecture » – leather links? yes ! 
Jina Seo Just some new thoughts ..... (about oct 2016) Jina Seo Just some new thoughts ….. 
Jina Seo -  Red❤️️ Can't go wrong !Jina Seo -  Red❤️️ Can’t go wrong !
CHI CA GO THE WINDY CITY: Jina Seo neckpiece (« Open It 1″  Necklace (2016) )
Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - Inside Out  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – « Inside Out »  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection - Growing Brooch (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread: Jina Seo - « Under the Layers » collection – Growing Brooch (2016) Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - "Under the Layers" collection -  Open It  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread - Trying to figure out some new ways to take photographs of my work. I am so used to the white background.. It's definitely a lot more darker and rougher.   (din sept 2016): Jina Seo – « Trying to figure out some new ways to take photographs of my work. I am so used to the white background.. It’s definitely a lot more darker and rougher. » -  »Under the Layers » collection -  « Open It »  Necklace (2016)  Brass, leather, fake eyelashes, thread

Jina Seo - neckpiece - Piece for TCJE. It's going to be shipped to the UK soon Jina Seo - neckpiece

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

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She just had an exhibition, Unexpected, since  NOV 24th 2016  at Craft Council of British Columbia‎ Gallery, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island; Vancouver V6H 3R8 – An Exhibition by the Vancouver Metal Arts Association

Unexpected explores the strange and sometimes discordant elements that make the viewing, wearing, and making of Contemporary Jewellery an enjoyable endeavor.
The unexpected and Contemporary Art Jewellery are by no means strange bedfellows- viewers and wearers of Contemporary Jewellery often seek out our discipline because it is unusual and extra-ordinary. The unusual, and unusual elements and materials, have become de rigueur in a creative world that continues to embrace post-disciplinary art practices which move beyond medium centered approaches to making.
Participating artists: Lydia Buxton — Melissa Cameron — Bridget Catchpole — Barbara Cohen — Jennifer Crupi – Yoshie Hattori — Kyri Hinkleman — Holland Houdek — Karin Jones — Joshua Kosker — Matt Lambert — Andy Lowrie – Jacqueline Lung — Brooke Marks-Swanson –  Sharon Massey — Louise Perrone- – Lissy Selvius — Jina SeoAric Verrastro — Kari Woo — Lawrence Woodford.

UNEXPECTED - 2016(Bridget Catchpole “What a Tangle” neckpiece 2016, photo credit: Tanya King // Joshua Kosker « [re]embody » brooch)

 

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 primitive energy that is submerged beneath the layers of garments. When the body is removed, the absence becomes an empty structure. The internal structure is 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 hidden intimate and sensual power of humanity. It is a moment when ordinary objects become surreal and uncanny in order to redeem the socially constructed expectations and perceptions.

Jina SEO on INSTAGRAM
her WEBSITE

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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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23/09/2016

VOIR ROUGE avec Galit EINAV project – 1500 matches

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Galit EINAV (IL),Israel (IL),recup' / recycled — bijoucontemporain @ 0:02

Galit EINAV project – 1500 matches

ce projet de Galit Einav mérite d’être soutenu ! et en plus, sa ténacité, sa créativité, son imagination, qui ne flanchent pas, et qui donnent du BEAU !! CHAPEAU !!

Une seconde par jour.
Chaque femme est unique en son genre – mais il y a des femmes qui n’existent pas. Elles sont translucides, instruments, disparues destinées à être uniquement utilisées. Le projet de plus de 1500 allumettes et d’introduire chaque jour une allumette pour elles. Prendre une seconde par jour. Non pour «L’ user et la jeter».

 

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.669Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.669 (back)
Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.669 (front)Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.669 (front)

I publish every day a single match. My project consists of 1500 inimitably manipulated matches, which represent the voiceless victims of women trafficking

Tackling Domestic Violence & Slavery, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – November 26th  (asafeworldforwomen)

Galit Einav, 50, decided to make a change in her life and learn jewelry design at the  Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. The college is located in a very shady area of the stock market building.

« In the four years I’ve been learning in Shenkar*, I could not ignore its surroundings: cafes, shops, and area of visible institutes, hidden institutes, many employed women who [were] brought forcibly. And no one cares. My dissertation was devoted to these women. [My] Motif of ‘Use and Throw’ turned matches into women, feelings, pendants, plugs, wires, and pearls.
Every woman is a one of a kind – but there are women who are not, who are transparent, traded, missing and are for use only. In my project of more than 1,500 matches, I will present one match everyday – for them.”
“For the sake of these women”, says Galit, « hold a second every day …”

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.670Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.670 (front)

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.670 (back)Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.670 (back)

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.635 Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.635

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.635 (back)Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.635 (back)

  Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.621Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.621

Galit Einav - 1500 matches project -  no.631Galit Einav – 1500 matches project -  no.631

 

 

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20/01/2016

Coup de coeur/Decouverte ! Eva Tesarik & her faded glories

Eva Tesarik  jewels presented at JOYA 2015, « Palazzo » collection -

« In these works, Eva Tesarik has taken inspiration from two different sources, both relating to the past. The Oceanis Nox series takes inspiration from the sinking of the Titanic. All the luxury the ship was carrying disappeared into the sea, was covered in algae and coral and became part of the ocean. Tesarik spent time near Sperlonga in Italy, picking up shells, stones, objects from the beach, covered in algae and coral, just like those from the Titanic. The items from the Palazzo series are allegorical of the declined, faded glory of the Palazzi of the Italian Renaissance. They are brought to us as filtrated fragments. Tesarik found an old tray in Venice, cut it into pieces and made jewellery from the various fragments. A new glory appears and takes us into a new world.  » (No-gram shop online)

« The objects of the “Palazzo” collection stand allegoric for the (declined) (deep)faded glory of the Palazzi of the Italian renaissance. They are brought to us as filtrated fragments. I found an old tray from Venice, I cut it and made new jewelleries from it.  A new glory appears and transform us in a new world. »

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Eva Tesarik often worked with « treasures from the past », from the « declined, faded glories », as in her « Oceanis nox » collection or even previously, as in the « The beauty and the beast » collection : there’s always and old, beautiful, remaining object from the past in her jewels …. a golden part of a funiture, a golden part of a tray, of a ceiling, of a building …. not only an « old thing », not only a « golden thing », but a « glorious golden old » thing, the marbles, carved moldings parts of old furniture (like chair legs in the form of lion’s paws), moulding parts of a paneled oak wall from a castle room, the crystals from the glorious old crystals chandeliers, …. as we can see in her « Time of pearls » necklace, in her « Louis » brooch, in her « In Petersburg » brooch, etc …. yes …. Love of « faded glories »

Eva Tesarik Brooch: In Petersburg, 2006 Silver, gold, foto, crystal rock 4 x 4 cm: Eva Tesarik Brooch « In Petersburg », 2006 Silver, gold, foto, crystal rock

Eva Tesarik Brooch: Louis, 2004 Silver, rock crystal, brass, laquer 5 x 3 cm: Eva Tesarik Brooch « Louis », 2004 Silver, rock crystal, brass, laquer

Eva Tesarik Necklace: Time of pearls, 2006 Silver, foto, crystal rock, old pearls 32 cm: Eva Tesarik Necklace « Time of pearls », 2006 Silver, foto, crystal rock, old pearls

Eva Tesarik Brooch: T.b.a.t.b, 2007 Silver, crystal rock, foto, lace 6 x 4 cm from the serie: The beauty and the beast: Eva Tesarik « Brooch: T.b.a.t.b », 2007 Silver, crystal rock, foto, lace 6 x 4 cm from the serie: The beauty and the beast

Eva Tesarik Brooch: T.b.a.t.b, 2008 Silver, brass, fluorite powder 6 x 3 cm from the serie: The beauty and the beast: Eva Tesarik « brooch: T.b.a.t.b », 2008 Silver, brass, fluorite powder 6 x 3 cm from the serie: The beauty and the beast

Eva Tesarik - "Palazzo" Austria,   Brooch 2015Eva Tesarik - « Palazzo »  Brooch – blacked silver, vintage wood from an old venice tablet, textile

Eva Tesarik - "Palazzo" Austria,   Brooch  Eva Tesarik – « Palazzo »  Brooch

 Eva Tesarik   "Palazzo" Halsschmuck, Silber, Holz lackiert, 2013  Eva Tesarik   « Palazzo » Halsschmuck, Silber, Holz lackiert, 2013

 Munich. Visiting Schmuck 2014 - Jewels by Eva Tesarik at "Vienna 4" exhibition: Visiting Schmuck 2014 – Jewels by Eva Tesarik at « Vienna 4″ exhibition (photo Montserrat Lacomba)

Eva Tesarik - "Palazzo"  05 - oxidized silver, wood, laquer (1425€) - height 10 cm / width 18 cm / depth 3 cm / length 75 cm - Oxidized silver, shells, covered with coraline alges: Eva Tesarik – « Palazzo »  05 – oxidized silver, wood, laquer, shells, covered with coraline alges – height 10 cm / width 18 cm / depth 3 cm / length 75 cm

Eva Tesarik - "Palazzo"  05 - oxidized silver, wood, laquer (1425€) - height 10 cm / width 18 cm / depth 3 cm / length 75 cm - Oxidized silver, shells, covered with coraline alges:Eva Tesarik - « Palazzo »  05 – oxidized silver, wood, laquer, shells, covered with coraline alges 

  Eva Tesarik necklace (in hand)Eva Tesarik necklace (in hand) - Atelier StossImHimmel - photo by Alice Schnür

02/09/2015

EXPO ‘Jo Pond: Intimate’ – Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco (USA) – 19 Aout-20 Sept. 2015

Jo Pond: Intimate
An exhibition of new works by the UK based artist

Artist’s Reception:  Friday August 21, 6-8pm

Intimate - Jo Pond - Velvet da Vinci

 

Jo Pond’s most recent jewelry works can be seen as reincarnated objects, relics of everyday urban life that have been transformed by the artist’s process. Material elements such as buttons, coins, cans, and keys are modified and reinterpreted, simultaneously creating new narratives for each piece while drawing from each object’s industrial heritage and unique past. Precious metals and stones such as diamonds or pearls are often included in combination with these found objects, playing with visual and conceptual notions around beauty and the mundane, social status, and hierarchical value or worth.

Born in Chiswick, London, Pond currently lives and works in rural Staffordshire. Her work has exhibited on an international level; highlights include exhibits at Schmuck (Munich), the V&A Museum, (London), the Price Tower Arts Centre (Oklahoma), and Contemporary Applied Arts (London). Pond’s Narrative Jewelry Collection received the 2005 BDI Industry & Genius Awards in the category of Products and Genius. The artist earned her Masters at The School of Jewellery, Birmingham and is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London.  She presently serves as a full-time lecturer at the School of Jewelery in addition to maintaining her studio practice.

 Jo Pond, Fine Quality (Brooch), Repurposed steel tin, steel, iron, diary pencilJo Pond, Fine Quality (Brooch), Repurposed steel tin, steel, iron, diary pencil

Jo Pond, Intimate tin locket, Repurposed steel tin, repurposed bone page turner, silver, gold plate, ribbonJo Pond, Intimate tin locket, Repurposed steel tin, repurposed bone page turner, silver, gold plate, ribbon

 Jo Pond, Baking Tin and Grater Series, Repurposed baking tin, citrine, 18ct Gold, Steel.Jo Pond, Baking Tin and Grater Series, Repurposed baking tin, citrine, 18ct Gold, Steel.

Jo Pond, Phillumeny neckpiece, Suspended in Pink Series, 1940’s baking tin, match sticks  Jo Pond, Phillumeny neckpiece, Suspended in Pink Series, 1940’s baking tin, match sticks 

Jo Pond, Planted Frame Brooch, Repurposed steel tin, steel, silver, gold plateJo Pond, Planted Frame Brooch, Repurposed steel tin, steel, silver, gold plate

Statement from the Artist:
“Using found objects is like starting the process of creating with part of the story already written. I am able to choreograph, make introductions and interventions. I may add and remove lines within the story and then watch to see if they read true to me, sometimes living with them in one form or another, still, watching and listening for them to tell me when they are comfortable and appropriate. I have a bond with each stage, a personal connection, one of belonging, a reluctance to let go or and an uncomfortable enjoyment of that which I have choreographed. Saving these intimate moments by capturing them safely in photographs, I am able to intervene once again, in the knowledge that I can recall that grouping and the essence of relationship it brings. My compositions work more happily in groups, sometimes the harmony of material, color or repetition compels the creation of a family, a void being left once one conclusion is made and moved to one side to free space for further meanderings. The conclusions are the quietest moments, following a multitude of compositional conversations it is necessary to listen to the outcomes to know if they are complete. There is a sense of separation at this point, the umbilical cord becomes severed and some of the tension seeps away, leaving me comforted in my decision making process.
There are phases, maybe somewhat fickle, where I have a changing passion for that which I find. Sometimes time, location or circumstance can influence these phases, but they mark a point of change and must be consciously considered. It is all part of being true to the visual conversation being orchestrated, alongside the voluntary and involuntary narratives, which serve to conduct my metaphor.”  Jo Pond, 2015

 Jo Pond, Small Necessities, Silver, repurposed bone toothbrush, 18ct gold, gold plate  - DETAIL: Jo Pond, Small Necessities, Silver, repurposed bone toothbrush, 18ct gold, gold plate  – DETAIL 

 

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

 

 

26/06/2015

DECOUVERTE ….. Monica Cecchi, recup’ in red

Monica Cecchi

  »My studio is like a child’s playroom where everything is permitted but under the rule of my game. I almost always start with very free sketches trying to keep the lightness and spontaneity of the gesture on paper. During the planning and the execution I do not exclude any possibilities of changing my plan that the randomness or other events can suggest to me. I try to consider what is happening and choose what interests me at the that moment. I think it is a game played on the unconscious memory because my intention is to loose a certain kind of control in my creative phase losing the intent of reason to arrive at something that I have known but, at the same time, surprises me.
I try to reach a result that amazes me while I can recognize as something familiar, like when, during the day you notice something that reminds us of a dream the night before that you were not able to recall with an effort of will. I work both in field of jewelry and in sculpture probably because both of these two disciplines have a base of technical progress that is able to keep my ego and my opinion busy, until the end of the job.
One of the materials that I love are the old thin cans; I like their graphics because represent a certain type of history of society of the last century where the packaging was non junk it was reusable. These containers remind me of my childhood, of grandmother who preserved these boxes of cookies where they kept wires and button or other tools that they consider valuable. I am a passionate collector and, at the same time, a destroyer of these objects that have had a particular symbolism for me ranging from the protection and coercion, but at the same time, can be used as a palette for a painter and still possess a charm which doesn’t seek an explanation.
I really like using the old material, which has the signs of aging or has cracks that suggest their story without revealing it completely. Generally I join these objects, unique for and valuable for their history, with the material prized for its commercial value because it seems to me that this contrast is interesting and that between these two types of material a relationship and tension is born because their difference. »

Monica Cecchi  Necklace: Geometrie intorno al centro 2010  Tin, ironMonica Cecchi  Necklace: Geometrie intorno al centro 2010  Tin, iron

Monica Cecchi Ring: La cosa che ho perso, 2015 Recycled tin 5 x 3 x 1.5 cmMonica Cecchi Ring: La cosa che ho perso, 2015 Recycled tin 5 x 3 x 1.5 cm

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cmMonica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm Detail viewMonica Cecchi Necklace: Legami di sangue, 2015 Recycled tin ø 20 cm Detail

Monica Cecchi Necklace: Corrispondenza, 2014 Recycled tin ø 25 cmMonica Cecchi Necklace: Corrispondenza, 2014 Recycled tin ø 25 cm

Monica Cecchi - Sculpture/Brooch: Lei 2009 Tin10 x 11 x 8 cm & 11 x 10 cm Monica Cecchi – Sculpture/Brooch: Lei 2009 Tin10 x 11 x 8 cm & 11 x 10 cm

Peperepe by Monica Cecchi  - Alchimia 2015Monica Cecchi  « Peperepe »  (Alchimia 2015)

Monica Cecchi - at Alternatives gallery Monica Cecchi - at Alternatives gallery

24/06/2015

IL FAUT SAUVER LE ….. LA …. “uncommon jewelry for independent women”

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,metal,recup' / recycled,Roxy LENTZ (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:21

Non non non, vous n’y êtes pas ! on n’est pas « au cinéma ce soir » avec « Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan »,  MAIS plutôt il faut « sauver » la créatrice de bijoux Roxy Lentz ! ;-)

Effectivement elle vient de m’écrire « Where I live none of the jewelry we both love would sell, none. So, when I try to go for that, I never know if I am going on the right path. …… I am ready to stop making jewelry to please the midwest taste …. »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!

J’avais déjà remarqué, et donc aimé, certains de ses bijoux sur mon « board » Pinterest « ROUGH, RUDE & SAUVAGE … jewelry » mais en voici plus … rien qu’en son honneur !

She calls her jewelry  uncommon jewelry for independent women…..

  Roxy Lentz - Copper, pexi glass, steel.Roxy Lentz – necklace – Copper, pexi glass, steel.

« Re purposed metal with a new mission. My jewelry is fabricated from recycled metals I find at thrift shops; I occasionally will use purchased metal, but prefer the patina of metal that has a history. Silver plate trays once given as wedding gifts, stored and then abandoned are crafted into one of a kind pieces that will bring attention to the wearer every time they are worn.  In 2010 I received a grant from the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, KY to go to Florence, Italy and take a two week course of intensive study in the fabrication of studio art jewelry, at the world known Alchimia Contemporary Jewellry School. Jewelry resulting from this study is in the “Firenze Collection”.  I show my one-of-a-kind jewelry at selected art shows, and in several galleries across the US. (for example, « Ferrous », held at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco CA. 2013)  » Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz | 3 brooches made from repurposed metals, largest 6”Roxy Lentz - 3 brooches made from repurposed metals, largest 6”

Roxy Lentz - Bangle from re purposed silver plated trays, copper wire, fire patina.Roxy Lentz – Bangle from re purposed silver plated trays, copper wire, fire patina

Necklaces - Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Steel wire, brass.Roxy Lentz – Necklace – Steel wire, brass

Roxy Lentz   - Brooch - Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist.Brooches - Roxy Lentz Jewelry - Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist. (BACK)

Roxy Lentz   – Brooch (front & back) – Silver plate tray, fire patina, steel. Photo by artist

Roxy Lentz -  Necklace of recycled metal, PVC pipe. Discarted show, Ojai CA.Roxy Lentz -  Necklace of recycled metal, PVC pipe

 Roxy Lentz -  "I found it on the ground" - broochRoxy Lentz -  « I found it on the ground » – Brooch, plexi-glass, nickel silver, brass, steel.
The pexi-glass is from a fabric store sign that was blown down during a hurricane. Hurricane Ike took a side trip to the mid-west. NFS – More brooches may be made in this material and style.   about 3″ long.

« I found it on the ground«  The materials used for this jewelry have a past, and memories that go back to the beginning of time. Elements fused together and became metal, the metal was refined and fabricated into beautiful silver plated trays given as gifts for a new marriage, to someone who earned a bit of recognition, or just because. 
Then the memories change and are passed on to someone else, and the old memories are refashioned into new ones. 
A walk along a beach or river, will often find bits and pieces of burnt wood, things once recognizable and useful, now cast aside. Memories of a campfire, love, friendship, and good food. 
This collection is about the memories that fill our lives, we share, put away, then burn into our consciousness for safekeeping.
 Roxy Lentz -  "I found it on the ground" - Cuff/bangle of repurposed silver plate tray with fire patina. Riveted to found pexi-glass with frosted finish. About 5 inches across Roxy Lentz -  « I found it on the ground » – Cuff/bangle of repurposed silver plate tray with fire patina. Riveted to found pexi-glass with frosted finish. About 5 inches across

Roxy lentz - The wild child, it can be just about anything. Will it catch on peoples clothes? yes, if they wear a loose weave. But, some people love it, and wouldn't have it any other way.Roxy Lentz - « The wild child » cuff, it can be just about anything. Will it catch on peoples clothes? yes, if they wear a loose weave. But, some people love it, and wouldn’t have it any other way -
I LOVE it !!

20/05/2015

EXPO ‘DESECHOS PRECIOSOS’ – Universidad Gestalt de Diseño, Xalapa, México – 3-12 Juin 2015

Mariana Acosta : Los espero! DESECHOS PRECIOSOS, una muestra de 19 de los mejores proyectos de mi clase de Joyería Contemporánea Sustentable .

Inauguracion Junio 03 2015 / 6-8pm. Lobby de la Universidad Gestalt de Diseño.

I am pleased to share with you the opening of PRECIOUS WASTE. A collection of 19 sustainable contemporary jewerly neck pieces from my class at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño.

June 3rd / 6PM in Xalapa, México.

Mariana Acosta -  · Los espero! DESECHOS PRECIOSOS, una muestra de 19 de los mejores proyectos de mi clase de Joyería Contemporánea Sustentable . Junio 03 2015 / 6-8pm. Lobby de la Universidad Gestalt de Diseño.  I am pleased to share with you the opening of PRECIOUS WASTE. A collection of 19 sustainable contemporary jewerly neck pieces from my class at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño. June 3rd / 6PM in Xalapa, México.

I am very proud to share with you the launch of PRECIOUS WASTE an Online Exhibition containing all of my class projects. The physical exhibition will held a selection of 19 pieces from my teaching at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño but there are close to a 100 pieces that need to be seen and shared with the world!
Please help me share ! – Mariana Acosta

http://desechospreciosos.wix.com/macosta

Mariana Acosta - Precious wasteMiguel Rodriguez – spring 2013 – collar hecho de tetrapack

Mariana Acosta  - my class at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño.Mariana Acosta -  from my class at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño.

2013-2015. Five years ago I had to abandon my dream of staying in the US after graduating from my MFA, just like many other international art students and friends who had to leave during 2008 recession. Only the though ones remained, gloriously if I may say, they honor the opportunity they were given every day. What to do with a degree that is barely know in México – contemporary jewelry – often mistaken for traditional designers jewelry?

Well, I decided to teach. It’s been four years since I started this life project, and I call it that because for me, informing the new generations about contemporary jewelry is a life mission. I work with waste materials. Why? Because they were all I had left as working materials after graduating from a very prestigious but also pricey school. So I decided to make lemonade with the lemons I had, or as I named my toilet paper cardboard rolls jewelry series « When Life Gives you Shit, Use it as Fertilizer « . As a result, three years later, I am gathering the outcome of this project with a physical & virtual exhibition. Thank you everyone who has handed me an opportunity to make this happen. Special thanks to Universidad Gestalt de Diseño in Xalapa, Ver. Mx for fostering an opportunity for contemporary jewelry to flourish in México.

 

FOR THE OTHER (FANTASTIC) JEWELS, see my post here : Sustainable jewelry at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño Xalapa (Mexico): BREATHTAKING !!

 

 
Universidad Gestalt de Diseño

Av. 1o de Mayo No. 113.
Xalapa. Veracruz, México.
tel (228) 8 15 63 92informes@ugd.edu.mx
http://www.ugd.edu.mx/

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