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03/01/2014

EXPO ‘Pensieri Preziosi 9 : Contemporary Australian Jewellery’ – Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova (Italy) – 30 Nov. 2013 – 23 Fevr. 2014

Pensieri Preziosi 9 : Contemporary Australian Jewellery 

Oratorio di San Rocco (Padova, Italy) 30-Nov-2013 – 23-Feb-2014

 This exhibition allows visitors to get to know, appreciate and examine highly original works created by eight specially chosen artists who have studied at the most important University of Design on the continent of Australia, under the guidance of Prof. Robert Baines”, notes Andrea Colasio, the Municipal Councillor for Culture. Robert Baines is Emeritus Professor at the RMIT University of Melbourne, and together with Nicholas Bastin, Simon Cottrell, Kirsten Haydon, Linda Hughes, Christopher Milbourne, Nicole Polentas and Katherine Wheeler, they have created an exhibition with about one hundred works that will give the Italian public the chance to get to know and appreciate the styles of Australian research goldsmithing.
The works selected for this exhibition use poor materials alongside precious gold, with original and unusual working techniques that combine tradition and innovation: they are conceptually complicated pieces which aim to express each individual artist’s thoughts, feelings and artistic reflection of both the past and the present.
According to Baines, the “poetry of making” needs a tòpos, a real and metaphorical “place” where you can create jewellery. In this search for the tòpos, the artist identifies and indicates four major areas for his students to focus on in order to design and create contemporary jewellery. The tòpos of the “found object”, namely remnants of industrial materials, discarded objects from everyday life, collected and reused by offering them a new dimension and new life; the tòpos of intimate space, personal and private, one’s own body, the home, individual and subjective memories; the tòpos of public space, streets, exteriors and architecture; and the tòpos of history and culture which is inevitably linked to history and personal thoughts.
Australian contemporary jewellery is mainly conceptual, displaying skilful technical experimentation in its use of materials, with a keen focus on personal and collective history, as well as elegant forms with echoes linked to the past but also to modern daily life. At times this produces abstract, fantastical and poetic results which often have a veil of nostalgic irony.
This conceptual process often leads to interpretations that unwind like true stories, real or surreal tales where the works of art are the main characters within a careful and well-thought-out procedure of research and planning.
Pensieri Preziosi 9: Contemporary Australian Jewellery  - Oratorio di San Rocco (Padova, Italy) 30-Nov-2013 - 23-Feb-2014
Artists: Robert Baines — Nicholas Bastin – Simon CottrellKirsten HaydonLinda Hughes — Christopher Milbourne — Nicole PolentasKatherine Wheeler
Robert Baines, Brooch, 2003Robert Baines, Brooch: The Oz Brooch, 2003 – Silver powder coat – 2.0 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Broaching it Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeleine K. Albright. Property of the artist. 
Photo by Garry Sommerfeld
Simon Cottrell, Brooch, 2006Simon Cottrell, Brooch: Blobs and white tubes, 2006 – Monel alloy, powdercoat, phosphorescent pigment, stainless steel
4.0 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm – Private collection –
Photo by Mark Ashkanasy
Kirsten Haydon, Brooch, 2009
Kirsten Haydon, Brooch: Ice valleys, 2009Enamel, photo, copper, reflector beads, silver, steel
9.0 x 13.0 x 1.5 cmProperty of the artistPhoto by Jeremy Dillon
Linda Hughes, Brooch, 2013
Linda Hughes, Brooch: Nicholas 2 pendant (after Giotto), 2013 -  Laminate, wood, silk, silver
9.0 x 7.5 x 1.5 cmProperty of the artistPhoto by Argonaut Design
Nicole Polentas, Brooch, 2011Nicole Polentas, Brooch (brooch ???) : The Dunes of Orthi Ammos and The Drosoulites, 2011Sterling silver, coral, paint, photo, plastic, poly-putty, stainless steel8.0 x 11.0 x 5.5 cmProperty of the artistPhoto by Jeremy Dillon
Katherine Wheeler, Ring, 2013
Katherine Wheeler -  Ring: Flightless, 2013 – Porcelain, fine silver, paper, thread, polyvinyl acetate, paint – 8.5 x 9.5 x 6.0 cm – Property of the artist  - Photo by Katherine Wheeler
Christopher Earl Milbourne, Brooch, 2013Christopher Earl Milbourne, Brooch, Trinity Aquarium with Outdoor Exhibit, 2013
Sterling silver, silver alloys, pearl, paint, epoxy resin7.0 x 8.0 x 6.0 cmProperty of the artist
Photo by Jeremy Dillon
 
 
Oratorio di San Rocco
Oratorio di San Rocco
Via S. Lucia
35139 – Padova
Italy
Telephone: 049 820 4527
website: padovacultura.padovanet.it
mail: serviziomostre@comune.padova.it

26/12/2013

COUP de COEUR : Janny HUANG YOKOTA

Janny HUANG YOKOTA   « jewelry pieces with hidden spaces« 

« Materials are paper and enamel powder »

Janny Huang Yokota (Taiwan)Janny HUANG YOKOTA  – magical (and mysterious !) textures – 2013  (« sodium powder which is the newest work I am doing right now. »)

« Janny Huang Yokota’s delicate pieces are made from diverse media including silver, cement, enamel, paper and found objects such as coral and rocks. »

Après la découverte de cette première bague (ci-dessous) COUP de COEUR pour la serie « Cremation » !

Janny Huang YokotaJanny HUANG YOKOTA  – « 2 individuals & one eternity » 2013

 
« Cremation »  serie (made between 2012 to 2013)
« To me Jewelry is personal,
like the secrets that buries under a rock,
or under a tree, or even like talking secrets to a flower.
I have buried and Cremate words written on a paper in this cement stone.
And this is how Taiwanese burn something precious to the deceased love ones.
It’s secretive and precious as the words vanishes into ashes. »
Janny Huang Yokota - serie "Cremation"
Janny HUANG YOKOTA  - « Cremation«  serie
Janny Huang Yokota - serie "Cremation" http://idbutterfly.com/
Janny Huang Yokota -  « Cremation » serie
Janny Huang Yokota - serie "Cremation"
Janny Huang Yokota – serie « Cremation »
Janny Huang Yokota - ring from "Cremation"  serie
ring from « Cremation«   serie
Janny Huang Yokota "To me Jewelry is personal,   like the secrets that buries under a rock,  or under a tree, or even like talking secrets to a flower.  I have buried and Cremate words written on a paper in this cement stone.  And this is how Taiwanese burn something precious to the deceased love ones.  It's secretive and precious as the words vanishes into ashes. "
« Cremation«   serie
Janny Huang Yokota - - "Cremation"  serieJanny Huang Yokota -  « Cremation »  serie
Janny Huang Yokota - "Cremation"  serieJanny Huang Yokota - « Cremation »  serie
Janny Huang Yokota - serie "Cremation"Janny Huang Yokota - serie « Cremation »
 
 
« Navel Tree » serie (2013)
« Every travel I make tickles me , carries me
to an amazing boundary such as the rabbit hole in the Alice wander land.
It’s like getting out of my navel and grow my spirit to an imagining beautiful plant.
A navel plant that grows to connect with outsiders! »
Janny Huang Yokota - "Navel Tree" serie -
Janny HUANG YOKOTA  jewel (brooch ?) from the « Navel Tree » serie 2013
Janny Huang Yokota - "Navel Tree" serie -
Janny Huang Yokota – « Navel Tree » serie 2013
Janny Huang Yokota - "Navel Tree" serie -Janny Huang Yokota – « Navel Tree » serie 2013
 
 
« white for bones 、white for spirits » serie (2013)
 » Bone and Spirits are the beauty beyond Death.
When we live everyday in life,
our bone structure support us physically and
our spirits fulfill us to see things differently.
But those 2 things between our body and mind
are the things that we can not see with our actual eyes.
When we have the feeling of remorse,
I think it’s the closest feeling to reach our bones,
When we have the feeling of emptiness ,
I think it’s the moment we search for spirits.
With the moments of feeling remorse and emptiness,
we recognize the existence of Being.
It’s very human like and I see the true beauty in it.
For me it’s a image of white that links to purity and truth.
After death it’s the bone and the spirit that lasts forever.
I choose my mother’s old jewelry to take a model out of it,
maybe because of her young death has lead me to see beyond.
And to remind me what is the true beauty of life.
Her jewelry is a bone to me and her spirits comes within »
Janny Huang Yokota - "White for bones - white for spirits" serie
Janny Huang Yokota – « White for bones – white for spirits » serie 2013
Janny Huang Yokota - "White for bones - white for spirits" serieJanny Huang Yokota – « White for bones – white for spirits » serie 2013
Janny Huang Yokota - "White for bones - white for spirits" serieJanny Huang Yokota – « White for bones – white for spirits » serie 2013
Janny Huang Yokota  (Taiwan) - "2 individuals & one eternity"Janny HUANG YOKOTA    – « 2 individuals & one eternity » 2013
Janny Huang YokotaJanny Huang Yokota – brooch  – « this piece is made of enamel powder and there is paper inside. It’s not baked, I use medium like resin to hold it together »  2013
ET ….. CERISE SUR LE GATEAU : le travail de Janny Huang Yokota sera  exposé chez
ALLIAGES (Lille) à l’espace permanent :-)

21/05/2013

EXPO ‘Glancing Back, Looking Forward’ – Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA (USA) – 26 Avril-28 Mai 2013

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Sienna Patti (US),Susie GANCH (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 23:30

SUSIE GANCH: « Glancing Back, Looking Forward »   

« In a culture that values youth as the highest form of beauty in an industry (jewelry) motivated by beautification, these pieces reflect back the changes I see in my mirror every morning ».    -

 http://www.siennagallery.com/  Susie Ganch glancing-back

Artist Susie Ganch is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. She is also Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international traveling community jewelry mining and recycling project that was recently hosted by the Wheelwright Museum (in Santa Fe, NM), Queensland College of Art Griffith University and Artisan Gallery (in Brisbane, Australia).  Solo exhibitions include Velvet da Vinci, University of Wyoming-Laramie, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibitions include: Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London, England, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia), Heat Exchange (Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ, and Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany), Surface and Substance (Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum Gallery, London, England and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales), Evolution and Imagination (Cameron Museum, NC). Collections include the Asheville Art Museum. Susie is a recent recipient of the Theresa Pollack Fine Art Award, a VA Commission for the Arts Grant, and multiple VCU Faculty Research Grants.  Publications include: Metalsmith Magazine (2008, volume 28, no. 3, cover article), The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellry Makers, and Bijoux. Illustration et Design. Susie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna Gallery

« …I recently began using pre enameled sheet steel, forming it, soldering it, and creating simple forms that reveal the life cycle of the resulting piece. They are intentionally raw, their surfaces containing hundreds, thousands of little cracks.  Solder is left on the surface, flux will come out over time, and because the steel is distressed (by forming), it will continue to shed bits of enamel.  They will age and evolve, gaining rust losing enamel while the diamonds and rubies on the surfaces will remain the same. I am considering my own evolution and what it means to transition into the next period of my life.  In a culture that values youth as the highest form of beauty in an industry (jewelry) motivated by beautification, these pieces reflect back the changes I see in my mirror every morning.  This jewelry will eventually disintegrate leaving some lonely diamonds and rubies behind. (In my imagination, they are the true loser in the story). Optimistically, I want this work to “die” making room for what will come next.  Part of my responsibility as an artist is to think of future generations and what they might need in order to make room for what jewelers sometime down the road will want to make… »

Susie Ganch - Glancing Back, Looking Forward at Sienna gallery

Susie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna Gallery
Susie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna Gallery
Susie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna Gallery Susie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna GallerySusie Ganch | Sienna Gallery Sienna Gallery

 

 

 

Sienna Gallery
80 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240 USA
(001) 413 637 8386
info@siennagallery.com

 

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