June 8, 2018
Co-Adorn Art Jewellery Society's inaugural juried members exhibition at Studio 21 Fine Art
Wearable art creates many connections from the conventional to the obscure. Adornment allows for artistic innovation beyond the maker and their medium; unleashing creativity nurtured by exploring unconventional materials and developing non-traditional definitions of value. A diverse gaze is established: ‘the body, the gallery, and the public sphere’. Generated within each scope a separate ‘conversation piece’ emerges, individually promoting discourse surrounding art. Debatably, the most captivating discussions are found in juxtaposition of the visual exchange concerning ornament and public sphere. The desire to embellish our outer appearance is part of our basic human instinct and natural curiosity. Yet, the true art of jewellery relates to the process of an artist using any raw material at hand to express an idea or emotion. The conversation for Canadian Art Jewellery is growing. Conceptual jewellery is posing questions, providing answers and awaking new norms for art.
Participating Artists Include:
Abigail Biro, Alex Kinsley Vey (image bottom right, above), Anneke Van Bommel, Anne-Sophie Vallée, Berkeley Brown, Borguesse Mozaffarian, Carolyn Young, Clarissa Long, Emily Blair Wareham, Eunseon Park, Jan Smith, Janis Kerman (image top right, above), Jiaqi Li, K. Claire MacDaonld (image left, above), Katia Martel, Kim Paquet, Magali Thibault Gobeil, Mary Lynn Podiluck (images below), Melanie Denis, Meris Mosher, Rebecca Hannon, and Violeta Izquierdo.
Ring | 2018
Sterling silver, dyed resin
4.5H x 2.5W x 3D cm
Through the Grapevine
Brooch | 2016
Sterling silver, dyed resin, thread, steel
7H x 7.9W x 2D cm