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Paper-Plastic-Metal-Stone

Four artists four materials four countries  ////
A material investigation played out in jewelry

Emi Fukuda (Japan) paper, Clementine Edwards (Australia) plastic,
Gillian Deery (New Zealand) metal, Katie Jayne Britchford (Australia) stone

Please join us and these artists for an opening reception In the Gallery this Saturday June 13th form 7-9pm

In this exhibition four jewelers explore the materiality of four mediums: paper, plastic, metal, stone. Each artist, who currently identifies with one of the four specified mediums, will create four works based on the theme paper-plastic-metal-stone. They were invited to consider the social and cultural history of their chosen medium, and how the material interacts – historically, culturally and aesthetically – with the other three materials. They were not limited to their ‘assigned’ material but were expected to pursue a pathway that advocates for the ‘unreadymade’; working towards creating works of sentimental and shared values, as Joshua Simon puts it, as a means to infuse meaning in our neomaterial economy.

Paper-plastic-metal-stone will comprise of approximately sixteen jewelry/art objects, around four small works by each of the participating artists.

Paper-plastic-metal-stone was first exhibited during Munich Jewelry Week 2015 this past March with Brooklyn Metal Works being the second stop on the four country tour. Australia will host this show next with New Zealand being the final destination on the itinerary.

On view In the Gallery June 13 – July 31

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