In which four jewellers each create four works in four different mediums. A mobile material investigation played out in jewellery.
paper_plastic_metal_stone occurs outside of the white cube. Each of the artists select their own 'walls' – people to wear their works – so that sixteen people globally will exhibit the show throughout the Radiant Pavilion period.
The show goes digital via Instagram #paperplasticmetalstone: the documentation of the works in situ will be encouraged. A number of the gallery ‘walls’ will attend Radiant Pavilion, just as people in New York and Munich – the exhibition’s previous locations – will host the works. paper_plastic_metal_stone will assume the truly democratic and parasitic life of jewellery, infiltrating a host of spaces and situations. http://paper-plastic-metal-stone.tumblr.com/
Clementine Edwards, Oh yeah!, 2015, plastic, silver, string, 110 x 60 x 20mm
Emi Fukuda, untitled, 2014, paper, silver
About the Artists Katie Jayne Britchford Melbourne-based jeweller, artist and stone-cutter. I am forever curious and equally intrigued with expressing my art form through the natural material of stone. It is its robust yet often fragile nature that has lured me under its spell. Like an impulse I can't control, a fever you could say, I feel a strong connection with stone and a desire to manipulate it. Stone carving and cutting dates back to the beginning of man, a necessary tool for survival it continues to be a material still sought after today. The rich history of this craft will forever keep me wondering and wanting to explore the beauty of working with stone. Previously I have worked with stone on both a small and large scale. Most of my work involves stone cutting of a small scale, usually to be worn as jewellery on the body. I also work on a medium to large scale, creating sculpture and objects katiejaynebritchford.carbonmade.com Clementine Edwards Melbourne-based jeweller and artist. I am interested in nihilism and in narrative. I make objects and jewellery that tell stories. My practice is concerned with the commodification of desire. Through visual play and the reinterpretation of everyday objects I interrogate materiality: I imbue objects of little value with an alternative worth, and subvert commonly held beliefs about ‘valuable’ materials. I am also interested in how politics and the media affect our collective response to key historical moments. clementineedwards.wordpress.com
Emi Fukuda Osaka-born, Munich-based jeweller. I take influence from the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection, impermanence and I explores applying it to contemporary materials and techniques in the making of jewellery. I like to think that each work is not "made" but in a sense it "grows" into existence. emifukuda.com Gillian Deery Auckland-based jeweler Gillian Deery's making practice has a current focus of exploring fabrication techniques of thin sterling silver sheet. The thin material is chosen as it allows for fast working methods and is an ideal medium to capture and archive the action of the making process. It can be cut with scissors, bent, hammered, pressed, scratched, melted and transformed from a flat surface to a three dimensional form with relative ease and all marks of making are embedded in the surface. Choosing not to use solder, Gillian seeks alternative methods to join components together. These practical solutions include folding, crimping, threading, fusing and granulation, which lend a decorative as well as practical aspect to the finished object. fingers.co.nz/exhibitors/gillian_deery.htm
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