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Arm Candy

Exhibition  /  25 Jun 2019  -  16 Jul 2019
Published: 19.06.2019
ACCI Gallery
Curator:
Carolyn Tillie
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Intro
An Exhibition of Food as Jewelry and Body Adornment.
It is featuring thirteen international artists from five countries in an unusual exhibit of wearables, all of which have been made from edibles.

Artist list

Hratch Babikian, Rachael Colley, Margaret Dorfman, Donald Friedlich, Divya Iyer, Robert Kushner, Lucia Matzger, Claire McArdle, Gerhard Petzl, Rachel Shimpock, Debbie Tuch, Barbara Uderzo, Logan Woodle
In the world of fine jewelry, when a particularly large gemstone is worn, phrases like, that is so beautiful, I could eat it up, are often used. This exhibit brings together artists who have reimagined the concept of jewelry or body adornment in relation to actual food. It is with this in mind that curator Carolyn Tillie has brought together thirteen artists’ work, all of whom have utilized real food in their creations. The artists included:

Of note in this exhibition is the historic offerings from Pattern & Decoration Movement founder, Robert Kushner, from the early 1970s when he dressed models in food for noted art receptions.

Gerhard Petzl, Master Chocolatier of the Year for 2017, presents a version of chocolate nyotaimori, edible food on a naked body.
More known for his sea urchin series, master craftsman Hratch Babikian will be sharing some little-known, privately-held jewelry made from his personal memories.

U.K.-based interdisciplinary artist, Rachael Colley, who teaches at the Sheffield Institute of Arts recently exhibited her work in the 5 Elements Exhibition at the Hong Kong Design Institute and is one of the latest contributors to the Steinbeisser Experimental Gastronomy collective.

Having gained fame for developing a proprietary method of turning fruits and vegetables into parchment which she then fashioned into bowls, Margaret Dorfman’s jewelry is just the latest avenue she is pursuing with her unique medium.

Divya Iyer, a Chicago-based baker, was commissioned by the curator to create a one-of-a-kind, edible representation of Indian bridal jewelry.

Claire McArdle, from New South Wales, Australia challenges viewers with work from her Gilty series: Is it just a piece to be perceived with available knowledge and accepted for its form and known materiality?

Several elegant and tonal kimonos created from used coffee filters will be presented by textile artist Lucia Matzger who was born in the Netherlands but now resides in the Bay Area.

Rachel Shimpock, whose sobriquet, Kitchensmith, perfectly blends her metalsmithing skills with gastronomic zeal.

For almost twenty-five years, Debbie Tuch has been encasing dehydrated fruit slices, international candies, and favorite cereals in glitterized resin.

Silversmith and educator Logan Woodle instils his southern charm, sensibility and humor into decidedly

Donald Friedlich’s work is world renown, being in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Corning Museum of Glass, LACMA, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum, just to name a few.

Flying in from Europe for the opening reception will be Italian artist Barbara Uderzo with her ephemeral chocolate, marshmallow, and licorice wearables.


A Feast for the Eyes: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini, Carolyn Tillie has curated this one-of-a-kind showcase of gastronomically-inspired art. Due to the rarity of such a gathering, a limited-edition catalogue of 100 will be available.
 

Opening

28th of June, Friday, 6 pm - 9 pm.
The reception will include complimentary candy necklaces and pop-rings to the first 50 guests so that those in attendance may be festooned in wearable food.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016. Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine. 25 x 3 x 30 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. On model. Rachael Colley
Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016
Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine
25 x 3 x 30 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al

On model

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Barbara Uderzo. Ring: Bijoux Chocolat Boules, 2004. Chocolate, gold leaf.. 6 x 6 x 9 cm. Photo by: Augusto Collini. Barbara Uderzo
Ring: Bijoux Chocolat Boules, 2004
Chocolate, gold leaf.
6 x 6 x 9 cm
Photo by: Augusto Collini
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Celery, 2014. Glass, 14k gold.. 15.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Celery, 2014
Glass, 14k gold.
15.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Donald Friedlich. Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014. Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold.. Photo by: Larry Sanders. Donald Friedlich
Brooch: Butter/Fly, 2014
Wood, paper, laser engraved pearl by Kristen Beeler, 14k gold.
Photo by: Larry Sanders
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Margaret Dorfman. Bracelet: Fruit and Vegetable Parchment, 2019. Assorted fruits and vegetables fused to flexible pure copper cuffs.. 2.5 x 15.2 cm. Photo by: Margaret Dorfman. Margaret Dorfman
Bracelet: Fruit and Vegetable Parchment, 2019
Assorted fruits and vegetables fused to flexible pure copper cuffs.
2.5 x 15.2 cm
Photo by: Margaret Dorfman
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Rachel Shimpock. Bracelet: French Fried Bangle, 2018. Electroformed ore Ida extra crispy French Fry, gold-plated bangle.. 0.6 x 2.5 x 15.2 cm. Photo by: Rachel Shimpock. Rachel Shimpock
Bracelet: French Fried Bangle, 2018
Electroformed ore Ida extra crispy French Fry, gold-plated bangle.
0.6 x 2.5 x 15.2 cm
Photo by: Rachel Shimpock
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Logan Woodle. Brooch: Silkie Foot, 2019. Electroformed copper, stainless steel, Carolina gold rice.. 18 x 6.35 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: T.J. Roth. Logan Woodle
Brooch: Silkie Foot, 2019
Electroformed copper, stainless steel, Carolina gold rice.
18 x 6.35 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: T.J. Roth
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Logan Woodle. Brooch: Okra, 2019. Electroformed copper, stainless steel.. 15 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: TJ. Roth. Logan Woodle
Brooch: Okra, 2019
Electroformed copper, stainless steel.
15 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: TJ. Roth
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Divya Iyer. Set: Bollywood Solah Shringar, 2019. Fondant, gold leaf.. 31 x 31 x 4 cm. Photo by: Divya Iyer. Divya Iyer
Set: Bollywood Solah Shringar, 2019
Fondant, gold leaf.
31 x 31 x 4 cm
Photo by: Divya Iyer
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