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Beautiful Objects

Exhibition  /  22 Nov 2012  -  12 Jan 2013
Published: 04.11.2012
The Aram Gallery
Management:
Zeev Aram
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Intro
Beautiful Objects is The Aram Gallery’s first exhibition on jewellery. The exhibition is  questioning what motivates and inspires designers in a drive to demystify their process.

Artist list

Zoe Arnold, Eleanor Bolton, Simone Brewster, Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Lili Colley, Naomi Filmer, Katy Hackney, Sarah King, Maria Militsi, Lina Peterson, Laura Potter, Mah Rana, Hans Stofer, Karola Torkas, Maud Traon, Weidenbach / Klein
Beautiful Objects is The Aram Gallery’s first exhibition on jewellery. The exhibition shows beautiful, thought provoking objects by contemporary working designers.

The making of contemporary jewellery is not something The Aram Gallery has explored previously. We are eager to compare the design process of these makers with processes we have explored and learnt from in previous exhibitions. We might find that there is little difference – designing is designing. Taking these exhibits as our guide we question what motivates and inspires these designers in a drive to demystify their process.

To accompany each designer’s exhibit is a contextual object; something which was related to making of the piece. It could be two images whose paring prompted the selection of material, or a photograph of unusual perspective which inspired composition. These background objects expand on a designer’s methods - they are a snapshot of their thinking.
Every supporting piece has been proposed by the exhibitor with little curatorial intervention, so presenting a true and clear picture of their methods. In addition, the gallery has asked each participant some tailored questions, the answers to which will further illuminate on their approach.

There are a number of international players who dominate the jewellery scene, both makers and galleries. We draw attention to the wealth of contemporary jewellers living and working in the UK, exhibiting work only by those based here.

Curator: Héloïse Parke
Lina Peterson. Brooch: Shavings more blue, 2012. Wood shavings, paint, resin. Lina Peterson
Brooch: Shavings more blue, 2012
Wood shavings, paint, resin
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Eleanor Bolton. Necklace: Blues Collection 2, 2011. Hand-Dyed cotton rope and cotton yarn. Eleanor Bolton
Necklace: Blues Collection 2, 2011
Hand-Dyed cotton rope and cotton yarn
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Maud Traon. Ring: Little Pony Thailand, 2008. Maud Traon
Ring: Little Pony Thailand, 2008
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Lin Cheung. Brooch: Wear Again, Again, 2011. Lin Cheung
Brooch: Wear Again, Again, 2011
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Zoe Arnold. Brooch: Opinion 1, 2010. Zoe Arnold
Brooch: Opinion 1, 2010
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Sarah King. Bangle: Translucent Bangle 3, 2012. Sarah King
Bangle: Translucent Bangle 3, 2012
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Weidenbach Klein. Necklace: Untitled. Mixed media. Weidenbach, KleinNecklacesMixed media. Weidenbach Klein
Necklace: Untitled
Mixed media


Weidenbach, Klein
Necklaces
Mixed media

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Zoe Arnold. Brooch: Emotions, 2009. Zoe Arnold
Brooch: Emotions, 2009
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Lili Colley. Neckpiece: Blue Deco LEDs, 2012. Lili Colley
Neckpiece: Blue Deco LEDs, 2012
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Simone Brewster. Necklace: Ebony Revolution, 2009-11. Simone Brewster
Necklace: Ebony Revolution, 2009-11
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Karola Torkas. Piece: Four Colours, 2007. Karola Torkas
Piece: Four Colours, 2007
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Maria Militsi. Pin: Cushion 1, 2009. Maria Militsi
Pin: Cushion 1, 2009
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