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Birgit Laken: Heartwork

Exhibition  /  10 Apr 2010  -  02 May 2010
Published: 29.03.2010
Hnoss
Management:
Maria Ylander
Birgit Laken. Brooch: Traces, after a period of time, 2010. Silver. 7 x 3.5 and 7.5 x 4 cm. Birgit Laken
Brooch: Traces, after a period of time, 2010
Silver
7 x 3.5 and 7.5 x 4 cm
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Birgit Laken works with projects and matters that moves her. She communicates her emotions and feelings through jewellery characterised by strong pure lines. Her pieces can be both sober and serious to their appearance but also playful and humorous.

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Birgit Laken
Being invited to have a solo exhibition in Gallery Hnoss was the right occasion for Birgit Laken to show her Heartwork, a project which she started up some time ago with making heart shapes at the beach. The upcoming water of the sea changed the heart sculptures in the wet sand gradually, to swallow them in the end. By photographing this process she got involved in what she called her Heartwork project. The images originated this way were the starting point for the jewellery she made over a period of time and are shown now for the first time.

The Heartwork project was an active working process with sand, water and the tide. To get reactions of strolling couples, to protect the heart sculptures against too enthusiastic dogs, to take the pictures on the right moment was an exciting experience. The ideas developed and interesting images were the result. Birgit Laken reacts on these images with jewellery objects, mainly brooches.
Through free association she realises installations of the photographs together with the jewellery, that tells different stories about love, sometimes serious sometimes playful.

Remarks

Opening:
April 10th 2010 at 12:00-16:00

Opening hours: 
Wednesday-Thursday 12:00-17:00
Friday-Sunday 12:00-16:00
Birgit Laken. Brooch: Insignia, 2005. Silver, acrylic paint. 5.5 x 5 cm. Birgit Laken
Brooch: Insignia, 2005
Silver, acrylic paint
5.5 x 5 cm
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Birgit Laken. Brooch: Herzinsel, 2001. Silver. 8.5 x 4.5 cm. Birgit Laken
Brooch: Herzinsel, 2001
Silver
8.5 x 4.5 cm
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Birgit Laken. Brooch: Heart twinkle, 2010. Silver. 5.5 x 6 cm. Birgit Laken
Brooch: Heart twinkle, 2010
Silver
5.5 x 6 cm
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Birgit Laken. Brooch: Heart on top, 2010. Fine silver 14k gold. 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm. Birgit Laken
Brooch: Heart on top, 2010
Fine silver 14k gold
3.5 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm
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