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Cardboard democracy

Exhibition  /  28 Jul 2007  -  25 Aug 2007
Published: 30.07.2007
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Shari Pierce. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Cardboard, paint, metal. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Cardboard, paint, metal
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Intro
(...) For Shari Pierce gold or silver is not the starting point for her work, she uses old cardboard boxes. (...)

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Shari Pierce
Cardboard boxes are a feature of our consumer society: ranging from glitzy specimen designed for the latest developments in computer and audio technology to the piles of packaging dumped in alleys behind the shopping mall. At times boxes constitute the last refuge for the loosers in today’s society. 

For Shari Pierce gold or silver is not the starting point for her work, she uses old cardboard boxes. Cardboard shares a remarkable characteristic with precious metals: both can be reused. She does not delete the past, but makes the reverse of our prosperity part of her work. Cardboard fragments are immersed in old left-over paint, making them stronger both in performance and meaning. It is the beginning of an entirely different cycle: Pierce’s works perform as jewellery in cultural life, causing confusion, provoking questions. 

Why wear a political statement as a piece of jewellery? Sometimes a politician’s film has more impact than years of campagning for the environment, why could jewellery not play such a role. Besides their idealistic intention, there is also a very different aspect to Shari Pierce’s work; they are intriging objects, advocating a new frail aesthetics. Unexpectedly sculptural statements from a world usually passed by in haste. ‘Cardboard Democracy’ is an exhibition on beauty. Don’t miss it! 

Ward Schrijver 

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Remarks

In the same period there will be a presentation in the ‘Anteroom’ with jewellery and objects from the Dutch artist Daan Brouwer. 

The next solo exhibition at Galerie Rob Koudijs opens the 1st of September 2007 with "Dolomieten Sagen’, new jewellery from Jantje Fleischhut.

Shari Pierce. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Cardboard, paint, metal. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Cardboard, paint, metal
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Shari Pierce. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Cardboard, paint. Shari Pierce
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Cardboard, paint
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Shari Pierce. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Cardboard, paint, metal. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Cardboard, paint, metal
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Shari Pierce. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Metal, paint. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Metal, paint
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Shari Pierce. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. Cardboard, metal, paint. Shari Pierce
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
Cardboard, metal, paint
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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