Connected. Part 2

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2017  /  10 Mar 2017  -  12 Mar 2017
Published: 07.03.2017
The Friday Gallery
Emmy A. Horstkamp

© By the author. Read Copyright.

Connected started as a casual conversation between two and then three people, and as time went on it developed into a concrete concept with a growing number of participants. Now we are eight and we are all connected somehow.

On their second venue the project will be on show at Munich during the MJW 2017.

Artist list

Jonathan Boyd, Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir, Helen Clara Hemsley, Andrew Lamb, Lone Løvschal, Therese Mørch-Jørgensen, Chequita Nahar, Carla Nuis
Some of us went to RCA, some of us exhibited in a fire truck together in Munich. Two of us met on a plane a long time ago. Some of us have not met yet but we are all connected by the establishment of the group and the others in the group. The whole concept of Connected is to make work about the very notion of being connected. Not to mention, our passion for making.

We are all very different and work in diverse ways and are interested in a whole range of techniques and work with an even greater array of materials. There is an intimacy and a dedication in the works, where precision and commitment to creating take a leading role.

A whole new narrative appears as we tell stories as individuals within a group of makers. A true tribute to diversity.

Carla Nuis (NL) presents works of embroidery, where precision, rhythm and intensity of concentration fascinate her. On painter’s linen, she uses the 24 carat gold thread that traditionally decorates Japanese Kimonos. The golden embroidery refers to the force and symbolism of highly decorative costumes. FlowerBrooches are based on children’s drawings. The necklaces are based on mass-produced blockbusters jewellery chains Gourmet, Tapered Gourmet and Figaro. The process of transforming material from a flat surface into a three-dimensional form is a continuing process in Carla’s collections. 
Chequita Nahar (SR/NL)
“Diversity and value are common subjects within jewellery. But in some cultures the diversity and value lies not in their appearance but in the way they can or are being used in rituals. Or in the imbedded symbolism. For instance, in the two Obia pieces the intercultural rituals and their intended function are transformed into a new meaning and aesthetic language.
Andrew Lamb (UK)
“As I write this I realize it is exactly twenty years since I started my own connection with the subject of jewellery. Two decades since I made my first piece as a jewellery student at Edinburgh College of Art. This was my starting point of my CONNECTED exhibition work. I started working with a photographer to document the hundreds of samples that play a part and represent a time and place in my creative practice. These evolved into an installation of my phones that also span the period of time (yes I am a hoarder) and give a nod to the title of the show and how we connect with one and other.  In addition they screen the animation of work. The three new pieces have a repeated detail, this motif is intended to represent the familiar infinite buffering wheel of connectivity. 
Jonathan Boyd (UK) is an artist from Glasgow who uses jewellery as an art form to communicate concept and narrative. CONNECTED allows Jonathan to focus on the connections to places and people that define us. He explores these connections though an autobiographical study and through the medium of photography/film and jewellery.

Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir (IS/UK) works sculpturally with textile materials. For CONNECTED she has made wearable pieces using the principles and methods she uses in her sculptural work. It is a method based on process and letting the material and the intervening process dictate the shape and outcome of the piece. This results in pieces, which contain equal amounts of control and chaos.

Therese Mørch-Jørgensen’s (DK) work for CONNECTED has resulted in a series of Attachments. The use of organic material in dabbled-with-state is a way of addressing the manipulations caused by our fundamental need to belong. In a time of movement and disassociation, the work pays attention to what makes us fellows rather than strangers. This is a development that ties in with previous work that records touch and interaction.
Lone Løvschal (DK) “When we meet somebody new, we might connect by touching each other; figuratively or literally. Sometimes we slide right off each other and sometimes we stick together like Velcro. I’m going for the Velcro as I’m excited about tactility; the way we explore the world around us using our sense of touch.”
Helen Clara Hemsley (DK) works conceptually with textiles and found objects. Titles and humour are fundamental to her artistic process. For CONNECTED she explores the power of memory and association, and our individual and collective sense of belonging through the use of fabrics that have sentimental value to the participating artists. These are placed in relation to older pieces dealing with the notion of not being in control and the realization that everybody needs a helping hand.
CONNECTED is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation
* The Most Secret Gallery, Copenhagen. 20 January – 5 February 2017
* The Friday Gallery, Munich. 10 – 12 March 2017
* Glasgow School of Art, The Reid Building. 31 March – 16 April 2017


Friday 10:00-18:00 h
Saturday 10:00-14:00 h with Champagne breakfast from 10:00-12:00 h
Sunday 12.30-16.30 h
Helen Clara Hemsley. Ring: The gift of giving, 2017. Hessian string from our 2016 Christmas presents, natural rubber latex.. Variable. Photo by: James Bates. From series: The gift of giving. Helen Clara Hemsley
Ring: The gift of giving, 2017
Hessian string from our 2016 Christmas presents, natural rubber latex.
Photo by: James Bates
From series: The gift of giving
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Therese Mørch-Jørgensen. Brooch: Perfectly chewed, 2010. Gold plated silver, silver, acrylic paint.. 6 x 2 x 1 cm. From series: Perfectly chewed. Therese Mørch-Jørgensen
Brooch: Perfectly chewed, 2010
Gold plated silver, silver, acrylic paint.
6 x 2 x 1 cm
From series: Perfectly chewed
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Jonathan Boyd. Brooch: Street Furniture #5, 2017. Nylon, orange paint, silver.. ø 7 X 3 cm. Jonathan Boyd
Brooch: Street Furniture #5, 2017
Nylon, orange paint, silver.
ø 7 X 3 cm
© By the author. Read Copyright.
Carla Nuis. Brooch: FlowerBrooch, 2014. Unbleached Linen, flax, silk, 24 ct gold thread.. 9 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: Eddy Wenting. Carla Nuis
Brooch: FlowerBrooch, 2014
Unbleached Linen, flax, silk, 24 ct gold thread.
9 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: Eddy Wenting
© By the author. Read Copyright.