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Convolution

Exhibition  /  04 Sep 2014  -  11 Oct 2014
Published: 30.08.2014
Beyond Fashion
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Intro
Gallery Beyond Fashion presents an exhibition with works by Nevin Arig, Kellie Riggs and Eugenia Ingegno. The pieces demonstrate how a convolution can be a uncomplicated connection of things.

Artist list

Eugenia Ingegno, Kellie Riggs, Nevin Arig
From the meeting and interaction of various things emerges something that hadn’t yet been. Complexity is created, but complex does not always mean complicated; the substance of interconnected things is often quite simple and immediate, sometimes much more so than one initially assumes.
Even in its straightforwardness this idea teeters between clarity and confusion -a convolution - the fine line between intricacy and obscurity. Presented as fragments, traces, or passing moments, recollections, momentos, and reconstructions, the work of Ingegno, Riggs and Arig shares an uncomplicated complexity, even a coherent lucidness for which to come together.

Nevin Arig
My work is based on the exchange between nature and the tradition of my country of origin. I try to translate my heritage between East and West, duality and contrast of those two cultures.

In all kinds of moving there is always a duality, staying and leaving, new and old, home and somewhere… Representing two opposing forces, neither of which can exist without the other. Like inside and outside of a fruit or shell, hardness keep softness inside.

Eugenia Ingegno
Unpersonal Recollections

I look at unlived second lives, something that did not happen but that could have happened. Situations seen for just a brief moment and then left waiting.
Portraits glimpsed, dreamed or only imagined. A series of objects, real or not, accumulated and broken up to extract what is essential for me: a decorative detail or a fragment, just enough to trigger a memory.

As the Sunday photographer takes snapshots to capture the present, pursuing life as it flees, as if everything that he couldn't photograph had never existed. Lost forever. I live the present as a future memory like a professional photographer, making it posed, manipulating reality, tries to photograph some memories, to give a body to recollection, replacing it for the present before his eyes (I.Calvino).

I catch the shape impressing the material into the mold as the photographer captures the image impressing light on the film. All that this has been and this is what remains. This thing exists or has existed. This is the reality and the past at the same time; an emanation of the real past: magic.

Kellie Riggs
My work is informed by the past, fueled by an interest in contemporizing our visual history. My curiosity in what came before me closely relates to the inherent fundamentals of adornment as a concept; I explore the human body’s direct relationship to architecture, as time has honored the idea that the human body deserves parallel exaltation. Using the decorative and structural articulation of environments like Italian churches, I aim to exploit the body as a site and surface able to be similarly defined. Using proportion and balance, contraction and release, my work explores ambiguity of scale. The physicality of each piece is also essential to the visual presence when seen on the body, and the structural presence when felt worn.

This series intends to reframe how the body is perceived by unifying object and body as one. This goal of unification is met with limitations of perception- how does one communicate a theoretical environment where piece meets the intended site? The tangible object alone is not the complete work; without the body, only fallen fragments would be found. How are they to be put back?

Ideas to bring together the statements:

"Separate energies - crossing networks"
"The meeting of different personalities is like the contact of chemical substances; if there is any reaction, all are transformed."

This was Nevin’s idea in the email which I like a lot but think we can expand on the general idea with different language that we all have in common; we really are talking about some of the same things with our work!!

Things that I found we all discuss are ideas like: fragments, traces, lives, human relationship, story retelling, personal histories, journey, contact, timelessness, portraits, framing, recollection

We can try to formulate something with these ideas we all share? I like separate energies – crossing paths? Instead of networks? Our work is kind of all about a journey or sorts, jewelry as a momento, etc so I like the idea of the stories of our jewelry crossing paths and seeing where they overlap? Let’s build on this??
Eugenia Ingegno. Brooch: Tea time. Eugenia, IngegnoBrooch: Tea time. Eugenia Ingegno
Brooch: Tea time


Eugenia, Ingegno
Brooch: Tea time

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Nevin Arig. Pendant: Duality-9. Nevin, ArigPendant: Duality-9. Nevin Arig
Pendant: Duality-9


Nevin, Arig
Pendant: Duality-9

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Kellie Riggs. Object: Recovered Fragments. Kellie, RiggsObject: Recovered Fragments. Kellie Riggs
Object: Recovered Fragments


Kellie, Riggs
Object: Recovered Fragments

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Kellie Riggs. Necklace: Bronze III. Kellie, RiggsNecklace: Bronze III. Kellie Riggs
Necklace: Bronze III


Kellie, Riggs
Necklace: Bronze III

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Kellie Riggs. Necklace: Bronze II. Kellie, RiggsNecklace: Bronze II. Kellie Riggs
Necklace: Bronze II


Kellie, Riggs
Necklace: Bronze II

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Kellie Riggs. Necklace: Binary Arch Study. Kellie, RiggsNecklace: Binary Arch Study. Kellie Riggs
Necklace: Binary Arch Study


Kellie, Riggs
Necklace: Binary Arch Study

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