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Dent Collector by Vanessa Arthur

Exhibition  /  08 Dec 2020  -  24 Dec 2020
Published: 03.12.2020
Vanessa Arthur. Set: Untitled, 2020. From series: Dent Collector. Vanessa Arthur
Set: Untitled, 2020
From series: Dent Collector
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Intro
These new works, small gestures in jewelry and object form, continue my exploration of the leftovers behind the gloss. Intended to act as small reminders, rather than distractions. That we too all become slightly janky, scratched, and dented eventually. That our time is fleeting and to pluck it while it’s here.
/ Vanessa Arthur

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Vanessa Arthur
Inspired by the incidental abstractions of contemporary streetscapes and found industrial forms, Arthur works with a range of precious and semi-precious metals to form her own idiosyncratic, gesture-driven language. Her work draws on the mark-making and detritus of urban environments and everyday life. 

Opening
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 5:30 pm.
Opening Hours
Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:30 am - 5 pm.
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 2 pm.
By appointment only.

Vanessa Arthur is a contemporary jeweler and object-maker based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Arthur completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia New Zealand (2011) receiving the Fingers Graduate Award (2011) on the completion of her degree. Since graduating Arthur has been selected as an artist in residence at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington (2012), and as a participant in the Handshake 2 project mentored by David Neale (2013–15). Most recently Arthur was again selected to participate in Handshake 5 (2019–2020) led by group coach Roseanne Bartley, culminating in a group exhibition in which Arthur responded to works of Onno Boekhoudt, held in the CODA Collection, The Netherlands.

Arthur has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally. Recent exhibitions include EXPOSE, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (2017), Handshake Alumni and Einsaulensaal, Munich Residenz Palace, Munich (2016). Her solo exhibition To Be Everywhere at Once yet Nowhere at All was hosted by The National in 2018, and her work was represented at Frame, Munich, in 2019 & 2020 (At Home).
Vanessa Arthur. Ring: Street Shifts, 2019. Sterling silver, fine silver.. From series: Dent Collector. Vanessa Arthur
Ring: Street Shifts, 2019
Sterling silver, fine silver.
From series: Dent Collector
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Vanessa Arthur. Set: Untitled, 2020. Fine silver, sterling silver oxidised.. From series: Dent Collector. Vanessa Arthur
Set: Untitled, 2020
Fine silver, sterling silver oxidised.
From series: Dent Collector
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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