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Cranbrook.

Face à Face

Exhibition  /  02 Nov 2017  -  08 Nov 2017
Published: 24.10.2017
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Intro
Face à Face, an Exhibition of Canadian Contemporary Jewellery is a collection of works with wide-ranging artistic practices, expertise and contemporary creative genius. A skilful balance between the development of ideas and the exploration of materials, this cohesive, dynamic exhibition is highly representative of Canada’s contemporary craft.

Artist list

Micah Adams, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay, Alex Kinsley, Amir Sheikhvand, Jan Smith, Kye-Yeon Son, Devon Thom, Lawrence Woodford, AliceYujing Yan, Patrycja Zwierzynska
The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary jewellery in Canada, with works from 10 artists all across the country. Canada is a nation that prides itself on diversity, both of its people and its sprawling landscapes; and this exhibition strives to epitomize that vibrant diversity. The jewellery pieces included reflect the wide array of artistic practices employed by Canadian artists.
 
For many of these artists, sense of place and belonging are recurring themes. In Alex Kinsley’s work, hollow steel forms are reminiscent of his hometown of Hamilton, a city that once was forged by industrialization and still shows traces of the steel town ethos. In a language tinted with cultural nostalgia, Amir Sheikhvand conjugates eastern ornamentation with western ideas of modernity in complex and colourful structures.
 
In a humorous way, Micah Adams plays with the idea of collecting and archiving relics from the everyday life, using coins as his primary material. Alice Yujing Yan recreates common architectural structures using playful forms and colours in a nearly cartoonish manner.
 
While these artists are inspired by urban life, others find, through their work, an escape from the faster rhythm of the city. Exploring the relationships we have with places, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay’s work is inspired by gardens, these enclosed spaces which offer a protection from the outside world. Impregnated with the view of untouched landscaped and the feeling of the changing seasons. Kye-Yeon Son, Devon Thom and Patrycja Zwierzynska reinterpret nature’s basic elements in abstract compositions.
 
In a more spiritual way, Lawrence Woodford also recreates landscapes and geological maps, but as traces of a quest for a promised place or paradise. Finally, Jan Smith reflects on memory’s incoherence and the fusion of the material work with the imaginary.
 
Not only does each artist’s work display a balance of idea development, they are each committed to intriguing material exploration and to creating works of the highest caliber and craftsmanship.

Activities

4th of Nov. 2 pm: Meeting with artists and presentation.

Contact

Marie-Eve Castonguay: the.made.collective@gmail.com
 

Hours

2nd of Nov, from 5 pm to 10 pm
3rd - 7th of Nov, from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
8th of Nov, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Opening

2nd of Nov, from 5 pm to 10 pm
 
Micah Adams. Brooch: World Coin Bouquet 1, 2015. Copper, brass, cupronickel.. 2.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm. Micah Adams
Brooch: World Coin Bouquet 1, 2015
Copper, brass, cupronickel.
2.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm
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Marie-Eve G Castonguay. Brooch: Jardin no16, 2017. Sterling silver, paper, cotton, pigments.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm. Photo by: Eliot Wright. From series: Les jardins: On fait tous des fleurs pour. Marie-Eve G Castonguay
Brooch: Jardin no16, 2017
Sterling silver, paper, cotton, pigments.
4.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm
Photo by: Eliot Wright
From series: Les jardins: On fait tous des fleurs pour
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Alex Kinsley. Ring: Untitled, 2017. Steel, natural oxides.. 2.2 x 2.1 x 5.1 cm. From series: Architectonics. Alex Kinsley
Ring: Untitled, 2017
Steel, natural oxides.
2.2 x 2.1 x 5.1 cm
From series: Architectonics
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Amir Sheikhvand. Brooch: Brooch 4, 2016. Steel, brass, copper, powder coating.. 10.1 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm. From series: GMO series. Amir Sheikhvand
Brooch: Brooch 4, 2016
Steel, brass, copper, powder coating.
10.1 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm
From series: GMO series
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Jan Smith. Brooch: Shadow Circle with Dots, 2017. Enamel, copper, blass, nickel silver, steel.. 9.2 x 7 x 1.1 cm. Photo by: Gillean Proctor. Jan Smith
Brooch: Shadow Circle with Dots, 2017
Enamel, copper, blass, nickel silver, steel.
9.2 x 7 x 1.1 cm
Photo by: Gillean Proctor
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KyeYeon Son. Brooch: Untitled 6, 2017. Steel, enamel.. 9 x 6 x 2.8 cm. KyeYeon Son
Brooch: Untitled 6, 2017
Steel, enamel.
9 x 6 x 2.8 cm
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Devon Thom. Brooch: Brooch 3, 2016. Sterling silver, quartz, stainless steel.. 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm. From series: Quartz series. Devon Thom
Brooch: Brooch 3, 2016
Sterling silver, quartz, stainless steel.
6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm
From series: Quartz series
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Lawrence Woodford. Necklace: The Road to Khewra, 2015. Rose quartz, composite material, sterling silver, rope.. 70 x 12 x 2.5 cm. From series: The Road to Series. Lawrence Woodford
Necklace: The Road to Khewra, 2015
Rose quartz, composite material, sterling silver, rope.
70 x 12 x 2.5 cm
From series: The Road to Series
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Alice Yujing Yan. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Copper, steel, powder coating.. 3.7 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Alice Yujing Yan
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Copper, steel, powder coating.
3.7 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm
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Patrycja Zwierzynska. Necklace: Ghost Lei, 2016. Epoxy putty, cotton, sterling silver.. 40 x 5 x 4 cm. Patrycja Zwierzynska
Necklace: Ghost Lei, 2016
Epoxy putty, cotton, sterling silver.
40 x 5 x 4 cm
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