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The Grass Is Always Greener Overseas

Exhibition  /  11 Mar 2015  -  17 Mar 2015
Published: 10.03.2015
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Intro
Three generations of artists from USA and Sweden were chosen to show the progression of the jewelry field and how it has changed over the last forty years. An exhibition that presents different cultural perspectives.

Artist list

Tobias Alm, Jamie Bennet, Lola Brooks, Robert Ebendorf, Jenny Edlund, Arthur Hash, Hanna Hedman, Catarina Hällzon, Agnieszka Knap, Matt Lambert, Li Liang, Tara Locklear, Seth Papac, Annika Pettersson, Margareth Sandström, Sondra Sherman, Studio Jungfruhuset Christer Jonsson/Lena Bergestad, Amy Tavern, Lauren Tickle, Peter de Wit
The Grass Is Always Greener Overseas 
An exhibition curated by Platforma, Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen in conjunction with Sofia Björkman, Platina Stockholm.

The title "The Grass Is Always Greener Overseas" refers to a phrase that implies that assumption that some one’s life is more advantageous then their own. In this particular case, it is the assumption that American artists make that the art jewelry culture is better established in Europe and having in mind that, in the middle of 1900 century, about one third of the Swedish population went to USA for better luck, even today, Swedish artists often think the market is better overseas. Three generations of artists from USA and Sweden were chosen to show the progression of the field and how it has changed over the last forty years. Each artist has a very clear vision and unique voice. Their work stands out amongst their peers for being unlike any other.

PLATFORMA
Founded in 2014, Platforma’s main goal is curate exciting and informative art jewelry exhibitions that will help grow the field’s footprint. Previous exhibitions include, “F-1”  Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY (May 2014) and “Wear It Loud”, R|R Gallery, New York, NY (September 2014). This is Platforma’s first international exhibition. Platforma is the brainchild of Bella Neyman, a gallery director and design journalist, and Ruta Reifen, a jewelry artist and educator.

PLATINA
Since the beginning of 1999 Platina has been on a mission to delight and provoke through the art of jewellery exhibiting wearable and unwearable pieces that convey ideas about what jewellery art is and do. Platina has shown works from many diverse artists in about 150 exhibitions and has been working outside the gallery as well with other exhibitions, popup events, experimental projects, lectures, education and seminars. Platina is situated in Stockholm. The interior was designed by the Swedish architect group OUR, which was awarded the prize for best interior design for its work on Platina by the Swedish design magazine "Forum" in 2001. 12 years later in 2013, Sofia Björkman, Platina's owner, was awarded by the organisation Svensk Form for her work with Platina.
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Amy Tavern. Necklace: Forget Me Not, 2014. Sterling silver, spray paint, picture of artist's father, artist father’s hair. 45 x 38 x 63.6cm. Amy Tavern
Necklace: Forget Me Not, 2014
Sterling silver, spray paint, picture of artist's father, artist father’s hair
45 x 38 x 63.6cm
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Annika Pettersson. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Wood, iron. 24 x 20 x 4cm. Photo by: DeCoration. Annika Pettersson
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Wood, iron
24 x 20 x 4cm
Photo by: DeCoration
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Arthur Hash. Brooch: Red stacks and rot, 2015. Copper, enamel, sterling silver, stainless steel. 2.5 x 3 “ x .43”. Arthur Hash
Brooch: Red stacks and rot, 2015
Copper, enamel, sterling silver, stainless steel
2.5 x 3 “ x .43”
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Catarina Hällzon. Brooch: Untitled, 2015. Silver, pearch skin. 10 x 7cm. Photo by: Catarina Hällzon. Catarina Hällzon
Brooch: Untitled, 2015
Silver, pearch skin
10 x 7cm
Photo by: Catarina Hällzon
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Studio Jungfruhuset/ Christer Jonsson. Brooch: Cupidos Garden, 2015. Silver, gilt, titanium, enamel plique à jour. Studio Jungfruhuset/ Christer Jonsson
Brooch: Cupidos Garden, 2015
Silver, gilt, titanium, enamel plique à jour
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Hanna Hedman. Necklace: Black Bile, 2013. Leather, copper, silver, paint. 47 x 30 x 8cm. Photo by: Sanna Lindberg. Hanna Hedman
Necklace: Black Bile, 2013
Leather, copper, silver, paint
47 x 30 x 8cm
Photo by: Sanna Lindberg
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Jenny Edlund. Necklace: Staring at the subconscious, 2015. Oxidized silver. 60 x 20cm. Photo by: Jenny Edlund. Jenny Edlund
Necklace: Staring at the subconscious, 2015
Oxidized silver
60 x 20cm
Photo by: Jenny Edlund
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Li Lang. Necklace: 2, 2014. Copper, paint. 25cm. Li Lang
Necklace: 2, 2014
Copper, paint
25cm
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Margareth Sandström. Ring: Untitled. 18K gold. 5 x 5 x 3cm. Margareth Sandström
Ring: Untitled
18K gold
5 x 5 x 3cm
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Matt Lambert. Necklace: RAW 27, 2015. Leather. 13 x 11 x 3cm. Matt Lambert
Necklace: RAW 27, 2015
Leather
13 x 11 x 3cm
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Peter de Wit. Necklace: Untitled. 18K gold. 26 x 24cm. Peter de Wit
Necklace: Untitled
18K gold
26 x 24cm
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Seth Papac. Necklace: Put on the lights, 2012. Silver, brass. 15 x 15 x 15cm. Seth Papac
Necklace: Put on the lights, 2012
Silver, brass
15 x 15 x 15cm
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach corsage: Valeriana, 2013. 6.5 x 11.5 x 2cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach corsage: Valeriana, 2013
6.5 x 11.5 x 2cm
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Studio Jungfruhuset/ Lena Bergestad. Bracelet: Untitled. Titanium silver. 10 x 10cm. Studio Jungfruhuset/ Lena Bergestad
Bracelet: Untitled
Titanium silver
10 x 10cm
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Tara Locklear. Brooch: ViT:OIV, 2014. Broken skateboards, agate, silver, stainless steel. 5 x 4 x 2.5 in. Tara Locklear
Brooch: ViT:OIV, 2014
Broken skateboards, agate, silver, stainless steel
5 x 4 x 2.5 in
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Tobias Alm. Piece: The Hammers, 2015. Tobias Alm
Piece: The Hammers, 2015
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