Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear by Peter Hoogeboom

Exhibition  /  11 Oct 2014  -  05 Nov 2014
Published: 23.09.2014
Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear by Peter Hoogeboom.
Gallery Loupe
Patti Bleicher and Eileen David
Peter Hoogeboom. Necklace: Finger Cot Hulu, 2014. Taiwanese porcelain, silver. Photo by Conor Vella. Peter Hoogeboom
Necklace: Finger Cot Hulu, 2014
Taiwanese porcelain, silver
Photo by Conor Vella
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"Greenware, Crockery, Chinaware" is the first solo exhibition by the Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom. The show presents a selection of pieces since the beginning of his career until today and is interesting to see how the works declare a statement between the nature and synthesis.-2016-2016

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Peter Hoogeboom
Gallery Loupe is proud to present Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear - important ceramic jewelry by Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom - the first solo exhibition for this internationally renowned maker in the United States. Reminiscent of ethnographic neckpieces as well as Elizabethan ruffs, his dense yet lightweight works conform comfortably to the body, yet also present cogent aesthetic statements when not worn.

Created from repetitive modules of colored ceramic slip (viscous hand cast clay), which has been mounted in silver or steel, Hoogeboom's necklaces, along with brooches, bracelets and rings, hover between nature and synthesis. They speak of growth through "gardens" of plant-like units that equally suggest archeological amphorae and futuristic pods.

This special collection of Hoogeboom's jewelry contains examples from the early years of his career to the present. The huge bracelet, Satanic Cuff (1996), is a seminal work connoting tribal strength, which would be equally as powerful on a fashion runway. Broody (2007), a fluid, textile-like necklace made from small wire-connected discs of white and brown porcelain, recalls beadwork from South Africa as well as Indians of the American Plains. Hoogeboom is consistently interested in vernacular Dutch ceramics, such as blue/white Delftware and terra cotta flowerpots, but trips to Southeast Asia and China expanded his cultural markers by introducing him to typical Asian vessels and flora, in addition to industrially manufactured plastic and rubber objects, with their compelling textured surfaces, excellent for use as molds. The most recent works in the exhibition are from the critically-acclaimed series, Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear (2014). These necklaces, made from Taiwanese porcelain combined with metal and occasionally other materials, connote nature in the form of acorns, gourds, or oak leaves, along with small domestic objects like finger cots, frocks, or thimbles.

Originally a student of graphic design, Hoogeboom received a BA from the prominent Gerrit Reitveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1992, where he quickly switched to 3-dimensional art, specifically jewelry. Dissatisfied with the rigidity of metal, however, he turned to ceramics a few years after graduation, having "fallen in love" with this earthy substance's pliability and plasticity, and as he stated, "[Residing in the Netherlands], I live in a land of clay."

About Peter Hoogeboom
An artist of international stature, Hoogeboom has been nominated for twelve awards from countries as far reaching as Italy, Belgium, Australia, and New Zealand. He is the recipient of the New Traditional Jewellery Award (The Netherlands, 2007); Art in Miniature Award - First Prize Category, Jewellery Design (Serbia, 2010); and Amber Trip, Special Prize (Lithuania, 2011); as well as The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture grant (2009); Mondriaan Foundation travel grant to Taiwan (2011); and Creative Industries Fund The Netherlands grant for "Mater Terra" project (2013).

His work has been included in countless solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the lauded traveling exhibition, Un Peu de Terre sur la Peau, Bijoux Contemporains en Céramique (A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry), which features an image of Hoogeboom's necklace, Spanish Collar (1995), on the cover of the show's exquisite catalogue. Hoogeboom is represented in the collections of Château Borély, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille, France; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and in The Netherlands, SM's Stedelijk Museum 'S-Hertogenbosch; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum of Ceramic Art Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden; Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem; and Museum Prinsenhof, Delft.

About Gallery Loupe
Gallery Loupe
represents the work of innovative contemporary studio artists. Focusing on established and emerging artists from the U.S. and abroad, the gallery offers the opportunity to see and experience the most experimental and provocative jewelry being created today. It presents an expansive view of what jewelry can be through the use of non-traditional materials and challenging approaches.

Gallery Loupe's program of exhibitions and artist conversations offers the chance to explore and understand this important art form. Situated in close proximity to New York City, it allows for cross-disciplinary programming. As part of the creative agenda, the gallery regularly collaborates with other art institutions and venues.

Established in 2006, the gallery is surrounded by many excellent shops and restaurants and is a quick walk to The Montclair Art Museum. A short bus or train ride from Manhattan, it is easy to make a visit to the gallery a day's destination.
Peter Hoogeboom. Necklace: Jade Acorn, 2014. Taiwanese porcelain, silver, remanium. Photo by Conor Vella. Peter Hoogeboom
Necklace: Jade Acorn, 2014
Taiwanese porcelain, silver, remanium
Photo by Conor Vella
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Peter Hoogeboom. Necklace: Red Lantern, 2014. Taiwanese porcelain, silver. Photo by Conor Vella. Peter Hoogeboom
Necklace: Red Lantern, 2014
Taiwanese porcelain, silver
Photo by Conor Vella
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