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Ingredients

Exhibition  /  10 Oct 2008  -  31 Oct 2008
Published: 06.10.2008
Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Copper, pine cone. 8 x 12 x 3,5 cm. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Copper, pine cone
8 x 12 x 3,5 cm
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Intro
(...) Iris Bodemer pursues a topic that has been adumbrated in earlier groups of works time and again and now is becoming the central theme: the interplay between the different types of material, the combination of the ingredients which may subsequently merge and form a conglomerate, an entity. (...)

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Iris Bodemer
By grouping the most recent works together under the title "Ingredienzen" (Ingredients), Iris Bodemer pursues a topic that has been adumbrated in earlier groups of works time and again and now is becoming the central theme: the interplay between the different types of material, the combination of the ingredients which may subsequently merge and form a conglomerate, an entity. It requires a great deal of experience in handling and experimenting with the most diverse materials to capture and deploy the subtle nuances, the balance and the deliberate imbalance in the effects created by each type of material. There are stronger and weaker materials some of which immediately release emotions and some of which come to be perceived as smooth and harmless. Some of them seem to be infinitely heavy while others evoke pure lightness. Gold foil can either appear noble and precious or, if used differently, resemble crumpled up aluminum foil while a household foil may as well convey a spirit of equanimity that is not affected by time and change. In Iris Bodemer's works, pearls, gold, gemstones, wood, branches of corals, finds, pieces of fur and many other ingredients show their peculiarities and particularities. They are identical with themselves and, at the same time, they are part of the overall design and of the structure developed by the artist. This creates a tension similar to the dense and concentrated effect evoked by the combination of drawing and jewelry. It is the whole set of ingredients that provides the added value, without any one of them getting lost. Each element can be distinctly identified but it is only in their togetherness that they are more than each of them alone.

Cornelie Holzach 

Remarks

Reception October 10th from 6 to 8 pm



Iris Bodemer, 1970 born in Paderborn (DE) 

lives and works in Pforzheim (DE)

Solo Exhibitions:
since 1997 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
since 2001 Tactile, Geneva (CH)
since 2004 Jewelers´Werk, Washington DC (US)

Work in Public Collections:
Alice und Louis Koch Kollektion, Schweiz (CH) | Bröhan Design Foundation, Berlin (DE) | Espace Solidor, Ville de Cagnes-sur-mer (FR) |Marzee Kollektion, Nijmegen (NL) | Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL) | New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (US) | Sammlung der Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim (DE) | Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim (DE) | Stedelijk Museum, Foundation Francoise v.d.Bosch, Amsterdam (NL) | Van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn (NL) 

Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Gold 750, roots, resin. 12 x 14 x 2 cm. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Gold 750, roots, resin
12 x 14 x 2 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Copper, glass, wood, fishing line. 13 x 9,5 x 2,5 cm. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Copper, glass, wood, fishing line
13 x 9,5 x 2,5 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Coral, brush, wall paint, gold 750, cotton. 18 x 8,5 x 1,5 cm. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Coral, brush, wall paint, gold 750, cotton
18 x 8,5 x 1,5 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008. Silver, rock crystal, cotton. 22 x 21 x 4 cm. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008
Silver, rock crystal, cotton
22 x 21 x 4 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008. Earth, copper, cotton, resin. 26x 25x 3 cm. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008
Earth, copper, cotton, resin
26x 25x 3 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008. Wall paint, gold 750. 21,5 x 17 x 2 cm. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008
Wall paint, gold 750
21,5 x 17 x 2 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008. Smoky quartz, rattan, copper, gold 750. 25 x 20 x 3 cm. Iris Bodemer
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2008
Smoky quartz, rattan, copper, gold 750
25 x 20 x 3 cm
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Iris Bodemer. Ring: Untitled, 2008. Horn, cacholong, wool and Coral, fine silver. 4,5 x 3 x 3,5 cm and 7,5 x 5,5 x 3 cm. Iris Bodemer
Ring: Untitled, 2008
Horn, cacholong, wool and Coral, fine silver
4,5 x 3 x 3,5 cm and 7,5 x 5,5 x 3 cm
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