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Iron Identity by Alex Kinsley Vey

Exhibition  /  OnlineOnly  /  15 May 2020  -  15 Jun 2020
Published: 17.05.2020
Iron Identity by Alex Kinsley Vey.
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Management:
Meris Mosher
Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 06, 2019. Steel, spray paint, 14k gold.. 1.6 x 1.8 x 5 cm. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 06, 2019
Steel, spray paint, 14k gold.
1.6 x 1.8 x 5 cm
From series: Iron Identity
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Iron Identity evokes and commemorates this identity using oxides, coarse finishing, and sturdy construction. I use colours associated with industrial machinery and abandoned sites – bright colours that contrast signs of rust and deterioration. Transporting this aesthetic to the body allows it to be worn close, displayed with pride and given reverence as a jewellery object.
Underneath the surface oxides and decoration, is something sturdy and comforting, like my home is to me.

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Alex Kinsley Vey
Hamilton, my home on the shore of Lake Ontario has traditionally been a steel producing centre. Despite the industry having died down in recent decades, its industrial activity is still apparent. Iron Identity explores my personal and cultural identity defined by the city I grew up in. This identity is intimately entwined with the place itself. Rust, corrosion, a sense of neglect, the commemoration of a fading legacy, and the ability to endure are the concepts and visual language I express in my work.
 
Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 4, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver, steel hose clamps, magnets.. 122 x 20 x 5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 4, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver, steel hose clamps, magnets.
122 x 20 x 5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 07, 2019. Steel, spray paint, 14k gold.. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 07, 2019
Steel, spray paint, 14k gold.
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 03, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, 14k gold.. 2.2 x 2.3 x 4.3 cm. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 03, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, 14k gold.
2.2 x 2.3 x 4.3 cm
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 02, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.. 87 x 30 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 02, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.
87 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 03, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.. 87 x 27 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 03, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.
87 x 27 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 02, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.. 2.2 x 2.3 x 5.5 cm. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 02, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.
2.2 x 2.3 x 5.5 cm
From series: Iron Identity
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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