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Jewellery and Wall Objects by Iris Bodemer and Katharina Dettar

Exhibition  /  23 Jan 2022  -  03 Apr 2022
Published: 15.02.2022
Iris Bodemer. Pendant: Construction.4, 2020. Electroformed silver palladium plated, thermoplastic.. 14,5 x 13 x 7 cm. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Iris Bodemer
Pendant: Construction.4, 2020
Electroformed silver palladium plated, thermoplastic.
14,5 x 13 x 7 cm
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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Intro
The current exhibitions of Iris Bodemer and Katharina Dettar are seemingly opposites. Iris' exhibition is actually two new series that are a natural continuation of her earlier work, while imitating the lustre and symbolism of the pearl necklace on a two-dimensional flat metal sheet is what Katharina Dettar tries to achieve.

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Iris Bodemer, Katharina Dettar
What is new is the use of electroforming where metal is deposited on a plastic core by means of electrolysis. Her Construction-pieces are a continuation of her series Zeichnungen (drawings), which were created from a two-dimensional drawing. Only now, her drawings suddenly jump out of her sketchbook into a three-dimensional form. Wearability remains paramount and since the jewellery is made using electrolysis it makes for light jewellery which could also serve as small objects.
The other series named Topography is very careful crafted landscapes. Not unlike the landscapes using conspicuous stones in her earlier work. These new landscapes however are hiding something, unnatural forms are covered by a thin sheet of metal. Sometimes the landscape reveals its secrets by turning it around; but not always.
Iris Bodemer’s Constructions and Topographies come out particularly well in the glasshouse of Galerie Marzee. Her constructions and landscapes can be seen from all sides with a wide view of the surroundings.
 
Lustre is the way light interacts with the surface of a pearl, creating its shine and therefore its value. Pearls are a classical jewellery element with symbolism for purity, femininity, and wealth. Worn by politicians such as Margaret Thatcher or Jackie Kennedy to the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Within the realm of contemporary art jewellery, the classic pearl necklace is a sign of conformism, something to be opposed to.
Pearls and what it represents continues to attract and amaze. The pearl necklace remains intimate and familiar. Imitating the lustre and symbolism of the pearl necklace on a two-dimensional flat metal sheet is what Katharina Dettar tries to achieve. A kind of pointillism based on holes in a metal sheet. The drill becomes her paintbrush, the absence of material becomes her volume. The shape emerges, sprouts, succeeds, arises. It originates in an independent element that is fundamental for the work: light.
 
Whereas Iris goes from two to three-dimensional work, Katharina goes from three to two dimensions, reinventing lustre and lightness.

/ Michiel Heffels
 
Iris Bodemer. Necklace: Construction.10, 2020. Copper goldplated, thermoplastic.. 32 x 24 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. Iris Bodemer
Necklace: Construction.10, 2020
Copper goldplated, thermoplastic.
32 x 24 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein
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Iris Bodemer. Necklace: Construction.10, 2020. Copper goldplated, thermoplastic.. 32 x 24 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. On body.
. Photo by Michiel Heffels, Galerie Marzee.
. Model: Katharina Dettar.. Iris Bodemer
Necklace: Construction.10, 2020
Copper goldplated, thermoplastic.
32 x 24 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein

On body.
Photo by Michiel Heffels, Galerie Marzee.
Model: Katharina Dettar.

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Iris Bodemer. Pendant: Topography.3, 2020. Copper palladium plated, thermoplast, mounting adhesive, shoelace. 18 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. Iris Bodemer
Pendant: Topography.3, 2020
Copper palladium plated, thermoplast, mounting adhesive, shoelace
18 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein
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Iris Bodemer. Pendant: Topography.3, 2020. Copper palladium plated, thermoplast, mounting adhesive, shoelace. 18 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Nicole Eberwein. On body.
. Photo by Michiel Heffels, Galerie Marzee.
. Model: Katharina Dettar.. Iris Bodemer
Pendant: Topography.3, 2020
Copper palladium plated, thermoplast, mounting adhesive, shoelace
18 x 11.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Nicole Eberwein

On body.
Photo by Michiel Heffels, Galerie Marzee.
Model: Katharina Dettar.

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Iris Bodemer. Brooch: Topography.1, 2020. Electroformed silver rhodium plated, thermoplastic, quartz.. 11 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Iris Bodemer
Brooch: Topography.1, 2020
Electroformed silver rhodium plated, thermoplastic, quartz.
11 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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Katharina Dettar. Wall piece: Girl with a Pearl, 2022. Copper oxidised, silverplated, nails oxidised silver.. 36 x 39 x 0.1 cm. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Katharina Dettar
Wall piece: Girl with a Pearl, 2022
Copper oxidised, silverplated, nails oxidised silver.
36 x 39 x 0.1 cm
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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Katharina Dettar. Wall piece: Hanging Necklace, 2022. Copper oxidised, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.. 50 x 35 x 0.09 cm. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Katharina Dettar
Wall piece: Hanging Necklace, 2022
Copper oxidised, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.
50 x 35 x 0.09 cm
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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Katharina Dettar. Wall piece: Half a Pearl Necklace, 2022. Copper, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.. 35 x 50 x 0.09 cm. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Katharina Dettar
Wall piece: Half a Pearl Necklace, 2022
Copper, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.
35 x 50 x 0.09 cm
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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Katharina Dettar. Wall piece: Laying Necklace, 2022. Copper, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.. 35 x 50 x 0.09. Photo by: Michiel Heffels. Katharina Dettar
Wall piece: Laying Necklace, 2022
Copper, silverplated oxidised, nails oxidised silver.
35 x 50 x 0.09
Photo by: Michiel Heffels
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