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Jewellery Machine

Exhibition  /  02 Nov 2007  -  24 Nov 2007
Published: 09.11.2007
Beatrice Lang Galerie für Schmuck
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Beatrice Lang
Helen Britton. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Helen Britton
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
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(...) The potential to combine materials to form new structures and concoctions is a source of wonder, and it is this transformative process that brings about an ever new fascination. (...)

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Helen Britton
From the blur of daily impressions certain pictures manifest clearly and stop me in my travels - the supermarket, the half assembled fair ground, the chunks of roller coaster, the building site, fragments from the general debris of high density living. The potential to combine materials to form new structures and concoctions is a source of wonder, and it is this transformative process that brings about an ever new fascination. That I make jewelry and not fun rides, buildings or gardens is not surprising, the scale of my work allows a full range of fantasies without leaving a legacy of public monstrosities - instead I leave these modest little machines and landscapes for wearing. This practice is accumulative, experimental and heterogeneous. It is also a conscious dialogue with matter, form and ideas. I select often terrible little mementoes of a world wide production out of control and attempt to imbue them with a kind of elegance, to re - possess them. Sometimes this results in a transformation of the everyday into objects of wonder, and often it results in objects that represent a valuing of basic materials. There is an ethics at work here. These objects are romantic, but also exploritive and direct; collisions of elements from the chaos and order of lived experience.

Helen Britton

Helen Britton. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Helen Britton
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Helen Britton
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Helen Britton
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
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Dinner at the gallery after the opening.
Dinner at the gallery after the opening

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Dinner at the gallery after the opening.
Dinner at the gallery after the opening

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