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Melanie Isverding: Hide n' seek

Exhibition  /  22 Oct 2011  -  03 Dec 2011
Published: 14.10.2011
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Melanie Isverding. Necklace: Cavea 08, 2011. Silver, enamel, garnet, lacquer. Melanie Isverding
Necklace: Cavea 08, 2011
Silver, enamel, garnet, lacquer
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Intro
(...) Melanie Isverding makes mysterious jewellery. Her seemingly abstract shapes instantly make the imagination shoot sparks. Sometimes nature seems to be the source of inspiration, but this is contradicted by the reduced shapes and mathematical regularity. (...)

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Melanie Isverding
Melanie Isverding makes mysterious jewellery. Her seemingly abstract shapes instantly make the imagination shoot sparks. Contrasts like freedom and control or movement and order are simultaneously manifest. Sometimes nature seems to be the source of inspiration, but this is contradicted by the reduced shapes and mathematical regularity. Nor is it clear whether a different scale is being suggested – might we interpret these pieces as a sort of spaceships? – or is the power of expression produced by their actual seize?

There is lot to be said for the last option: each brooch or necklace has a construction that is as meticulous as it is refined. The finish of every surface has been carefully considered: polished, burnished, lacquered, coloured; several, mostly half-hidden, parts are covered with pulverized gemstones. Surprisingly enough, despite all this careful craftsmanship, there always remains something inexplicable to each piece. With this work Melanie Isverding adds a remarkably different approach to the vernacular of autonomous jewellery.

Ward Schrijver
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Remarks

Galerie Rob Koudijs cordially invites you to the opening of Melanie Isverding at the FrontRoom of the gallery on Saturday the 22nd of October 2011 form 17.00 to 19:00 h.

The artist will be present.

Melanie Isverding. Necklace: cavea 03, 2011. Silver, enamel, pulverized garnet, lacquer. 23 x 20 x15 cm. Melanie Isverding
Necklace: cavea 03, 2011
Silver, enamel, pulverized garnet, lacquer
23 x 20 x15 cm
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Melanie Isverding. Necklace: Cavea 05, 2011. Steel, enamel, hematite, pearls, lacquer. Melanie Isverding
Necklace: Cavea 05, 2011
Steel, enamel, hematite, pearls, lacquer
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Melanie Isverding. Necklace: Cavea 07, 2011. Steel, enamel, rose quartz, lacquer, silver. Melanie Isverding
Necklace: Cavea 07, 2011
Steel, enamel, rose quartz, lacquer, silver
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Melanie Isverding. Necklace: Cavea 06, 2011. Silver, enamel, antimonite, lacquer, acrilic. Melanie Isverding
Necklace: Cavea 06, 2011
Silver, enamel, antimonite, lacquer, acrilic
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