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The Opulent Project - Holiday Event

Exhibition  /  09 Dec 2012
Published: 06.12.2012
The Opulent Project - Holiday Event.
Gallery Loupe
Management:
Patti Bleicher and Eileen David
The Opulent Project. Earrings: Wallpaper III. Silver, polyurethane, enamel paint. The Opulent Project,Earrings: Wallpaper IIISilver, polyurethane, enamel paint. The Opulent Project
Earrings: Wallpaper III
Silver, polyurethane, enamel paint


The Opulent Project,
Earrings: Wallpaper III
Silver, polyurethane, enamel paint

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Intro
In response to the obsession with material possession and our culture of luxury and indulgence, the artists of the Opulent Project have transformed objects of grandeur into "images of suggestion" by reducing them to their barest silhouettes.

Artist list

Meg Drinkwater, Erin Gardner
Gallery Loupe will present the work of The Opulent Project - a conceptual jewelry and design studio based in Portland, OR that investigates "opulence" and promotes a dialogue between the precious and non-precious within the context of today's material culture.

"Mistakes Were Made"
is an ongoing project that incorporates the rejected, less than perfect, wax models collected in the studio over the last four years. The Opulent Project select pieces from the collection to “re-craft” into new models and then cast in metal.

In response to the obsession with material possession and our culture of luxury and indulgence, the artists of the Opulent Project have transformed objects of grandeur into "images of suggestion" by reducing them to their barest silhouettes. These images are then translated by way of industrial materials using industrial methods. The silhouette of earrings worn by royalty are made from a plastic often used to make name tags for service workers. Similarly, the silhouette of ornate chandeliers are cut from fluorescent light panel covers. The newest series incorporates 17th century sketches of famous jewelry worn by royalty. These sketches are dipped in resin until they are completely encased and the initial outlines are obscured and altered. The result is an entirely unique profile while at the same time remaining somehow familiar. Whenever possible the Opulent Project makes use of discarded manufacturer scraps.

Remarks

Please join us on Sunday, Dec 09, 11am-2pm and meet The Opulent Project artists Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner, who will present two dramatic wall installations created especially for this event.

Lecture
Join us at Brooklyn Metal Works to hear The Opulent Project Artists speak about their work. Friday evening, Dec. 7th at 7 pm.
640 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11238

Opening hours of Gallery Loupe:
Tuesday - Friday 11-18.00
Saturday & Sunday 12-17.00
or by appointment
The Opulent Project. Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #2. 24k gold-plated bronze. The Opulent Project,Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #224k gold-plated bronze. The Opulent Project
Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #2
24k gold-plated bronze


The Opulent Project,
Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #2
24k gold-plated bronze

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The Opulent Project. Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #3. 24k gold-plated bronze, diamond. The Opulent Project,Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #324k gold-plated bronze, diamond. The Opulent Project
Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #3
24k gold-plated bronze, diamond


The Opulent Project,
Ring: Mistakes Were Made - Cluster Ring #3
24k gold-plated bronze, diamond

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The Opulent Project. Ring: Mistakes Were Made. 24k gold-plated bronze, garnets. The Opulent Project,Ring: Mistakes Were Made24k gold-plated bronze, garnets. The Opulent Project
Ring: Mistakes Were Made
24k gold-plated bronze, garnets


The Opulent Project,
Ring: Mistakes Were Made
24k gold-plated bronze, garnets

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The Opulent Project. Ring: Untitled. Digitally printed silver. The Opulent Project,RingDigitally printed silver. The Opulent Project
Ring: Untitled
Digitally printed silver


The Opulent Project,
Ring
Digitally printed silver

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The Opulent Project. Ring: Mistakes Were Made. 925 silver, garnets. The Opulent Project,Ring: Mistakes Were Made925 silver, garnets. The Opulent Project
Ring: Mistakes Were Made
925 silver, garnets


The Opulent Project,
Ring: Mistakes Were Made
925 silver, garnets

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The Opulent Project. Earrings: Untitled. Salvaged flourescent light panel. The Opulent Project,EarringsSalvaged flourescent light panel. The Opulent Project
Earrings: Untitled
Salvaged flourescent light panel


The Opulent Project,
Earrings
Salvaged flourescent light panel

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The Opulent Project. Earrings: Untitled. Laser cut plastic. The Opulent Project,EarringsLaser cut plastic. The Opulent Project
Earrings: Untitled
Laser cut plastic


The Opulent Project,
Earrings
Laser cut plastic

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The Opulent Project. Earrings: Untitled. Laser cut acrylic. The Opulent Project,EarringsLaser cut acrylic. The Opulent Project
Earrings: Untitled
Laser cut acrylic


The Opulent Project,
Earrings
Laser cut acrylic

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