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Quaquaversal by Marina Sheetikoff

Exhibition  /  08 Nov 2018  -  12 Jan 2019
Published: 22.11.2018
Marina Sheetikoff. Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018. Niobium.. 6 x 5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018
Niobium.
6 x 5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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 Dipping, pointing, or occurring in every direction. (Source: Oxford Living Dictionaries). The exhibition Quaquaversal was structured around the tridimensional shape of a plumb that, due to its morphology, centralizes and radiates a force of catalytic energy and invites a reflection on time and space. From its position in thecenter of the exhibition hall, the work brings together the audience for a conversation with their surroundings.
 

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Marina Sheetikoff
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The jewels made with coarse niobium stones are arranged on boards that reproduce the geometric shapes painted on the gallery walls. The pieces resemble fragments, cosmic dust originating from the earth, expanding material that momentarily halts to display its colors and volumes, evoking a fantastic nature. On the same board, colorful niobium rings share space with jewels fashioned after sparks; an antique vessel brings to mind vestiges of a civilization, and clay heads are set to rest. Other heads, cast in bronze and much smaller in size, hang from necklaces with iron wires piercing their heads from side to side through the ears. These pieces convey a time in suspension, their volumes resemble petrified heads or, inversely, worn stones that over time naturally acquired facial features, evoking an abandoned archaeological site.

On the wall, two pictures bring together object and image, defying the spectator's gaze. They are reproductions of 19th-century paintings by Shishkin, which Sheetikoff views as symbolizing the imagery of her Russian cultural heritage and, at the same time, the mountain regions of southeastern Brazil. Tridimensional interventions of silver rings inserted in these pictures propagate their images in the exhibition gallery through reflections on the polished silver surface as well as the potential removal of the jewel from the picture, for use on one’s body. Finally, the piece Rose Stem, with its sharp-pointed prickles, is a necklace people are unlikely to wear - a statement about the political rise of the extreme right in Brazil, in the period that preceded the opening of this exhibition.

 
Marina Sheetikoff. Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018. Niobium.. 4 x 6 x 4 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018
Niobium.
4 x 6 x 4 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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Marina Sheetikoff. Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018. Niobium.. 2.5 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018
Niobium.
2.5 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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Marina Sheetikoff. Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018. Niobium.. 3.5 x 4 x 4 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Ring: Cosmic Dust, 2018
Niobium.
3.5 x 4 x 4 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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Marina Sheetikoff. Wall piece: Affinities, 2018. Shishkin Inkjet printing reproduction, wooden frame, silver ring.. 19.5 x 26.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Zocchio Marcelo. Marina Sheetikoff
Wall piece: Affinities, 2018
Shishkin Inkjet printing reproduction, wooden frame, silver ring.
19.5 x 26.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Zocchio Marcelo
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Marina Sheetikoff. Wall piece: Affinities, 2018. Shishkin Inkjet printing reproduction, wooden frame, silver ring.. 19.5 x 26.5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Wall piece: Affinities, 2018
Shishkin Inkjet printing reproduction, wooden frame, silver ring.
19.5 x 26.5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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Marina Sheetikoff. Necklace: Head of lies, 2018. Bronze, iron wire.. 1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm. Marina Sheetikoff
Necklace: Head of lies, 2018
Bronze, iron wire.
1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
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Marina Sheetikoff. Necklace: Head of lies, 2018. Bronze, iron wire.. 1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Necklace: Head of lies, 2018
Bronze, iron wire.
1 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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Marina Sheetikoff. Necklace: Rose stem, 2018. Brass, leather.. 20 x 2 x 2 cm. Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio. Marina Sheetikoff
Necklace: Rose stem, 2018
Brass, leather.
20 x 2 x 2 cm
Photo by: Marcelo Zocchio
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View of gallery set up..
View of gallery set up.

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