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Rhopos

Exhibition  /  06 Oct 2011  -  27 Oct 2011
Published: 23.09.2011
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Intro
Prospect Gallery presents Regine Schwarzer and Catherine Hewitt in an exhibition where the approach is art and science and the exchange of two different sets of experience, knowledge and methodology.

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Regine Schwarzer, Catherine Hewitt
Accentuating the overlooked - an individual and combined delving into particular rock formations; a focus on internal
structures, complexity and interconnection. Works in metal and on paper. Prospect Gallery invites you to Rhopos.

Rhopos
”….the depiction of those things which lack importance, the unassuming material base of life that ‘importance’ constantly overlooks.”

Such are rocks – ‘the unassuming material base of life’ - made of minerals, natural, non-living materials, elements combined with heat and pressure. Loose sediment may become rock through the process of lithification: either accumulated grains compact under pressure or recrystallise.  Every mineral possesses a combination of chemical composition and crystal structure that makes it unique. Not only do we share an attraction to the natural base elements but having studied together and seen each other’s work in progress we have come to know and appreciate the similarities in our design aesthetics. As well as developing our own specific interests for this exhibition, we explored the possibilities offered from the exchange of materials.
Rhopos is an interrelated body of work that reflects our individual and combined delving into particular rock formations.  Accentuating the overlooked, we enhance and emphasise the complexity and interconnection of the ‘material base’ through shape reduction and simplicity. The works - in metal and on paper- are a combination of both the seen and the sensed; an approach involving art and science and the exchange of two different sets of experience, knowledge and methodology. The differences in our choice of working materials enhance the individual and combined interpretive focus on internal structures that evidence and echo both macrocosm and microcosm. 

Regine Schwarzer and Catherine Hewitt October 2011
Bryson, N., 1990, Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life painting, Reaktion Books Ltd., London.

Remarks

Opening:
6pm Thursday 6 October 2011

Open hours:
Tues 10.15am - 8.30pm
Wed - Fri 10.15am - 6.00pm
Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sun 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Regine Schwarzer. Piece: Littoral series, 2011. Gilding metal etched, patinated. Wrist piece 7.3 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm brooches largest 5.6 x 2.8 x 1 cm. Regine Schwarzer
Piece: Littoral series, 2011
Gilding metal etched, patinated
Wrist piece 7.3 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm brooches largest 5.6 x 2.8 x 1 cm
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Regine Schwarzer. Brooch: Corallaceus series, 2011. Gilding metal etched patinated, sterling silver etched, fossilized coral. Largest 6.2 x 5.4 x 1 cm. Regine Schwarzer
Brooch: Corallaceus series, 2011
Gilding metal etched patinated, sterling silver etched, fossilized coral
Largest 6.2 x 5.4 x 1 cm
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Regine Schwarzer. Earrings: Jetsam series, 2011. Earrings sterling silver etched, gilding metal etched, patinated, enamelled. Largest 5.4 x 2 x 5 cm. Regine Schwarzer
Earrings: Jetsam series, 2011
Earrings sterling silver etched, gilding metal etched, patinated, enamelled
Largest 5.4 x 2 x 5 cm
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