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Sometimes

Exhibition  /  15 May 2008  -  19 Jun 2008
Published: 19.05.2008
Lisa Walker. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Wood, plastic, silver, lacquer. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Wood, plastic, silver, lacquer
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If the metal brooch had been plastic i couldn´t have broken the sheep`s legs like that, so you could say the nature of the material dictated how it turned out.

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Lisa Walker
Sometimes - mirrors of a subconscious esthetic
New contemporary jewellery exhibition by Lisa Walker from New Zealand 

Lisa Walker has named her exhibition "Sometimes" as a reference to her way of creating art with a multitude of objects and ideas at a time. The brooches show a frozen moment of her process with a certain material and thought. For Lisa Walker, her immediate surroundings is her inspiration, or as she says "Everything is food for art". 
The exhibition, with more than 50 objects, opens on the 15th of May at Gallery Platina, Stockholm.

A naive style is present in "Sometimes". The colors cry out and materials are mixed and blended in a surprising way - although this is a genre where the mocking up of materials more or less has become a hallmark. But in these objects there is an ongoing conversation - or negotiation - on the established esthetic norm and what we on a subconscious level perceive as beautiful. The bottom line is how humans look upon materials.

Lisa Walker origins from New Zeeland were natural materials often are used to create art together with a respect for this nature. Lisa Walker says this tradition drives her mad and it is easy to see that in her choice of working elements and composition.

- There are other choices possible for those who use natural materials. You could also be mean, dirty, ironic and challenging. There is other things to express but consideration and respect, she says.

Lisa Walker lives and works in Munich, Germany. Here she has been studying for the well known professor Otto Kunzli at the Arts Academy, where she became acknowledged as the best student in her class. During the years she has been gathering awards and frequently participated in group exhibitions as well as separate exhibitions. At Schmuck in Munich, she is now one of the most well known participants. Often there is a reference to other contemporary jewellery from the last 40 years in her work 

Remarks

Vernissage: 15th May 17-20
Open mo-fr 11-18, sa 11-15

In connection to the opening at Gallery Platina, Lisa Walker will also give a lecture at 
Konstfack, The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, 
14th May at 17.00

Lisa Walker at her studio.
Lisa Walker at her studio

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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Fur, gold leaf, glue, fabric. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Fur, gold leaf, glue, fabric
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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Shell, acrylic paint, lacquer, silver, plastic. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
Shell, acrylic paint, lacquer, silver, plastic
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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Untitled, 2007. Fresh water pearls, greenstone, plastic, jade, glue, silver, lacquer, copper. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Untitled, 2007
Fresh water pearls, greenstone, plastic, jade, glue, silver, lacquer, copper
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