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Exhibition  /  16 Jan 2020  -  18 Jan 2020
Published: 14.01.2020
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Intro
An independent exhibition of art and design curated by Linda Fahey and Sienna Patti.

Artist list

Jonathan Anzalone, Jamie Bennett, Melanie Bilenker, Sophie Bland, Helen Britton, Lola Brooks, Raïssa Bump, Linda Fahey, Katie Gong, Victor Reyes, Daniel Seagrove, Carina Shoshtary, Emilio Villalba
About the featuring artists:

For Jonathan Anzalone, the dual pursuits of furniture making and artmaking are equal parts of the same creative thought. Material remnants discarded from the woodshop flow seamlessly into Anzalone’s studio artwork, where each object is appreciated and utilized for its inherent formal qualities. The question is not one of functional versus non-functional, but of finding a function for every material piece. What is overlooked and no longer necessary in one context finds new potential in another, liberated by the laws of chance. The joining of offcuts from various origins creates a new whole, a union that is physical, visual, and psychological.

Historian and former curator at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, refers to Jamie Bennett as one of the most innovative and accomplished enamelists of our time.

Melanie Bilenker translates the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry into work that reflects upon the contemporary era. Her work is an exciting mix of technical ingenuity and profoundly intimate concept. Her delicate pendants and brooches are wearable art objects, depicting ordinary moments of everyday life - making lunch, bathing, washing dishes - with drawings made from gold, silver, and the artist’s own hair. I am looking for ways to conjure a sense of home for the viewer, Bilenker states, referring to both her subject matter and the medium of human hair. I see hair as proof of existence, a souvenir. Often cited as a leader in the movement to return to craftsmanship in jewelry making, Bilenker’s work has been placed in collections worldwide.

Helen Britton is one of the most influential and eloquent artists working in contemporary jewelry today. 
It is not hard to imagine that the infant Helen Britton lay in a cradle looking up at a mobile of plastic parts floating above her and will spend the rest of her life trying to recreate that object and more importantly, the feeling it gave her.  In the abstracted and simultaneously narrative plastic objects, she uses we see childhood: curiosity, joy, pain and love. Wishes and dreams. Sadness. A sense that there is little division between the world we live in and the one we came from. Helen’s work is built up from the detritus of our collective memories.  Each piece is an enchanted world intended to bewitch us into finding the beauty and story in things that were forgotten.

/ Sienna Patti, 2014

Lola Brooks is an artist, metalsmith, clotheshorse and sometimes writer who studied fashion at Pratt Institute.
Fascinated by jewelry as a cultural signifier, Lola Brooks is influenced by both historical jewels and material hierarchies which she believes are both imbued with meaning far beyond the mere physicality of themselves. Her inspiration is located somewhere between the Victorian obsession with death and sentimentality, and the optimistic creative vigor and largesse of 20th-century costume jewels.

Raïssa Bump is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Raïssa Bump continued her studies at Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry under Giampaolo Babetto. She has been exhibiting her jewelry for over ten years and is skilled at making both intricate one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful edition collections – all of which speak to her interest in wearable arts, textiles & textile techniques and slow & methodical handwork. Raïssa is a keen observer of her environment, very curious and enjoys adventure–her jewelry is a reflection of this. She collages together her observations into pieces that are bold from a distance, yet draw you in, ask you to look closer and notice subtle details or how light coruscates across surfaces. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Beyond being the chief curator and proprietor of YONDER, artist Linda Fahey spends much of her time in the shop's studio, making her own line of ceramics, all inspired by a life lived by the coast.

Katie Gong is a California born sculptor is best known for her woodwork. In this medium, she creates works of art that are simultaneously visually stunning and functionally brilliant. Her work can be seen out of her studio, Get High On Mountains, in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Her unique pioneering of steam bending techniques allows her to challenge and develop classic woodworking practices.
She also works as an interior designer, installation artist, and maker. Katie Gond has worked with a prodigious variety of mediums and materials in diverse settings. She excels in creating interesting designs that are inspired by natural beauty, thoughtful design, and clever solutions.

Carina Shoshtary’s jewelry can be characterized as emotional, imaginative and innovative. Shoshtary describes herself as a kind of modern hunter-gatherer as she finds the materials for her artworks in her immediate surroundings. Her choice of materials is often unusual—colorful graffiti from heavily sprayed walls, driftwood from a river, and almond shells from the breakfast table. All her materials have had a previous life, a former use and meaning. With scientific curiosity and sensitive intuition, Shoshtary reveals the potential of these materials.

Opening

Thursday, January 16 6 pm - 9 pm.

Hours

Wednesday, January 15:  5 pm - 9 pm (preview).
Thursday, January 16: 11 am - 7 pm.
Friday, January 17: 11 am - 7 pm.
Saturday, January 18: 11 am -7 pm.
Carina Shoshtary. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Wood, graffiti, almond shells, glass, silver and paint.. Carina Shoshtary
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Wood, graffiti, almond shells, glass, silver and paint.
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Jamie Bennett. Necklace: In Aerem 11, 2019. Enamel on silver, sterling silver.. 53.3 cm Ø. Jamie Bennett
Necklace: In Aerem 11, 2019
Enamel on silver, sterling silver.
53.3 cm Ø
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Jonathan Anzalone. Painting: Vestige, 2015. Oil paint on wood, 22K gold leaf, copper leaf. 84.5 x 97.2 x10.2 cm. Jonathan Anzalone
Painting: Vestige, 2015
Oil paint on wood, 22K gold leaf, copper leaf
84.5 x 97.2 x10.2 cm
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Melanie Bilenker. Object: Shaving, 2017. Hair, paper, mother of pearl, gold, silver, bronze, mineral crystal, gold.. 6.4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm. Melanie Bilenker
Object: Shaving, 2017
Hair, paper, mother of pearl, gold, silver, bronze, mineral crystal, gold.
6.4 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
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Lola Brooks. Necklace: Sacredheartknot, 2015. Stainless steel, gold, coral. Lola Brooks
Necklace: Sacredheartknot, 2015
Stainless steel, gold, coral
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Linda Fahey. Object: Untitled, 2019. Ceramic. Linda Fahey
Object: Untitled, 2019
Ceramic
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