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Still the Ocean Sounds the Same by Bridget Catchpole

Exhibition  /  26 Mar 2022  -  22 Apr 2022
Published: 24.03.2022
Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Vitreous Entanglement, 2021. Vintage Italian beads, found rope (Pacific Northwest Collection), nylon, steel. 60 x 16 x 6 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Vitreous Entanglement, 2021
Vintage Italian beads, found rope (Pacific Northwest Collection), nylon, steel
60 x 16 x 6 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Intro
Composed of plastic debris thrown up by the ocean, the sculptures and jewelry shown in the exhibition carry within them a deeper reflection on our behaviour and our responsibilities.

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Bridget Catchpole
From March 26 to April 22, British Columbia artist Bridget Catchpole presents her second solo exhibition, Still the ocean sounds the same, at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h. Composed of plastic debris thrown up by the ocean on the shores of the Pacific, the sculptures and jewelry shown during the exhibition, beyond a seductive and magical aesthetic, carry within them a deeper reflection on our behaviour and our responsibilities. Read the text A Melancholy of the Playfulness by Catherine Granche about the current exhibition.

About the artist
Bridget Catchpole is a visual artist with a practice in contemporary jewelry and sculpture. Her work is a material exploration of plastic's worth and waste, a reflection of anthropogenic climate change, and a representation of recovery and transformation. Since 2004, she has altered discarded post-consumer and marine plastics in her work to produce one-of-a-kind pieces and, more recently, to create sculptural "Wall Jewellery" forms. Her studio is located on the K'omoks unceded traditional territory of Hornby Island, British Columbia.  
Bridget Catchpole is a recipient of multiple grants from Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council. Over the years, she participated in numerous exhibitions. Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h hosted her first solo exhibition Curios in 2007.  Since 2020, one of her pieces is part of the permanent collection of the Montreal Fine Arts Museum.
 
Bridget Catchpole. Brooch: How Do You Like Me Now?, 2022. Sterling silver, vintage Italian glass beads, steel, found rope (Pacific Northwest collection), nylon. 12 x 7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Brooch: How Do You Like Me Now?, 2022
Sterling silver, vintage Italian glass beads, steel, found rope (Pacific Northwest collection), nylon
12 x 7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Nurdles Up To My Areola, 2022. Sterling silver, fishing line, Pacific nurdles. 31 x 7 x 2. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Nurdles Up To My Areola, 2022
Sterling silver, fishing line, Pacific nurdles
31 x 7 x 2
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Nurdles Up To My Goolie, 2022. Sterling silver, fishing line, Pacific nurdles. 31 x 5 x 2. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Nurdles Up To My Goolie, 2022
Sterling silver, fishing line, Pacific nurdles
31 x 5 x 2
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Brooch: Spectacle, 2020. Sterling silver, steel, found plastic (Kauai collection). 13 x 6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Brooch: Spectacle, 2020
Sterling silver, steel, found plastic (Kauai collection)
13 x 6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Funky Chunky, 2022. Sterling silver, pearls, fishing line, found plastic (Kauai Collection), silk grosgrain. 50 x 12 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Funky Chunky, 2022
Sterling silver, pearls, fishing line, found plastic (Kauai Collection), silk grosgrain
50 x 12 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Cimented with Pearls, 2022. Sterling silver, found concrete rubble (Dubai Collection), pearls, Pacific plastic fragments, nylon, ribbon. 30 x 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Anthony McLean. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Cimented with Pearls, 2022
Sterling silver, found concrete rubble (Dubai Collection), pearls, Pacific plastic fragments, nylon, ribbon
30 x 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Anthony McLean
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Bouquet of Detritus, 2021. Gilded frame, steel, marine rope, ocean/single use plastics, beauty product packaging, glass, resin. 61 x 46 cm. Photo by: Tanya King. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Bouquet of Detritus, 2021
Gilded frame, steel, marine rope, ocean/single use plastics, beauty product packaging, glass, resin
61 x 46 cm
Photo by: Tanya King
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Bridget Catchpole. Necklace: Bouquet of Detritus, 2021. Necklace – steel, marine rope, ocean/single use plastics, beauty product packaging, glass, resin. Photo by: Tanya King. Bridget Catchpole
Necklace: Bouquet of Detritus, 2021
Necklace – steel, marine rope, ocean/single use plastics, beauty product packaging, glass, resin
Photo by: Tanya King
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