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Topiary Circus by Brooke Marks-Swanson

Exhibition  /  06 Nov 2020  -  28 Nov 2020
Published: 23.10.2020
Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Red Tent, 2020. Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.. 22.8 x 10 x 1.3 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Red Tent, 2020
Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.
22.8 x 10 x 1.3 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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Intro
Brooke Marks-Swanson introduces her latest body of work, Topiary Circus. Always inspired by her immediate environment and daily life, Marks-Swanson translates her own observations or obsessions through an approach to jewelry that combines metalsmithing with textile construction. This new series is a response to the upheavals caused by the pandemic, a desire to translate anxiety and fear while seeking an escape through the ritual of creation.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson
She draws her inspiration from topiary art, which involves patience, meticulousness, and close interaction with nature's fluctuations, resulting in an eclectic combination of geometric shapes, not without recalling the chaos in which we are living at the moment. This series of colorful and flamboyant works cleverly combines rigor and frivolity and, by means of a visual reference to circus through shapes and colours, offers a brighter vision of the period we are going through.

Opening:
November 6, 4 pm - 8 pm.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm.
By appointment only.

Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h will present two simultaneous exhibitions. On the one hand, Paysage de l'intime, an exhibition conceived by curators and artists Marie-Eve G. Castonguay and Catherine Granche, and on the other hand, Topiary Circus by American artist Brooke Marks-Swanson.

About Brooke Marks Swanson
Brooke Marks-Swanson lives and works in South Bend, Indiana, in the Midwestern United States. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois (MFA 2003) and Indiana University (BFA 1999). Her work has been shown in over 100 juried and invitational exhibitions and has been included in various publications over the past decade. The Muzeum Walbrzychu (Poland), the Sparta Teapot Museum of Craft and Design (North Carolina), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Oregon) are among the museum institutions that include Mars-Swanson's work in their collections.
Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Flying Topiary, 2020. Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.. 78.7 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Flying Topiary, 2020
Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.
78.7 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Flying Topiary, 2020. Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.. 78.7 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. On body.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Flying Topiary, 2020
Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, oxidized silver.
78.7 cm
From series: Topiary Circus

On body.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Agile Topiary, 2020. Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, petrified wood, fresh water pearl, vintage stoneware bead.. 71 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Agile Topiary, 2020
Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, petrified wood, fresh water pearl, vintage stoneware bead.
71 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Topiary Tears, 2020. Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, vintage stoneware bead.. 61 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. On body.. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Topiary Tears, 2020
Cork, wood, metal bullion, fiber, vintage stoneware bead.
61 cm
From series: Topiary Circus

On body.

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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Pom Pom Topiary, 2020. Oxidized silver, lava rock, fiber.. 137 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Pom Pom Topiary, 2020
Oxidized silver, lava rock, fiber.
137 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Brooch: Deer, 2020. Oxidized silver, vintage velvet cabochon.. 11.5 x 7.6 x 0.95 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Brooch: Deer, 2020
Oxidized silver, vintage velvet cabochon.
11.5 x 7.6 x 0.95 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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Brooke Marks-Swanson. Necklace: Winter Topiary, 2020. Oxidized silver, raw aquamarine, fiber.. 50.8 cm. From series: Topiary Circus. Brooke Marks-Swanson
Necklace: Winter Topiary, 2020
Oxidized silver, raw aquamarine, fiber.
50.8 cm
From series: Topiary Circus
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