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Unnatural selection: jewellery, objects and sculpture

Exhibition  /  15 Jun 2007  -  30 Sep 2007
Published: 22.08.2007
Walker Art Gallery
Management:
Laura Johnson
Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2002. Acrylic and resin. ? 16.7 X 6.8 cm. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2002
Acrylic and resin
? 16.7 X 6.8 cm
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The pieces I create can be sculptures or they can be worn as jewellery. Each individual will have a different response to them and I like that.

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Peter Chang
The extraordinary sculptural shapes of the objects made by Peter Chang are unique. He exploits the intrinsic qualities of plastic; its malleability and colour, adding depth and sensuality. This is the first time early and contemporary drawings, prints and sculptures are presented alongside his explorations into jewellery, objects and current sculptural activities showing a comprehensive overview of his work.

His drive to continually develop new ideas and techniques has earned him an international reputation, and his work is collected by individuals and museums all over the world. He is also the recipient of numerous National and International Awards, including the Jerwood Prize for the Applied Arts in 1995 and has recently been awarded a 2005-2007 Wingate Scholarship.

Artist, jeweller or sculptor? Peter Chang refuses to be labelled or to label his work. Seeing no difference between the arts, he produces work without limitations or boundaries.

‘The pieces I create can be sculptures or they can be worn as jewellery. Each individual will have a different response to them and I like that.’

Taking acrylic, polyester resin and PVC, and using techniques he has devised over many years, Chang turns these throw-away everyday materials into something special. He is inspired by many things, from the natural world to the urban environment. It would not be unusual in Chang’s work to see, perhaps, the imagery of aquatic plants combined with the pattern from the sole of a trainer. Nothing is too commonplace or mundane. Sometimes the piece of work develops as it is made; perhaps through an accident, or as Chang would call it, meaningful chance. He embraces these changes in order to create something new.

All Chang asks is that when looking at his work, viewers use their intellect, intuition and imagination as if listening to music. 

Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2006. Acrylic, resin and aluminium. 18 X 16.8 X 5.8cm. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2006
Acrylic, resin and aluminium
18 X 16.8 X 5.8cm
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Peter Chang. Ring: Untitled, 2006. Acrylic, resin and silver. 4.5 X 3.8 X 4.5cm. Peter Chang
Ring: Untitled, 2006
Acrylic, resin and silver
4.5 X 3.8 X 4.5cm
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Peter Chang. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Acrylic, resin and silver. 6.0 X  5.5 X  2.2 cm. Peter Chang
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Acrylic, resin and silver
6.0 X 5.5 X 2.2 cm
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Peter Chang. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Acrylic and resin. 11.4 X  3.1 X  1,1 cm. Peter Chang
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Acrylic and resin
11.4 X 3.1 X 1,1 cm
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Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2005. Acrylic, resin and silver. ? 15.3 X  6.0 cm. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2005
Acrylic, resin and silver
? 15.3 X 6.0 cm
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Peter Chang. Bracelet: Unttled, 2004. Acrylic, resin and silver. 21.5 X  20 X 6 cm. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Unttled, 2004
Acrylic, resin and silver
21.5 X 20 X 6 cm
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
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Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2002. Acrylic, resin and silver. 15 X 18.5 X 7.8 cm. Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2002
Acrylic, resin and silver
15 X 18.5 X 7.8 cm
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
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Peter Chang. Bracelet: Untitled, 2000. Acrylic, resin, pvc and silver. 16.5 X 17 X 8 cm. Peter Chang
Bracelet: Untitled, 2000
Acrylic, resin, pvc and silver
16.5 X 17 X 8 cm
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Peter Chang. Ring: Untitled, 2003. Acrylic, resin and silver. 5.6 X 5 X 2.5 cm. Peter Chang
Ring: Untitled, 2003
Acrylic, resin and silver
5.6 X 5 X 2.5 cm
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