What If ... by Katharina Naimer and Karen Vanmol

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  14 Mar 2019  -  17 Mar 2019
Published: 04.03.2019

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Karen Vanmol will show 2 bodies' of work. The latest series AKA#ISeeFaces and the brand new series Technicolor Garden. The new series will also be shown at Schmuck 2019. Katharina Naimer is a paper artist and will surely surprise you.

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Katharina Naimer, Karen Vanmol
AKA #ISeeFaces by Karen Vanmol

Paradolia takes place in the psyche and makes us see familiar things in random shapes. The human mind always has the desire to be able to name things and thus creates this illusion. Our brains are so eager to recognize patterns and correlations they see them where there are none. Just like children see a castle in the sky.
In this work, I look for the tension by disturbing the symmetry. How far can you go, in choosing (or letting coincidence happen) shapes, disturbing repetition or mixing colors. I choose to make my work by hand and not make it absolutely symmetrical by using computer-controlled programs.

In the shapes, I am not looking for recognizability, that comes automatically. A few fixed conditions are the dimensions, they come from the materials and their limitations. The shapes used them earlier for my work, that is why some shapes return. I don't want to have much residual material since a lot of laminates I use are old and thereby very limited in quantity.

This exhibition is a part of Polyphonous 2019.
Professor Jivan Astfalck, Rachel Darbourne and Laura Bradshaw-Heap have created, in partnership with Gabi Green, Polyphonous 2019, a hub of pop-up exhibitions for Munich Jewellery Week.
Studio Gabi Green has been a regular platform for the work of the team since 2012. Previous exhibitions include Suspend.ed, Suspend.ed in Pink, Subterranea and an iteration of JUNK: rubbish to gold. The gallery was the sole venue participating in MJW in the West End of Munich, Polyphonous was established in 2018 to create a hub of activity and encourage visitors.  
Gabi Green spent the summer of 2017 canvassing local businesses in the area to find suitable venues for the team to offer to other jewellery artists. Polyphonous debuted in 2018 as six exhibitions for international jewellery artists and the 2017 cohort from the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products from the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.
2018 was a huge success with new local businesses and artists actively seeking to participate in the future. Polyphonous 2019 promises to be even bigger and better with eight venues showing the work of sixteen international artists from the UK, Europe and the US plus a showcase of work from the 2018 cohort of the MA at BCU.
Professor Jivan Astfalck and Rachel Darbourne, both educators, have been generously supported in this activity by their academic institutions the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University and Plymouth College of Art respectively.



Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm.
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Karen Vanmol. Necklace: Technicolor Garden, 2018. Wood, laminate, blackened silver.. 18 x 1 x 43 cm. Photo by: Karen Vanmol. Karen Vanmol
Necklace: Technicolor Garden, 2018
Wood, laminate, blackened silver.
18 x 1 x 43 cm
Photo by: Karen Vanmol
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Katharina Naimer. Object: Untitled, 2018. Paper. Photo by: Katharina Naimer. Katharina Naimer
Object: Untitled, 2018
Photo by: Katharina Naimer
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