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The past 24 years by Yi Zhao

Lectures  /  Artists  /  30 Jun 2019
Published: 27.06.2019
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Intro
Artist Zhao Yi's new exhibition Moss Marks opened last weekend in The Closer Gallery, so RMS is honored to invite Ms.Zhao to our studio to share her all experience with jewelry for the past 24 years. I am very excited about this rare opportunity, but also very comfortable because Miss Zhao is like a close friend, things she will share are also her true self.

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Yi Zhao
Sometimes, I am occupied by memories of my childhood drifting in the sea; sometimes, I am occupied by the cabinets and chairs that had been moldy and used for many years in my old house. The trace left over after the original appearance faded out is the best proof of the connection between objects and me. This coincides with the reason why I spent so much time to polish them --- to elucidate the weather-beaten look of the time.
Sometimes, I would think that these pieces of jewelry might always have this "old" look, because they were never "new" from the beginning. But also because of wearing, they are constantly nurtured by human’s life and acquiring some new senses of beauty and affection, so that the painted colors become long-lasting.

/ Yi Zhao

I remember the first time I met Ms. Zhao was also in a sharing activity. It was in 2012 and she just became a new mother. I listened to her telling the stories behind each piece of her works. There was full of maternal love.  At that time, I was thinking about what a perceptual artist she was. We all begin to know a person from the part of he/she and peep into their heart by the works. When you get closer to each other slowly, a person becomes fuller gradually. Ms. Zhao and jewelry have a complex interdependence. At different stages of life, whether as learner, educator, creator or wearer, Ms. Zhao has a lot to say to us. So no matter what role you play in jewelry, you will find resonance and gain something.
/ Dandan Xing
 

Dates and price

30th of June, Sunday, 3 pm - 5 pm.
Free.
Please reserve the place at ruddymetalstudio@foxmail.com
 
Yi Zhao. Earrings: Rippling, 2018. Ebony, lacquer, silver.. Yi Zhao
Earrings: Rippling, 2018
Ebony, lacquer, silver.
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Yi Zhao. Earrings: Rippling, 2018. Ebony, lacquer, silver.. Yi Zhao
Earrings: Rippling, 2018
Ebony, lacquer, silver.
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Yi Zhao. Earrings: Untitled, 2018. Ebony, lacquer, silver.. Yi Zhao
Earrings: Untitled, 2018
Ebony, lacquer, silver.
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Yi Zhao. Necklace: Rippling, 2016 - 2017. Ebony, lacquer, silver.. Yi Zhao
Necklace: Rippling, 2016 - 2017
Ebony, lacquer, silver.
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Yi Zhao at the bench..
Yi Zhao at the bench.

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