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Alex Kinsley Vey

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Published: 14.12.2017

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The work reconnects with Architectonic, researches in the Berlin Iron movement, contracts with family's background in fine jewellery and explores his personal identity.
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Dofasco, 2017. Steel, natural oxides.. 2.1 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Dofasco, 2017
Steel, natural oxides.
2.1 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Hex Pile 1, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Hex Pile 1, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.
5.2 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: Hex Pile 2, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, cotton cord.. 4.2 x 47 x 3 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: Hex Pile 2, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, cotton cord.
4.2 x 47 x 3 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: Hex Pile 3, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, cotton cord.. 3.7 x 40.6 x 4.1 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: Hex Pile 3, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, cotton cord.
3.7 x 40.6 x 4.1 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley. Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: HVAC 1, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.. 3.3 x 2.2 x 2.7 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley
Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: HVAC 1, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.
3.3 x 2.2 x 2.7 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: HVAC 2, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.. 3.3 x 2.3 x 3.1 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: HVAC 2, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.
3.3 x 2.3 x 3.1 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: HVAC 3, 2017. Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.. 6.9 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: HVAC 3, 2017
Steel, natural oxides, sterling silver.
6.9 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: HVAC ring 1, 2017. Steel, natural oxides.. 2.2 x 2.1 x 5.1 cm. From series: Architectonics. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: HVAC ring 1, 2017
Steel, natural oxides.
2.2 x 2.1 x 5.1 cm
From series: Architectonics
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: HVAC ring 2, 2017. Steel, natural oxides.. 2.2 x 2.1 x 5.2 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: HVAC ring 2, 2017
Steel, natural oxides.
2.2 x 2.1 x 5.2 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Stack, 2016. Steel, natural oxides.. 6.7 x 2.1 x 2.2 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Stack, 2016
Steel, natural oxides.
6.7 x 2.1 x 2.2 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Factory, 2016. Steel, natural oxides.. 4.1 x 3.4 x 3 cm. From series: Architectonic. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Factory, 2016
Steel, natural oxides.
4.1 x 3.4 x 3 cm
From series: Architectonic
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Commemoration, 2016. Steel, sterling silver, 23k gold.. 3.7 x 1.4 cm. From series: Commemoration. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Commemoration, 2016
Steel, sterling silver, 23k gold.
3.7 x 1.4 cm
From series: Commemoration
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: Worlds 4, 2016. Steel, sterling silver, 23k gold, synthetic cord.. 8 x 22 x 2.2 cm. From series: Commemoration. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: Worlds 4, 2016
Steel, sterling silver, 23k gold, synthetic cord.
8 x 22 x 2.2 cm
From series: Commemoration
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Brooch: Worlds 3, 2016. Steel, sterling silver, powder coated brass.. 12.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm. From series: Commemoration. Alex Kinsley Vey
Brooch: Worlds 3, 2016
Steel, sterling silver, powder coated brass.
12.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
From series: Commemoration
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Bracelet: Colony, 2013. Sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, resin.. 19 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Paul Ambtman. From series: Growth. Alex Kinsley Vey
Bracelet: Colony, 2013
Sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, resin.
19 x 5.5 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Paul Ambtman
From series: Growth
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Intro
Alex Kinsley Vey is originally from Hamilton, O.N. where he received jewellery training from his parents. Moving to Toronto in 2010 Alex studied jewellery at George Brown College, receiving a Adv. Diploma in Jewellery Arts in 2013.
Alex has shown work in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He has been a member of Craft Ontario since 2012 and was accepted into Harbourfront Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program in 2015.
Alex is currently a sessional instructor at OCAD University in Toronto, and has previously taught at George Brown College in Toronto, and NSCAD University in Halifax.

Statement

Architectonic is a way for me to reconnect with, and explore the identity of my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton has always been driven by steel production, but this version of the city is disappearing.
 
The industrial landscape of Hamilton; made up of stacks, chimneys, and funnels, is arranged for function rather than aesthetic appeal. The jewellery I create mimics the factories and storage barns which grow from the grey backdrop. Individually, these forms are crude, but together they form complex structures. This industrial aesthetic is both an integral part of the city’s identity and a blight on its coast.
 
The Berlin Iron movement of the 19th century serves as a historical link for my practice, with industrial materials and aesthetics used in self-expression, as well as the subtler connection to loyalty to one’s city/state/identity. Connecting this with the pride and loyalty many people have for Hamilton - though this is partly for its grimy industrial attitude - has led me to look back at my home and my own identity.
 
In contrasts with my family’s background in fine jewellery, with its focus on exactness, cleanliness, and bright finishing, my work attempts to capture a rough, decayed feeling and an abstract aesthetic by using very simple forms to capture not only the physical characteristics of the city, but also the rough, grimy ethos of its people. Rust and surface oxides are key to relating that idea, and the minimal removal of tool marks is intentional.

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2018:
Exhibition  23 Jan 2018 - 22 Apr 2018  Face à Face: An Exhibition of Canadian Contemporary Jewellery.
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada.
2017:
Exhibition  02 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017  Face à Face.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
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