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Alex Kinsley Vey

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Published: 04.05.2018
Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 1-3, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver, steel hose clamps, magnets.. 122 x 30 x 5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 1-3, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver, steel hose clamps, magnets.
122 x 30 x 5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 01, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.. 2 x 2.2 x 5 cm. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 01, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.
2 x 2.2 x 5 cm
From series: Iron Identity
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Ring: Gold für Eisen 02, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.. 2.2 x 2.3 x 5.5 cm. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Ring: Gold für Eisen 02, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, 14k yellow gold.
2.2 x 2.3 x 5.5 cm
From series: Iron Identity
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 01, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, steel hose clamps, magnets.. 122 x 20 x 5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 01, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, steel hose clamps, magnets.
122 x 20 x 5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 02, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.. 87 x 30 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 02, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.
87 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron Identity
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Alex Kinsley Vey. Necklace: View from the pier 03, 2018. Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.. 87 x 27 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Greg Fraser. From series: Iron Identity. Alex Kinsley Vey
Necklace: View from the pier 03, 2018
Steel, paint, oxides, cotton, sterling silver.
87 x 27 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Greg Fraser
From series: Iron 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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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

I am inspired by industrial landscapes, especially that of Hamilton, Ontario where I grew up. The architecture, machinery, and detritus that are left behind when these symbols of industry are scaled back or abandoned.  Once monuments to the golden age of industry, many of these sites are ploughed-over, redeveloped, and vanish.

These entropic spaces, originally built for function rather than beauty, lack much in the way of aesthetics. However, these landscapes have developed an aesthetic in and of themselves. When looked at as a whole, these industrial sites become complex and 
thought provoking. The colours, forms and textures fascinate me; the juxtaposition of man-made purpose and natural decay is exemplified in these neglected areas. Combining elements from many of these places, with the topographies of the city, I create work that examines these spaces.
 
My jewellery evokes and commemorates these environments through the use of degraded and rusted steel, rough finishing, and sturdy construction. I use colours associated with industrial machinery and abandoned sites - bright colours that contrast with the signs of rust and deterioration. The work is bold and vibrant yet weathered and rugged. Transporting this aesthetic to the body allows it to be worn with a certain reverence. In contrast with my background in fine jewellery, with its focus on exactness, cleanliness, and bright finishing, my work attempts to capture a rough, distressed feeling and abstract aesthetic.  By using very simple forms, I capture not only the physical characteristics of the city but also the rough, grimy ethos of its people.

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2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
Exhibition  15 Aug 2018 - 08 Sep 2018  Revealed.
VISUALSPACE Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Exhibition  08 Jun 2018 - 05 Jul 2018  Conversation Starter.
Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Exhibition  21 May 2018 - 05 Jun 2018  The After Joya Effect V.
2017:
Exhibition  02 Nov 2017 - 08 Nov 2017  Face à Face.
Exhibition  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Fair  05 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2017.
Exhibition  21 Jan 2017 - 18 Jun 2017  The Essentials.
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