Fix, Fix, Fix @ Gallery S O
Redesigning, remaking and recycling are all values that formulate the creative process of up cycling. “Fix, Fix, Fix is an exploration of the art of self-effacement. It includes curated objects, made outside of an art context by self-taught and professional repairers, alongside commissioned works by artists who have been asked to respond to the exhibition theme”. Exhibiting artists include Arlington Conservation, David Clarke, Leo Fitzmaurice, Fixperts, Alice Kettle, Laura McGrath, Jasleen Kaur, Park View Motors, Gord Peteran, Steven Probert, Roland Roos, Bernhard Schobinger, Hans Stofer, Lisa Walker and Max Warren.
Formafantasma @ Gallery Libby Sellers
Design extraordinaire and pure craftsmanship is on show at Gallery Libby Sellers. Eindhoven-based designers Formafantasma exhibit four bodies of their work: Craftica, Botanica, Colony and Moulding Tradition. In their Craftica collection they pay an “homage to leather”. Working with discarded off-cuts and discarded skins from the food industry they investigate the diversity and origins of leather through a collection of beautifully handcrafted lights, stools and vessels. In Formafantasma’s Moulding Tradition “there is a series of stripped down ceramic vessels that have been informed by the ongoing Sicilian ceramic tradition of “teste di moro”, copies of the 17th century vases from the Caltagirone region of Sicily that portray a grotesque Moorish face”.
Above all in their work there is superb design, attention to detail and fine time-honoured techniques.
Excited to be exhibiting for the first time in the States. My neckpiece is part of Fabricated @ Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. “Fabricated is an exhibition of wearable art, referring to individually designed pieces of handmade jewellery or clothing created as fine or expressive art”. Work shown here is by April Wood, Heejin Hwang, Motoko Furuhashi, Mallory Weston and Vicky Saragouda.
All photos copyright Target Gallery, 2013
Light Seeping Through Windows _ Barbara Christie @ CAA
A retrospective of work of one of the greatest contemporary British Jewellers showing currently @ Contemporary Applied Arts. Christie’s work is an excellent example of narrative jewellery. It is all about telling the story… This exhibition is a celebration of a truly inspirational artist.
It did snow in London the last few days. Here are a few snow pictures…
“God’s Own Junk Yard” Collection
This artwork does not need a lot of introduction. It is by well-known neon artist Chris Bracey and it’s made from found objects, retrieved and upcycled waste and lights. Many of his works were on exhibition in a pop-up gallery/shop, “God’s Own Junk Yard” in Soho. Beautiful, bright and colourful works of art.