Monday, April 4, 2011

Exhibition - Under That Cloud

It was one year ago, April 2010, and a news
flash bombarded our awareness saying the
skies over Europe were closed due to a
volcanic eruption in Iceland. Many European jewelry
artists were in Mexico City having just
attended a major Latin American jewelry
conference, and over the course of a week of
being stranded due to the grounding of
their homebound flights, they came together to do
what one might expect them to do: create a
jewelry exhibition inspired by the events
they were experiencing.

"Under That Cloud" is an exhibition of jewelry
by 18 international artists who had been stranded
in Mexico City under the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud.
It will run at the Velvet Da Vinci gallery in
San Francisco, California
from April 13 - May 29, 2011.

Participating artists include:
Agnieszka Knap, Andrea Wagner, Benjamin Lignel,
Caroline Broadhead, Cristina Filipe, Gemma Draper,
Janina Stübler, Jiro Kamata, Jorge Manilla,
Jürgen Eickhoff, Karin Seufert, Lucy Sarneel,
Manon van Kouswijk, Nanna Melland, Nedda El-Asmar,
Ramón Puig Cuyàs,
Sarah O'Hana, and Tore Svensson

This show is curated by Jo Bloxham, and she provides
the explanation of how and why it came to be:

“. . .  It had been a wonderful experience, and I felt sad that this cloud, which was holding me prisoner, would overshadow the memories of my time there. Then, it all became clear. Why not make something positive out of this? The idea for a new exhibition was born . . . ”
Now, one year later, we see the fruits of their labor.

Here are a few examples.

These are brooches by
Karin Seufert of Germany.

This is a necklace by
Nedda El-Asmar of Belgium.

This necklace was created
by Lucy Sarneel of
the Netherlands.
The exhibition has already traveled
to Munich last month. 

Hopefully, it will travel further after its run at
Velvet da Vinci is completed. If you get the
opportunity to see it in person, please leave a
comment and let our readers
know what you think

1 comment:

  1. The necklace from the person from Belgium made my jaw drop. Unique indeed!


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