Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Art into Jewellery Translations

Last night I was invited to the  In Toto Gallery for the Translations: Art into Jewellery Exhibition in collaboration with Schwartz Jewellers sponsored by Neofundi ...

The idea for this exhibition explores the crossover of Art into Jewellery. Isa and Gail Schwartz conceptualized with 10 Top South African Artists in order to create a range of Artist-Designed Jewellery pieces. The List Consists of the below Prominent Artists: 
  • Norman Catherine
  • Marco Ciafanelli
  • Michael Frampton
  • Faiza Galdhari
  • Diana Hyslop
  • Loren Kaplan
  • Dylan Lewis
  • Senzeni Marasela
  • Karel Nel 
  • Walter Oltmann
Marco Ciafanelli's 'Barb' Ring and 'Come to Me' Necklace
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
Diana Hyslop's 'The Protector' Brooch
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
Walter Oltmann's 'Entropic' Brooch and Earrings
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
Loren Kaplan's 'Pod' Necklace and Ring
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
Faiza Galdhari's 'Imaan Embraced' Bangle and Ring in the making process
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
My 2 favourite works of art were that of Norman Catherine and Senzeni Marasela.
Norman Catherine (Left) and Senzeni Marasela (Right)
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers

Marasela created a necklace made of rubber on which 5 doll-like pendants hang entitled, “Theodora comes to Johannesburg”. All 5 Figures have been hand crafted in 18-carat white, rose and yellow gold, and are adorned with enamel and semi-precios stones.
Senzani Marasela's 'Theodora comes to Johannesburg'
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
Close-up of Senzani Marasela's 'Theodora comes to Johannesburg'
Photo Credit: Marina Brokorenko
Catherine is represented at the exhibition by two pieces of jewellery — a pendant incorporating his familiar pairing of Cat and Man, and a brooch showing a Two-Faced Man confronting a demon on his shoulder.
Norman Catherine's Pieces (from L to R): 'This Way' Bronze Statue, 'Eye-to-Eye' Necklace, and 'This Way' Gold and Diamond Pendant
Photo Credit: Marina Brokorenko
The making of Norman Catherine's 'Eye-to-Eye'
Photo Credit: Schwartz Jewellers
If you are Q-rious to find out more about this Exhibition, or would like to visit In Toto Gallery you can contact them on:

Tel: +27 11 447 6543

Jacques Michau (Director): jacques@intotogallery.co.za 
Jess Slack (Director): jessica@intotogallery.co.za 
Megan Kidd (Curator): megan@intotogallery.co.za 

Address: 6 Birdhaven Centre 66 St Andrew Street Birdhaven 2196


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