Monday, October 12th, 2009

Ramon Puig Cuyàs and Silvia Walz at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h

El proper dia 15 s’imaugura a la Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h l’exposició de les noves col·leccions d’en Ramon Puig Cuyàs i la Silvia Walz. L’endemà dia 16 els autors donaran una conferència on parlaran sobre la seva obra i faran un repàs de la joieria contemporània a Catalunya.

On next 15th the exhibition of new collections from Ramon Puig Cuyàs and Silvia Walz will be opened at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h. The day after, October 16th, the artists will give a lecture about their work and do an overview of contemporary jewelry in Catalonia.




Ramon Puig Cuyàs.
“Utopos” is a metaphor, a poetic way of expressing ideas about the universe and about time. Not a very original subject perhaps, but one that art has continued to query throughout cultural history. Perhaps the way to get closer to an answer is through questions, an insatiable curiosity and the senses, particularly touch and sight. The hand represents a humanizing aspect, the awareness of needing to get closer to knowledge, not to surpass it but in order to understand it. The black plane is the darkness where one goes in search of the light.



Silvia Walz.
“Casitecturas” are receptacles, small pieces of wearable architecture, little labyrinths of memory, taking you on imaginary interior walks. Halls, windows and walls simultaneously connect and communicate, to create an entire building. Floors, trodden thousands of times until they are worn away; walls whose ornaments and decorations change with the passing years, creating layers of colours, of silhouettes, whose still perceptible shadows overlap like memories; rooms with windows that allow you to perceive changes on the exterior from the safe interior, windows that have been traversed by daylight, and by thousands of pensive looks.
These are symbolic rooms, worn on the body as brooches, reversing roles, becoming metaphors. Here the body – usually the guest in a room – shelters the enclosed space, which in turn becomes a protective amulet.

Exhibition
Meet the artists at the opening’s reception on Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6-9pm. The exhibition continues until November 7, 2009.

Lecture
Internationally renowned artists, Ramon Puig Cuyàs, head of the department of jewelry at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, and Silvia Walz, a teacher at the same school, will give a slide presentation which will cover their artistic process and provide an overview of Catalan contemporary jewelry.
Date: Friday, October 16, 7pm
Place: ÉCOLE DE JOAILLERIE DE MONTRÉAL
416 boul de Maisonneuve ouest, 9e étage
Réservation 514-281-9922 ou 514-840-9362


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