Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

“Huesos”, Exhibition by Kiff Slemmons at Gallery Loupe

 

 

Bent Rounds.  Neckpiece. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

 

Palietas. Neckpiece. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

“Talking about paper in Oaxaca involves countering assumptions about the material, its fragility vs. strength, the metaphoric implications of paper in this regard, in relation to books and the culture at large. What paper meant in pre-contact culture in Mexico, its magnified significance after conquest, its current place in culture today, ours and theirs. How I came to work as I did there means looking at my previous work, how it might have led to such a project which involves a kind of world view through jewelry and writing. 
My work is really not technique determined, even with the paper. It’s ideas that interest me first. And the possibility of being poetic in a visual language.”

 

7 Points. Neckpiece. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

 

Caracoles. Bracelets. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

 

Gorditos. Neckpiece. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

 

Bracelets. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

 

 

Huipil. Neckpiece. Cotton Agave handmade paper, Oaxaca Mexico.

Photographs by Rod Slemmons

 

From today until March 6th you can visit the exhibition “Huesos” by Kiff Slemmons at Gallery Loupe, the result of a ten-year collaboration with the artisans of Arte Papel in Oaxaca, Mexico. In this exhibition, Kiff Slemmons presents her  paper jewelry which is highly sculptural and utilizes indigenous plants, fibers, as well as natural and synthetic dyes.

 

Des d’avui fins el 6 de març es pot veure l’exposició “Huesos” de la Kiff Slemmons a la Gallery Loupe, el resultat de deu anys de col·laboració amb artesans d’Arte Papel a Oaxaca, Mèxic. En aquesta exposició Kiff Slemmons presenta la seva joieria de paper, que és sumament escultural, feta amb plantes indígenes, fibres així com tints naturals i sintètics.


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