Join us December 7th for our opening reception of Say It With Flowers. This solo exhibition will feature the masterful works of Aurélie Guillaume, a French-Canadian jeweller, enamellist and illustrator from Montréal.
"My work celebrates the history of enamelling and its longstanding tradition of storytelling dating back most notably to the Byzantine era, where enamelling was used to depict religious icons. Using these traditional techniques, my work revives the medium through a contemporary context fuelled by street art, comics, pop art and counter culture. Employing a combination of jewellery techniques and illustration, my work mixes high and low art, while transporting viewers into a world more colourful and dreamlike than our own. Through the process of enamelling, my illustrations transcend the two-dimensional realm of paper and are given new life in the physical world as wearable objects. With this work, I am reviving the traditions of enamelling, as well as bringing sculpture and illustration into the context of contemporary jewellery."
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Join us May 6th and 7th for the SoWa Art Walk and see a colorful array jewelry by a selection of artists working in 3D print. We will feature works by artists from around the world including Maria Eife, Birgit Laken, Lynne Maclachlan, Nina Gregg and Nitz & Schieck.
All works will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.
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More information about SoWa Art Walk available here.
Work will be on view until June 20th!
Christine Jalio is an internationally acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist based in Lapua, Finland. She has exhibited her work in top galleries and craft fairs across Europe. In 2015 she was awarded second place in Enjoya't Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Selections from her evocative body of work entitled Past, Loss, Future will be on view at Melle Finelli Studio from December 1, 2016 through January 7, 2017. An opening reception will be held December 8th from 5-9pm at in the courtyard at 46 Waltham Street in Boston's South End.
In Jalio's own words:
"I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche, intrigued by the past, old age and loss. I get excited by old and worn elements, roughness and decay. My jewellery tells stories of aging and personal loss, stories of the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of it. My work method is searching and questioning, my starting point always an emotion. I have great respect for good finishing, craftsmanship and skill. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside of them. For me contemporary jewellery is a rebellious art with no actual rules or true limits."