WHAT'S ON - EXHIBITIONS
MARCH 5 - MAY 31, 2019
Precious and valuable things are considered to be so because we dream them into being. We will them into existence and ordain them as holy because they are rare and exclusive - imbued with the power we give them. We overlook the common, the routine, and call it ordinary. We discard everyday things, forever searching for that special moment, special person, special thing - our precious.
If value is a decision made or an opinion held, can we not choose to see it whenever and wherever we please? Do we only understand the value of something when we risk losing it, or are never able to possess it? Perhaps it is only in absence that we truly understand the value of having.PRECIOUS is an exhibition that asks us to compare what we desire versus what we discard – to consider the ease with which we abdicate responsibility from items determined to be of ‘lesser-value’. By creating precious artwork and art jewellery from everyday, discarded and overlooked items, Micah Adams, Christine Dwane and Lawrence Woodford remind us that our world is shaped by the decisions we make. Whether disposable or sustainable, beauty is everywhere we choose to look.
This month's featuring artist is Lawrence Woodford. Click here to read his interview.
Georgian College - Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition 2019
June 4 - June 15, 2019
18Karat Studio + Gallery presents Georgian College's Goldsmithing Gradate Exhibition 2019.
METAMORPHOSIS: FROM RAW TO REFINED
NOVEMBER 6 2018 - FEBRUARY 28 2019
Our state of being is one in eternal flux, transforming like the seasons from one state into another. A transition that always seeks balance, an ending for every new beginning - our perpetual state of transition is what drives our evolution, it is what inspires every new creation. What forever remains constant, is that change is inevitable.
Lynn Légaré, Montreal, QC
Petra Luz, Montreal, QC
Caroline Rivière, Longueuil, QC
BIOPHILIA: EXPRESSIONS IN METAL
JULY 4 - OCTOBER 31, 2018
BIOPHILIA : Expressions in Metal is an exhibition that explores the ways in which humans seek connections to the living world - drawn to its organic forms and structures as well as the inherent vitality in nature. Featuring three Canadian jewellers and goldsmiths, this exhibition explores how our bodies experience the organic world around us through three very different lenses: form, flora & fauna.
Dominique Audette, Quebec City, QC
Scaro Jewellery by Caroline Arbour, Amos, QC
Métal en bouche by Claudia Gravel, Montreal, QC
STUDIO 9 - Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition 2018
June 12 - 30, 2018
18Karat Studio + Gallery presents Georgian College's "Studio 9" Goldsmithing Gradate Exhibition 2018.
This exhibition will display work from 9 graduating students:
During their time studying in Barrie, Ontario, the students are challenged to develop their skills in the fine craft of goldsmithing. They are encouraged to grow and explore, emerging as artisans with a body of work that represents their journey and discoveries.This June, come join us and celebrate the fruitful work of this year's graduating class.