WHAT'S ON - EXHIBITIONS
January 16 - February 15, 2020
18Karat Studio + Gallery is proud to present Anticlastic: New Jewellery and Hollowware by Linda Brown. Linda is a metalsmith whose work focuses on texture, line and form as they relate to natural flora structures. In her most recent collection, Linda has developed synclastic and anticlastic metal raising techniques to further elevate her studio practice.
Until recently, her anticlastic forming methods have been mainly self-taught, but a trip to Ireland in August 2019 reconnected Linda with her silversmithing teacher Brian Clarke at his Ballinaclash studio, where she studied new styles of metal raising. Motivated by the opportunity to acquire new skills in a region rich with silversmithing history, she returned to her studio in Thunder Bay keen to incorporate these newly learned forming techniques into her designs. This solo exhibition showcases Linda’s latest handmade jewellery and hollowware, produced in .925 sterling silver, .958 Britannia silver, .999 fine silver, copper and bronze. Using hammer texturing and chasing to produce distinct surfaces in the metal, she combines flowing lines with the hollow form to produce organic wearable and sculptural structures.
Linda Brown, Thunder Bay, ON
January 18 (Sat) 3:30 - 5:00pm // Public Reception
In conjuction with
October 8 - December 22, 2019
Colour is a powerful force in our everyday lives; it can change our minds, convey messages and shift mood. Colour can attract and repulse, express or suppress, and is in every way integral to the human experience. When we wear colour, it is not only a form of self-expression, but a means to connect with the world around us.
18Karat Studio + Gallery is proud to present work from Korinna Azreiq, Amy Bond, Mary Lynn Podiluk and Magali Thibault Gobeil – four Canadian contemporary jewellery artists with bold collections combining precious metal with fiber, nylon, glass and acrylic.
November 16 // Public Reception
Georgian College - Goldsmithing Graduate Exhibition 2019
June 4 - June 15, 2019
18Karat Studio + Gallery presents Georgian College's "Quantum Auri 2018-2019 Gradate Exhibition".
Jun 8, 2-5pm // Opening ReceptionThis exhibition will display work from 9 graduating students:
Dorothy Xiaoxin Chen
Peter van Walraven.
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.
March 30, 3pm // LIVE INTERVIEW: Lawrence Woodford
May 11, 2-4pm // Meet + Greet: Christine Dwane
May 11, 6:30-8:30pm // LIVE INTERVIEW: Christine Dwane
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: