January 15-21, 2018

Building Blocks

Dates

Mon , Jan 16, 2017 — Tue , Jan 31, 2017

Type

Window Installations

Disciplines

Art, Craft, Installation, Jewellery Design

Neighbourhood

West

Daily Hours

MonMonday

24 hours -

TueTuesday

24 hours -

WedWednesday

24 hours -

ThuThursday

24 hours -

FriFriday

24 hours -

SatSaturday

24 hours -

SunSunday

24 hours -

Location

Jewel Envy

151 Marion Street
Toronto ON
M6R 1E6

The exhibition will be in the three display windows along Roncesvalles.

Accessible

Admission

Free

Description

‘Building Blocks’ is an installation that uses basic geometric shapes and primary colours as the starting point for each artist to interpret into a wearable piece of jewellery or sculptural object. The categories explored include red square, blue circle, and yellow triangle.

As goldsmiths, we have a specific relationship to tools and the common shapes used to make jewellery and functional sculptural objects. This exploration creates a space for each artist to interpret these shapes and colours with their own voice and without the constraints of interpreting traditional elements for consumers. Through the examination of simple shapes and primary colours, each artist makes a choice to either conform or confront the viewer’s opinions of these universal building blocks in their pieces. Some artists take a literal interpretation of the shape and colour while others interpret the information as a narrative commentary. All of the work is bound by the defined parameters of color and form making for a varied approach in the exhibition to the shared starting point for design.

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