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Seeing Red: a National Exhibition of Art Jewelry

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Craft Council of BC Shop & Gallery

1386 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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Contemporary jewelry artists from across Canada whose work pushes traditional boundaries have been invited to incorporate red in their work and create pieces that showcase imagination and ingenuity. It is these attributes, rather than the cost of materials, that in part imbue these works of art with their worth and ask us to examine our preconceived notions of value.

The colour red is strong willed and energizing, has many political and cultural associations and as the universal colour warning of danger, it demands that you take notice. Red also announces itself metaphorically in our language with phrases such as ‘red tape’ and ‘caught red handed’. But in this exhibition, the double entendre ‘Seeing Red’ can also be taken literally. In this context, red captures our attention and the creative use of this colour can immediately draw us in and focus our eye more intently on the whole piece or a particular element of the work.

Traditional jewelry has historically been status ornamentation. However, the ever growing field of contemporary art jewelry pushes those limits with unusual ideas, materials, techniques and concepts and moves jewelry towards the realm of art.

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