Gallery Loupe is proud to present SAND IN A BOTTLE / Vered Kaminski, comprised of selections from Vered Kaminski: Artificial Stones, an exhibition held at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art from June 9 - November 28, 2015.
Kaminski, one of Israel's most prominent artist-jewelers, was awarded the 2014 Andy Prize for Contemporary Crafts, which included a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and accompanying catalog. Her latest pieces explore rocks - both natural and artificial - with which Kaminski makes brooches and pendants featuring "stones" of cement, sand, pigment and glue, as well as actual stones, or some combination of both. Due to her exemplary craftsmanship, these fissured rock formations - whether real or fabricated - appear interchangeable.
Concrete, cast into molds that mimic genuine rock, or metal molds, similar to those used in forming terrazzo floor tiles, is used for several pieces. Cuff bracelets depict camels, palm trees, or abstract patterns; some brooches are circular or take the shape of a Star of David, while others - most notably a long, graduated necklace - recall ancient eye imagery. Additional pieces portray female athletes, oases, flowers, and trompe-l'oeil surfaces.
Tangential to the main exhibition will be jewelry from series throughout Kaminski's illustrious...