Monday 30 November 2009

Karin Findeis 'sampler'

With our last round of exhibitions de-installed, packed up and out of CVHQ, we hope you managed to drop by when they were still on. In case you missed it, over the next few days we'll be posting installation images from each of the exhibitions. How nice are we!

Entomoid, 2008, 37 brooches, silver & paint

First up is Karin Findeis' exhibition sampler. Reflecting upon the exhibition's exploration of the history of collection, Karin presented her work in rows of archival boxes mounted on the walls of Gallery 3 at hip length (or waist length if you're my height... but seriously, I'm not that short).

And here's Karin's artist statement:
In her latest exhibition sampler, Karen Findeis uses the intimate environment of jewellery to investigate the history of collecting.

Findeis positions herself as a contemporary explorer, the jewellery she makes reflecting the environments within which she lives and travels. Findeis’s process references the collecting practices of the Enlightenment era where diverse elements were drawn together and categorised to create a semblance of order; the ‘real’ and the ‘ideal’ reconciled through representation and reinterpretation.

Karin Findeis has been exhibiting since 1987, both in Australia and internationally. Her practice focuses on the effects that collecting, classification and museology have had on the relationship between objects and memory in both private and public domains. She has undertaken studies at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and recently completed her doctoral studies. In addition, Karin has held the position of Chair of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, NSW since 2006. After living in Europe for several years she is now based in Sydney and heads the Jewellery and Object Studio at Sydney College of the Arts.

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Keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Karin... coming up... very soon! We promise.

Photography by Richard Brockett

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