Exhibition at Galerie Spektrum
One of the reasons that I love working with contemporary jewellery is that my friends are my colleagues and my colleagues become my friends. And the more I work the more friends I get to meet!
I was invited to make an exhibition at Galerie Spektrum. The gallery was founded in 1981 by Marianne Schliwinski and Jürgen Eickhoff and it has played an important part in the history of contemporary jewellery and will most likely do so even in the future.
I went to Karlsruhe to set up the exhibition together with Marianne and Jürgen. We grouped the pieces on the walls and on three tables in the long narrow gallery room. The pieces were easy to take down so the visitors could touch them, see the backsides and try them on.
Fröknarna Pettersson, brooches 2021, naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, steel
Jenny’s brooch, 2021, naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, steel
Verner’s brooch, 2021, brooch, naturally tanned reindeer skin, thread, steel
Parallel with my exhibition Ruudt Peters had a show. Peters had worked with shadow-like jewellery pieces where silver figures could vaguely be seen inside shapes made of frosted glass. The hard, cold materials and colours in his exhibition made a nice contrast to my warm, soft pieces.
The opening took place in connection with “Art Karlsruhe” where a number of galleries showed exhibitions around the city. In spite of the pandemic we had a lot of visitors – some of them had even travelled from other parts of Germany and from France.
Marianne and Jürgen are not only fascinating artists and gallery managers, they are also absolutely wonderful people! During my stay in Karlsruhe they showed me beautiful gardens and forests, served me fabulous food and we discussed art, work, life and everything in between.
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