So when we were in Richmond over the holiday (all four days with two days of driving) We barely had time to gas up the ride. We did however stop in to the Quirk gallery. When we lived in Richmond both of our pads were almost across the street. We missed stopping in once a week. We were lucky enough to see Sparkle Plenty 7 and the vault show. We miss Richmond so much. Maybe one day we will move back.
Sparkle Plenty 7: Organ/ism
The world is full of life and organisms that thrive in a multitude of ways. From the seemingly mundane to the flat-out bizarre, "things" have found a way to survive. People are both part of the living world, and manipulators of it. An ever-changing world and life's ability to adapt is the theme for this exhibition. The work presented shows a reverence for these creatures, the inner spark that ignites life, and the ability to survive.
* Daniel DiCaprio courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts
* Emily Watson
* Hilary Pfeifer
* Jillian Moore
* Märta Mattsson courtesy of Sienna Gallery
* Masako Ondera
* Masumi Kataoka courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts
* Satomi Kawai
This is Canadian-based Suzanne Carlsen's first solo exhibition in America. She explains, "Playing on our expectations of what jewelry is, presenting fresh ways of thinking about ornament, value and recognition - my work is void of the typical diamonds, rubies and pearls. I balance hand embroidery and metal to present social symbols in unusual garb That which appears, upon first impression, to be merely a cute miniature, ultimately reveals itself to be an icon of memory, commemorating our surroundings, imitating our everyday life, and questioning our traditional ideas of home and place."