BRIGHT/LIGHT
AN EXHIBITION OF CONTRASTS

12th Nov - 31st Jan 2010



‘Madeleine’ ring in silver with Cubic Zirconia

‘Madeleine’ ring in silver with Cubic Zirconia
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Jen Brown

A deep fixation with detail informs my work. Elements or anomalies which might go unnoticed, but to me seem extraordinary are a constant source of inspiration.  I am attracted to and look for qualities such as delicacy, gentleness and subtlety and hope to convey this through my jewellery. I aim to create wearable objects which from a distance appear beautiful, sophisticated and quiet but hold an allure and invite close inspection. Pattern is integral to the design of my jewellery as it fulfils a personal need for organisation and structure but simultaneously allows for an almost child-like desire to subvert or rebel. At first glance a pattern within my design-whether as a surface or as a series of objects-may appear regular or controlled but as the participant is drawn in they may discover aspects of surprise. Deriving influence from a thoughtful yet quirky portfolio of drawing and photography sees elements of irony or humour emerging in my jewellery. A beautiful surface subtly tampered with to suit my own purposes pleases me immensely.  I achieve these qualities in my jewellery by a considered and original handling of both precious and non-precious materials; a sensitive manipulation of materials such as resin, silver and enamel allows me to create inviting surfaces. A fascination with the sparkle of gemstones has led me to develop innovative methods of using cut stones in my work.

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Artists featured in BRIGHT are: Shona MacSween; Lina Peterson; Deana Baker; Clare Knox-Bentham; Hanni Ramsay; Holly Edwards. Artists featured in LIGHT are: Lydia Feast; Jahyun Rita Baek; Ivy Nixon;
Jen Brown
; Jamie Price; Kerri Strachan. Also especially for Christmas BLACK & GOLD a showcase featuring:
Bea Jareno; Teri Howes; Sarah Herriot; Jacqueline Cullen.