Duality of Presence @ Munich Jewelry Week


Duality of Presence @ Munich Jewelry Week

Follow along as Duality of Presence comes to fruition in the months leading up to Munich Jewelry Week & Schmuck. The co-curators, Kerianne Quick & Jess Tolbert, will share their exhibition research, preparation, 
and travels to Munich on the exhibitions Instagram account! Follow @dualityofpresence 

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This blog follows the curatorial collaboration of two American Professors of Jewelry and Metals and the making of the exhibition Duality of Presence @ Munich Jewelry Week. 

Duality of Presence will bring together the work of 20 American contemporary artists in Munich to shed light on the diverse paths these artists use to tell stories through material, site, and form. 

Duality of Presence Exhibitors include : Jessica Anderson, Lynn Batchelder, Thea Clark, Nikki Couppee, Motoko Furuhashi, Steven Gordon Holman, Alexandra Hopp, Masumi Kataoka, Joshua Kosker, Tova Lund, Sharon Massey, Jaydan Moore, Wei Lah Poh, Kerianne Quick, Kaiya Rainbolt, Yumi Janairo Roth, Jina Seo, Demitra Thomloudis, and Jess Tolbert. 

Duality of Presence will take place at the Super + CENTERCOURT Gallery in Munich, Germany during the annual International Exposition of Trades and Crafts (Handwerksmesse) and the internationally renowned exhibition, Munich Jewelry Week / Schmuck 2017.

Follow the blog and the @dualityofpresence instagram account to see Duality of Presence become present!

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Artist Intros Round 3 + Display Prep + Website!

Started by Jessica Tolbert Feb 24. 0 Replies

The countdown is on - DoP @ MJW is 12 days away!!!First up, we've got more artist intros! The awesome Lynn Batchelder, Demi Thomloudis, Masumi Kataoka, Alexandra Hopp, Yumi Janairo Roth, and Tova Lund.How To Build A House (Badge), edition of 5 pins, Reconstructed house paint, sterling silver, steel, 2016Lynn…Continue

Tags: Yumi, Janairo, Hopp, Alexandra, Kataoka

More DoP Artists, Round 2!

Started by Jessica Tolbert Feb 8. 0 Replies

Since it is feeling a bit like spring here in the desert (what the heck Phil?), and because I know I could use a little lightness and color in my life right now...Let us introduce this week's Duality of Presence artists! Joshua Kosker, Thea Clark, Jessica Anderson, and Nikki Couppee!Joshua Kosker is an artist…Continue

Tags: clark, thea, jessica, andersen, couppee

The work arrives in San Diego!

Started by Jessica Tolbert. Last reply by Jina Seo Jan 30. 1 Reply

We are only about five weeks away to the Duality of Presence exhibition! Artists are sending their beautiful works to San Diego in preparation for Kerianne and I to mock up the display and make sure everything is ready to go --- Someone’s jewelry box is pretty rad right now! …Continue

Tags: Poh, Lah, Wei, Steven, Gordon

Nuts and Bolts

Started by Jessica Tolbert Dec 10, 2016. 0 Replies

We have been working hard organizing the nuts and bolts for Duality of Presence. Curating the work of 19 amazing artists is tough. We have selected more than 60 pieces to take to Munich! Simultaneously we have been working with amazing graphic designer, Libby Morris on our branding and logo. We have selected two - one we are lovingly referring to as ‘the cattle brand’ and a title logo. More than simply selecting nice typefaces, we felt the logo should somehow reflect the theme of the…Continue

Who, What, & someWhere's

Started by Jessica Tolbert Nov 2, 2016. 0 Replies

Kerianne Quick and Jess Tolbert first met as Graduate students in Metal at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2010, where they discovered their shared interests in elaborate halloween costume making, high intensity group fitness boot camp classes, and the compelling, multi-faceted, layered, and meaningful world of contemporary jewelry. Jess and Kerianne now teach Jewelry and Metals at the University of Texas El Paso and San Diego State University, respectively, and continue to…Continue

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