Chelsey Radabaugh

Ephemeral Pleasures Online Exhibition

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Ephemeral Pleasures Online Exhibition

See a unique representation of body adornment that encapsulates the idea of Ephemeral Pleasures while challenging the notion of temporary materials.

Curator: Chelsey Radabaugh

September 26 - October 26, 2009

Location: online
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2011

Ephemeral Pleasures Online Exhbition

2Roses
Bubble Bracelet
4"L x 3.5"H x 1.25"W
Acrylic, bubble Wrap, fine silver

Bubble wrap is a basic disposable commodity intended for ephemeral use but has a tactile quality that many people find comforting. Popping bubble wrap is one of those inexplicable pleasures we have all indulged in at one time or another.


Barb Smith
Untitled (dryer lint embellishment)
Dryer lint, sweater, archival inkjet print
Lint form: Approximately 1 by 1 inch
2009

Becky McDonah
Digging for Gold: A Reliquary for the Dandelion
Copper, wood, glass, dandelion seeds
9"x 8"x 8"
2006

Carol Windsor
Untitled
sterling silver, paper

Carolyn Rogers
Shunga Ring
Silver, paper, glass
1.5 in. wide
2008

Hongtao Zhou
Ice & Snow Furniture Raised From Lake

The furniture is raised by following the nature using local climate and natural resources to please people in winter. They connect the lake, the land (architecture), the air and the people and complete a sustainable life cycle with minimum environmental impact. Environmental artist wants climate furniture to raise up awareness of sustainable design with less or without negative impact.

Jesse Laughter
Living Memory (A Thief's Necklace)
Copper, patina, Pyrex, resin, hair, flies, plastic, CZ,
flannel, honey, sugar, salt, topaz

Jim Cotter
Smell Ring
sterling silver, quartz, paper 10K gold

Smell’s are short lived. A smell can stimulate memories, yet that specific scent will not last but a short period of time. The short lived smells of our day to day lives are very much like the current trend of some art today. Smells can be very short lived and pleasurable or disturbing and lasting. The memories of what you see or smell can last a very long time and the object or sense can be long gone. I wanted this piece to last a long time, but make a statement about the sense of smell and how short that one moment can be. The materials that the ring is constructed of are very permanent; the concept presented within the piece is just the idea of a moment.

Griselda Pena
Passing Life (Moments in time)
Sterling silver, Gerber Daisy
2004

Griselda Pena
Saving the Giver
Sterling silver, acorns, rubber
2004

Joan Parcher
Secret Smile Earrings (front and back)
18k gold, diamonds.
1 3/8 x 15/16 x 7/16 inches
2004

These earrings were made simply to elicit a smile from the person that it putting them on.

Jonathan Pacheco
Paper Bracelet
Used paper, black plasti dip

The bond between paper and ink inspires this collection, one complimenting the other's attributes. Paper has its hidden strengths in the masses while its fragility is exposed when singled out to a sheet. Ink has no boundaries by itself but gains life and energy once on a canvas.

Keith Mendak
Play It Safe Series: Couple
Glass, silver
2008

Art, like the body, is the privileged playground of sensuous pleasure.

Laura Wood
Sweet Potato II
Sterling silver, paper, wax, color pencil
3” x 3 1/4” x 2”

The Sweet Potato series are brooches made of cast paper, exploring form, texture and their dynamic relationships to the body. The translucent, lightweight shapes interact with each other in the cluster, and also with the wearer. To create the sweet potato forms, handmade paper was applied to a plaster mold of the vegetable and then manipulated with color pencil and wax to enhance texture and the natural characteristics of the paper. . The title “Sweet Potato” can be taken literally, or as a term of endearment, alluding to intimacy. The materials used in this brooch illustrate the tender qualities of skin and the human body. As an object of adornment, the brooch invites touch and closer inspection, extending this intimacy from the wearer to the viewer.

Lisa Johnson
Mylar Ring
Mylar, 14k gold
2008

Mylar ring was created in response to an exercise of finishing a piece in a day. This piece is not meant to last forever but, to explore design, function, and engage those who share the same passion for fine art and jewelry in conversation.

Luis Moreno
Ephemeral Pin
Cherry tomato, lemon leaf, silver
14 cm

This brooch is a combination of three elements that form an ephemeral object. The metal form structure, tomato and leaf, provide color and volume, an expression of an ephemeral nature.

Renee Zettle-Sterling
Study in the Ephemeral #11
Silver, brass, bronze, rubber, bubble solution, air
6 ¾” x 6” x 8 ¾”
2005

This body of work deals with questions of the material/immaterial as well as object/experience. The bubble blowers act as the vehicle by which awareness of the body and the mind is achieved. During a concentrated effort, such as blowing a bubble, one becomes immersed in oneself and the realization that the body is performing occurs: if only for a moment. The transformation of one’s bodily function, such as breathing into a physical object/bubble is also pertinent to the work.

Rickson Salkeld
Resin Tears
Flexible resin

On the Body, From the Body, Reconstructing the Body
In my work I deconstruct then reconstruct the body to show both the obscenity and appeal of glorifying and struggling against the feminine image. In pieces like Resin Tears the idea that women can and should cry is frozen in a wearable necklace which allows the wearer to call forth tears at their will by simply putting on the necklace. The American proverb, 'A woman's tears are a fountain of craft' illustrates this idea perfectly.

Sara Brown
Precession
Sterling silver, nickle silver, paper, found objects, stainless steel

This piece is about the preservation of a memory.
In it, a metal housing protects layers of paper which is used to reflect the transitory nature of memory. With time, both memories and the material used to represent it in this piece will inevitably fade and decay, leaving behind the frame that once housed it.

Vincent Pontillo
Influenced
Copper, 23 Karat Gold Leaf, Projection (using pierced paned and over-head projector)
4"x4.5"
2009

Chelsey Radabaugh
Ephemeral Pleasures in Enamel
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, patina
2008

Chelsey Radabaugh
Ephemeral Pleasures necklace
Granulated sugar, sterling silver, patina
2008

Ephemeral Pleasures is a series of jewelry made from molded granulated sugar and fabricated sterling silver. The pieces explore the temporality of the possessions we take for granted and what will be left when they are gone, a skeleton of what was.

About the curator: Chelsey Radabaugh is an MFA Candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. As a studio jeweler and educator, her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US and was most recently awarded the Emerging Craftsman Award from Ohio Designer Craftsman. For more info about Chelsey and her work please visit her crafthaus page.

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Comment by Stevie B. on November 2, 2009 at 6:33pm
What a great exhibition!
Comment by Pat Morrow on October 27, 2009 at 10:43am
What an amazing collection of work and fun to look at.
Comment by linnie mclarty on October 14, 2009 at 4:48am
A beautiful & thought-provoking exhibition.
Comment by Victoria Altepeter on October 2, 2009 at 12:47am
what a beautiful collection of work! congrats to all!
Comment by Thea Clark on September 30, 2009 at 9:44am
Congratulations to Chelsey and all the contributors. This is a visual feast I will revisit.
Comment by Laura Flavin on September 29, 2009 at 8:30am
Thoughtful and interesting work, I will be back to visit and view again while the show is up. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Comment by marcus marguillier on September 27, 2009 at 5:09am
I enjoyed looking and reading through this exhibition a lot, and will certainly do so a couple of times.
Thank you to the artists and curator for this wonderful exhibition.
Comment by Francesca Vitali on September 26, 2009 at 4:08pm
Fantastic pieces and ingenious idea for a show!

congratulation to all the contributors and the curator!

By the way, is the exhibition going to be on the website for ever? if yes..well these pieces are not that ephemeral anymore...isn't that funny that the fact that they are in the ephemeral exhibition will preserve them!!
Comment by 2Roses on September 22, 2009 at 7:18pm
Chelsey, this is a great exhibit! Very thought provoking and inspiring. We really enjoyed the artists comments on the pieces. Thank you for putting this together.
 

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"Michael, we want to invite you to send images of your outdoor furniture, your Comfy-rondack is perfect for this show. The show will be online here at…"
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