Me,Myself and I: Reflection, Vanity and Objects of Beautification

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Me,Myself and I: Reflection, Vanity and Objects of Beautification

We are proud to present artwork by the international community of Crafthaus artists. Enjoy the exhibit! Curators: Glen and Marie Guarino

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Location: http://www.crafthaus.ning.com
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Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2012

Artist: Kathleen Faulkner

Title:  Face to Face

Materials:  Shadowbox: wood, paper, colored pencil.

Brooches: sterling silver, eyeglass lenses, paper, colored pencil, and graphite.

Dimensions:  10" x 9"

Artist Statement:  As I get ready to go out, I look in the mirror only to find that I am face to face with my 'shadow'.  The shadowbox opens from the back to allow for removal of the brooches.

Photographer:  David Scherrer

 

 

Artist:  Jan Arthur Harrel

Title:  Vanitas Table Top Mirror    

Materials:  Enamel on copper spun form, mirror, forged steel, billiard balls, tassels on cording with brass finials,and powder coated copper pot.

Dimensions:  39" x 22" x 6"

Artist Statement:  The initial A is homage to my deceased father, Harry Arthur, a pivotal force in my life who only has two daughters and no one to carry on his name.

Photographer:  Jack Zilker

 

 

 

Artist:  Sabiha Mujaba

Title:  Entrance

Materials:  Walnut, bird’s-eye maple, basswood, fabric, mirrors, image transfers.

Dimensions:  30"H x 13" W x 10"D

Artist Statement:  A mirror is a fascinating 'canvas' to not only explore self-observation but the uneasy sense that something, or someone, may only exist within it's realm and not behind us as we look in.

Photographer:  Bart Kasten

 

 

 

Artist:  Nicola Louise Reed

Title:  Conceptual Compact Brooch

Materials:  Sterling silver, loose powder, ribbon and thread.

Dimensions:  5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm

Artist Statement:  Based on a vintage compact, the piece has intrinsically feminine touches that entice the viewer to open it, only to find it is filled with loose powder which spills onto the viewer, acting as a “brooch” on the body.

Photographer:  Malcolm Finnie

 

 

 

Artist:  Harriete Estel Berman

Title:  Identity Complex Mirror

Materials:  Post consumer recycled tin cans, magnifying mirror, screws, aluminum and 10k gold rivets.

Dimensions:  33.25"H x 25"W x 1.5"D (approx)

Artist Statement:  Can’t stand that person in the mirror, Make me over, paint my face… (read the entire statement written on the mirror at: http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/wall/idmirror.html)

Photographer:  Philip Cohen

 

 

 

Artist: Tony Williams 

Title:  Book Smart                       

Materials:  Oak top and bottom, and solid Quilted Mahogany

Dimensions: 11.25 X 9 X 3"

Artist Statement: 

Photographer:  Tony Williams

 

 

 

Artist:  Yael Shomroni

Title: Vase                                    

Materials:  Clay

Dimensions:  7" x 4.5" x 3”

Artist Statement:  The wheel-thrown vase is perfect to hold flowers... makeup brushes.

Photographer:  Lon Brauer

 

 

 

Artist:  Jan Arthur Harrell

Title:  Hat Pin Holder

Materials:  Enamel on hand pierced copper, gold plate, sterling, shells, and chopsticks.

Dimensions:  14 x 9 x 9"

Artist Statement:  Many hatpins for wearing many different hats.

Photographer:  Jack Zilker

 

 

 

Artist:  Thomas R. Skaggs

Title:  Jewel Box

Materials:  Cherry, Curly Maple, Walnut, Ebony and Wenge

Dimensions:  24"tall x 15" wide x 15"deep

Artist Statement:  A jewelry cabinet with a turned keepsake jar held above in suspension.

Photographer:  Thomas R. Skaggs

 

 

Artist:  Sabiha Mujaba

Artist Statement:  A ritual mirror and shelf. Observe the self without looking into the eyes; solitude is palpable.

Photographer:  Kurt Fisher

 

 

 

Artist:  Anthony Scheffler

Title:  Veiled

Materials:  Quilted Maple

Dimensions:  1"H x 1.5" Dia

Artist Statement:  Veiled is a very small, unassuming lidded vessel.

Photographer:  Anthony Scheffler

 

 

 

Artist: Melody Armstrong

Title:  Mirror Pendant

Materials:  Sterling silver,brass, garnet, mirror, and patina.

Dimensions:  4.9cm x 3.4cm x 1.2cm

Artist Statement:  Mirror Pendant is about vanity, observing oneself, checking outer appearances, and comparing oneself to others.  Addressing the issues of body image, aging and the influence of the media.

Photographer:  Melody Armstrong

 

 


Artist: Harriete Estel Berman

Title:  Fading Identity Vanity

Materials:  Pre-printed steel from recycled tin cans, 10k gold and aluminum rivets, stainless steel screws, plastic reinforcement for button, seat & foot of legs.

Dimensions:  19" H x 12.5"Dia x 13"D

Artist Statement:  Written on the inside of the legs in tin can lettering:  Botox my Wrinkles,  Airbrush my Imperfections, Reduce the appearance of fine lines, Soft, soft focus perfect lighting, Am I visibly firm

Photographer:  Philip Cohen

 

 

 

Artist:  Anthony Scheffler

Title:  Peace

Materials:  Figured Mahogany, Jatoba, Cardinal Wood

Dimensions:  6"H x 9"L x 3"W

Artist Statement: The body of this lidded vessel is made from figured Mahogany, Jatoba and Cardinal Wood. The vessel is suspended on anodized aluminum posts between Cardinal Wood supports.

Photographer:  Anthony Scheffler

 

 

 

Artist: Yael Shomroni

Title:  Boxes

Materials:  Clay

Dimensions:  3" x 4" x 3"

Artist Statement:  Wheel-thrown and hand built stoneware, with under glaze and glaze, fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

Photographer:  Lon Brauer

 

 

 

Artist:  Kathleen Faulkner

Title:  Window Dressing

Materials:  Shadowbox: wood, paper, colored pencil.

Brooches: sterling silver, eyeglass lenses, paper, colored pencil, graphite.

Dimensions:  10" x 9"

Artist Statement:  Full moon lunar eclipse: time to get dressed and celebrate.  The shadowbox opens from the back to allow for removal of the brooches

Photographer:  David Scherrer 

 

 

 

Artist: Claudie Bastide

Title:  Auto portrait en zinc

Materials:  Zinc from Paris roofs, mixed technique, chains,copper, acrylic paint

Dimensions:  134 x 56 x 55cm

Artist Statement:  This sculpture represents the simple side and the intricate side of my personality with a little chair running in my head and heavy feet chained to the ground.

Photographer:  Christian Rouchouse 

 

 

 

Artist:  Nicola Louise Reed                         

Title:  Vintage Powder Puff Necklace  

Materials:  Laser cut cosmetic sponge, freshwater pearls, ribbon and sterling silver.

Dimensions:  Pendant size: 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 0.5cm

Artist Statement:  50’s boudoir elements combined with a laser cut cosmetic sponge create an ultra feminine piece with a tongue in cheek reminder of the perils of vanity.

Photographer:  Nicola Louise Reed

 

 

Artist: Glen G. Guarino

Title: Simplicity

Materials: American Black Cherry

Dimensions: 30 ¾" tall x 15 ¼" w x 2" deep

Photographer:  Justin Guarino

 

 

Thank you for visiting Me, Myself and I: Reflection, Vanity and Objects of Beautification!


About the Curators: Glen Guarino holds a MA in Studio Furniture.  He is an adjunct professor at William Paterson University. Glen was recently honored as a “Signature Artist” at the Noyes Museum of Art as an exemplar of the highest caliber of artistic standards. Guarino’s work is regularly seen in gallery and museum exhibits and in a number of publications. Glen also designs furniture for corporate and residential clients. Marie works with Glen managing the business.

 


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You're so Vain

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Tags: glass, sterling, metal, Wood, Veiled

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Comment by Kathleen Faulkner on April 4, 2011 at 1:21pm
Jan S: That video is Marvelous! A good fit, Thank you!
Comment by Catherine Witherell on March 17, 2011 at 9:21pm
catchy song!  I really like it!
Comment by Rachelauren Somers on March 16, 2011 at 6:53pm
Such a loaded subject, and such great work! Thanks, Glen & Marie
Comment by Glen Guarino on March 1, 2011 at 5:58pm
So glad you all are enjoying the show!!!!
Comment by Catherine Witherell on March 1, 2011 at 3:58pm
Gorgeous pieces and work!
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on February 28, 2011 at 7:48pm

What a wonderful quote by George Bernard Shaw. Thank you Alice.

 

Comment by alice simpson on February 28, 2011 at 7:46pm

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul”

~ George Bernard Shaw GODS AND MONSTER

Comment by MELODY ARMSTRONG on February 28, 2011 at 3:43pm
A wonderful collection of interesting and diverse objects!
Comment by Nicola Louise Reed on February 15, 2011 at 12:50pm
I agree Jan! It's always great to see the different designs to a similar theme! Well done to everyone involved - it looks great! :)
Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on February 13, 2011 at 1:32pm

Beautiful portrayal of the infinite manifestations of human vanity in this exhibition.

Congratulations to all!

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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