VERSO Gallery and INabstracto Present
BLACKBONES Collection by Julie Jenkinson
Objects and sculptural jewelry for all sexes.
Thursday, November 26 from 6-9 pm.
The BLACKBONES collection spans the divide between found object, fine art sculpture and jewelry. Working through a deeply intuitive and organic sense of form, Jenkinson creates assemblages of artisanal and salvaged industrial materials. The results are strikingly dramatic pieces that one could only call post modern industrial primitive.
The visual intrigue of each piece derives from the way in which Jenkinson combines the vocabulary of indigenous and ethnic jewelry with a classic modernist sensibility. Bridging ancient and contemporary design, she creates a timelessness around each piece that is hard to place but is difficult to ignore.
Each BLACKBONES piece is irresistibly tactile, inviting you to hold and feel the beauty of their texture and explore their unique forms. Whether worn daily as a signature item or as an occasional accent piece, this collection is bound to draw attention and set the wearer apart.
BLACKBONES is Julie Jenkinson’s signature and thoroughly unique design statement expressed through jewelery and sculpture.
Julie Jenkinson is a British born, self-taught artist and designer living in Toronto. www.blackbones.ca
above: rubber, brass sculpture maquette, Julie Jenkinson
top: sculptural jewelry by Julie Jenkinson
Julie Jenkinson is a British born artist and designer living in Toronto. Best known for her Animaze Collection of luxury wallpaper, pajamas and fabrics. BLACKBONES, her new collection of primitive modern sculptural jewellery and objects will be launched at VERSO Gallery in the fall, 2015. www.blackbones.ca
Street art study
Julie Jenkinson transforms street art
By David Jager
Verso Gallery (1160 Queen West), to October 13. 416-533-6362.
. NOW RATING:
“Her gift for seeing order in chaos is shown most vividly in her studies of Uruguayan city walls. Here, the intentional hand of the graffiti artist is replaced by abstract textures and surfaces.”….”Jenkinson transforms corners of the city into concise meditations on pure visual experience. Grittiness never looked so sharp.” read full review
Introducing VERSO Gallery
VERSO is a new gallery in the heart of Queen street’s West end, situated between
The Drake and Gladstone Hotels. Nestled behind mid century design haven,
INabstracto, VERSO will exhibit a diverse range of design, drawing, sculpture,
painting, video/film and photography.
CURRENT EXHIBITION (until October 13)
36 Hours in Uruguay & Berlin Street Art
Photography by Julie Jenkinson
Jenkinson’s exhibit moves from documentation of Berlin Street art to her nuanced photo documentation of urban surfaces in Uruguay. Jenkinson’s original fascination with Berlin graffiti has evolved into a record of city surfaces that organically erode and accrue meaning. As such, they become a deeper study of how urban environments and visual signs are formed by a city and its residents over the passing of time, forming entirely new connections and resonances.
All Things Are True
New Portraits by Nathan Eugene Carson
November 20th – December 4th, 2013
Opening November 21st, 6pm-8pm.
New Sculpture by Libby Hague
A family of sculpture meets for an annual birthday party.
January 1- February. 8, 2014
Opening Saturday, January 18 – 4-6 pm.
OCAD’s Sculpture/Installation Program, Thesis Exhibition Series:
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