Baines, R 2008, Bracelet, (Creative Work : Visual art).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

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Title Bracelet
Author(s) Baines, R
Year 2008
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Ornament as art: avant garde jewelry from the Helen W.Drutt collection, The Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Tx
Dates 14/03/2008 to 06/12/2008
Medium Gold, Silver, plastic
Summary "The work was exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC and Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Other artists included leading innovators such as Hermann Junger, Gijs Bakker, Albert Paley, Eleanor Moty, Jamie Bennett, Arline Fisch, Yasuki Hiramatsu, Max Fröhlich, Falko Marx, and Robert Smit. (1986) Baines' research is concerned with the use of metals including gold and silver and their combinations with non-precious materials such as plastic. His research is internationally known for the depth of historical and material reference. The gold and plastic Bracelet is an example of intensive research in 12th century Islamic jewellery with a material outcome transporting the cultural context into the present. At the same time he brings his research expertise in archeometallurgy to questions of historical and material reference.

The exhibition traces the development of artist-made jewellery and honors its craft roots while also placing the work within a larger framework of seminal movements in 20th century art showcasing aoad array of national and international works made between 1963 and 2006, including 300 objects, with 275 pieces of jewellery and drawings, watercolours, sketchbooks and sculptural constructions.

The Renwick also organised a symposium, A Grand Passion: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Art Jewelry, 12 April 08, with presentations by Drutt as well as Baines, Claus Bury, Robin Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet.

The show was presented by Cindi Strauss, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where it first appeared. She saw one of the significant research considerations of the exhibition as that important jewelry does not have to be made of precious materials. Baine's work is one illustrating that over the last 30 years, artists worldwide have been creating dynamic jewelry out of alternative materials such as plastic, paper, Corian, wood and fibre."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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