Time: December 16, 2011 at 7pm to December 17, 2011 at 10pm
Location: Thames Tunnel Mills,
Street: 113 Rotherhithe Street SE16 4NJ
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Event Type: art, and, jewellery
Organized By: Sandra Holmes Jewellery
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2011
A collaboration between designer Sandra Holmes and Artist, Melanie Jane Phelan. The private view on Friday 16th is guest list only so confirm your attendance on the events page. http://www.facebook.com/events/250996474955096/ Hope to see you there! Find out more about us below... Sandra Holmes has just moved back to live in central London to launch her contemporary jewellery collection. She has lived in Milan for the last 17 years. In the very capital of fashion and design she has entered the world of esthetics and beauty that has forged her into the goldsmith artisan that she is now. Sandra Holmes Jewellery are the material expression of Sandra’s personal life experience. A perfect mixture between the urban life of London or Milan mixed with the poetry of Italian heritage. In the Chantilly Collection we can find the influence of the elaborated Florentine traforo (Traforo piercing for Florentine engraving ) while in contraposition the shapes of the Urban Disc collection recall Sandra’s passion for pure minimal lines. The Pin collection features the nails that can be found in the fishermen boats at the Cinque Terre in Liguria or in the old cascine (country houses) in Umbria.
Melanie Phelan is a London based artist who specialises in paintings which can be simultaneously figurative and abstract, and she is also self confessed girly-girl. Drawing influences from a range of contemporary and vintage imagery, Melanie creates striking works on canvas, which explore modern femininity and its relationship to mass media and commodity. Her love of pattern and shape is a signature of her style and is often used to build up layers on a canvas. Through mixing paint on the canvas, she creates a vibrant background allowing the paint to blend and develop its own tones and pattern effects. The process is built up over time and develops gradually as Melanie chooses to highlight, embellish or work over areas of the canvas. Melanie enjoys challenging the viewer’s expectations of portraiture, deconstructing the images of her models and reducing them to tones or lines, as well as using typography to contrast or enhance the figurative images.