dual/duel: Caroline Gore
September 7- November 12, 2017
Artist reception September 7, 6-8pm
The Gallery at Reinstein Ross is proud to announce their upcoming exhibition dual/duel: Caroline Gore, on view from September 7- November 12, 2017. This exhibition will mark the debut of Gore’s new series of wearable objects. This collection of new work will be accompanied by drawings and collide, a sculptural installation from the acclaimed exhibition, …mercurial silence…
Strong, seductive, and feminine, the jewelry in dual/duel is inspired by Gore’s newly adopted city of Philadelphia. “The jewelry presented in dual/duel is a visual manifestation of this relationship to site in energetic and physical ways. Temporary attachments to buildings under renovation or construction, clusters and piles of building materials, layers of decay and attempted repair, electrical wiring/conduit and signals such as cones and buoys littering the landscape have informed my drawing and form development.”
At the heart of Gore’s work exists a tension or a “tug of war”, between materials and forms. Her visual language oscillates between what has been exposed and what remains unsaid, the hardness of jet and hematite and the softness of leather and suede. Her jewelry, according to Gore, “elicits an obstructed, coordinated or reflective view, one that momentarily shifts with the movement of the body and ultimately reveals a glimmering spark or connection.”
Gore explains the importance of including earlier work- a series of drawings made by using a torch or branding tool directly on paper, as well as collide, a 50’ chain made of carved jet beads- stating that “There are individual pieces and methods of making that linger and beckon a further dive – sometimes it takes years to gain access and identify why the work, method or material is suddenly so loud and present. As I have settled into my new studio and location the material and visual relationships continue to overlap and span across my artistic practice becoming clearer and again murky all at once.”
About the Artist
Caroline Gore’s studio practice is deeply rooted in jewelry and metalsmithing processes – her work varies in media, scale and implementation ranging from jewelry to sculptural installations, photography and large-scale drawing. She maintains a studio in northeast Philadelphia at the Crane Arts Building, and joined the faculty at The University of the Arts in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Craft & Material Studies. Gore holds a BFA in Crafts with a jewelry focus from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. Exhibition venues have included the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Michigan, Velvet da Vinci Gallery in California and various international art fairs through New York based gallery Ornamentum. Her work is often centered on investigations of site and the direct and often indirect relationships we have to place through experience and remembering. In 2012 she was awarded a sabbatical for research from Western Michigan University for the academic year 2012-13. The exhibition …mercurial silence… was the result of this intense period of time spent in studio where through research and experimentation she plumbed deeper into material meaning, the histories jewelry and objects hold and our unique ability to process memory though remembering, forgetting and furthermore – transforming. After a thoughtful and structured break in 2013 from commercial venues and commitments, she returned to working with galleries in 2016 and is currently represented by Gallery Loupe in Montclair, New Jersey. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Racine Art Museum, and numerous private collections.
The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross
The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross was founded as a unique, New York City venue, to exhibit progressive work in studio art jewelry, as well as fine arts related to jewelry, precious stones and precious metals. Our mission is to bring international exposure to emerging and established artists, through promotion, education, and exhibition. The R|R Gallery presents regular group or solo exhibitions, and is interested in collaboration with other galleries, museums, and educational institutions.
The R|R Gallery is housed in a storefront space at the intersection of New York City’s fashionable Meatpacking District and the West Village. The space is connected to, but separate from, the Gansevoort Street store and workshop of Reinstein|Ross, Goldsmiths. Founded in 1985, Reinstein|Ross is committed to high-karat gold, distinctive gemstones, and classical goldsmithing techniques. Reminiscent of ancient jewelry, but distinctly contemporary, Reinstein|Ross jewelry is hand-fabricated to impeccable standards in their New York City workshops.
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