The Opulent Project / Holiday Event

Holiday Event: Sun. Dec. 9, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wallpaper III. Earrings, silver, polyurethane, enamel paint
Earrings, laser cut plastic

Gallery Loupe will present the work of The Opulent Project — a conceptual jewelry and design studio based in Portland, OR that investigates “opulence” and promotes a dialogue between the precious and non-precious within the context of today’s material culture.

Meet The Opulent Project artists Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner, who will present two wall installations including Wallpaper III that is comprised of 3-dimensional, one-of-a-kind jewelry objects patterned to match a wallpaper background.  This technique not only conceals and camouflages the jewelry but also serves to optically flatten the 3D shape.  Adding to the visual deception is this particular wallpaper pattern’s ability to appear three-dimensional itself, therefore essentially disorienting the viewer as to where lies the threshold between 2D and 3D.  By doing this, The Opulent Project investigates the imaginary dimension that exists between flat and formed, illusion and reality.  

The Opulent Project / Holiday Event
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012 11am-2pm

Join us at Brooklyn Metal Works to hear The Opulent Project Artists speak about their work. Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2012 at 7 pm.
640 Dean Street  Brooklyn, NY 11238

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