June 13th - July 15th
OAXACA CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY AND CRAFT
OPENING SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH 5-8PM.
Opening Saturday, June 13th and running through July 15th, Lulo will be showing work in jewelry, objects, sculpture and textile from
Oax-i-fornia and artist Trine Ellitsgaard.
The show will be exploring the aesthetic experience when cultural ideas bridge with traditional craft and contemporary disciplines in design - specific to the region of Oaxaca.
Oax-i-fornia is an academic project using play as a catalyzer for collaboration and exchange between artisans, designers, and artists, since 2005. Directed by designer Raul Cabra in collaboration with Universities in Mexico and the US, the project is currently based at the Ex-Hacienda de Gaudalupe in San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca.
the project`s main goal, is to broaden creative opportunitites for local artisans through multidisciplinary and collaborative work with other professionals in visual and creative fields thereby providing spaces for ancestral traditions to assert themselves in a contemporary world.
Trine Ellitsgaard grew up in Denmark and it was there she trained as a weaver, but for the last twenty years she has made her home in Oaxaca. The ordered geometric designs, the muted colors, the soothing balance of forms and textures all seem to express a Scandinavian sensibility in direct contrast to a life spent in Mexico or to traditional Mexican weaving. But the influence is undeniably there. Underneath the deceptive simplicity and harmony of the designs, there are surprising cultural clashes and combinations which reveal a delight in strangeness as well as the peculiar beauty that can emerge from chaos. Trine`s work takes hold of all that she has observed in Mexico, but the Scandinavian in her reconstitutes it into new patterns; out of the meeting of these two cultures emerges a new way of seeing both.