OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 – SIX TO NINE PM
// Exhibition on view SEP 30 – DEC 3, 2017
Alexandra Hart and Tea Ninkovic present symbiosis: an original collection of works heavily informed by biology, the rich history and traditions of metalsmiths, and relationships – between people, objects, and nature. Sparks Gallery is delighted to welcome Hart and Ninkovic, an inventive, LA-based couturier for this richly textured exhibition.
“This exhibition is inspired by natural symbiotic relations. In each piece, I strive to achieve an “aesthetic symbiosis” of abstract sculptural ideas, traditional jewelry forms, and the human body. I designed each piece to act on the body as if it were a distinct organism living with its host. Each work offers the wearer and the viewer an opportunity to ask: “How do I relate to my jewelry?” In creating much of the work, I collaborated closely with my colleague Tea Ninkovic, a couturier. In addition, the Sparks Gallery has long encouraged the ideas expressed in this show. My art has always been inspired by the marvels of life and biological science. I offer this exhibition as a tribute to the symbiotic relationship between art and science.” – Alexandra Hart
In addition to the opening reception September 30th, an evening guaranteed to surprise and delight through performance and a luxury raffle, Alexandra Hart will join Sparks Gallery for a series of events to explore the thematics, materials, and techniques fundamental to a deep appreciation of this body of work.
We hope you will also mark your calendars for the following events:
An evening of discussion between artist Alexandra Hart and geologist and biologist J. David Archibald, whose research centers on the evolutionary history of mammals and extinction, exploring the symbiotic relationship between art and science.
Spend an informative evening with artist Alexandra Hart, learning about the techniques and materials that inform her craft and observing the artist in action.