Unpacking Chromophilia

Yesterday I met with Devienna Anggraini, we are co-curating Chromophilia together, to talk about the fast approaching show. We visited the gallery at Craftland to check out the space, discuss display, and check out some of the work that’s already started coming in. I think that we must have looked like two little girls in a candy store as we thoroughly investigated every little bauble that’s arrived so far!
One of the artists that who we’ve received work from is Amy Weiks. She has sent us a series of exquisite brooches from a series titled Equal and Opposite, which I’ve always admired… But, finally getting so experience them in real life totally blows away my expectations! I was honestly kindof flabbergasted at her craftsmanship, her composition, and her unique hardware. The gallery was a cacophony of ‘Oohs’ and ‘Aaahs’ as we unwrapped one brooch after the next.
These brooches subtly investigate her explorations of material, form, and function. They also reflect her working process quite nicely, leaving her hammer marks as an honest portrayal of her method of forming. I really can’t say enough about these brooches… I can’t wait to see what else comes in the mail, and finally how the show looks fully installed!

Top image: Dev and Margaret fawning over a brooch
Bottom image: Equal and Opposite brooch by Amy Weiks

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