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de Quin, Rebecca, 2011, Art or design object, Mindful of Silver

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De Quin exhibited these works as part of the group show Mindful of Silver, Goldsmiths' Hall, London from 27.5 – 16.7.2011, De Quin and the other 11 artists being referred to as '12 leading contemporary British silversmiths'. The works exhibited were a series of 7 new works for the exhibition, based on de Quin’s sustained interest in the practices of collecting, arranging and display. This series is a response to De Quin’s longstanding research into the theme of ’vessel’.
De Quin’s concern for displaying the maker’s process as a critical component of the artefact brings a new question to viewers of the exhibition, countering the conventions that designate exhibition as ‘point of sale or archive’ and bringing the making/construction to bear on the meaning of display as one moment from a process of construction and reflection, embodying the dialogical relation between maker and ‘receiver’ of the work.
Starting from the painterly modernism of Nicolson and Morandi, De Quin takes the enigma of the relationship between 2 and 3 dimensional figures as the point of reflection on the meaning and experience of ‘containment’ through form.
The research represents part of de Quin’s ongoing silversmithing practice developed over a period of 21 years during which time her work has been exhibited in Europe and internationally and included in national and private collections of Worshipful Goldsmiths’ Company, Crafts Council, Liverpool Museum, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, City of Aberdeen Museum, Ulster Museum, Shipley Gallery, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. The sustained engagement with national and international spaces of display brings De Quin into renewed reflection on the shared significance of her practice.

Reviews
Mindful of Silver – World of Interiors
Mindful of Silver – The Spectator
Mindful of Silver – Crafts Magazine – Preview
Mindful of Silver – Crafts Magazine – Review
Mindful of Silver – Evening Standard – Homes & Property
Mindful of Silver – Britain Magazine
Mindful of Silver – 18 Karati Magazine (Italy)
Mindful of Silver – www.ModernSilver.com
Mindful of Silver – Arte y Joja (Spain)
Mindful of Silver – www.GuildofJewelleryDesigners
Mindful of Silver – The Times 27 May
Mindful of Silver – Antiques Trade Gazette
Mindful of Silver – Country & Town House
Mindful of Silver – Exclusive Magazines London
Mindful of Silver – The Times 8 June
Mindful of Silver – www.TheJewelleryEditor
Mindful of Silver – City of London e-shot
Mindful of Silver – Barbican Life

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W720 Metal Crafts
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W720 Metal Crafts > W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
School or Centre: School of Material
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 11:30
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/996

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