There seems to be a lot of art going on this month. Everywhere I turn there’s another gallery opening happening. With SWARM taking place over the next three days there’s lots to choose from.
Often, work that’s deemed craft, such as jewelry, tends to get a bit forgotten among its canvas cousins, athough, in some cases, it can be visual art as easily as it can be adornment. This evening, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Dominique Bréchault’s show of her wonderful jewelry inspired by a walk to Santiago, Spain following the Camino Francés, the ancient 800km pilgrimage trail. The pieces are fabulously unique and textural items – cuttlebone cast, fabricated, rolled or fused into uncommon and surprising but very appealing and intriguing shapes. And while they are most definitely wearable, they are pieces of art each and every one – not to mention conversation pieces.
The show is called The Road, and it’s at the Crafthouse Gallery, 1386 Cartwright St, Granville Island, Vancouver BC
September 6 – 30, 2007.