Toronto Offsite Design Festival 2017

‘Building Blocks’ is an installation that uses basic geometric shapes
and primary colours as the starting point for each artist to interpret
into a wearable piece of jewellery or sculptural object. The categories
explored include red square, blue circle, and yellow triangle.

As goldsmiths, we have a specific relationship to tools and the
common shapes used to make jewellery and functional sculptural objects.
This exploration creates a space for each artist to interpret these
shapes and colours with their own voice and without the constraints of
interpreting traditional elements for consumers. Through the examination
of simple shapes and primary colours, each artist makes a choice to
either conform or confront the viewer’s opinions of these universal
building blocks in their pieces. Some artists take a literal
interpretation of the shape and colour while others interpret the
information as a narrative commentary. All of the work is bound by the
defined parameters of color and form making for a varied approach in the
exhibition to the shared starting point for design.


Hyewon Jang. View 1 of 3

Hyewon Jang. View 2 of 3

Hyewon Jang. View 3 of 3

Zef Radi
Gillian Batcher. View 1 of 2

Gillian Batcher. View 2 of 2

Long Gao

Helena Perez Lafaurie

Ivane Thiebaut
Alexis Kostuk

Micheline Roi