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Every jewel is a work of Art and our body is the socle. ALLIAGES is an organization which aims to enhance and promote the Contemporary Art Jewelery and educate the people to this art. An artist, often creative and talented, has a great difficulty to reveal his work. ALLIAGES has the goal of promote the career and the artistic world of these artists, showing their works to the public at various events and exhibitions. To do this, ALLIAGES has a permanent space in which successive exhibitions happen throughout the year, where the artists, confirmed or not, have the opportunity to present their work during a longer or shorter period while avoiding a classic network that, in many cases, offers this possibility only to “sure values”. Our goal is to offer quality exhibitions and help visitors to discover new talents.

Natasha Morris

Natasha Morris

Natasha Morris | “My recent work looks to incorporate the exploration of textiles and fiber. I use cross stitch/embroidery to develop imagery and polyester fiber to achieve a playfulness in plush sewn pieces. My work is inspired by jewelry archetypes and historical periods as I look to manipulate traditional jewelry expectations such as material value. Ocular Romance is inspired by the secretive nature of Georgian era lover’s eye, this embroidered image of a man’s eye lends its value to only that of the beholder. A Humble Brag is inspired by rapper’s chains as a display of the wearer’s clout and achievement within the field providing a customized representation of individual’s innermost priorities. Entre Dos uses cross-stitching to depict two anatomical hearts contained within separate brooches, while simultaneously in a relationship. Attached by threads, their bond is made both strong yet temporary.”(*)

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Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler

Kristin Beeler | “My practice includes contemporary jewelry, photography and object making. It sits at the intersection of beauty, memory, the body and jewelry as mnemonic device. We conjure beauty from things left behind: flawed logic, peeling paint, scars, burnt evidence. Memories are isolated stopping points along a continuum of interconnected events. Jewelry and the body remain primary locations for siting memory. Recollection involves multiple associations and jewelry is often its embodiment. It is the miniaturization of things to be remembered bound in a portable format. In the mythology of materials, the nostalgia of mother of pearl and charcoal contrast the opposing beauties of vulnerability and protection. In the end, all that we are reduces down to our bodies and our memories.”(*)

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Juan Harnie

Juan Harnie

Juan Harnie | “Aesthetical Injection This collection, I used medical materials that are often linked to unpleasant situations like hospitals visits. Once removed from this context they could be transformed into attractive, floral looking jewellery. I got my inspiration from flowers and plants that, even when they turn out to be deadly, at first sight people will attribute positive feelings towards. Contradictory, syringes that administer medicine and heal people are met with fear and disgust. Using these syringes in colorful, floral pieces of jewellery, mimicking the shape and color of flowers, might just make people reconsider their initial feelings towards syringes and see the beauty the designer saw in them. I used medical gauze to imprint the silver or to drench in colored polyurethane and then mold into organic sculptured shapes sprouting silverwork and gemstones.”(*)

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Ana Garcia

Ana Garcia

Ana Garcia | “Small works of real and fantastic worlds that make you laugh and feel while you wear them. They are pieces from another world.”(*)

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