Friday, May 17, 2013

Harbourfront Centre Happening: Gaze, shop, wear!

Colleen Baran, You make my heart beat faster, 2012 (from the exhibition Repeat, Repeat)

Gaze, shop, wear
at Harbourfront Centre

Friday, May 17

York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Info: 416-973-4000

Harbourfront Centre, the heart of Toronto's waterfront, welcomes you to our 10-acre lakeside site. Come view our exhibitions, eat great food from the World Café, and listen to tunes spun by local DJ Vinny Grüvhunter.

The event is part of the inaugural Toronto International Jewellery Festival in conjunction with Meta-Mosaic, the 2013 SNAG Conference.
A rare opportunity to see eight amazing exhibitions:
Repeat, Repeat (see work from my Love Letter series in this exhibition)
RE: Position
Dialogue: International Contemporary Jewellery
Family Album
Quintet: A Conversation in Design
Mobile Canada: RV exhibition
This End Up: exhibition in a container
Spark: George Brown College Graduates exhibition in the Centre Shop

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pin and Brooch at TIJF

Colleen Baran
Brooch a Day 50, 2012
Water color papers, water colour paint, thread, steel

Colleen Baran,
Lips, Blood, Skin, 2012
Acid free paper, water colour board, acrylic paint, dyed thread, sterling silver
and stainless steel

My “Brooch a Day 50” and "Lips, Blood, Skin" were selected for  TIJF’s Pin and Brooch presentation juried by Alisha Marie Boyd and Annie Tung.  It will be showing tonight at the Toronto International Jewellery Festival's (TIJF’s) Pin Ball Gala, and festival launch party, at the Gladstone in Toronto.

 “Brooch a Day 50” and "Lips, Blood, Skin" are both from my Brooch a Day mid year project in 2012, a project full of brooches made of alternative materials that often focessed on the obsessive painting, cutting and shaping of paper.   'Brooch a Day 50' was made using shades from only one colour of paint.  'Lips, Blood, Skin' was made using 17 hand mixed tonal variations based on the colour of my own lips, blood and skin.  

Photos from the Projeto Corrente/Chain Project exhibition in Brazil

Lovely photos from Projeto Corrente/Chain Project, a recent exhibition I participated in at the A CASA Museum of Object in São Paulo.    More info on Klimt02 and a fabulous wealth of additional photos from the exhibition and it's works on the museum's website.   

Photos from opening night

Close-ups of the lovely works and display.  My chain, can also be (almost) seen on the far left.
below- Blue Paper Chain, Layered watercolor paper, watercolor paint, 2012

Colleen Baran 2012- chain

Beautiful layout, and screens that held photos and biographies of the artists.

The curator Marina Sheetikoff