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Two exhibitions at once!

 Katja Prins                                          Luzia Vogt

Uncanny Incarnations                             Zucker

Montreal, April 11, 2015 – For the very first time, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h presents two exhibitions simultaneously, from April 23 to May 16, 2015. The two invited artists, Katja Prins, of the Netherlands, and Luzia Vogt, of Switzerland, show their respective works, two worlds meeting through reflection and social commentary.

Uncanny Incarnations by Katja Prins brings together works produced between 2002 and 2015, providing both a portrait and history of her artistic intentions. The central theme of her collections — the relationship between the body and the mechanical objects produced by medical technology and by industry — takes form in a number of ways, combining Prins’ mechanical and tubular constructions in silver with elements such as ceramics, reconstituted stones and synthetic materials. Her most recent work examines surgery that repairs or remodels the body. Prins trained as a metalsmith at the Vakschool, in Schoonhaven, and then attended the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, in Amsterdam, graduating in 1997. Her work has been shown in many international solo and group shows, and is also included in a number of prestigious private and museum collections.

An ingredient that we use on a daily basis, a source of pleasure and energy as well as a cause of disease, sugar is the subject Luzia Vogt explores in Zucker, her latest collection. Once a luxury good and also used as a medicine, sugar has been at the root of many conflicts between peoples and cultures. This controversial substance is omnipresent in our lives and available everywhere. Using wood and synthetic materials, Vogt created brooches and earrings that resemble candy. Bracelets made using selective laser sintering, a 3D printing technology, appear to be composed of sugar crystals. Sugar bowls were first sculpted from sugar beets, and were then transformed in bone china and Carrara marble, as the artist explored the ambiguous nature of this substance. Initially trained as a jeweller, Vogt developed her conceptual approach to jewellery at the University of Pforzheim’s School of Design, in Germany. An artist with the gallery since 2001, she has taken part in a number of international exhibitions, such as A Bit of Clay on the Skin, which was conceived of by Monika Brugger and presented in a number of museums throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

Clic on Luzia Vogt to see her work.

The works by these two artists, which are being shown at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, are a reflection of their current explorations.

Katja Prins will attend the opening, which will take place April 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.

She wishes to express her thanks to the Creative Industries Fund NL.


Exhibition opening:

Thursday, April 23, 5-8 p.m.

The exhibition runs until May 16, 2015