Scents of Life

Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

 

 

The exhibition explores the interplay between sense of smell and memory

International artists visualize the dynamic through contemporary jewellery

 

“The smell of freshly mown lawn reminds me of my school days.”

 

“I miss the smell of newspaper ink. It stirs up my childhood memory of my father reading the paper at breakfast.”

 

“The smell of rust gives me goose bumps!”

 

The sense of smell is considered to be one of the most sensitive senses of human experience. It is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. The Different scents of life can bring back memories that stir-up both pleasant and unpleasant emotions.

 

The exhibition “Scents of Life” explores the interplay between smell and memory through the medium of contemporary jewellery. 7 artists from around the world will showcase their work at Ame Gallery from 18 March – 29 April.

 

Anna Cheng, Founder of Ame Gallery said, “I am always fascinated by how the sense of smell is closely linked to emotions and memories. A familiar smell has the power to evoke a lost memory. Through this exhibition, we aim to create direct communication between artists and audience. By means of the jewellery pieces presented by the artists, the audience may share a little piece of the memory evoked by a particular scent that has a special place in the artist’s life.”

 

 

Participate artists:

Chan Po Fung (Hong Kong)

Corrado De Meo (Italy)

Elizabeth Shaw (Australia)

Eva Van Kempen (Netherland)

Paola Mirai (Italy)

Pilz Au- Yeung (Hong Kong)

Susanna Strati (Australia)

Chan Po Fung
Chan Po Fung

Chan Po Fung- A Detached Aquarium Sterling Silver, brass, stainless steel and plastic

Corrado De Meo
Corrado De Meo

Corrado De Meo-Scent Oriental Mobile Brooch Silver, oxidize, metacrylate, acrylic paint cotton

Elizabeth Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw- Mortar Head 1 Sculpture/ Pendant/ T Ring/ Mortar/ Pestle Sterling silver and hemp cord

Eva Van Kempen
Eva Van Kempen

Eva Van Kempen- Dettol Necklace Glass, cotton roll, purple suture thread, plastic needle, 24K gold plated silver and dettol

Paola Mirai
Paola Mirai

Paola Mirai- Scent of Jasmine Tea Fragrance Pendant Jasmine tea, magnets, silver chain and polymer

Pilz Au-Yeung
Pilz Au-Yeung

Pilz Au-Yeung- Symbiosis 01 Brass, cinnamon and sterling silver

Susanna Strati
Susanna Strati

Susanna Strati- Reliquary- Orb of Love and Loss Oxidized bronze infused stainless steel, sintered nylon, 18K gold plated silver, 9K gold, 23K gold leaf, shellac, red pigment, olive tree ash, graphite, olive oil, frankincense, myrrh, rose oil infused beeswax and magnets