Date(s) - 07/13/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvera Jewelry School
NCEG Sponsored Talk by Gabrielle Castonguay
“Feeding Enamel Work with Other Art Forms”
Talk & Potluck will be held:
Thursday, July 13th – 7 PM to 9 PM
at Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street Berkeley CA 94702
Space for the Talk is limited, you must reserve your space below.
The potluck will begin after the talk, and is open to all members and anyone interested in NCEG. Bring your favorite dish to share, please tell us what you will bring on the Evite. Please RSVP for the Potluck on the Evite Here.
Gabrielle S. Castonguay is an enamelist from Montréal, impassioned by enameling since a very early age when she started learning the art. She studied and graduated from Fine Arts, Theatre and Design programs from local Colleges and Concordia University in Montréal. Her work is well regarded in North America as well as the larger international enameling field. She specializes in enameling wall pieces, sculptures, vessels and integration of metal enameled pieces in design/architectural work. She has exhibited in Canada, Europe, the USA and Japan. She co-curated the National Canadian Enamel Exhibition 2013: “Fire and Fusion”. She has received several grants for her work over the years. Gabrielle was awarded “First Prize Winner” “Wall Art” 2015 at Alchemy 3” Juried Enamel Exhibition organized by The Enamelist Society. She is the “Second Place Laureate” “Traditional Use of Enamel Technique” at the Sixth International Biennale of Enamel Art Vilnius in Lithuania in 2015. As well as the laureate of the Vilnius Municipality Award for the category “Conceptual enamel works” at the Fifth International Biennale of Enamel Art Vilnius in Lithuania in 2013.
“Our world of superabundance where all seems transitory, denatured and replaceable causes in me the need to seek a sense of the sacred and evocation. The esthetic of my work exhibits the beauty and the untamable force of nature, the rough splendor of the corrosion of metal, and the intensity of the light with all the reflections which it causes.
My approach in the treatment of the fusion of glass and metal is at the same time contemporary and exploratory while cultivating a control of classical and traditional techniques.
I am searching remarkable textures, degrees of luster, coloration and oxidization to produce inimitable effects, creating extended contrasts. My creations emerge from universes of colors, transparencies, and opaques, from depth and light. I create pieces where the atmosphere and the imagery reveal traces of art thousands of years old, perfected and sustained in time where our passage on earth reveals a sense of the sacred.”
Bookings are closed for this event.