Tessa Blazey ‘Romancing the Stone’ @ Pieces of Eight

22 07 2013

Oh please, you must must MUST visit this exhibition! Tessa Blazey’sRomancing the Stone‘ at Pieces of Eight is beyond beautiful.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

The exhibition design is completely gorgeous. A number of tableau with pyramidal and octahedron forms, minerals and little people exploring their landscapes – blue, white, black, dark silver, gold, bronze, pale green.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

Exhibition media: “In this exhibition Blazey explores the geometric structures and landscapes of crystal and mineral specimens through mimicry and transformation. Utilizing raw curiously cut and mounted stones she frames each piece to mimic the stone that inspired it. To individualise each piece within the context of its miniature wonderland, Blazey has personified each piece by naming them after an iconic heroine.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

For more images, see the Pieces of Eight blog.

There were many triangles in this exhibition, which I (unexpectedly) loved and wanted to take home. The rings especially were delightful, with their file marked metal surfaces contrasting to the sheer planes of the cut stones (though the uncut stones were in fact my favourite!).

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

For more Tessa, see her website and also my review of her previous exhibition.

There’s not a whole lot more I can say about this show – I loved it!

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

Tessa Blazey ‘Romancing the Stone‘ is at Pieces of Eight until 17th August 2013.


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2 01 2014
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