Night and Day
Jewelry by Katrin Feulner and Stephanie Morawetz
July 11 – August 2, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, July 11, 6-8pm.
Night and Day… the necklaces of Katrin Feulner and Stephanie Morawetz stand in contrast to each other. On the one side we have bright orange, turquoise and yellow etc., on the other we find the subtle nuances of gray. We are struck by the beautiful extravagance in Morawetz’s colorful material slices – slabs of reconstructed stone and resin with plastic waste-material inclusions, just as we marvel in the quiet variation of form and texture of Feulner’s found iron pipes, remade into wearable works. While they find themselves visually at opposite poles, the selections from these two young talents contrast and compliment each other to create a stunning exhibition, like Night and Day.
Feulner and Morawetz, two emerging talents. Feulner graduated (BA- Jewelry and Objects) February, 2015 from the prestigious University of Design in Pforzheim, Germany. Works from her thesis project titled "Arbeiten (Work)" are included in Night And Day, along with several new works. Morawetz received a BA in Fashion and Design from the University of Arts Linz in her native Austria. She is currently working towards her MFA degree at the University of Applied Sciences, Trier, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Katrin Feulner’s pieces have a sculptural quality because she works with what is within the material- collected iron bars and tubes of scrapyard junk, waiting to be interpreted. She respects the effort that has been put into the smallest pieces and spares no effort to continue a process that has started long before and will be continued to conclusion by the wearer. In the end what seems to be a random, forgotten object makes absolute sense.
Andreas Gut, Professor, Pforzheim University - Faculty of Design, Department Jewelry And Everyday Objects, June 2015
The controlled Chaos
Stephanie Morawetz’s pieces are cut out of a new Stone… a material from the future. Plastic is not biodegradable by nature, it is simply crushed and seeps into the ground. So with time and great pressures could the earth create a completely new stone? Just like the rutile needles in quartz crystal, the future will see stones that have plastic inclusions.