Creative Heritage - Lesley Craze Gallery
CREATIVE Heritage, a selling exhibition of jewellery work by Florence Edmond (Martinique) and Simone Brewster (United Kingdom) is on display at the Lesley Craze Gallery from September 17 to October 9, 2010.
The exhibition is part of the launch of the three year African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Programme (www.AACDD.org) during the London Design Festival 2010.
The body of work Lost and Found by Florence Edmond concentrates on the natural materials found in her surroundings and the search for connections between their individual shapes and functions.
Her pieces are visual manifestations of a creative language, which ranges from material symbolism to socio-economic culture using body adornment as one of man’s oldest means of identifying, expressing and defining his own position within his social environment.
Showing her first collection with Lesley Craze Gallery, Simone Brewster presents Ebony Revolution – a body of expressive statement necklaces, bangles and oversized rings.
These pieces combine the influences of African woodwork, with that of architectural art nouveau. The result is an alluring combination of precious woods and metals, with embellishing surface striations and patterns for a culturally infused take on adornment.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5.30pm.
Lesley Craze Gallery, 34 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU