Hoodie | Hand carved Carrara marble Private View | Thursday 3rd November 2016 | 6pm – 9pm Exhibition Dates | Friday 4th November – Saturday 19th November 2016 EDGE Project Space is open Thursday – Saturday | 12pm – 6pm | 13 – 19 Herald Street, London, E2 6T
A brand new exhibition by sculptor Chris Mitton opens in November at EDGE Project Space, Bethnal Green, a gallery which focuses on facilitating cultural exchange through contemporary art. Breaking Boundaries is a collection of new works focused on Mitton’s alternative views of fine art, popular culture and the divisions within today’s society.
Johnny Rocket : Chris Mitton’s iconic Hoodie sculpture has inspired a collection of jewellery designed by Johnny Rocket along with accessories designed by Elensa to accompany the hit film BrOTHERHOOD, directed by Noel Clarke. Rocket has transformed the formidable sculpture in to wearable art. Created in solid British Sterling Silver each piece is handcrafted in the tradition of the fine jewellery and sympathetic to Chris’s craft. Both craftsmen utilise the same reductive techniques and tools- with scale and material being the only exception.
A selection of these limited edition jewels will be available to order at the exhibition.
As former Prime Minister David Cameron commented in his Hug a Hoodie speech; ‘Adult society’s response to the hoodie shows how far we are from finding the long-term answers to put things right.’
The aesthetic and provenance of Carrara marble, the classic sculptural medium that Mitton chooses to use, along with the time and skill it demands of the artist, creates a juxtaposition to the subject matter – the expendable hoodie. His sculptures challenge the values and respect placed on the often overlooked products at the core of the same society.
For more information on Johnny Rocket and for high res images please http://johnnyrocketjewellery.com