15th July - 26th Sept 2010

Intoflora reviewed in Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire Post, Friday July 23rd 2010
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July 23rd, 2010
Contemporary jewellery exhibition is all about saying it with flowers
Robert Sutcliffe
SEX, seduction and strength are to feature in a Yorkshire exhibition of contemporary jewellery.
Kath Libbert, who has curated the exhibition at Salts Mill, near Bradford, has added a playful aspect to IntoFlora, asking several international artists to create special floral tributes to famous individuals who have inspired them.
She said: "The work of the eight artists I've chosen is truly a floral feast for the eyes." Among those included at the exhibition are Mikaela Lyons who has created a sumptuously colourful collaged body sculpture in honour of Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine.
Ana Hagopian presents Campanula, a delicately beautiful tribute to actress Cate Blanchett - a myriad of purple paper blossoms that sit gracefully on the body.
Lisa Juen chooses as her inspirational person the provocative Canadian rock star Peaches - whose extreme performances push boundaries in the same way that her jewellery does.
She said: "My fascination with light paired with the imagery of the flower, the symbol of femininity, seduction, sex and strength, found strong support and inspiration in Peaches' performance."

The exhibition at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery on the second floor of  Salts Mill runs until September 26

STATEMENT: Steve Baker, top, models In Full Bloom by Nataliya Pinchuk at the exhibition while, above, jeweller Ana Hagopian presents a more delicate tribute to Cate Blanchett.
Main picture: Tony Johnson

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel/Fax 01274 599790. For directions see About Us
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Weekends 10am - 6pm.