Entwined is a breathtakingly beautiful exhibition of contemporary jewellery by Melbourne based artist Yu Fang Chi.
For this exhibition of wearable sculptures, Chi explores the nature of intimate feminine relationships and the memories of her childhood.
Applying delicate silver and steel wires to trace the ambiguous, unstable and shifting experiences in the female body, Chi’s artwork involves the extension of weaving components of varying sizes and shapes.
Through soft yet sturdy metal wires, Chi attempts to structure and portray individual thinking and explore the dialogue between the inner self and external appearance.
Yu Fang Chi is a Taiwan-born contemporary jeweller.
Moving to Melbourne to study a PhD degree at RMIT University, School of Art (Gold and Silver-smithing) in 2014, Chi investigated the concept of femininity in wearable objects and its cultural connotations.
Chi uses repetitive fibre-related techniques which can be connected to traditional domestic art processes.
Professor Elizabeth M. Grierson from RMIT University comments on Chi’s feminist art practice, saying “in the work of Yu Fang Chi, the fragility of the female body and its cultural histories extend to processes used by women in the domestic realm.”
Saturdays, 11am to 5pm
Wednesday 7 November to Wednesday 14 November 2018
- Mobility access