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Garden Party
Kaori Kurihara

Exposition du 13 au 20 octobre 2018
Vernissage en présence de l'artiste
samedi 13 octobre de 11h à 17h

Son œuvre a la grâce insolente d'une nature imprévisible, toujours en va-et-vient entre le fantasque et la réalité. Après ses séries de fruits imaginaires nés de croisements improbables, la céramiste japonaise défie les cycles biologiques du développement végétal en réunissant dans une même pièce le fruit et la fleur. De cette simultanéité impossible est née la nouvelle collection de vingt pièces, présentée en première chez Galerie H.

 

Fête Japonaise à Carouge

A l'occasion de la fête Japonaise, 
la galerie sera ouverte dimanche 30 septembre de 12h à 17h.
Fête japonaise

Snood boro in silk

Boro, en japonais signifie "guenilles" ; c'est le terme utilisé pour décrire les vêtements et les toiles de lit en coton faits de tissus recyclés dans les tons indigo. La récup' n'était pas alors à la mode, mais juste une nécessité, pour se vêtir et se protéger du froid.

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Several artistic worlds have come together to create the fusion that is today the Galerie H collection. Galerie H is an online boutique comprised solely of articles produced in small signature series signed Valerie Hangel. The collection also includes her favourite discoveries from other designers and artists. The items in the Galerie H collection have  a unique character.  Each object expresses itself with its essential detail, fusing noble materials with exquisite form, for results of audacious beauty.  Take a unique voyage through this studied collection and enjoy a glimpse of Valerie Hangel’s choice of object, form and function.

Small nicklace Hiroko indigo

Small nicklace Hiroko indigo

230.00 CHF
Small nicklace Hiroko indigo
Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms

350.00 CHF
Cherry blossoms
Bracelet Hiroko indigo

Bracelet Hiroko indigo

180.00 CHF
Bracelet Hiroko indigo
Mug with gold

Mug with gold

300.00 CHF
Mug with gold
Kuro deep bowl

Kuro deep bowl

95.00 CHF
Kuro deep bowl
Hibi Kuro Teapot

Hibi Kuro Teapot

380.00 CHF
Hibi Kuro Teapot
Small vase

Small vase

100.00 CHF
Small vase
Large glass

Large glass

42.00 CHF
Large glass
Moon sticks

Moon sticks

950.00 CHF
Moon sticks
Blue klein butterfly brooch

Blue klein butterfly brooch

150.00 CHF
Blue klein butterfly brooch
Cubic brooch butterflies

Cubic brooch butterflies

150.00 CHF
Cubic brooch butterflies
Necklace shibori turquoise

Necklace shibori turquoise

325.00 CHF
Necklace shibori turquoise
Big kite

Big kite

450.00 CHF
Big kite
Black and white

Black and white

380.00 CHF
Black and white
Little klein blue macaron

Little klein blue macaron

65.00 CHF
Little klein blue macaron
Earrings Agnès

Earrings Agnès

160.00 CHF
Earrings Agnès
Gold "Tote bag kimono"

Gold "Tote bag kimono"

280.00 CHF
Gold "Tote bag kimono"
Maple leaves snood

Maple leaves snood

170.00 CHF
Maple leaves snood
Ray black

Ray black

390.00 CHF
Ray black
Brooke

Brooke

325.00 CHF
Brooke

Each accessory and item of jewellery is hand-crafted by me, using ancient silks from Japan, giving them a unique value.

A VOYAGE BEYOND IMAGINATION

In her "gallery/curiosity shop" in Carouge just outside Geneva, Valérie Hangel designs jewellery collections, necklaces, bracelets and earrings which somehow manage to encapsulate all the riches of the imagination.

"I discovered a whole host of extraordinary old silks in Japan, where the art of the kimono and the traditional 'obi' sash is based on the elegance of detail and cultural nuances," she explains. And indeed she fell head over heels in love with these prints that were as rare as a precious metal, and the idea of transforming them into the source of her jewellery was a magical invitation for her to give her imagination free rein once again.

Throughout her workshop, the finely-cut textures tied around little pieces of lathed wood or salpa that has been cut by laser all go to form unique declinations and mini- impressionist landscapes on the one hand, geometrical abstractions on the other. The minutest detail is always important – once these pieces of silk have been tamed and given unique detail, a new visual history is created. The mini-motifs that are highlighted suddenly take on an unexpected dimension with a life of their own, while never losing the beauty of their movement. Valérie’s work does not revolutionise the codes of jewellery, far from it. Her creations are like a string of pearls or an item that is so light, you wear it like perfume. They are in communion with the spirit and the personality of the person who chooses to wear them, either as a trusted everyday piece or as a spectacular accessory.

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