Liv Blåvarp: Jewelry opens at Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
Liv Blåvarp (b. 1956) creates jewellery made of wood. Her pieces are often large, expressive and colourful. She works with a wide variety of surfaces, ranging from smooth and shiny to densely decorated areas. She selects the type of wood she uses according to its degree of hardness or softness, as well as taking into account the structure of each particular piece of wood. Her preferred species to work with are maple, birch, walnut, lemon and palisander.
Her jewellery consists of individual pieces that are joined to form a whole. Thus although they are voluminous, they are also flexible and movable, and easy to wear. Sometimes identifiable forms appear in the jewellery, such as a bird’s beak, a banana or a leaf. Liv Blåvarp’s works evoke associations with nature, folk art, and life in vibrant urban centres.
On 17 June 2017 Lillehammer Kunstmuseum opens a large exhibitions with her works. The exhibition is curated by Cecilie Skeide and is accompanied by a large book published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers.
Norwegian Crafts director Hege Henriksen will open the exhibition.
The exhibition Liv Blåvarp: Jewelry is open 17 June - 29 October. The text in this article is taken from Lillehammer Kunstmuseum's press release for the exhibition.