23nd July – 7th August
I looked the dog in the eyes
Clementine Edwards is a jeweller and artist. Her work is interested in nihilism and narrative, and comments on human consumption and behaviour. Through engagement with materials and ideas jettisoned by our culture of convenience, her work meditates on waste, good taste, consumerism and aesthetic distraction.
Edwards enjoys the democracy of contemporary jewellery even though her wearable work dislodges notions of wearability: the work’s wonkiness upsets its visual harmony and the historic craft orbit within which it moves. Through visual play and the reinterpretation of everyday objects she interrogates materiality.