Review on TOC TWEE exhibition by Marie-Eve G. Castonguay

May, 2018|0 Comments

TOC TWEE Aurélie Guillaume and Zachery Lechtenberg, at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h by Marie-Eve G. Castonguay Last month, Montreal’s Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h hosted TOC TWEE, an exhibition reuniting two of the most in vogue enamel artists in today’s art jewellery scene: Aurelie Guillaume and Zachery Lechtenberg. As indicated by the title of the exhibition, which references both “toc”, a French word for cheap or fake jewellery, and the English word “twee”, the common theme explored by the artists is the wonderful world of kitsch. With candy pink wall sections and a large table ornate with a picnic-like cloth, flowers and glittery plastic [...]

Aurora Australis, Contemporary Jewelry from Australia

May, 2018|0 Comments

EXHIBITION:                          AURORA AUSTRALIS, Contemporary jewelry from Australia Curator :                                Katie Scott, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Date :                                     June 1st  – July 15, 2018 For the first time in North America, an exceptional venue brings together 17 contemporary jewelry Australian artists. Invited by Noel Guyomarc’h, Katie Scott, owner of Gallery Funaki in Melbourne, acted as curator and selected recognized artists from various generations with diverse aesthetic and conceptual approaches to offer [...]

TOC TWEE, exhibition Aurélie Guillaume & Zachery Lechtenberg

February, 2018|0 Comments

TOC TWEE AURÉLIE GUILLAUME & ZACHERY LECHTENBERG From March 16 to April 15, 2018, it is with great excitement that Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h brings together two young contemporary enamelists of the daring contemporary jewellery avant-garde, French-Canadian Aurélie Guillaume and American Zachery Lechtenberg. The title of the exhibition plays with TOC, a French word which, associated to jewellery, means fake, cheap or junk, and TWEE, something that is sweet, almost to the point of being sickening so. As a matter of fact, Guillaume and Lechtenberg took the idea of kitsch as a starting point for their  researches, and will present [...]

Coming this spring!

February, 2018|0 Comments

Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h  is now entering its 21st program with two much anticipated exhibitions this Spring. The gallery is very proud to start the year with TOC TWEE, a collective display of two young enamel artists, Aurélie Guillaume and Zachery Lechtenberg. With their pieces inspired by Pop Art, comics and street art, Guillaume and Lechtenberg decided to focus on « kitch » as a theme, exploring how it is somehow related to « bad taste », unnecessary ornamentation, sometimes even copies of unreachable originals. For the first time, they will present their works together with some collaborative pieces, and reveal their [...]