MURKY X PIERCE HEALY
EXHIBITION MAY 26TH TO JUNE 2ND.
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY KL 12-16.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY KL. 12-16
MURKY x PIERCE HEALY
An exhibition of rings made by MURKY (Emelica Lidman & Mike Årsjö), and Pierce Healy
This body of work is a union of luxurious repetitive textures and technical functionality. In their atelje in Stockholm, Mike and Emelica formed a series of 12 rings, continuously focusing on shapes with technical solutions that define MURKY.
Not dissimilar to the Surrealist’s game exquisite corpse, MURKY mailed their 12 rings to Pierce’s Dublin studio were he reacted and engraved intricate repetitive textures on them. Has Pierce given some of the rings hidden messages or has he revealed what was always there? Some of the engravings highlight functional details, such as rivets or locking mechanisms. Each piece truly giving the wearer a different story.
Background and contact
MURKY draws their inspiration from the hand, focusing on its human aspects such as the skin and touch and of its functionality and movements.
MURKY spends a lot of time on researching the mechanical functions of the pieces that they create. The result being jewellery that works seamlessly with the wearer, moving with the body. MURKY oxidizes the jewellery in order to give it a darker surface. With age the patina of the oxidized silver will change to create truly unique pieces.
Pierce Healy is a Dublin based artist/craftsman. He has studied jewellery making and engraving in Dublin, London, Stockholm and San Francisco. Within his practice there is no “master plan”, each piece is an experiment driven by curiosity, a study that informs the next piece in perpetuity. He is fascinated by the capacity of jewellery to embody our stories and to facilitate storytelling. In addition he is interested in the idea that jewellery is our second skin, everyday armour that when worn becomes something bigger, something other worldly as it takes on the scratches, dings and stories of the wearers adventures.