Tonal Rhythm

Genevieve Howard

04 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

In her first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery - Tonal Rhythm - Genevieve Howard will show a new collection of paper jewellery. An award-winning jeweller from Dublin, Ireland, who graduated with a Degree in Metals and Jewellery from the National College of Art and Design in 2015, Genevieve is also an accomplished musician, interested in combining her skills as a designer with her passion and love for music. Fascinated with the concept of visualising and wearing music, Genevieve uses computer assisted design combined with traditional handmade and metalwork techniques to create her intriguing three-dimensional work. She creates her own CAD drawings from the architecture of various musical scores which form a graphic counterpoint to each original musical design. These graphic shapes are then laser cut from Japanese linen paper and assembled by hand. By layering hundreds and thousands of slivers, Genevieve creates wearable pieces of music that can also stand alone as sculptures in their own right.

Genevieve has chosen three centuries old musical scores of Scottish traditional tunes, which she has translated into beautiful pieces of sculptural jewellery especially for this exhibition. She has also collaborated with the Grammy nominated composer Mason Bates who granted Genevieve exclusive access to create new, innovative Jewellery from his musical score of the new opera The Revolution of Steve Jobs, which premiered in the Santa Fe opera house in July 2017.

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