What an hot night to be squeezed into an underground gallery filled with people and 20 light projectors. The room buzzed and swooned under the heat, lights and beautiful work on show at Eg.Etal.
Figment has been co-curated by Eg.Etal director Emma Goodsir and Fleur Watson, from creative studio, Something Together, in collaboration with French graphic designer AnneLaure Cavigneaux from March Studio. Through an ongoing process of meetings between artists and curators, a bespoke installation concept was born, with the final jewellery pieces taking residence on a collection of odd vintage overhead projectors, contained in a purpose built 'room' within a room, lighting the work from bellow as well as above. The resulting effect was the creation of a completely immersive environment of whimsical jewellery, light, shadow and mystery.
The various narratives taking place amongst the works all loosely revolve around personal concepts of fantasy, mythology and memory. Each of the seven artists invited to participate in Figment chose to tell their own story creating a highly personal and diverse body of fascinating work.
I highly recommend you take the time to visit this exhibition, allowing yourself to immerse yourself in the glow of light, narratives and detailed execution of 26 enchanting pieces of work.