5431 DOYLE STREET, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

Kim Paquet

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To the extent that addicts reveal themselves as complex and mysterious beings, my jewellery reveals something about the interaction between poverty and wealth and the complexity of this relationship. Working in the world of social intervention for the past eight years guides my interest in the experience of addicts within an urban landscape. My work uses architectural elements to illustrate the geographical contrast of the makeshift shelters of homeless addicts and skyscrapers in big cities while juxtaposing the common material of concrete against the monetarily valuable. Solid and complex, my structures disrupt the viewer’s sense of perspective and create feelings of instability. Far from attempting any kind of reconciliation, my jewelry evokes the everyday violence that addicts face as they struggle to hold on to their place in society.

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Jun 8 2018 - Jul 5 2018
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