Gallery Archives / Everything is Anything and Nothing

01.09.2016 to 09.10.2016


Everything is Anything and Nothing
By Rudee Tancharoen
1 September – 2 October 2016
Gray Street Workshop Gallery
Dust is an unlikely material to find fashioned into a brooch or a neckpiece, but dust is exactly what leading contemporary Thai jeweller Rudee Trancharoen has used for her work in the exhibition Everything is Anything and Nothing on show at Gray Street Workshop Gallery.

Everything is Anything and Nothing is an intriguing and thoughtful show in which Rudee investigates the cycles of nature, the impermanence of matter and the poetry of life.

In her search for forms and materials that simultaneously represent existence and non-existence Rudee has settled on dust, in particular paper dust, a by-product of the recycling process.
The hand of the maker and the whims of nature have both played a part in the creation of the works. Dust is left out in the monsoon rains, dried by the sun and shaped by the jeweller and the results are an ambiguous mix of control and chaos…a bit like life.
In her artist statement Rudee says “nature is beautiful and interesting…it guides me closer to understanding myself”

Rudee will be giving an artist talk at 5:30pm on Thursday 1 September, after which Mandy-Jane Giannopolous, Honorary Consul for Thailand will open the exhibition.