Giedymin Jabłoński: a historical survey
28 September - 8 November, 2015
Thursday - Saturday 2-6pm
or by appointments
Private View Sunday 27 September, 2 - 4pm
MOCA London is pleased to present a review of the work of the Polish maker, Giedymin Jabłoński. Born in Gdańsk, he originally trained as an architect and physicist before turning to jewellery and sculpture. The show will cover over 40 years of work. Jabłoński will present sculptures, wall works and jewellery in a variety of media including stone, silver, gold and his speciality: amber.
Jabłoński comes from an area of the Baltic where amber has been worked for hundreds of years and his own conceptual, as well as technical work with the material is well known on the continent. This will be his first full showing of work in the UK.
Jabłoński has taught at the Royal College of Art in London, and in the 1970’s he was an important figure in the Polish crafts world establishing workshops in small sculpture at Gdańsk State Higher School of Fine Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts) and he later was one of the founders of the Artist Goldsmiths Association. He is also a founder of the International Amber and Jewellery Fair (AMBERIF). He has acted as a judge in many competitions including the Legnica Jewellery Festival, the St. Petersburg Figure and Form contest and the Fashion and Jewellery context in Kaliningrad.
MOCA London will present the work with the help of the Polish Cultural Institute London and the Polish Embassy.
The exhibition is sponsored by Art7, Poland