KATJA TOPORSKI

Narrative / USA

 

The pieces in this series are composed of cast or fabricated copies of a single form: a small apothecary glass flask. Coming from a family of pharmacists, I have a collection of those, handed down to me from a variety of retired chemists and lab workers.

Curious of what substances they may once have held, I imagine their future: one of technological perfection, angulated, smooth and mirrored. Included in some lies another version, this one cast from gelatin and left to dry, its surface wrinkled like ancient skin.

Work

Dose of the Future 24

Pendant, 2020

Silver, reconstituted eggshell, gelatin

Dose of the future 26

Brooch, 2020

Silver, reconstituted eggshell

Experience

Education:
2013 MFA, Towson University, USA
1998 City & Guilds Certificate- Fine Jewelry, Portsmouth, UK
1992 Medical Degree, Technical University, Munich, GERMANY

Exhibitions
2020 Site Effects, co-curator, Bayrischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich, GERMANY
2019 Diversity Gallore, curated by Charon Kransen, ATTA Gallery, Bangkok,
THAILAND
Forging a Link, Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA, USA
Form.Print, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, MD, USA
2018 In Touch, co-curator, Radierverein Gallery, Munich, GERMANY
SOFA Chicago, represented by Charon Kransen Arts, Chicago, IL, USA
Gioelli in Fermento, Piacenza, ITALY
2017 Digital Analogue Tango, SOLO SHOW Ombré Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, USA
SpaceTime, SOLO SHOW, Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg USA
2016 Metallophone:Bonds, AV17 Gallery, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Etudes, SOLO SHOW, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
TypTypeset, Special Collections Library, University of Milwaukee, MI, USA
2015 Enjoia’T, Santa Monica Arts, Barcelona, SPAIN
Angelus Novus, SOLO SHOW, Adorned Spaces, Boston, MA, USA
2014 F1, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brookly

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