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Hanna Ryynänen 
A Jewel among Stones
June 8 – July 9, 2018
Vault Room of A-Gallery
You are warmly welcome to the opening of the exhibition in A-Gallery at 6pm on June 8th, 2018.
A Jewel among Stones
The reason behind this collection lies in the artist’s endless interest in 17th and 18th century extravagant gemstone jewellery. Combining artistic analytics and free association, the aesthetic of precious jewellery merges with everyday stone constructions.
The series A Jewel among Stones playfully examines the relationship between these two different kinds of stonework. The two types are often seen as opposites, one being remarkably precious and the other merely a matter of necessity.
Common and practical stones also possess the aspect of aesthetic. Sometimes stones used in
construction execute beautiful patterns on the building walls or ground; jewels among stones, one could say. Likewise, gemstones famously desired for their preciousness and looks are utilised purely for their functional properties.
Interestingly, when put side by side, some images of gemstone jewellery and cobblestone streets make a perfect match. Often gemstone settings and the positioning of cobblestones are strikingly similar.
A Jewel among Stones presents an on-going collection of objects, jewellery and photographs.
Hanna Ryynänen is a Finnish jewellery artist currently working and living in the city of Lappeenranta. In 2016 she graduated from Saimaa UAS as Bachelor of Arts, her main field being jewellery art. Besides one-off pieces of jewellery and small series, she has been making objects, installations and small sculptures.