Innatus Forma is an exhibition of works by acclaimed metalsmith Kye-Yeon Son. Born in South Korea, Son received her BFA from Seoul National University and MFA from Indiana University. She has since exhibited her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions in public and commercial galleries across Canada, the United States, South Korea, Germany, Japan, and England. Son now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, teaching at NSCAD University. Among her many accolades are the 2011 Saidye Bronfman Award (Canada’s national award for fine craft as part of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts), 2006 NICHE Award, and several Awards of Excellence from the Metal Arts Guild in Toronto, Ontario.
“An innovative master silversmith, Kye creates breathtaking, sculptural vessels and wearable art that are an interpretation and reflection of serenity in nature. Harmony in colour, form and movement come together in every detail of her work and Kye’s passion and commitment to her craft enriches the vibrant national and international contemporary jewellery and metalsmithing scenes.”
This exhibition brings together both sculptural vessels and sculptural wearable brooches made from fine steel wire. Son meticulously welded the steel wire together to create forms and volumes inspired by the Nova Scotia winter landscape.