Friday, June 17th, 2011
6:00pm, Wednesday July 6th. Concludes Sunday July 31st

Urban Cow Studio (upstairs)
11 Frome Street, Adelaide

Opening Speaker
Christian Hall, Creative Director of JamFactory Metal Design Studio

Adelaide artists Cohen Gum and Minnette Michael will be presenting their newest designs in a colourful exhibition of illustrations, jewellery, objects, furniture and accessories at Urban Cow Studio in July.

Titled Creepy Cute, this exhibition includes the latest collection of Cohen’s illustrations of happy, colourful and quirky little creatures that are often just a little bit creepy. Using detailed line work and a deliriously vibrant colour scheme, Cohen has created an original and memorable set of characters that leave you in a delightedly confused stupor. “Cartoons like Invader Zim, Rocko’s Modern Life and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters have always been a huge influence on my style of work,” Cohen says. “There is something wonderful about creepy little characters that can snap almost instantly into an enraged psychotic frenzy … I just love that element of surprise and the sheer zany nature of it.”

Inspired by Cohen’s illustrations (and her love of nanna crafts), Minnette has created an adorable new range of jewellery including rings bangles and cufflinks. “For Creepy Cute, I have taken a different approach to designing and making these pieces,” Minnette explains. “In addition to using materials that I haven’t worked with before such as brass, rubber, wool and glass, I have also employed a variety of processes that are new to me; some jewellery, some craft and some industry.”

Cohen is a self-taught traditional and digital illustrator, completing a Diploma in Multimedia in 2006. He has worked for various web design companies before launching his own business Poke Something That Bites. Cohen has exhibited in various local art exhibitions including Shaffas 2 and Wild Things.

A graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA), Minnette was awarded an Ashington Mentorship placement by the Helpmann Academy with established jeweller Jane Bowden in 2008. She has exhibited locally in several Fringe and SALA Festivals including her first solo exhibition Sweet at Urban Cow Studio in 2009. Minnette is currently an associate in the JamFactory Metal Design Studio and sells her jewellery designs locally and interstate.

Creepy Cute is sponsored by Fox Creek Wines & Alltraders

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Cohen Gum

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