PROJECTS // INSTALLATIONS // EXHIBITIONS
LUCID AFTERLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES, spring 2016
Behind spring’s most celebrated blossoms is a luminous process, a palpable quality of wisdom and change. Each specimen had a moment of perfection; inevitably, this euphoric peak is fleeting. By unveiling the sculptural splendor of decay, grief becomes an alluring process and a place of courage. Lucid Afterlife strives to reveal this as triumphant. Mourning requires endurance - the ultimate act of humility, beauty and grace.(printed on matt-finish aluminum, link for purchase: www.ashleychilds.com/lucidafterlife, all photos © Ashley Childs)
MUSEO DE ESCULTURAS LUIS PERLOTTI, 2016
Collaborative blacksmithing and sculpture installations with Buenos Aires' Museo de Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti, Evento en Plaza Irlanda con el auspicio de la Embajada de Estados Unidos, la Comuna 6 y el Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti
"LITTLE & LARGE" JEWELRY & SCULPTURE FOR THE BODY AND HOME, 2010
San Diego Visual Arts Network in collaboration with 41 Regional Exhibition Venues throughout SD County promoted of over 90 Sculptors creating Jewelry and Jewelers creating Sculpture inspired by the Calder Jewelry exhibition at San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, July-Jan, 2010.
Ashley Childs had the pleasure of installing a floor to ceiling installation in collaboration with San Diego's Visual Arts Network. The "LITTLE & large" gallery installation was made of fine, goldfilled chain and natural japanese akoya keshi pearls, draped from a copper frame, hanging freely in the air as would jewelry in our lives. The smaller reception for the "LITTLE & large" event was held in Solana Beach's community services center, 635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach CA 92075
SAIC GALLERY INSTALLATION, 2007
Ashley Childs installed a ceiling installation piece for her Thesis exhibition. Made of fishing line and silver, she hung fine jewels and scrap silver pieces, all draped together over a thick piece of glass. She wanted to showcase the process of fine, small sculpture jewelry, from its progression of scrap castings and tarnished pieces to the final product.
SAIC "LOVE" INSTALLATION, PRAGUE, 2005
Ashley Childs installed a group show-installation named "Love" in a student gallery space in Prague, Czech Republic, 2005 for an art-history project with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Large, wide layers of white fabric were strategically draped from the ceiling, embodying the essence of "Love" as a palpable, tangible, hands-on experience.