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Thirteenth Annual Holiday Party + Show - Layers

  • Shibumi Gallery 1402 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)





December 02, 2017
Party & Reception Saturday 5-9pm

10% off this night only with mention of this email
(*excludes wedding and custom work)



SHIBUMI GALLERY presents LAYERS a holiday show featuring new jewelry work by APRIL HIGASHI, paintings and sculpture by LARI WASHBURN and textiles and clothing by OCELOT / ANGELINA DEANTONIS.  The works of these three artists combine layers of materials, techniques and concepts to create complexity and depth in their collections.

APRIL HIGASHI continues her exploration of organic forms and materials with the simple, quiet beauty of her designs.

Layers combines white bone, pearls, black tourmaline and red coral accented with organic diamonds and high karat gold.  Bronze beads have been set with diamonds and sapphires with a nod towards ancient forms and traditions.

April believes that with jewelry we can collect, curate and create using our bodies much as a painter would a canvas.  April’s works in this show are meant to accent and accentuate her past pieces.  By keeping a neutral palette and refined and elegant shapes and forms the wearer can layer these pieces with others to express a personal style or reflect a temporal mood or moment.

LARI WASHBURN's current work explores surface quality.  She believes that viewing and focusing on intricate patterns and textures can help integrate our thoughts and relax our bodies.  With a world so full of new ideas, instructions and information our minds seek a place to be able to rest.  Lari creates beautiful surfaces that fascinate and calm the viewer.  Studying the structures created by bubbles, roots, nets and rivulets she discovered the serene beauty of their patterning.

Lari uses acrylic paints to build canvases that have unique layered depths to their surfaces.  In 2012 she began working with clay and has found this to greatly inspire and inform her two dimensional work.

OCELOT / ANGELINA DEANTONIS’ collection for Layers evokes nighttime shadows, cool fog, rainy skies or winter seascapes.

Shapes and color intersect in the dye process, and patterns are formed by the manipulation of the cloth; folding, stacking, and binding with wood blocks, a derivation of ancient technique re-invented in Japan as “itajime”.

Through these patterns and color, Angelina translates her intrigue with vernacular architecture and ethnic clothing into rhythmic forms that are more evocative than literal or symbolic.

Small, random details reveal the unique processes she uses to create her work.

Ocelots textiles inspire creative and innovative styling – a piece might be found layering as a skirt over trousers, slung over the shoulders as a cape or shawl, or used in the home as pillows or a wall piece bringing dimension and energy to the space, while the colors evoke an experience in nature.

Earlier Event: September 16
FIFTEEN / Emerging Artists Show
Later Event: February 10
Valentine's Day Show: Modern Classics