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29/03/2015

EXPO ‘Illume’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA) (USA) – 28 Mars-10 Mai 2015

Shibumi Gallery :   Illume

Jane D’Arensbourg – Glass Jewelry / Lighting
+  Amy Ruppel – Monoprints / Paintings

Opening / Artist Reception:  Saturday March 28,  5-8pm

 Illume - Jane D'Arensbourg - Glass Jewelry

 

Shibumi Gallery is pleased to announce, Illume, a joint show with jeweler / sculptor Jane D’Arensbourg and printmaker Amy Ruppel.
Illume is an investigation into cast light, shadows and the creations of patterns and forms.

Jane D’Arensbourg uses glass as a vehicle to capture light, energy and a sense of fragility with her work.  She views her jewelry and lighting as functional art.
« There is a time in the day in my studio when the sun pours in and everything comes to life as sunlight slowly travels around my studio, casting beams of light through all of the glass sculptures, jewelry, lighting, and experiments. Light vibrates through the skeletal facets, corners and open planes. The shadows cast on surfaces is this energy broken up into patterns which can be used as a vehicle for meditation by the viewer. »
D’Arensbourg studied glass art at California College of Arts and Crafts as well as the Pilchuck School of Glass.  After working more sculpturally, she began making jewelry in 2001.
She currently lives and works in New York City.

 Jane D'Arensbourg - glass prism necklaceJane D’Arensbourg - glass prism necklace

Jane D'Arensbourg - Glass Rectangle Chain Necklace. Fall/Winter 2015Jane D’Arensbourg – Glass Rectangle Chain Necklace. Fall/Winter 2015

Borosilicate glass necklaces by Jane D'Arensbourg, sterling silver clasp.Borosilicate glass necklaces by Jane D’Arensbourg

 

Shibumi Gallery 
1402 Fifth Street
Berkeley
CA . 94710 – USA
t. 510.528.7736
HOURS: Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm + by appointment during the week

 

04/12/2014

EXPO ‘Inner Worlds – April Higashi’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA) (USA) – 15 Nov.-31 Dec. 2014

Classé dans : April HIGASHI (US),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Shibumi gallery (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:06

Shibumi Gallery« Inner Worlds » April Higashi

opening / artist reception: Saturday, November 15th   5-8pm

Shibumi Gallery - "Inner Worlds " April Higashi   November 15th - December 31, 2014

Inner Worlds references the often over-looked relationship between the human senses and our visual stimuli.  It is a rapport that can elicit feelings of beauty, peace, strength or inner tranquility and can be brought on by something as small as a reticulated stone, as immense as the night sky or by a chance encounter with a stranger who makes you take notice that the world is bigger than yourself.

« This body of work contains portals to my visual interpretation of nature’s random and subtle beauty.  I hope these pieces might evoke a personal story or relationship we have with the environment and the world around us ».  – April Higashi

« My work is inspired by a sense of beauty and the quiet reflection upon the irregular and imperfect hallowed qualities of nature.  The pieces are both contemporary and ancient in feel using enamel, rose cut stones, natural diamonds and precious metals to create rich color fields, unique textures and unexpected relationships. My enamel work is often a homage to nature and captures the beauty and tranquility of its simple moments. I am attracted by the depth, richness and organic qualities that enamel and stone together convey .
With my work, I seek to create a simple sense of beauty and leave a timeless imprint for my audience’s reflection. »

April Higashi - Winter Light Pendant, agate, 18k white gold, diamonds, steel  April Higashi – Winter Light Pendant, agate, 18k white gold, diamonds, steel

 April Higashi  Orbit Moon Ring painted enamel, oxidized sterling silver, palladium, white gold, 1.5mm brilliant cut diamond  April Higashi  Orbit Moon Ring painted enamel, oxidized sterling silver, palladium, white gold, 1.5mm brilliant cut diamond 

April Higashi -Shadow Brooch II, painted enamel, black diamonds, oxidized silver, 18k April Higashi -Shadow Brooch II, painted enamel, black diamonds, oxidized silver, 18k 

 

Shibumi Gallery 
1402 Fifth Street
Berkeley
CA . 94710 – USA
t. 510.528.7736
HOURS: Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm + by appointment during the week

 

03/11/2014

EXPO ‘LIT – Sandra Enterline’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA) (USA) – 11 Oct.-15 Nov. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Shibumi gallery (US),Sandra ENTERLINE (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:08

Shibumi Gallery :   « LIT – Sandra Enterline »

opening / artist reception: Saturday, October 11th   5-8pm

Shibumi Gallery -  "LIT - Sandra Enterline" October 11th - November 15, 2014 *opening / artist reception: Saturday, October 11th   5-8pm

LIT is based on the fascination with light when seen through hundreds of tiny perforations. Sandra’s interest is in the seduction, power, and purity of valuable materials. Growing up in Northwestern Pennsylvania; abandoned factories have long inspired her. They are like hulking cathedrals. Gritty, mysterious, immense and dark, yet they are strangely fragile and delicate at the same time. This inspired her to start working with diamond sheets and dark oxidized silver. The diamonds are captured in crude settings, and are like delicate windows that punctuate each setting and capture light. The windows allow light to pass through each diamond, irregularly shaped and flawed with inclusions, streaks of grey, black and yellow. « Ultimately, I am searching for the materials in the jewelry to be simultaneously harmonious and perplexing. »

The pieces are minimal in form and resonate in both the natural and machined worlds. There is a powerful interplay between the interior and exterior of the pieces. This is amplified by light moving through them only at certain moments as the wearer moves through space. She describes her jewelry as « based on a fascination with fragility, preciousness, and the mystery of half-visible objects glimpsed through hundreds of tiny perforations. Refined shapes alternately cage, contain, and reveal the interior. I make strong, simple, sculptural objects that are complex and layered, the interior discovered over time.« .

Sandra Enterline - Diamond Paddle Drop Earrings; oxidized sterling silver, 1.4 cts diamond slices, palladium, 10k white gold. Sandra Enterline – Diamond Paddle Drop Earrings; oxidized sterling silver, 1.4 cts diamond slices, palladium, 10k white gold.

EXPO ‘LIT - Sandra Enterline’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA) (USA) – 11 Oct.-15 Nov. 2014 dans Exposition/Exhibition

Sandra Enterline : box brooch - oxidised sterling silver and 22 ct gold. 2008 Sandra Enterline : box brooch – oxidised sterling silver and 22 ct gold. 2008

Sandra Enterline received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1983, and has been working as a studio jeweler, focusing on one of a kind jewelry since that time. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has work in numerous museum collections including The American Craft Museum in New York, The Oakland Museum, The Renwick Gallery part of The Smithsonian Institution and The Wustum Museum. She has also received two NEA Visual Arts Fellowships, one in 1988 and one in 1992.
Sandra currently works from her studio in San Francisco.

Sandra Enterline: Necklace (detail)Sandra Enterline: Necklace (detail)

 

Shibumi Gallery 
1402 Fifth Street
Berkeley
CA . 94710 – USA
t. 510.528.7736
HOURS: Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm + by appointment during the week

 

 

06/06/2013

EXPO ‘One.Two.’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA)(USA) – 8 Juin-28 Juill. 2013

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Shibumi gallery (US),Niki ULEHLA (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 14:25

Niki Ulehla solo exhibition entitled ‘One.Two.’
featuring jewelry made of hand-painted silk, gilded plastics and pearls.

This Saturday June 8, 5-8pm    Niki Ulehla – Artist Opening Reception  -  artist talk at 5:30pm

Shibumi Gallery   1402 Fifth Street . Berkeley . CA . 94710 - Niki Ulehla entitled One. Two. featuring jewelry made of hand-painted silk, gilded plastics and pearls.  t. 510.528.7736 - June/July Show  This Saturday.      'One.Two.'  Niki Ulehla - Artist Opening Reception  Saturday June 8, 5-8pm  June 8 - July 28, 2013  artist talk at 5:30pm

 In this work Ulehla explores copies and multiples while embracing subtle differences that occur during the production process. Working in several series, Ulehla creates jewelry that explores concepts rooted in natural science. Species classification, reproduction, and hybridization, while not over-obvious, inform her pieces. The jewelry is composed of autonomous visual units of varying sizes such as hand painted silk framed in darkened silver or plastic tubing lined with gold. These units are either used to make a piece of pure repetition or are merged to make a variety of hybrid compositions. The effect is a logical yet unusually beautiful body of jewelry.
Since earning her BA in drawing and painting from Stanford University, Ulehla has mastered the arts of marionette making, puppeteering and fine art jewelry. Her focus on studio jewelry in recent years has earned her an invitation to the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in, Philadelphia, PA and The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington D.C.

Niki Ulehla explores copies and multiples while embracing subtle differences that occur during the production process. Working in several series, Ulehla creates jewelry that explores concepts rooted in natural science. Species classification, reproduction, and hybridization, while not over-obvious, inform her pieces. The jewelry is composed of autonomous visual units of varying sizes such as hand painted silk framed in darkened silver or plastic tubing lined with gold. These units are...

 

 

Shibumi Gallery
1402 Fifth Street .
Berkeley . CA . 94710
t. 510.528.7736

15/04/2013

EXPO ‘chain reaction’ – Shibumi gallery, Berkeley (USA) – 20 Avril-26 Mai 2013

‘chain reaction’ at Shibumi gallery

Artist Opening Reception Saturday April 20, 5-8pm
Elliot Gaskin
, Erica Schlueter

With a background in textiles, Erica Schlueter uses fiber processes in her jewelry creations. She elevates the humble act of knitting and highlights the beauty of repetition.
Elliot Gaskin‘s body of work was inspired by the gates of the Chateau de Versailles. Combining darkened steel with yellow brass, he forges stylized chains which meld industrial craftsmanship with an ornate and extravagant aesthetic

EXPO 'chain reaction' Shibumi gallery

Shibumi Gallery is hosting an exhibition that puts the spotlight on chain making. Titled ‘Chain Reaction,’ the exhibition will showcase works by contemporary art jewelers Elliot Gaskin and Erica Schlueter.
It will feature jewellery made using traditional chain making and knitting techniques.
In Gaskin’s work, darkened steel is combined with yellow brass to forge large, ornate chains. The necklaces fabricated for this show were inspired by the gates of the Chateau de Versailles.
Schlueter’s work, meanwhile, were crafted using fibre and textile techniques to knit delicate silver and gold chains.
The exhibition opens on April 20 and will run until May 26 at Shibumi Gallery in Berkeley, California.

« I’m really excited for this new collection inspired by the gates of Chateau de Versailles. The work that lead to my further exploration of steel and this new collection will premiere at Velvet da Vinci this Friday at the opening of FERROUS. The exhibition will feature jewelry made of ferrous metals by local and international jewelers.
Here are a few progress photos showing what the metal looks like before it’s transformation into finished jewelry. Hundreds of hand textured steel, brass and sterling wires like the ones pictured will be used in the collection.  » (Elliot Gaskin)

 Elliot Gaskin - exhibited at FERROUS (Velvet da Vinci) Detail photo of necklaces.Elliot Gaskin – details of necklaces

Elliot Gaskin  -   Necklaces are coming together for the Shibumi Studio & Gallery show! These three necklaces were created from the wires I posted in a picture last weekElliot Gaskin  -    three necklaces

Elliot Gaskin  -  Detail photo of the black steel necklace.Elliot Gaskin  -  Detail photo of the black steel necklace

Elliot Gaskin -   Detail of new bracelet.  7 3/4 in. x 1 in. Sterling silver & brassElliot Gaskin -   Detail of new bracelet.  7 3/4 in. x 1 in. Sterling silver & brass

Erica Schlueter necklaceErica Schlueter necklace

Erica Schlueter -  Knit Silver NecklaceErica Schlueter -  Knit Silver Necklace

 

 Shibumi Gallery
1402 Fifth Street .
Berkeley . CA . 94710
t. 510.528.7736
HOURS: Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-5pm
+ by appointment during the week

19/02/2013

EXPO ‘Silk – Maya Kini’ – Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley (CA -USA) – 2 Fevr.-31 Mars 2013

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Shibumi gallery (US),Maya KINI (US),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 20:18
‘Silk’  Maya Kini
Artist Opening Reception  Saturday February 02, 5-8pm

artist talk at 5:30pm
Shibumi Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Sacramento/Bay Area based artist Maya Kini entitled Silk featuring jewelry made using silk, silver, bone, gold, steel, and enamel. The opening will be held Saturday February 2nd with a free reception from 5-8pm and artist talk beginning at 5:30pm. Silk runs through March 31, 2013 at Shibumi Gallery.
Maya Kini speaks through both subject and material to address the cycle of generation, decay and transformation. Taking casts of age damaged silk saris purchased in Benares, India circa 1960 to create jewelry, Kini puts forth new items of luxury while pointing to the history of these once exquisite garments. Silk is a show that confronts the complexities imbedded in the materials of a jeweler. Gold and precious metals are presented as agents in a cycle of collection, use and re-use played out over the centuries. By casting these jewelry pieces, Kini implicates herself in the histories of gold and silk while illustrating a complicated system
that imagines all objects to be linked to one another. Her exhibition of these pieces is an open-ended invitation by which she offers the gallery patron the opportunity to enter into the lives of these objects and continue with their story.
Maya Kini received her MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, MI and her BA in Spanish Literature from Reed College in Portland, OR. Her work was recently featured in the exhibition Maps and Mapping at Tangent Gallery in Sacramento, CA (2012) and internationally at Galerie Louise Smit in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2011). Her work can be seen in a number of publications including 500 Rings Showcase, Lark Books (2012) and The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers, Darling Publications (2008). She currently maintains a studio practice in Sacramento, CA and is an instructor at the University of California Davis Craft Center, Davis, CA.
Shibumi Gallery // Maya Kini  Maya Kini,  rings
Maya Kini, “Ceremonial Markings”, Machine and carved graphite ringsMaya Kini, “Ceremonial Markings”, Machine and carved graphite rings
vanishing points ovals from  Maya Kini -   	  hand perforated oxydized silver earrings with silver wires - 135$ at objectfetish.com   Maya Kini vanishing points ovals  – hand perforated oxydized silver earrings with silver wires
Shibumi Gallery
1402 Fifth Street .
Berkeley . CA . 94710
t. 510.528.7736

01/10/2012

EXPO ‘Light Fiction’ – Shibumi gallery, Berkeley, CA (USA) – 6 Oct.-30 Nov. 2012

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Shibumi gallery (US),Liisa HASHIMOTO (JP),USA — bijoucontemporain @ 0:04

Light Fiction- Liisa Hashimoto + Anzfer Farms
October 06 – November 30, 2012
Artist Reception Saturday, October 06, 5-8pm Shibumi Gallery presents Light Fiction, a show by Liisa Hashimoto + Anzfer Farms.

This exhibition features a playful yet elegant perspective of the natural world.  Liisa Hashimoto’s jewelry and sculpture explore the process of manmade objects left out in the elements and the ways in which nature merges with them.  Liisa will be traveling from her studio in Osaka, Japan to attend the opening reception.

1402 Fifth Street
Berkeley . CA . 94710
t. 510.528.7736
www.shibumigallery.com
 

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