Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

TITS OUT: A Conversation Between Women On War: Sat. AUG 5, 2PM

Join MOTIVE artists Christa Assad*, Pamela Merory Dernham, Bella Feldman, Iris Polos, and moderator Dewitt Cheng for a conversation focused on women's voices and war. The panel will discuss and reveal the perspectives of those who are frequently left out, quieted, and often more empathetic, in the conversations regarding war. 

*Christa Assad will be participating via SKYPE from her current residence in Baja, Mexico.

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

MOTIVE Opening Reception: First Friday Art Murmur, Aug. 4, 6-9pm in Oakland, CA

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Friday, August 4, is the opening reception for MOTIVE, a group exhibition of painting and sculpture at Oakland, California's Vessel Gallery. Featuring works by Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, David Burke, Pamela Merory Dernham, Bella Feldman, Gordon Glasgow, William Harsh, Michael Kang, Iris Polos, Chaves Smith, Cyrus Tilton, and Sanjay Vora.

OPENING RECEPTION: August 4, during Art Murmur, 6-9PM
ART SEEDS: TITS OUT: A Conversation on War between Women, August 5, 2PM

MOTIVE attempts to reveal the underpinnings of what inspires power and actions of control through wealth, religion, tradition, ideals, and values. What do these motives result in? Do we understand roots of corruption, illness, poverty, and environmental destruction?

click HERE for Assad-Wickham artist statement

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Jul
25
to Aug 26

MOTIVE at Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

Man-Made, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, 2017, 35" x 48", acrylic on plywood

Man-Made, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, 2017, 35" x 48", acrylic on plywood

MOTIVE JULY 20 – AUGUST 26, 2017

July 20 – August 26

Artworks by Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, David Burke, Pamela Merory Dernham, Bella Feldman, Gordon Glasgow, William Harsh, Michael Kang, Iris Polos, Chaves Smith, Cyrus Tilton, and Sanjay Vora

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 6–9 PM during
First Friday Oakland Art Murmur
ART SEEDS TALK – TITS OUT: Saturday, August 5, 2 PM, 
a conversation between women on war, moderated by
Dewitt Cheng

click HERE for Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham's artists' statement

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ReUpped brings FORTITUDE to Shibumi Gallery
Mar
18
to May 10

ReUpped brings FORTITUDE to Shibumi Gallery

Fortitude   Arielle de Pinto - Crochet and Metal Wearables and Jewelry + Christa Assad & Kevin Wickham - Paintings March 18 - May10, 2017   *Opening March 18, 5-8 PM   SHIBUMI GALLERY presents Fortitude, a show featuring avant-guard metal crocheted jewelry and wearables by Canadian artist Airelle de Pinto alongside paintings by local artists Christa Assad and Kevin Wickham.  With the uncertainty of our current times these artist’s works explore their unique vision and understanding of power and individuality.  They create pieces that are not afraid to challenge and confront the vulnerability and absurdity of both fashion and the political symbolism of the modern world.      ARIELLE DE PINTO introduced chain crochet to the worlds of both contemporary art and fashion. Combining vintage elegance with modern sensibility and intuitive, self-taught jewelry techniques, de Pinto’s signature aesthetic and unmistakable visual identity was quickly recognized and garnered her a dedicated international following. Alongside her jewelry--which ranges from crocheted chain and metal necklaces to brutalist carved figurines and imaginative hair accessories--stand de Pinto’s art pieces, including expressionistic metal masks and painterly chain tapestries.    De Pinto’s sense of hand-worked intimacy crosses into all aspects of her projects, including a personally trained team of artisans in Montreal where she has developed a studio anchored in the tradition of fine jewelry ateliers. With intense attention to detail and employing old world, Italian-sourced silver and gold vermeil, every handmade piece is produced in limited numbered editions. De Pinto infuses her sense of fun and exploration into every piece; the designer recently called on an MIT-trained physicist to develop a digital-age colour palette, and has also launched a line of colourful crochet-top sandals with the European art collective LVMM.    Now approaching her 9th year of professional practice, de Pinto's work has appeared in such publications as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, and Dazed & Confused, among many others. De Pinto has also been featured in contemporary jewelry books and industry publications, exhibited at international museums and galleries, and produced commissioned work for fashion houses and numerous public figures. CHRISTA ASSAD and KEVIN WICKHAM are the creative force behind ReUpped, a studio art and design business with a focus on sustainability and creating fine art and furniture from up-cycled materials. Assad’s background in ceramics and Wickham’s architectural design/build experience reveal a shared interest in clean lines and functionality. Their move toward collaborative works evolved organically along with their explorations with repurposing materials. This show features paintings on wood. The images represent the ability to rethink and change the course of the destructive paths we can have towards each other and the planet. They serve as a medium to help bring together our consciousness rather than to separate us as fear and war do. The studio’s works include original designs for sculptural furniture and vessels, large-scale public art, interior design and architecture. 

Fortitude
 
Arielle de Pinto - Crochet and Metal Wearables and Jewelry
+
Christa Assad & Kevin Wickham - Paintings

March 18 - May10, 2017
 
*Opening March 18, 5-8 PM

 

SHIBUMI GALLERY presents Fortitude, a show featuring avant-guard metal crocheted jewelry and wearables by Canadian artist Airelle de Pinto alongside paintings by local artists Christa Assad and Kevin Wickham.  With the uncertainty of our current times these artist’s works explore their unique vision and understanding of power and individuality.  They create pieces that are not afraid to challenge and confront the vulnerability and absurdity of both fashion and the political symbolism of the modern world. 
 
 
ARIELLE DE PINTO introduced chain crochet to the worlds of both contemporary art and fashion. Combining vintage elegance with modern sensibility and intuitive, self-taught jewelry techniques, de Pinto’s signature aesthetic and unmistakable visual identity was quickly recognized and garnered her a dedicated international following.
Alongside her jewelry--which ranges from crocheted chain and metal necklaces to brutalist carved figurines and imaginative hair accessories--stand de Pinto’s art pieces, including expressionistic metal masks and painterly chain tapestries. 
 
De Pinto’s sense of hand-worked intimacy crosses into all aspects of her projects, including a personally trained team of artisans in Montreal where she has developed a studio anchored in the tradition of fine jewelry ateliers. With intense attention to detail and employing old world, Italian-sourced silver and gold vermeil, every handmade piece is produced in limited numbered editions. De Pinto infuses her sense of fun and exploration into every piece; the designer recently called on an MIT-trained physicist to develop a digital-age colour palette, and has also launched a line of colourful crochet-top sandals with the European art collective LVMM. 
 
Now approaching her 9th year of professional practice, de Pinto's work has appeared in such publications as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, and Dazed & Confused, among many others. De Pinto has also been featured in contemporary jewelry books and industry publications, exhibited at international museums and galleries, and produced commissioned work for fashion houses and numerous public figures.


CHRISTA ASSAD and KEVIN WICKHAM are the creative force behind ReUpped, a studio art and design business with a focus on sustainability and creating fine art and furniture from up-cycled materials. Assad’s background in ceramics and Wickham’s architectural design/build experience reveal a shared interest in clean lines and functionality. Their move toward collaborative works evolved organically along with their explorations with repurposing materials.

This show features paintings on wood. The images represent the ability to rethink and change the course of the destructive paths we can have towards each other and the planet. They serve as a medium to help bring together our consciousness rather than to separate us as fear and war do.

The studio’s works include original designs for sculptural furniture and vessels, large-scale public art, interior design and architecture. 

SHIBUMI GALLERY
1402 5th Street, 
Berkeley, CA 94710
510.528.7736 

Hours:
Saturdays 12-6 pm
Sundays 12-5 pm
And weekdays by appointment

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Jul
1
to Aug 27

Vessel Gallery presents, DISRUPTUS

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July 1 - August 27, 2016

Group Show: David Burke, Cheryl Derricotte, Todd Laby,
Ian Alan Paul, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, Nina Lindsay, Aaron Schuyler, Martin Webb
Reception: FRI August 5, during Oakland Art Murmur, 6 - 9:00 PM
**Artist Talk: SAT August 13, 2:00 PM

CONTACT Vessel Gallery at (510) 893-8800. Visit Vessel at 471 25th Street in Oakland, CA

 

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BREATHE Exhibit, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO
Mar
16
to May 21

BREATHE Exhibit, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO

In conjunction with the 50th annual NCECA conference, ReUpped is proud to present, "BREATHE", a two-piece sculptural installation at the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, MO.  We hope you'll join us on Friday March 18, from 6-9pm for opening night, including celebrations which also include the Archie Bray Foundation and West Virginia University. The outdoor party promises to be a legendary NCECA event, with an array of prizes, food trucks, and good cheer. 

Belger Crane Yard Studios

Address: 2011 Tracy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone:(816) 474-7316

*opening reception: Friday March 18, 6-9 PM



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    Nov
    5
    to Nov 8

    Anderson Ranch in Chicago | SOFA, Nov. 5 – 8‏

     

    Anderson Ranch Arts Center Announces a Special Exhibit, The Mindful Making of Tea, at SOFA CHICAGO

    Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design Fair
    November 5 – 8, 2015
    Navy Pier, Chicago
    Booth SE1620 in the Exhibit Hall

    View teapots, teacups, and cream and sugar objects by Anderson Ranch Arts Center artists Christa Assad, Peter Beasecker, Margaret Bohls, Ben Carter, Doug Casebeer, K Cesark, Sam Chung, Jim Connell, Josh DeWeese, Julia Galloway, Seth Green, Chris Gustin, Sam Harvey, Molly Hatch, Randy Johnston, Jim Lawton, Matt Long, Peg Malloy, Andrew Martin, Lorna Meaden, Alleghany Meadows, Takashi Nakazato, Jeff Oestreich, Lisa Orr, Mark Pharis, Ralph Scala, Mark Shapiro, Richard Shaw, Linda Sikora and Sandy Simon.

     

    OPENING NIGHT

    Thursday, November 5
    VIP Preview | 5 – 9 pm
    Public Preview | 7 – 9 pm

    Tickets available online or at the door.

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    Open Studios at ReUpped Headquarters, 4335 Holden Street, Emeryville
    Oct
    10
    to Oct 11

    Open Studios at ReUpped Headquarters, 4335 Holden Street, Emeryville

    Please join us Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11, from 12-5pm, as we debut Fall 2015 ideas and designs. Come see what we’ve been ReUpping**

    Featuring furniture and sculpture using repurposed materials. 

    Acrylic and wood stain paintings, ceramics.

    ReUpped: Fine Tuning Life.


    **Assad + Wickham’s works will also appear in the 29th Annual Emeryville Arts Exhibition Oct. 3-25   for details visit www.emeryarts.org

















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