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Reflection, Appreciation, and Embracing Opportunity – Talks by Hiroyuki Murase & Kaoli Mashio
December 9, 2021 @ 10:00 - 14:00$35
‘Portrait of a Wave’, 2014-15. Kaoli Mashio
TALKS by HIROYUKI MURASE & KAOLI MASHIO
10:00-11:30 PST / $35 Contribution / $25 WSN members will receive a $10 discount code by email.
IN-PERSON at Berkeley Annex (limited number of fully vaccinated people), or ON-WEBINAR
A RECORDING will be sent to all participants within a week.
SLOW FIBER SOCIAL & POTLUCK
SFS Annex, Berkeley, CA / 1825 8th Street, Berkeley, CA
THURSDAY • DECEMBER 9 • 2021
Co-Hosted by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom
SFS Social & Potluck ends at 14:00
HIROYUKI MURASE, Creative Director for Suzusan, Germany,/Japan, is a fifth generation Shibori artisan and designer, the son of Hiroshi Murase from Arimatsu, instructor of our Shibori Hybrid Workshop Series.
Hiroyuki will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for a pop-up show at Todd Hosfelt Gallery, December 10–18, and an informal lecture and Social at SFS Studio in Berkeley, December 9 at 10 am. Gain insights on how the current generation is being creative in a Western milieu with the perennial technique of Shibori.
Suzusan’s roots lie in the Japanese town of Arimatsu, known for its traditional Shibori artisans. In response to a decline in the Shibori trade over the past five decades, the Shibori craft community has placed attention on developing innovative techniques and producing modern creations to keep Shibori relevant and vibrant in our contemporary world.
Hiroyuki is the eldest son in the Murase family. He studied art at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham Surrey, England as well as at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany. During his time away from Japan, Hiroyuki has gained renewed appreciation for his family’s work, which is so rich in tradition. In 2008, he co-founded the Suzusan label in Düsseldorf with a German colleague, where he continues to create Shibori designs for interiors and high fashion.
Kaoli Mashio, an accomplished artist and Hiroyuki’s life partner, will share her creative journey and images from a recent exhibition and 19.20.21, her current exhibition in London, a painterly and poetic response to a period that will not be forgotten lightly. She was born in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, and studied in a graduate program at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. She has exhibited in Germany, Japan, and England.
As the coronavirus was beginning to emerge, Mashio had embarked on a series of paintings based on the layers of galvanised steel plates that were common in local architecture. As 2020 wore on, a gap, or at least, some kind of liminal space, began to appear in the paintings. Something in them was leaking through and out, growing between vertical lines. And in the most recent works, space has begun to open up, the scope of the paintings broadening into a bright sky blue that speaks of newness and hope.
— from Kaoli Mashio Solo Show at the Gallery Cassius & Co. from 4 December 2021 – 19 February 2022 in London, U.K.
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