Now this, dear readers, is something you don’t want to miss. The Artists-to-Artists Foundation is presenting the exquisite work of Jewelry Artist, Deverae Shaw this weekend from June 21 – June 24 inclusive.
Shaw’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection entitled, Santara, combines semi precious stones, wood, charms and fabric with woven wire to create fashionable pieces of art. This showing will include over 60 pieces of Shaw’s current collection.
Admittedly, I haven’t seen Shaw’s work up-close-and-personal, however I have seen photos. I wish I could provide some visuals for you to peruse (even drool over) but I cannot get my hands on any! What I can tell you is that Shaw’s work showcases impressive technical skill, an immense sense of design and a love of beautiful colours and fine materials.
Shaw’s use of colour ranges from subtle earth tones and metallics to neons and rich primary hues.
I’m not one for fashion fads but I do like when a designer can take a classic look and incorporate aspects of current trends. Neon colours on their own scream 1987 in my humble non-fashionista opinion, but Shaw strikes an impressive balance of classic and contemporary details. Truly wearable art! A must see.
You can view Shaw’s work at the Artists-To-Artists gallery space at 1 Victoria Avenue West which is off of Weston Road, South of Lawrence.
Thursday & Friday 3:00pm – 8:30pm.
Weekend 1:00pm – 8pm