This weekend, Haven Gallery proudly presents the solo exhibitions of Yuriko Shirou, “The Dark Room” and Meadow & Fawn, “Dance of Stars”. Through the dark mysticism of Yuriko Shirou’s illustrative work that haunts with the elegance of a beastly underworld of fairies or the whimsical delight of Meadow & Fawn that lifts your spirit like a nostalgic hot air balloon ride through childhood… each collection will leave you smitten.

Abundant in moonlit narrative and steeped with interpretive symbolism, also on view is “La Lune II” group exhibition; join Haven Gallery, August 31st, in celebration of all three shows.

Yuriko Shirou, Meadow & Fawn, La Lune II at Haven Gallery

Opening Reception:

August 31, 2019 | 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates:

August 31 – September 29, 2019

 

Haven Gallery

155 Main St., | The Carriage House Square

Northport, NY 11768

For additional information and images, please contact Erica Berkowitz at info@havenartgallery.com

Yuriko Shirou, “The Dark Room”

Haven Gallery is pleased to present “The Dark Room”, a solo show of new paintings by self taught, Mexican illustrator, Yuriko Shirou. “The Dark Room” is Shirou’s first solo show outside of Mexico and will consist of twelve new paintings encompassing watercolor, acrylic, gouache, ink, marker, pastel and colored pencils. Shirou’s imagery is heavily inspired by fairytales and often depicts the darker side of these stories as well as her own uniquely developed narratives. The artists use of contrast and sepia tones strikes an illuminating yet antiqued depiction of her sitters as they subtly pose and engage their telling environments. Her use of mixed media techniques provide depth and conveys a wide range of emotion. These visual explorations embrace fears and anxieties but also cast a light on the darkest of moments to show off the beauty lurking within.

ABOUT YURIKO SHIROU

Yuriko Shirou is a self-taught Mexican illustrator. Her professional work has dabbled in Manga, American Comic and Figurative Art. She has done several international projects for various publishers such as Rittenhouse Archives, Cryptozoic Entretainment, Braiiinz! Publishing, Perna studios, among others. She has participated in international art and illustration exhibitions, among which the Creators of Legends / Homenaje a Hans Ruedi Giger; SuperficieArte, Mexico-Switzerland / 2016-2017. She has conducted workshops and conferences focused on Illustration as well as a large number of international commissioned works and various printed publications, including The Guide Artists Magazine / October 2017.

Yuriko Shirou, "The Dark Room" Casa de Muñecas II (Doll House II)

“Casa de Muñecas II (Doll House II)”, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, inks, markers, pastel and colored pencils on cardboard, 21.3 x 15.4 inches

Yuriko Shirou, "The Dark Room" Agonía II (Agony II)

“Agonía II (Agony II)”, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, inks, markers, pastel and colored pencils on cardboard, 21.3 x 15.4 inches

Yuriko Shirou Polillas rojas (Red Moths) illustration

“Polillas rojas (Red Moths)”, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, inks, markers, pastel and colored pencils on cardboard, 14.6 x 10.6 inches

Yuriko Shirou ballerina Sueños rotos (Broken dreams)

“Sueños rotos (Broken dreams)”, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, inks, markers, pastel and colored pencils on cardboard, 14.6 x 10.6 inches

Yuriko Shirou mixed media Manicomio (Asylum)

 “Manicomio (Asylum)”, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, inks, markers, pastel and colored pencils on cardboard, 14.6 x 10.6 inches

 

Meadow & Fawn, “Dance of Stars”

Haven Gallery is pleased to present Meadow & Fawn, “Dance of Stars”. “Dance of Stars” is Meadow and Fawn’s first solo show at the gallery and will include a showing of paintings, sculptures and shadow boxes. Meadow & Fawn’s work focuses on the beauty of animals and the environments they dwell in. Great effort is taken to develop the magical miniature world’s she creates. From tiny paper flowers to sculpting the animals themselves; each piece captures the unique spirit of the animal. Meadow & Fawn’s work reminds us to take a closer look at the microcosms that surround us and enjoy their splendor.

ABOUT MEADOW & FAWN

Meadow & Fawn is a California based artist. She has been sculpting, painting, and jewelry making since 2012. Her work will be featured at the Mesa Arts Center in September 2019 as part their Flora and Fauna exhibit.

Meadow & Fawn, "Dance of Stars" big and little dipper hand sculpted polymer clay sculptures

“Big and Little Dipper”, mixed media shadowbox: hand sculpted polymer clay sculptures painted with acrylic paint, 4.25 x 3 x 1.5 inches

Meadow & Fawn, "Dance of Stars" dreaming fox sculpture

“Dreaming”, sculpture, glass dome: hand sculpted polymer clay sculptures painted with acrylic paint, 7.5 x 5 inches, 10 x 8 inches

Meadow & Fawn "From the Stars" wooden shadowbox: hand sculpted polymer clay sculptures

“From the Stars”, mixed media wooden shadowbox: hand sculpted polymer clay sculptures painted with acrylic paint, 8 x 5 x 8 inches

Meadow & Fawn swan resin sculpture in teacup

“Interconnected”, mixed media: epoxy resin, porcelain teacup, glass dome, 5 x 3.75 x 3 inches, 8 x 6.5 inches

Meadow & Fawn surreal animal and moon painting

“The Dance of Stars”, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches, 14.5 x 14.5 inches

 

“La Lune II” Group Exhibition

Northport, NY — Haven Gallery is pleased to present “La Lune”, a group exhibition focused on mythologies surrounding the moon as well as its artistic interpretations. The moon has pervaded history, culture, myth and the natural sciences since the earliest people walked the planet. Multiple meanings interpreted through forms of magic, folklore, empirical theories and conclusions, religious scriptures and more can be found among cultures from all over the world.

The luminescence and reoccurring nightly presence of the moon has been a constant for all living things on Earth. Life as we know it would be vastly different without the existence of a moon. With the earliest purpose thought to be as simple as a light source at night to modern day understandings of its effect on the Earth’s rotation and tides, the moon has found itself playing a fundamental role in the lifespans of all forms of life on this planet. Consequently, the appearance of the moon is a natural phenomenon accepted and embraced by all societies and resultantly, permeates all forms of popular media and culture.

“La Lune” asks artists to contemplate and create a work of art based off of these empirical, spiritual, fantastical and/or religious views of the moon amidst historical and contemporary society. Interpretations may span past humanity to include the effects of the phases of the moon on the animal kingdom and botany as well. Additionally, inspiration will be derived from ancient times, such as goddesses of Greek Mythology dedicated to the moon to modern day media including comics, movies and music.

Artists include: Ransom & Mitchell, Olga Esther, June Leeloo, Ted Pim, Ingrid Tusell, Tracy Lewis, Teagan White, Daria Aksenova, Julie Filipenko, Stephanie Buscema, Zoe Williams, Sam Guay, Richard A Kirk, Allen Douglas, Mark Poole, Jacub Gagnon, Deidre S Beeman, Vanessa Lemen, Ed Org, Dewi Plass, Gina Matarazzo, Jeff Echevarria, Adam Oehlers, Phoenix Chan, Karla Rodriguez (doiletoile), Matt Linares, Allison Reimold, Jel Ena, Mahlimae, Scott Radke, Matt Dangler, Kane Kokaris, Jamie Winn, Eddie Scheibel Ehlers, Brendon Flynn, Nathan Durfee, Yuriko Shirou, Thomas Ascott, Valency Genis, Nom Kinnear King, Julia Gabrielov, Kseniia Boko, Nick Fierro, Pandora Young, Dilka Bear, and Craww.

Vanessa Lemen, "The Foreteller", oil painting

Vanessa Lemen, “The Foreteller”, oil on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Nathan Durfee, "Long Distance Call", surreal oil painting

Nathan Durfee, “Long Distance Call”, oil on panel, 21 x 14 inches

Jessica Mulholland, "Night Blooms' Allure", mixed media illustration

Jessica Mulholland, “Night Blooms’ Allure”, graphite, gouache, aluminium leaf and acrylic on 100% cotton arches aquarelle paper, 10 x 10.25 inches, 13.75 x 13.75 inches

Ransom & Mitchell, "Bella Donna" surreal medieval archival print

Ransom & Mitchell, “Bella Donna”, archival pigment print, 20 x 16 inches, 27 x 23 inches framed, edition of 9, #1 of 9 on exhibition

Phoenix Chan, "Branches #25", gouache and color pencils bunny on wood

Phoenix Chan, “Branches #25”, gouache and color pencils on wood, 13.5 x 11.25 inches

 

 

 

Yuriko Shirou Social Media Accounts

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Meadow & Fawn Social Media Accounts

Website | Instagram | Facebook

 

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