Marinship Studios on Gate 5 Road is presenting a solo exhibition by textile artist Akari Uragami. Akari’s work is distinguished by her interests in patterns and cloth as a mode of examining the internal and external tensions of flesh. In 2017 she began producing a body of work while traveling back and forth between Tokyo and Sausalito. The contrast between Akari’s upbringing in the highly urban environment of central Tokyo, along with more recently spending time closer to nature in Northern California has had a profound impact on her practice
She creates paintings and sculptures with bound surfaces and colliding abstract forms that highlight these tensions, of the flesh, between comfort and aggression amongst and inside humans and living organisms. Her interplay between primordial human feelings of comfort, healing, and aggression is formed through the combination of forms, repetitions and the use of dying, tying, and stitching techniques.
“Reality Check” is open Friday through Sunday 12-6 p.m. or by appointment. A reception is planned for Sunday November 18, 3-5:30 p.m. at 265 Gate 5 Road.