We are the tool-wielding creatures–tools for home and hearth; devices for celebration, festivals and art; implements for conquering and protecting. These devices and tools express what we think and believe.
Romson Bustillo explores the idea of tools themselves and their use in our many states of being in his new show of prints, Chasing Device and Softening Tools. We are a culture enamored of tools, and Bustillo’s investigation will engage your brain.
Kamla Kakaria’s new work considers the apparatus of Festival–a tool set we can scarcely get enough of. Thinking back on her roots, she explores an array of Hindu festivals–from birthday to death, marriage to anniversaries, seasons, myths–the scents, the visuals, the music and rhythm of festival.
Do come by for the frontal cortex stimulation and the Artist Reception, First Thursday at Shift Collaborative Studio in Pioneer Square, this October 4th, from 5-8pm. Both Kamla and Romson will be there–just follow the crowd.
Shift Collaborative Studio
Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex #105
306 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Kamla Kakaria received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Washington and exhibits at Shift gallery in Seattle. She teaches at Pratt and Kirkland Arts Center and she is Pratt’s 2D/Print Department Manager.
Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines. His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally.