Sugar Free provides us with a visual introduction of Deya Ramsden, who has recently moved to Brooklyn from Oregon. Her eclectic and playful multi media works are united by a sense of experimentation. Using fabric, paper, plastic, clay and metal, Deya crochets, weaves and sews for us a fantasical world of both underwater and landwalking creatures alongside of sculptures of environments in which these creatures might frolick. Each creature is expressed in its own set of mediums, securing and celebrating their complete uniquness.
Dome City is a paper sculpture made while “under the influence of the city” of New York, tiny drawings stacked upon eachother with a blue inner glow at the center. Its protrusion from the wall pulls the viewer in to join the city and inspect the individuality of the drawings. Deya has woven the giant Jellyfish in Plastic, from plastic bags which floats above, daring the viewer to play in the tentacles.
Born and raised in Virginia, Deya is a a self taught artist who has shown work at Nature in Charlottesville, Nocturnal and the Handmade Bazaar in Portland, and HaNnA Gallery in Tokyo.
We will be celebrating this event with musical performances by Sheeesh (Nick Kuszyk’s solo project), Weirding Module (Michael from Awesome Color’s solo project) and more…