ALL Yoni Is Love
August 11 - September 1
de Plume is excited to host an experiential and immersive installation of intricate, multi-media artwork this August. Appropriately on display during Burning Man season, this is the second floor-to-ceiling installation by psychedelic visionary artist Laurie Shapiro in LA this year.
Shapiro’s solo show Before You Were Born, at Radiant Space this past January attracted over 1,000 people to enter the walk-in “womb”. For her latest installation opening August 11 at de Plume, Shapiro creates the sequel to Before You Were Born. This new body of work, titled All Yoni Is Love, is a series of intricately painted vaginal flowers, humans in mystical environments, hanging orb lights, and reflective painted mylar. In what Shapiro terms a “Yoni State of Mind,” the world is perceived through a creative and embracing lens of elevation. This feminist series celebrates of the beauty and power we have within and between us.
Shapiro’s pieces are meticulously made--each taking hours of labor from hand-sewing to painting. Her work is driven by an insatiable need to inquire about the nature of how we perceive the world. Fascinated by color and process, Shapiro initially builds up her paintings by screen printing stencils of her drawings, then hand sewing the segments on muslin, which she then brings to life with layers of paint. When viewed up close, one can see the intricate details and hand-stitching of her screen printed drawings.
Opening on August 11, de Plume will be transformed into a world from an otherworldly dimension: individually painted “yoni-flowers,” stylized large paintings, reflective mylar, and hanging orbs of light.
Friday, August 17, 9:00 – 10:00 pm
A sound bath experience has many benefits. In our culture we are becoming more and more aware of holistic approaches for relaxation and healing, to combat the everyday stresses of modern life—a sound bath can offer the perfect solution. It gives you the opportunity to go inward on your own terms.
Sound baths are meant to help facilitate a shift in your brainwave state. Through frequency and entrainment with sound, it's possible, and very easy, to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), with the majority of people able to reach theta (meditative state) and even delta (where internal healing can occur). This experience is helpful for anyone who wants to give themselves a moment of relaxation or gain the benefits from meditation but has not yet learned how to access on their own.
In addition to the sound, you will be immersed in Laurie Shapiro's art encompassing the entire gallery space. You will be free to listen and look at your surroundings and have the opportunity to purchase a print or piece of clothing by the artist herself.