“I am fascinated with the way people throughout time have used art as a means of expressing big ideas – about life, the world and universe around us, our connection to the divine, and to each other.” - Dale Beevers
Dale Beevers is an Oakland-based metalsmith who is currently pursuing an MFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts at the Academy of Art University, and who received her BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. Her work is largely narrative, drawing from themes that are often deeply personal and philosophical in nature and that incorporate a finely-honed sensitivity to the use of symbolic imagery and forms. As a mixed media artist who enjoys combining traditional metalsmithing, woodworking, and innovations in materials and processes, she is interested in balancing deliberately crafted forms and surfaces with natural and unrefined textures and colors. Combining forms, techniques, materials and images that are naturally dissonant in a harmonious way has become a visual language that allows her to express appreciation for the inherent ambiguity of life. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, with recent shows at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo, Japan, and the Fresno Art Museum in Fresno, CA.