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“Arrivals Gate – Unexpected Cashmere” is Adriana’s mission to use her creativity while opening borders bringing traditional handmade shawls into modern life.

Adriana envisions, curates and distributes high-quality native handicrafts from Kathmandu, Nepal and other communities in developing countries. She expanded on her experience in the global business world to engage with communities while creating art. Her creations explore the individuals’ desire to be unique. As a result, what could seem to be only an “accessory”, reveals itself to be what we are in the choices we make as individuals.

In her shawl “The sky is the limit” you can “feel” the sky and wrap yourself in it. This cashmere shawl is woven from the ultra- soft and eecy hair from the chest, neck, and underbelly of goats that live in the high altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains. Adriana’s photograph of the sky is silk-screened onto this very soft and lightweight shawl. It takes days to produce this limited edition and its purchase supports Nepalese businesses.

Arrivals Gate, founded in 2015 by Adriana, enables the continuity of traditional handicrafts where everything learned, every exchange and every conversation provide a reaction about the world based on collective construction and relations with no frontiers.

All pieces achieve unexpected visual similarities, although exploring their amazing different textures. Adriana’s creations express, inspire, surprise and connect ... the cashmere way.

Liliana Beltran

Art Director, Founder of BOSSA Gallery, Miami Design District

Art Exhibition Video

 

Art Exhibition Catalog

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How many times do we look outside an airplane window and imagine ourselves jumping through the clouds? That was Adriana’s inspiration for this shawl, also known as “sky carpaccio”. A photograph of the sky is silk-screened onto one of the two surfaces; both contain cashmere and are stitched together creating a layer of air that gives this shawl a unique touch and feel. People will be able to feel the sky and wrap themselves in it! (2015)

 

A clear sky and 350 Swarovski crystals teams up to build “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”. You can search for Orion’s belt in this “sky” the same way you do in the real one. In the former, made of cashmere, it can be seen every night. With this creation process, Adriana learned the many other worldwide names for Orion’s belt: Three Kings, Three Sisters and As Tres Marias. (2015)

 

Bees are master architects and Adriana took the challenge in constructing her own honeycomb out of two deconstructed cashmere shawls, creating this mathematically precise “marvel of nature”. The hundreds of cells comprising a honeycomb are used to raise young bees and for storage of honey and pollen. This masterpiece is at the same time sweet and desirable. When folded and stored in its wooden box, it looks ordinary which is another unexpected aspect of her creation. (2015)

 
 
 

Connecting the pleasure of wearing a uniquely noticeable shawl with a message of freedom, this piece brings a smile and puts into discussion the existence of zoos. The person becomes the animal that was gratefully taken out of his cage and brought into freedom, now living among “humans”. (2016)

 
 
 

Often a “forbidden candy”, and the object of desire of children and adults, it transports you back to great childhood moments. Not only the color, but the perfect shape of cotton candy creates the unexpected similarity with the shawl. (2016)

 

The total look of denim jeans inspired the Indigo Blusão shawl. Dyeing the neutral color and pure cashmere piece using indigo leaves, it took 6 months to achieve the desired tone of Indigo. (2015)

 

Adriana is fascinated by the traditional “Cafés do Brasil” coffee bags. When she saw the very rare handspun and handloom cashmere shawl, she immediately associated it with the classic coffee bag. And to her surprise, the two had the exact same measurements. The Jute and Cashmere touches are two opposites; one is extremely rough and the other is very soft. In this piece, people will notice visual similarities and explore the amazingly different textures. (2016)

 

Silkworm cocoons are represented by hundreds of pockets filled with raw cashmere.The larva that creates the marvelous cocoon, the source of silk threads, is “played” here by the goat,that gives us the raw cashmere, the source of the cashmere thread. (2016)

 
 

Adriana appreciates the simple beauty of flowers in a vase. “Flower vase” echoes the accent flowers give to a house with the accessories worn by a person. (2015)

 

A walking furry Panda is Adriana’s first memory of a gift from her father. Enchanted by its cuteness and movements, it was her favorite toy, until batteries forgotten inside the Panda melted and destroyed her joy. She could never forgive herself for this mistake and became a Panda lover. To bring her great memories back, she created a Panda shawl with the same moving capacities but no batteries required! (2016)

 
 
 

Thinking about a solution for cold relief, both indoors and outdoors, Adriana created Snug Facts. A pill that should always be kept handy, Snug Facts eases the discomfort caused by low temperatures. Inside the special packaging with the “Drug” description, you will find a cashmere shawl, suitable for many occasions. (2015)

 
 
 

The experiment of mixing cashmere yarn from Mongolia with metal sourced from Calcutta (Kolkata) / India, made Adriana excited about the possibility of creating soft and eternal pieces of jewelry. “Olympic podium” achieves the perfect tone of gold, silver and bronze medals. (2016)

 

Arrivals Gate’s collaboration with architect Lia Siqueira and artist Frida Baranek

The limited edition shawls have prints that are not a derivative of drawings or computer renderings, but images of material insertions and occupations created by the architect and the artist.. Each shawl is hand-made in pure cashmere and silk-screen printed.

Interested in materials, their existence and relationship, Frida Baranek (www.fridabaranek.com) and Lia Siqueira (www.azularquitetura.com.br), have long wished to collaborate. It dates since their graduation in Architecture from Santa Ursula University, in Rio de Janeiro in 1983.

“Wire Transfer I” is made of steel wire.

“Abstract Tape I” is made of fiberglass tape.

 

Eduardo captured the super light shawls, naturally positioned in front of unusual houses and walls of the streets of Miami. In addition to the camera, the alternative “tools” were the natural breeze and plenty of running, with no editing. With this work, the two artists combined the series “The Nomad and the Houses”, of Eduardo, to the collection “Unexpected Cashmere”, of Adriana / Arrivals Gate. The result is a unique plasticity and reflects a sensitive and passionate look for the fluidity of fabrics and colors.

The challenge is the perception of what is cashmere and what is shadow in some images and the surprise encounter of curious contours formed by the combination of shawls with the wind.

Urban Flow Catalog

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Please contact us for URBAN FLOW series photography availability and acquisition: contact@arrivalsgate.com

 

“Bueiro”, 2018

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“Bueiro”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Polyptych,
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format:
9 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 2.000

 

“Ajoelhou Tem Que Rezar”, 2018

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“Ajoelhou Tem Que Rezar”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format:
47 x x 63 inches
Price: US$ 5.000

 

“House 737”, 2018

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“House 737”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format:
18 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 1.500


Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format:
47 x 34 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“House 769”, 2018

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“House 769”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 18 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 1.500

 

“A House Without a Number”, 2018

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“A House Without a Number”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format: 18 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 1.500


Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format: 47 x 34 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“Dance”, 2018

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“Dance”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 47 x 31.50 inches
Price: US$ 3.500

 

“Red Label”, 2018

“Red Label”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 39 x 26 inches
Price: US$ 3.000

 

“Black Label”, 2018

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“Black Label”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 24 x 24 inches
Price: US$ 2.000

 

“Santo Registro”, 2018

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“Santo Registro”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format:
39 x 26 inches
Price: US$ 3.000

 

“Atlantis”, 2018

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“Atlantis”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 39 x 26 inches
Price: US$ 3.000

 

“Stairway To Heaven”, 2018

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“Stairway To Heaven”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format: 28 x 18 inches
Price: US$ 2.500


Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format: 47 x 31.50 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“At Your Door”, 2018

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“At Your Door”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format: 28 x 18 inches
Price: US$ 2.500


Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format: 47 x 31.50 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“Spiderman”, 2018

“Spiderman”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 47 x 33.50 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“Spanish Dancer I”, 2018

“Spanish Dancer I”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 1 + 1 AP
Format: 39 x 26 inches
Price: US$ 3.000

Edition of 4 + 1 AP
Format: 47 x 34 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“Spanish Dancer II”, 2018

“Spanish Dancer II”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Format: 47 x 33.50 inches
Price: US$ 4.500

 

“Front”, 2018

“Front”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format: 18 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 1.500


Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format: 79 x 57 inches
Price: US$ 5.600

 

“Rear”, 2018

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“Rear”, 2018
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper 308 g
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Format: 18 x 13 inches
Price: US$ 1.500


Edition of 2 + 1 AP
Format: 79 x 57 inches
Price: US$ 5.600

 

“Take Your Art For A Walk”, 2017

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“Take Your Art For A Walk”, 2017

Mosaic with 23 photographs

Edition of 2 + 2 AP

Aprox. total size: 60 x 80 inches

Price: US$ 10.000

 
 

TAKE YOUR ART FOR A WALK Exhibition

Bossa Gallery, Miami Design District, December, 2017

Curated by Adriana Lerner from Arrivals Gate and Liliana Beltran from BOSSA Gallery.

The exhibition showcased global artists and designers creations of unique, authentic, sustainable and handmade pieces crossing paths into nature, art, architecture and self-expression. The environment promoted the public interaction with all the pieces.

 
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Art Exhibition Video