Archive for the ‘Gallery News’ Category
Opening from 6-8pm on January 27 at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, is “Beyond Japan: International Takes on Moku Hanga.” Featuring Japanese-style woodblock prints (‘moku’ [wood] ‘hanga’ [prints] in Japanese), as well as drawings, photographs, artist books, and sculptural works of paper by nine international artists from six countries, Beyond Japan explores the influence of these artists’ participation in the residency program known as The Nagasawa Art Park Project (NAPP), which paired master Japanese carvers and printers with international artists to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. The exhibit includes thirty works by artists from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Scotland, the United Kingdom, Korea, and the United States.
“Resonance,” a show featuring Leslie McKay’s meditative drawings, opens at the Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue N., on January 26 from 5:30-8:30pm. Her drawings are a natural extension of her background in clay and glass. McKay has exhibited in "Artefiera ’76" Bologna, Italy; Polly Friedlander gallery: Linda Farris Gallery and created artworks in clay and glass for commercial and residential application. The show runs through March 2. Shown: Series 7 – Heart #5.
This January and February MUSEO, located at 215 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will feature works primarily by local artists during its “Steampunk” show. About 40 artists have created both two-dimensional and sculptural works reminiscent of the spirit of adventure, invention, and craftsmanship of the early 19th century. The show runs through February 27. Shown: Jacob Bloom, Last Farewell Flare.
Suyama Space opens “Uprising: Installation by Rick Araluce and Steve Peters–on view through April 13
“UPRISING: Installation by Rick Araluce and Steve Peters” opens to the public on January 23 and continues through April 13 at Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue, Seattle. “UPRISING” is an elaborate network of hand-crafted, trompe l’oeil plumbing that appears to emerge from the floor, walls and ceiling of the century-old building.
Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, is showing “Natural and Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art” through February 26. The show is part of the ever-evolving tradition of representing the history, mythology, identity and ownership for the people of the coast. Individual artists in this show work within this context, but they also exhibit a wide range of style and expression. Shown at the left: one of the pieces from the show.
On view through February 11, Seattle artist Neal Fryett presents new photographic, video, and sculptural work in the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012. The tangram, a dissection puzzle comprised of seven parts, serves as the foundation for Fryett’s studio compositions, basic geometric shapes crafted from walnut that when arranged and rearranged become a study in still life, balance, and history. The gallery is located at 620 Market Street in Kirkland.
The Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St. in Tacoma, showcases contemporary works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro through February 11. DiPietro works in egg tempera, a centuries-old painting medium created by mixing powdered pigments with egg yolk and water. The resulting paints dry quickly to a matte finish and allow for thin, smooth layers of color and tight control of details. DiPietro will offer a demonstration of this technique following a gallery talk on his work on Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.. An opening reception will be January 25 from 5-7pm at the gallery. Concurrently showing is the work of photographer Eirik Johnson.
The SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is featuring a group of artists whose work has been impacted by relocation or travel. In connection with the show, which is influenced by the upcoming SAM exhibit, “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” is an installation in the gallery’s University Street window by Dan Hawkins. The show is on view through February `11.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing a special collection of Lynn Mizono’s wearable art through February 15.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, continues on the theme of December’s “A Tasting Menu” show, with “A Tasting Menu, Second Course” to showcase the art and artists to come during the next year. On view through January 30, the show includes three artists who have never shown their work in Port Townsend before—David Ridgway, Sharon Kingston, and, Chris Theiss. David Ridgway, a painter from Bellingham, debuts three paintings of Port Townsend images among his other Puget Sound area vistas. Sharon Kingston, also from Bellingham, brings atmospheric paintings inspired by poet, Rainier Maria Rilke. From Mount Vernon, Chris Theiss’ ceramic and sgraffito sculpture spatially reconstructs familiar places. Three artists from December’s show—Victor Sandblom, a Snohomish painter, Jeff Weekley, a Port Townsend painter, and, David Eisenhour, a Port Hadlock sculptor, will exhibit different work. Shown: Blue Boat Parrish House by David Ridgway.
“Decadence,” a solo exhibition of work by Jessi Li, is on view at Pottery Northwest through February 3, at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. Jessi was awarded the Resident Artist Project (RAP) grant at Pottery Northwest and the Art Bridge Fellowship through Pratt Fine Arts Center. These grants helped develop a body of work incorporating figures and architecturally inspired forms made from both clay and glass. The show marks the completion of Li’s residency at Pottery Northwest.
A reception on January 14 from 6-9pm kicks off the Fifth Annual Anniversary Show at the Cole Gallery, located at 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds. On view are over 70 new paintings and sculpture by 30 Cole Gallery artists. Hors d’oeuvres, dessert, wine and live music by the Rich Cole Trio will liven the reception. The entire show may be seen on the Cole Gallery web site.
Opening January 13 in a reception from 6-10pm at Bherd Studios Gallery, 8537 Greenwood Ave N. in Seattle, is John Osgood’s “Between The Lines.” The show, which is on view through February 3, focuses on the artist’s signature style of portraiture. Osgood has shown in multiple galleries and venues around the Seattle area including, ArtsWest Ga llery, CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) Gallery, Flatcolor Gallery, Halogen Gallery, Tasty Gallery, Twilight Artist Collective and more. In 2011 he was selected as 1 of 22 internationally commissioned artists for CNN’s “9/11 | 10 Years Later: Ripple Effect” tribute. Shown: Necessity.
“My Thailand,” a new exhibition of the work of Charlie Barrr, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on January 11 in a reception to meet the artist and view his work from 6-8pm. The show will be on view through February 5. Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. Shown: Thailand Rooftop.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, is featuring some of their more colorful by Joe Delatorre this month. His work is found in the Drawing section. More work using vivid colors for dark days can be found in the gallery’s Abstract and Paintings sections. Shown: by Joe Delatorre.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, opens a retrospective for artist Lee Wexler with a reception from 5-7pm on January 8. The show will continue thru January 30, 2012. A fine artist, educator, designer and muralist Lee Jesse Wexler was born on April 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. After receiving an MFA in Design at University of Southern California, he became a professor at California State University, Los Angeles for 28 years and was a Professor Emeritus at CSULA at the time of his death in 2010. The works for sale in this exhibit are culled from his family’s collection and are among the best of Wexler’s watercolor, egg tempera and pastel paintings. Wexler served on the board of the Northwest Watercolor Society and guided the development of the Northwest Watercolor Foundation, becoming president from 1998-2006. His “Manzanar Japanese Relocation Camp” series is included in the permanent collection at the Wing Luke Museum. Shown: Three Figures with Pigeons.