December 14th – February 6th
Artist Reception: January 11th 5-9 pm
Using acrylics to create saturated abstract
works of art, one will look at the painting and hopefully feel some kind
of connection or will be drawn to the colors themselves. There are really
no recognizable features in the art, except for the Abstract Flowers and
Color Stretch series of my work. It’s primarily color without borders
intended to create a visceral response. There are daily activities that
stimulate the brain chemically. Smells that bring you back to when you
were a child. Tasting something you remember from your most favorite
dish or meal. Seeing a loved one, or beautiful architecture, or painting
that truly makes you think and maybe cry.
October 12th through November 30th, 2017
Artist Reception Thursday October 12th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday November 9th, 5 – 9
explores the ability of painting to suspend time. His current work evolved from investigations into death through religious and medical lenses,
and the most recent images explore the Roman Catholic concept of purgatory. These paintings allude to forests as a timeless spiritual place, while the unforgiving behavior of digital light leads the viewer through the darkness. The resulting work creates a reflective space that invites skepticism and expresses uncertainty.
Jonathan Happ currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. He received his BFA from Iowa State University and his MFA from the University of Washington.
The River, oil on panel. 34.5″ x 47″
Aug 10th through September 30th, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday August 10th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday September 30th, 5 – 9 PM
King‘s portrait work is inspired from caught glimpses of what people see in their own minds as reflections of themselves. These fleeting instances are recorded in this highly varied and diverse show.
The show opens Aug 10th and runs through Sept 30th. The two openings will be on the second Thursday of the month for the Capitol Hill art walk.
J M King is a London-born artist currently working in the Pacific Northwest.
April 13th through May 31st, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday April 13th, 5 – 9 PM
‘s paintings, prints, and ceramic works address the condition of being embodied. With these recent pieces, she considers the body as both a site of endless sensory possibility, and as a set of seams separating the self from the world outside.
Featuring dreamy, surrealistic imagery and a vibrant palette, the work reflects the artist’s visual imaginings of what living in a body actually feels like, replete with the playfulness and anxiety that characterize the experience.
Connie was born and raised in Detroit, and has been working in Seattle since 2014. She’s shown in New York and Seattle, and in 2016 completed a month-long residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland.
March 9th through March 31st, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday March 9th, 5 – 9 PM
Come see surreal and unsettling scenes by artist Dani Wilson. For her, symbolic, evocative imagery and massive fantastical creatures have always been her subject matter, but for the past two years Dani has been working more with watercolor on untreated wood to bring about new muted tones and textures in her work.
February 9th through February 28th, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday Feb 9th, 5 – 9 PM
New work by Colin Curry explores memories revisited. With every retelling, the features we originally celebrate appear clearer and the less convenient aspects become muddled, like a sensitive lens that is handled with bare hands. We are the unreliable narrators of our own lives, adding, omitting, and editing details unconsciously. These paintings initially begin with observation, but with each subsequent layer, become less about emulating reality as they are marred with misperceptions.
Colin Curry is a Seattle-based painter concerned primarily with bodies, gaze, gender, and the politics of perception. The last thing he thinks about before he falls asleep is color and light, and the first thing he thinks of when he wakes is the smell of linseed oil and coffee.