Scott Rispin: The Well Constructed Myth

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August 11th through September 30th, 2016

Artist Reception: Thursday, August 11th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 5 – 9 PM

 

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Scott Rispin; The Well Constructed Myth August 11th through September 30th.  Scott Rispin’s work examines the nature of seeing and how it is not a perfect reflection of the world, but an inference based on our long history of experiences, beliefs, fears, desires and prejudices. The “reality” we think we are seeing is our first well-constructed myth.

 
Please join us for an artist reception on Thursday, Aug 11th from 5 – 9 p.m.

Scott Rispin began his 30+ years of artistic pursuits developing logos, carving signage and hand painting signs in his hometown of South Lake Tahoe, California. Since settling in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1990, Scott has been a working professional in nearly every aspect of the commercial arts; from ad agencies to silk screening, custon graphics/signage to muralist. He received his BA in Art Education from Mercyhurst College in 2003, and his MFA in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Scott has received awards in sculpture, painting, and public art projects.

Scott Rispin currently teaches at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, as well as the Erie Art Museum.

 

Located within Frame Central in Capitol Hill, Seattle. The gallery participates in the Capitol Hill Art walk every second Thursday of the month. www.capitolhillartwalk.com

 

Scott Rispin: The Well Constructed Myth

Adam Fung: constellation atlas

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the constellation atlas, 18″ x 24″, oil, acrylic, graphite on linen, 2016

June 9th through July 31st, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9th, 5 – 9 PM
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 14th, 5 – 9 PM

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Adam Fung: constellation atlas June 9th through July 31st. Adam Fung is an Assistant Professor of Art at TCU in Fort Worth, TX and his current show uses painting as a questioning process to find patterns and draw boundaries around vastness, allowing forms to arise and recede. In this new body of work, Fung considers how painting can mimic our attempts to map the unknown, investigate the make up of the universe, and code such infinite matter.

With these paintings we find surfaces that are layered with information and shifting color relationships- alluding to a map in flux. Shapes form along grids or graphite delineations as these elements untangle and coalesce around quadrants of tentative certainty.  Ultimately, in constellation atlas, there is no claim to know the territory, rather a searching for where it may lie on future maps, in an ongoing cartography.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 9th from 5 – 9 p.m.
Please join us for an artist reception on Thursday, July 14th from 5 – 9 p.m.

Adam Fung received his MFA from University of Notre Dame, in 2008.  He is currently completing an Arctic Circle Artist Residency and Summer Solstice Expedition in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, this year.

Fung has previously shown nationally and internationally at the Aron Packer Gallery, Button Gallery, Ro2 Art, Packer Schopf Gallery, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Siena Art Institute, Link Gallery, Kent State University, The Snite Museum of Art, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Lucia Douglas Gallery, and the Washington Artists Project, Washington D.C. His work has received numerous awards and is included in many public and private collections.

www.adamfung.com

Adam Fung: constellation atlas

Scattered Showers: Tyler Nelson

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February 11th – March 31st, 2016

Scattered Showers

Tyler Nelson

Artist Reception: Please join us on Thursday February 11th from 5-9 PM

Seattle artist Tyler Nelson presents enigmatic portraits that suggest masked stories in a world that is a desolate beautiful dream. The lone figures seem to embody traditional painterly values – color, line, space – while bringing a sense of unease that feels very much of our time.

The show opens February 11th and runs through March 31st. The two openings will be on the second Thursday of the month: February 11th and March 10th during the Capitol Hill Art Walk.

Scattered Showers: Tyler Nelson

Cloud Gallery presents John Bavaro: BrainTree

 

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Light Box 12 x 12″ 2015

December 10th through January 30th

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10th5 – 9 PM

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present John Bavaro: BrainTree December 10th through January 30th. John Bavaro is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and his current show is based on a serious stroke he experienced from a dissected carotid artery. At the beginning he had no speech and his arm was severely compromised. A year later he created this body of work based on his brain scans and scans of his carotid artery. Although Bavaro has shown extensively, this will be his first solo show in Seattle.

John Bavaro’s process involves taking his brain scans, which he often layers one on top of another, and responds to them with “paint” using the Procreate App via an iPad. He then takes a series of “trees” that he has built in an app called TreeSketch that produces “3-D images” which are flattened, and placed in layer after layer in his images. The resulting light boxes are stunning compositions that examine the connection between the brain’s complex network and similar structures in nature.

“While working in “TreeSketch” I realized that the growth parameters of the tree behaves exactly like the physiology of the human brain. It parallels it in many ways. I was struck by the metaphor of re-wiring, or re-growth of connections that had died and now needed to be rewired.”

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 10th from 5 – 9 p.m.
A second reception will take place on Thursday, January 14th from 5 – 9 p.m

John Bavaro received his MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati.  He has previously shown internationally at the American University in Dubai, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, i.d.e.a. Museum, Carnegie Arts Center, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Smith College, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe/Hamburg, and the Erie Art Museum. His work has received numerous awards and is included in many public and private collections.

www.johnbavaro.com

Cloud Gallery presents John Bavaro: BrainTree

Cloud Gallery presents Jamie Adams: Cooper’s Beastiary

 Cooper's Medusa 20" x 24". Dye Sublimated Aluminum 2015

Cooper’s Medusa 20″ x 24″. Dye Sublimated Aluminum 2015

October 7th through November 30th, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8th, 5 – 9 PM

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Jamie Adams: Cooper’s Beastiary October 7th through November 30th, 2015. Jamie Adams is a Professor of Art at Judson College, and his current show is based on the drawings of the early 20th Century type designer Oswald Cooper. His latest work is created through a complex process resulting in a drawing, a painting, and an aluminum print. Although Adams has shown extensively, this will be his first solo show in Seattle.

Painters have an imperfect choice between an almost alchemical love of technique or illusion.  It may be that the human mind can only think of one aspect at a time: either a painting is what it represents, or it is a fabrication done on a flat surface. These new paintings by Jamie Adams use the vernacular of typography in an attempt to think of both the surface and what seems to be behind it at once, in a twofoldness of attention that takes in both equally.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 8th from 5 – 9 p.m.
A second reception will take place on Thursday, November 12th from 5 – 9 p.m

Jamie Adams received his MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2007.  He currently teaches at Judson College, AL where he is the Division Chair of Fine Arts and the Art Department Head.

Adams has previously shown nationally at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Selma Arts Guild, Modern Formations Gallery, Hoyt Center for the Arts, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Erie Art Museum, Foundry Art Center, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX, Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, OR, New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art. His work has received numerous awards and is included in many public and private collections.
www.dinosaurversusrobot.com

Cloud Gallery presents Jamie Adams: Cooper’s Beastiary

Cloud Gallery presents Rachael Burke: To and Fro

Balancing Act, oil paint on board, 36 x 36 "  2015
Balancing Act, oil paint on board, 36 x 36 ” 2015

August 13th through September 30th, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13th, 5 – 9 PM

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Rachael Burke: To and Fro. August 13th through September 30th, 2015. Rachael Burke is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her most recent work is interested in the places (physical and emotional) that transform us, the “in-between state” of something that is in transition.  The painterliness in her work captures something in the making, what is unsettled, shifting, or constantly evolving. Themes in her work encompass growth and decay, mortality, disorientation and bombardment, public and private experiences, and our changing roles, positions and places in our personal lives and in society. Although Burke has shown extensively, this will be her first solo show in Seattle.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 5 – 9 p.m.
A second reception will take place on Thursday, September 10th from 5 – 9 p.m

These new paintings by Rachael Burke use representational subjects to create an emotional situation, an enigmatic narrative or fictional painting. The artificially staged figures and environments, the tension between surface and volume, and figure/ground helps to assert the abstractness of the elements and the autonomy of the paint. Her use of color underscores the theatricality and her abstract expressionist approach sets up the internal drama, the humanity and emotional connectedness of the players, place or environment.

Rachael Burke received her MFA in Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1983.  She is a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she began teaching in 1990.

Burke has previously shown nationally at The Butler Institute of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Chautauqua Art Institute, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, J.B. Speed Museum, Owensboro Museum of Fine art, Headley Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Art of Ogunquit, Maine. Her solo exhibitions include The Erie Art Museum, The LOWE Gallery, Gallery 937, Yvonne Rapp Gallery, Malton Gallery, and Mercyhurst University. Her work has received numerous awards and is included in many public and private collections.
rjacobsburke.com/paintings

Cloud gallery is located in Frame Central on the corner of Pike and Broadway in Capitol Hill at 901 East Pike St, Seattle.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information contact Jen Murray cloudgalleryseattle@gmail.com

Cloud Gallery presents Rachael Burke: To and Fro

Our group show will be up in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair

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Cloud Gallery is pleased to show case our group show A Working Theory during the Seattle Art Fair   this coming weekend, July 30th- August 2nd.

For more information you can check out Satellite Seattle, which features our exhibit and many others around the city

In addition we will be staying open late on Saturday until 8 PM.

If you are looking for a great way to see all of the events on Saturday, Aug 1st, COLLECT will be running a champagne shuttle service to and from the art fair to other galleries. From 6PM to 8PM they will be going around Capitol Hill, so come check out our gallery upstairs Frame Central. Here is their ticket information.

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Gallery hours during the Art Fair : Thur 10-6  Fri 10-6  Sat 10-8  Sun 11-5

Our group show will be up in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair