Myths & Monsters
Works by Chris Sweeney and Paul Tonnes
April 12 – June 3, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday May 10th 5-8pm
Jason Bourguignon: Last Night I Dreamt
March 8 – April 10
Artist Reception: March 8, 2018 5-9
New Mixed Media Work by Jason Bourguignon
This series of mixed media work explores real and imagined environments. Jason incorporates acrylic, pastel, gouache, ink, photography and collage into his work to provoke multiple meanings while also having fun with materials. Jason has lives and works in Seattle.
Grego Rachko: Voices in Other Rooms
Eric Kolbe: Colorspace
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.
Jonathan Happ: Illuminations
October 12th through November 30th, 2017
Artist Reception Thursday October 12th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday November 9th, 5 – 9
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″
J M King: Behind the Curtain: portraits of unusual lives
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.
Painting in Handcuffs
June 8th through July 31st, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday June 8th, 5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday July 13th, 5 – 9 PM
Painting in Handcuffs will feature Captive Art™ created by incarcerated artists from around the United States and abroad. Organized by A Touch of Light, a Seattle-based not-for-profit dedicated to using the arts to create social change, and supporting art programs for incarcerated Veterans, and building Second Chances for prisoners being released with little or no support.
To learn more about their mission, education scholarships for children with an incarcerated parent, as well as rehabilitative & therapeutic art programs, please check out their website:
Connie Fu: SWIM SLACK COMMUTE
April 13th through May 31st, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday April 13th, 5 – 9 PM
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.
Dani Wilson: Beasts Among Us
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.