Jonathan Happ: Illuminations

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Artist Reception Thursday October 12th,  5 – 9 PM

Second Reception Thursday November 9th,  5 – 9

 

Jonathan Happ 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″

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Jonathan Happ: Illuminations

J M King: Behind the Curtain: portraits of unusual lives

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Aug 10th through September 30th, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday August 10th5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday September 30th5 – 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.

J M King: Behind the Curtain: portraits of unusual lives

Painting in Handcuffs

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June 8th through July 31st, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday June 8th5 – 9 PM
Second Reception Thursday July 13th5 – 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:  

Painting in Handcuffs

Connie Fu: SWIM SLACK COMMUTE

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April 13th through May 31st, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday April 13th5 – 9 PM

Connie Fu‘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.

www.connie-fu.com

Connie Fu: SWIM SLACK COMMUTE

Dani Wilson: Beasts Among Us

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March 9th through March 31st, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday March 9th5 – 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.

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Dani Wilson: Beasts Among Us

Colin Curry: Misperceptions

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February 9th through February 28th, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday Feb 9th5 – 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.

www.colincurry.com

Colin Curry: Misperceptions

Joshua McDonald: After All This Time

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December 8th through January 31st, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday Dec 8th5 – 9 PM
2nd Reception Thursday Jan 12th5 – 9 PM

New work by Joshua McDonald explores not only the natural landscape, but the man-made one, and the relationships between forms that have always existed, and forms newly constructed. The industrial inventions and architecture that coexist with his landscapes imitate mountains themselves, depicting a strange unity between the two. His landscapes develop a harmonious coexistence with two things seemingly opposite, in hopes to create an awareness of the landscape in a way not commonly experienced.

Joshua McDonald was born in 1989 and grew up on his grandfather’s ranch in the central Oregon town of Powell Butte. He studied at Central Oregon Community College and Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, where received his BS in art in 2014. He has exhibited work at EOU’s Nightingale Gallery, the Union County Art and Culture Center in La Grande, OR, and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA for the Junior Seminar “Containment Breach” traveling exhibition. Joshua was recently selected to exhibit work in the 2014 Recent Graduates Exhibition at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Joshua McDonald: After All This Time