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.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10th, 5 – 9 PM
CloudGallery 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.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8th, 5 – 9 PM
CloudGallery is pleased to present Jamie Adams: Cooper’s BeastiaryOctober 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
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 email@example.com
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.
Gallery hours during the Art Fair : Thur 10-6 Fri 10-6 Sat 10-8 Sun 11-5
Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Shawn Watrous: California Dreaming. June 3 through July 5, 2015. Shawn Watrous’s current work focuses on memory and the mystery of identity and individual experience.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 11th from 5 – 9 p.m.
The elements in Watrous’s painting, the marks, shapes and images are about memory and identity as well as emotion, home, place of origin, time and distance. The work is made through a multimedia process and is based in the layering of three visual motifs: gestural expressionism, geometric abstraction and photobased representation.
“The images and the colors I use come from a childhood spent in California in the 1980s. They are about memory and the mystery of identity and individual experience while living in these strange contemporary times.”
Watrous received his Masters of Fine Arts from Kent State University in 2013. He currently teaches at Penn State University New Kensington, and recently completed a residency at Black Balloon Editions in Cleveland. He has shown nationally, and his work has been featured in numerous films. Born in San Francisco, he currently lives and works in Springdale, PA.