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



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.


Dani Wilson: Beasts Among Us


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.

Dani Wilson: Beasts Among Us

Colin Curry: Misperceptions


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.

Colin Curry: Misperceptions

Joshua McDonald: After All This Time


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.

Joshua McDonald: After All This Time

Malcolm Christhilf: Color Studies


October 13th through November 30th, 2016

Reception Thursday October 13th5 – 9 PM

Second Reception: Thursday, November 10th5 – 9 PM

Malcolm Christhilf’s paintings originate in observation. He focuses on accessible, human scale objects. The perfectly functional proportions of a glass bottle, or the condensed energy in the sphere of a rubber ball become absorbing subjects.

Christhilf used to believe that these particular objects were symbols of internal content brought to consciousness through image making. While there continues to be an element of this at work, lately the attraction seems more existential. Looking and painting is a form of recognizing the world around him. To observe and articulate the plain existence of the thing itself seems to be reason enough.

Malcolm Christhilf was born in Baltimore, MD. in 1953. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Towson State University in Towson, Maryland in 1979. He attended Tamarind Institute’s Printer Fellow Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received his printer’s certificate in 1983. He earned his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985 and 1987. Malcolm Christhilf is currently a Professor of Art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he teaches all levels of Design, Drawing and Painting.

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

Malcolm Christhilf: Color Studies

Scott Rispin: The Well Constructed Myth


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.


Scott Rispin: The Well Constructed Myth