Cloud Gallery presents Rachael Burke: To and Fro

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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

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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

Cloud Gallery presents group exhibition: A Working Theory

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Cloud Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring Seattle artists

Akiko Masker
Guy Merrill
Michael Lorefice
Jen Murray
Polina Tereshina
Preston Graves
Will Schlough

Exhibition will run July 9th through August 8th, 2015. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Thursday, July 9th from 5 – 9 PM.

Cloud Gallery presents group exhibition: A Working Theory

Cloud Gallery presents Shawn Watrous: California Dreaming

Not The Same But The Same, Mixed Media Collage on PVC Board. 18
Not The Same But The Same, Mixed Media Collage on PVC Board. 18″ x 18.5″ 2014

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.

shawnwatrous.com

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 Shawn Watrous: California Dreaming

Artist Lecture Brett Douglas Davis: Wednesday, May 6

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Artist Talk: Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 PM

Come meet artist Brett Douglas Davis on May 6th at 7:30 PM. Brett Douglas Davis is a New York City-based artist and his most recent work focuses on darkly humorous figurative paintings and drawings.  Davis recently received his Masters of Fine Arts from University of California at Davis in 2014. He has taught drawing at the University of California-Davis Art Department, was a coordinator for Brewhouse Distillery Artist Residency program in Pittsburgh, has shown nationally and abroad, and currently works in Brooklyn, NY.

Artist Lecture Brett Douglas Davis: Wednesday, May 6

Brett Douglas Davis: Tear Jerk. April 9 Through May 31, 2015

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Brett Douglas Davis WTC FF. Acrylic on canvas. 32″ x 44″

Cloud Gallery is pleased to present Brett Douglas Davis: Tear Jerk. April 9 through May 31, 2015. Brett Douglas Davis is a New York City-based artist and his most recent work focuses on darkly humorous figurative paintings and drawings. Although he has shown extensively, this will be his first solo show in Seattle.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, from 5 – 8 p.m. On Wednesday, May 6th, the artist will give a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m.. A second reception will take place on Thursday May 14th from 5 – 8 p.m

These new paintings by Brett Douglas Davis rummage furiously through tragicomic territory. The work gives shape to angst and absurdity. The results are haunting narratives that meander uncomfortably from seemingly personal to public crises.

Davis recently received his Masters of Fine Arts from University of California at Davis. He has taught drawing at the University of California-Davis Art Department, was a coordinator for Brewhouse Distillery Artist Residency program in Pittsburgh, has shown nationally and abroad, and currently works in Brooklyn, NY.

brettdouglasdavis.com

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

Brett Douglas Davis: Tear Jerk. April 9 Through May 31, 2015