Connected at Cuchifritos Gallery
The body of work on the left showcases three 8" x 8" watercolor drawings. The stripped timber is stacked and melded together in ways not seen in reality, the resultant energy of the subjects being stoic and otherworldly. Pieces such as 'Henge' and 'Timber Arch' are intended to reflect the mystery and the use of natural resources.
On the right, a separate series includes 'Vertical Knot' and 'Double Coil' as seen above. They are simply executed using black colored pencil on Italian cotton rag paper, depicting the tousled yet graceful forms of paper sculptures. These images are not based on any references- my intention to move through drawings impulsively being greater than my desire to reconstruct reality.
Participating artists include: Michael Alm, Sharon Arnold, Sergio Pizzo Barrale, Joey Bates, Margo Bird, Mary Elise Bolam, Laura Cali, Derek Erdman, Enrique Figueredo, Brian Foo, Kelly Froh, Jon Horn, Lynn Hunter, Mercedes Jelinek, Jody Joldersma, Jenny Kim, Jihee Kim, Allison Kudla, Brian Lane, Amanda Manitach, Ryan Molenkamp, Matt Ortega, Steven Paneccasio, Pilar Rico, Dan Schein, Cait Willis, and Allyce Wood. Curated by Jess Rees, Lauren Testa and Jodi Waynberg
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14 from 5-8pm
Exhibition runs November 14 – 20, 2013
Concerns for the Environment at Vessel Gallery
My foremost concern for the environment at this time is that contemporary society had forgone any consideration towards the preservation or even admiration of a natural landscape. With our increasing connectedness to our postindustrial habits, there is little time to even consider the organic origins of our everyday materials. While it is in our nature to empathize and want to share in wilderness, our attraction to exponential production overshadows our basic inclinations towards kindness. (For example, we have long lost our ability to restrain our toxic byproducts to a distance safe from the environment- if our love of nature had held true, preventative measures would have been made long before such waste was made.)
In this artwork I hope to portray the desolate end of “agriculture by hand”, the exact conclusion that may lead towards a future in which human ambition was long ago satisfied, and a reintroduction to plant-based material goods was entirely successful. By illustrating pared down, bleak, botanical elements and hypothetical processing techniques, I intend to layer nostalgia with inspiration: creating reminders of what we should be focusing on to preserve.
Artists include William Harsh, Carol Dalton, Jon Gariepy, Gala Bent, Walter James Mansfield, Iris Polos, Cyrus Tilton, Allyce Wood
Curated by Lonnie Lee
Exhibition runs July 18 - August 24, 2013
Plantbodies: Indicators and Reactors at SOIL Gallery
These works are meditations on the interactions between plant life and manmade objects, systems, and environments.
The drawings illuminate how the byproducts of our actions and everyday experiences affect other organisms and their ecosystems and emphasize the connections between plantbodies, human bodies, and the body of the earth.
Opening Reception: January 3, 2013 from 6-8 pm
Exhibition runs January 2 - February 2, 2013
Out of the Box, at LxWxH
To see more of this series, follow this link to LxWxH Gallery: www.lengthbywidthbyheight.com
This series comprises over fourteen 8 x 10" pieces and one 18 x 24" piece. the drawings illustrate the theoretical hunting that lead to the demise of the prehistoric Irish Elk. The draped hides, hoofs, and bones would be all that was left after the giant mammals were driven off land, to either drown and then be collected or forced onto glacial islands where they would starve and weaken before their slaughter.
Curated by Sharon Arnold
Exhibition ran through December, 2012
Woven Covering at Small Voids in Seattle, Portland, Oakland
Small Voids is a series of 100 mini "galleries" each one containing
the work of a different Seattle artist. The work will be mounted to
existing street signs and light poles for several one night shows
around the country.
Todd Jannausch is the founder/creator/curator of this project,
and has facilitated other ‘alternative space’ exhibitions in the past.
The art walk is installed in Pioneer Square near the Tashiro Kaplan building on 115 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle
Reception: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Polder at the Nepo 5K
'Polder' is made of cut color photocopies of my drawings of local moss species. The 100+ pieces where stapled to a fresh-looking (i.e. not previously 'postered') telephone poll, graphically dragging the creosote pillar back to its original state as a member in the Hoh Rainforest. My intention was to speak both to the industrial processes used to create our city landscapes from raw living materials as well as the impossibility of accurately recalling timber's first life.
Curated by Klara Glosova, Zack Bent, and Sierra Stinson
Exhibition ran through September, 2012
The Silent Divested at Cornish Main Gallery
Featuring Vaughn Bell, Gretchen Bennett, Zack Bent, Mathew Browning, Stephen Chalmers,Eirik Johnson, Matthew Offenbacher, Whiting Tennis, Kimberly Trowbridge, myself, Peter Scherrer, and Claude Zervas.
Curated by Cable Griffith
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 5, 5-8 pm
Exhibition runs September 5 - October 12, 2012
New Member Show at SOIL Gallery
Artists include Seth Damm, Paul Komada, Amanda Manitach, Serrah Russell, and Allyce Wood
The symbolic Bush is a protectant that allows the privileged to exist, (as represented by the allegorical 'bird' being saved from hunter's grasp) and then doubles every valuable component of your being. By recreating it as a piece aware of it's own place within a gallery is an action to incite conversation of the insular bubble which is the artist's awareness of inclusion.
Exhibition runs through June, 2012
Contemplating Nature, at SAM Gallery
This recreation of the Epiphyte, or Air Plant, is born out of incessant identity comparisons. Air Plants fit our own classifications of ideal bodies. No matter what their current planted situation or their farmed history, they preserver through their lifecycle without losing grace: they remain green, stiff-petaled, and fruitful. As current society dictates, strong people are those who are perceived to be equally insusceptible to weakness: one must not express negativity, “luxuriate” in excess comfort, or rest from their working states. Both Air Plants and people take “secret” nutrients, though they greatly vary in terms of effectuality on the species' psyche. While the plant takes advantage of mineral particles passing by breezes and photosynthesize surplus sunshine, humans fall to a wider range of vices.
This piece is part of SAM Galleries' upcoming show 'Contemplating Nature'. It spans a 12' x 8' x 6' window that is ground level with 3rd and University (kitty-corner to Benaroya Hall).
Curated by Barbara Shaiman
Exhibition runs though May, 2012
Texture of Being at Cullom Gallery
Both relief prints were made using oil-based relief ink, and hand tinted with watercolor. They are each 8 x 10" on Reeves Light paper (wood used was Japanese birch-ply). Editions of 10 and Artists Proofs.
"Through the woodblock and linocut medium, twelve printmakers from the Northwest and around the country. present personal mythologies, social perceptions of worry and hope, and explorations of the mental and emotional layers of identity that create the Texture of Being." - Curator Brian Lane
Allyce Wood, Brett Anderson, Annie Bissett, Rick Finn, Sabeth Jackson, Kelda Martensen, Michelle Martin, Kristin Nowlin, Ben Rinehart, Charles Spitzack, Joseph Taylor, Maria Doering
Curated by Brian Lane
Exhibition runs through May, 2012
Entwined Competitors at Roq la Rue
This piece was made from hand cut paper (the gray blackberry vines) and hand cut silkscreens on vellum. Installed piece by piece with small steel pins, the two "species" combat over the gallery space.It is my intention to illustrate both the complicated means in which to sustain oneself in the floral world as well as compete socially, economically, and artistically.
Artists: Mandy Greer Kimberly Trowbridge Amanda Manitach Izzie Klingels Serrah Russell Saskia Delores Debra Baxter Jess Rees Anne Blackburn Erin Frost Lynda Sherman Laura Ward Jennifer McNeely Susanna Bluhm Counsel Langely Erin Shafkind Claire Johnson Klara Glosova Andrea Wicklund Gala Bent Rumi Koshino Naomi Faith Allyce Wood Julie Alpert Crystal Barbre Deborah Scott Kristen Ramirez Allie Manch Ellen Garvens Cristin Ford Gretchen Bennett Francesca Lohmann Emily Pothast Bette Burgoyne Jennifer Borges Foster Jennifer Zwick and Stacey Rozich
Curated by Sharon Arnold
Exhibition runs through March, 2012
Encroaching Botany at Cornish Alumni Gallery
This body of work is concerned with the physical ramifications of invasive species in the Pacific Northwest. Competition over others, over land, over architecture are all points that humanity has taken on as an intrinsic trait. By studying 'basic' species who bypass this characteristic and have made such a trait their main evolutionary point, I reflect upon my own needs to 'fight for my place'.
Is natural compulsion, if it exists within my species (and particular body) a plausible excuse for stepping on others to better my chances of survival (or enhance my career, my social sphere, etc)?
Curated by Cable Griffith
Exhibition runs through January, 2012.
Woven Through Time at Vessel Gallery, Oakland
"Woven Through Time" looks at the nature of woman's art and craft considering historical development. Probing the notion of "woman's work" we examine subjects or methods traditionally dominated by men and how that influences woman's artwork, whether through subject or direct method /technique. Are these gender specific, reactive or political, and part of a larger environment? What remains, what is relevant to the viewer? Is there interconnectivity of woman's hand work and artwork?"
Artists include Natalie Cartwright, Mari Marks, Beili Liu, Liz Koerner, Christy Kovacs, Allyce Wood
Curated by Lonnie Lee
Exhibition runs through March, 2012.