September 2014:

A River Runs Through It

New Paintings by Jeff Olson

Opens Friday September 3 through Saturday September 27

 

First Friday Gallery Walk -  Friday September 5, 6-9PM

 

Private Artist Reception - Saturday September 6, 6-10PM
 

A River Runs Through It: New Paintings by Jeff Olson

The central theme of my work has always lain within the primacy of the brushstroke in the process of painting. It is in essence the evidence of the physical interaction of the artist with the “stuff of this world,” an evidence of life.

 

The structure of these paintings is taken from the landscape, both the natural and man-made occurrences: ancient stream beds, worn paths, stone fences, and canyon walls.

 

At a fundamental level it is about transformation. The process of painting becomes an echo of the traces left from a story of living imprinted on the land.

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

 

jeffolson-art.com

Forest for the Trees

New Work by Sara Everett

September 3rd - 27th, 2014

 

Opening on Friday, September 5th from 6 - 9pm

 

(*PLEASE NOTE - Pioneer Square Arts Walk will be on First FRIDAY in September.)

 

Houses constructed from torn paintings and paintings constructed from torn houses. 

 

Sara Everett has been engaging in color play and teasing the limits of creation versus destruction. Rich layers of stain on reclaimed wood have been carved into, and paintings on canvas have been shredded to transform into sculpture. Each stands alone, but there is strength in the groupings.

 

saraeverett.com

Toys R Us Cat Laser Collar Cat Toy

 

May 2014:
Vortex

April 30 - May 31, 2014

First Thursday, May 1, 6-8 pm

 

My paintings are reflections on nature and life:
on the storms that rage around us, the vortexes that we find ourselves in and upheavals, natural and political, that impact our day to day experience.

 

 

 

aaliyahgupta.net

John Smither

I'm Just Here to See Bigfoot
 musings of an invasive species

April 30th - May 31

First Thursday opening May 1, 6-9 PM

 

This exhibit is the culmination of John’s many years of focusing on our local environment and our interaction with it on many different levels.

 

This show features paintings, woodcuts, video (what did that person see?) and other items focusing on the area around the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

 

johnsmither.net

 

 

August 2014:
Garage Work: New & Old

 A selection of mixed medium surreal city-scapes exploring organic elements within man-made structures

 

 

 

 

July 30 to August 30, 2014

 

First Thursday Reception, August 7th, 6-9pm

 

http://paulknutzen.com/

 

 

 

 MANIFEST includes new paintings, drawings, and installations by Ryan Finnerty. This show deals with illusionism, history, land-use, the miraculous, and the literary- happening somewhere between playful irony and total sincerity.

 

July 30 to August 30, 2014

 

First Thursday Reception, August 7th, 6-9pm

 

.finnertyfinnerty.com

 

MANIFEST

Steve Gawronski

June 2014:
Biomimicry
 

June 4- 29 2014

Biomimicry is a chimerical series of acrylic paintings on paper that look at the interplay between the worlds of nature and technology.

 

First Thursday reception on June 5 2014 ​from 6-9 pm. 

 

Scott Mayberry

ScottMayberryArt.com

 

 

 

DIG IN

June 4- 29 2014

A show of sculptures and images exploring a widely applicable verb, fueled by specific invisible power.

 

 

First Thursday reception on June 5 2014 from 6-9 pm. 

 

 

July 2014:

Scott Mansfield

STOMPBOX

July 2–26th, 2014
 

pedals and patch cords cast in glass.

 

First Thursday reception July 3rd, 6-9 pm
Artist Reception Saturday July 12, 5-7 pm

 

scottmansfield.biz

 

 

Dopamine's Garden

July 2–26th, 2014
 

Dopamine’s Garden is a series of paintings exploring the lushness of our brain chemistry and how strange electrical impulses can propel us into intense pleasure seeking activities. The paintings are delicately hand drawn with ink and and a superfine brush, multi-layered, containing luscious floating worlds thick with unfurling dendritic vines harboring hidden creatures and the fragments of forgotten stories that inhabit our synaptic clefts and glial forests. They whisper tales of voodoo, addiction and the bonds of love.

 

First Thursday reception July 3rd, 6-9 pm
Artist Reception Saturday July 12, 5-7 pm

 

nessfoxarts.com

 

March 2014:
Mapping Chaos

February 26 - March 29

Reception Thursday, March 6 5:00-8:00 pm

 

New works on canvas, paint and collage pushed out to the edges, holding a place of play and beauty for the viewer.

Therese Kunzi-Clark

Recollections

Memories of a Swiss Childhood

February 26 - March 29

Reception Thursday, March 6 6:00-9:00 pm

 

 

April 2014:
RESIDUE
what is left after the object is removed

Keunae Song

CONTRADICTION

April 2-26

Reception First Thursday Art Walk

 

Residue

An installation utilizing the waste or excess material in the act of making. It is the result of the subtractive (material removing) processthis is the product of work, the byproduct of effort.this is a document of my time, the material and process I employ.

 

Sarahlavinart.com

April 2nd - 26th, 2014
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 3rd, 6-9PM

 

CONTRADICTION

This exhibition explores the contrasting qualities of wire, tempered glass and studio glass to illustrate its delicate juxtaposition through various forms.

 

 

 

http://keunaesong.com/

February 2014:

Mary T. Enslow

Rise With the Lark

Kalindi Thompson

Harmony and Socks
A natural abstraction

Kalindi Thompson’s paintings explore the harmony between nature and organic abstraction, exploiting an array of media within the image.

Wednesday – Saturday

12:00 – 6:00 P.M.

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