June 5-27, 2009
Opening reception: First Thursday, June 4, 6-8pm
Amanda Knowles Grids, Circuits & Vertices
Flutter I-IX. Mixed media on paper, 2009. 33 x 44-1/2 inches.
Grids, Circuits & Vertices is an exhibition of new work by Seattle artist Amanda Knowles. The core of the exhibition is a series of two-dimensional images created using a variety of print processes such as intaglio, screen printing, and gum bi-chromate to assist with transfers. She often employs graphite and acrylic paint and combines separate panels with stitchery. This new body of work also includes a cutout steel sculpture and cut paper assemblages.
Knowles’ work is based on a language of appropriation; employing, as well as subverting the visual language of science. The artist continues to utilize imagery from engineering, math and physics – diagrams whose primary purpose is to explain or demonstrate. The ideas are balanced between the organizational structure of scientific explanation and a more decorative reality, where the original context is obscured. In pulling these images from the scientific bedrock and placing them on an artistic plane the artist hopes to draw an emotive or intuitive response instead of leading the viewer to think about the world in terms of reason and logic.
Amanda Knowles received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She currently teaches printmaking at a variety of locations in Seattle including Sev Shoon Art Center and North Seattle Community College. In 2008 Knowles received an Artist Trust GAP Award (Grants for Artist’s Projects) and a Purchase Award – Portable Works Collection from the City of Seattle and 4Culture. She has received numerous other awards, artist residencies, and grants including the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Knowles’ work can be found in many public and private collections.
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Please email Cara or call 206 624-1324 for more information.
Ajay Garg Divine Love
Radha and Krishna Playing the Flute.
Gouache on paper, 2002. 10-5/8 x 7-1/4 inches.
A native of Rajasthan, India, contemporary miniaturist Ajay Garg uses a magnifying glass and a single-haired brush to produce masterful paintings that resonate with the rich history of visual storytelling in India. Garg began studying traditional miniature painting at the age of ten with Asha Devi, and has since become one of the most prominent artists working in the traditional style. Garg uses gouache, watercolor, and gold paint on found paper to create kaleidoscopic wonderlands of people, animals, plants and patterns—all brought to life through his painstaking attention to content, composition, and exquisite detail.
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Please email Emily or call 206 624-6700 for more information.