Comprised of over 30 works by celebrated local, national and international artists, this unique exhibition examines the ‘portrait’ in all its facets – from individual likeness to overarching cultural identity. Working in a broad range of media such as sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber, performance art and film, artists highlighted in ÜberPortrait share a common interest: exploring the age-old fascination with capturing a person’s likeness and/or recreating his or her identity, both as individual and collective entities. Continue reading…
Artists include: Nick Cave (IL), Kate Clark (NY), Sonya Clark (VA), John Grade (WA), Margot Quan Knight (WA), Ledelle Moe (MD), Darrel Morris (IL), Brian O’Doherty (A.K.A. Patrick Ireland; NY), Kukuli Velarde (PA), Dan Webb (WA) and Ah Xian (Australia). ÜberPortrait continues through October 18, 2009.
Etsuko Ichikawa‘s exhibition Glass Pyrographs is now showing at Randall Scott Gallery in Brooklyn, through July 11. Elusive Element, with Leo Saul Berk, Shawn Patrick Landis and Claude Zervas runs July 3 – October 4, 2009 at Museum of Northwest Art, with an opening reception Saturday, July 11, 2-5pm.
Four Northwest artists work with the fleeting nature of the elements–earth, air, fire, and water. Two of the artists represent or mimic nature with synthetic mediums, while two use elements to make their art. Shawn Patrick Landis’ medium is air; Leo Saul Berk diagrams inaccessible caves deep into the earth; Etsuko Ichikawa makes calligraphic marks on paper with fire; and Claude Zervas maps Northwest watersheds in neon. “Elusive Elements” features large-scale works and installations.
Contemporary printmaker Eunice Kim is exhibiting work in the 2009 Guanlan International Print Biennial at the Guanlan Museum in Shenzhen, China, from May 14 through July 14. The exhibition features 253 prints from 70 countries selected from nearly 3,000 worldwide submissions. The biennial, in its second installment this year, is co-sponsored by the China Artists Association, Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and Baoan District People’s Government.
Barbara Robertson has been awarded a 2009 Individual Artists Projects Grant by 4Culture for her Mixed Media Animation project which will result in hybrid work that combines large scale works on paper with projected, time-based imagery. Robertson will exhibit a solo show at Davidson Galleries in June 2010.