Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, The Dancer
Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director):
"Brockhurst was English but spent much of his professional career in New York as a particularly popular portrait painter. This etching highlights his drawing skills and command of the etching technique. Here he is able to provide a convincing rendering of the play of the theatrical lighting from in front and below the figure. There is also special attention to the illumination of the different fabrics."
Jay Steensma, Trailer Park Drawing
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager):
"I love that this drawing shows a setting that we don't often see in the art world but is a part of our landscape. It has Steensma's characteristic loose, messy style in the best way - the letters are carelessly drawn and everything seems to be on a tilt. To me it feels like a quick but sincere capturing of a Northwest scene."
Andy Farkas, Small Things
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
"Andy Farkas gently draws viewers into this fairytale-like scene with his delicately carved woodcut that only fills a portion of the soft paper. The only color present is the transparent blue ink of the small letterpress text, floating above the scene. The simplicity of the language and composition give both visual and emotional space for viewers to breathe and digest the full impact of his message; and soon becomes a meditative experience."
Mary Farrell, Wire
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager):
"Mary Farrell has created a strong unapologetic, outwardly looking, "in your face" portrait using her mezzotint rocker in a creative and expressive manner. The multiple teeth digging into the plate, forming parallel patterns, as opposed to the rocker's usual technique of covering the whole plate with a velvety looking surface. She has contrasted that deep luxurious surface at the bottom of the image with the stark face peering out."
Lockwood Dennis, Cherry Street
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager):
"This lovely monochromatic scene by Lockwood Dennis is a perfect package of sentimental Seattle; the street scene with the viaduct and Puget Sound views, all just moments away from our gallery, encapsulates the essence of what I hold dear about my home city."