CONTORTIONSeptember 3 - October 26, 2019
Artists Talk: Saturday, October 5, 2-4 pm
The artists explore the psychological, powerful, enigmatic and at times odd concepts of figurative painting, drawing, and sculpture. This exhibition intends to uphold, enhance, and transcend the human form to provoke and question the viewer's understanding of the varieties of anatomy and physique.
Featuring the work of David Ibata, Melissa Ichiuji, Jenny Kanzler, and Rives Wiley.
Paintings by Jeremy FlickSeptember 3 – October 26
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 5, 2-4 pm
DC-based abstractionist Jeremy Flick, an artist in residence at Mount Rainier's famous Red Dirt Studios applies a highly controlled approach and adapts minimalist strategies to compose paintings that have a rigorous sensitivity to abstraction and color. Flick abandons the traditional rectangular frame in favor of irregularly shaped canvases to offer a skewed, but methodical aesthetic.
Matt WiltJune 3 – August 17
Reception: Saturday, June 8, 5-8 pm
With an enigmatic collection of objects, artist Matt Wilt seeks to blurb the boundaries between two-dimensional and the three-dimensional approaches to art-making. In this exhibition, Wilt also highlights the inherent value of traditional craftsmanship in sculpture work, his colorful sculpture work also exploring the creative expressions in art movements such as Dadaism and Surrealism.
September 3 – October 26
Debbi LoCicero has been working in kiln-formed glass since 2016 and has recently begun exploring blown glass roll up techniques. Her background in architecture and design and love of gardens and nature contributes to the design aesthetic that is evident in her art. In her own words:
'Learning about the physical stages glass goes thru in the kiln at different temperatures, using various sizes of glass chips and glass powders and the effect of air that is sometimes trapped during firing helped me learn what can and cannot be controlled. As these layered pieces evolved, I began to visualize what has typically been a flat panel in 3 dimensions. Works in the Lace Series sprung to life by reflecting on special places from my childhood, new places I have come to love, and thinking about what the future may bring.'
Her work is in private collections throughout the United States.