Category Archives: Exhibitions

“Sur | Real” featuring Mihalyo & Talbot + WEAVE Vol. 3 Release: Thurs, May 7th

Thursday, May 7th from 6-9pm
AXIS | Pioneer Square
308 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98104
axispioneersquare.com

Surrealist Jeff Mihalyo and photorealist Kellie Talbot are here to mess with your reality. One plumbs the depths of his imagination, dredging up dreamscapes and exotic scenes where every floating fish is a symbol, and every color is a crescendo. The other sticks strictly to reality, where she plunks us down onto the tarmac of some quiet American highway in paintings that make us focus on the tools, signs, buildings and materials that are wrought and forgot. And Bherd Studios has brought these two classical painters together—in the same room—this May at AXIS Gallery. (Your head may never be the same.)

Kellie Talbot brings the smell of gas and the tang of rust to the room in her large oils on canvas that depict the peeling paint, neon tubes and flickering bulbs of the American dream. Staking out old signs, derelict factories, and rust belt beauty, she lovingly recreates their every detail, honoring and preserving them in paintings that are both portraits and memento mori. For this exhibit, Talbot focuses on signs and scenes from her recent New Orleans artist residency, and debuts a brand new series of still lifes. The new series is a personal challenge to limit her palette to only four primary colors. Humble tools and everyday detritus from the back of the garage are set against the elegant black drapery of classic still life paintings, becoming objects of veneration.

Jeff Mihalyo invites us to dive into his subconscious with a dizzying array of sculpture and paintings, in candy colors so sweet they’ll make your teeth hurt. Mihalyo’s large-scale oils on canvas are doors into drowned cities and jeweled forests, places where buildings can be killed or lofted into the sky on a kite string. His luminous colors are achieved by the old-school technique of building the thinnest and more translucent of layers, allowing light to travel all the way down to the canvas and reflect back, making each work seem almost crystalline in its intensity. Mihalyo also presents his ongoing cast-egg paintings: little conical bullseyes made of layers of paint, made by carefully filling egg-shells with everything from discarded acrylic or Latex™ house paint. Mihalyo will also be presenting a video that he and his collaborator, Marcus Donner created by taking old home-movies and animations Mihalyo created as a kid, projecting them onto his beard and setting it to music.

WEAVE Magazine Vol. 3 Release
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Plus pick-up the most recent edition of WEAVE Magazine featuring articles with Jeff Mihalyo, Kellie Talbot, Ego by writer, Sarra Miriam and “Collaboratively Speaking” article featuring Joe Vollan by John Osgood.

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Closing Celebration at BHERD STUDIOS GALLERY

Closing Celebration: Fri, Dec 12th from 6-9:30pm
312 N. 85th St. Suite 101 Seattle WA 98103

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
– Ray Bradbury

An Epic Group Show featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with Bherd Studios Gallery over the years. While the show is unthemed, the artists invited are the inspiration and include: Michelle Anderst, Curtis Ashby, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton, Nichole DeMent, Braden Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Ego, Marty Gordon, Jeremy Gregory, Troy Gua, Aaron Jasinki, Lucien Knuteson, Larkin, Ryan Molenkamp, Ninjagrl, Chris Olson, Kate Protage, Sensei 23, Chris Sheridan, Megon Shore, Solace, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Brian White.

Images by: Michelle Anderst, Jenn Brisson, and Kellie Talbot

9th Annual Miniature Art Extravaganza at GHOST GALLERY

Thursday, Dec. 11th through Monday, Feb. 9th, 2015
Artist reception Thurs, Dec. 11th 5-9pm

504 E Denny Way, Seattle WA 98122
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri, 11am-7pm & Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm
ph: 206-832-6063

http://ghostgalleryart.com/
curated by Laurie Kearney

250+ small works of art priced $250 & under. Most pieces will be in the $50-$100 range, perfect for starting your own original art collection, and/or gifting during the holiday season.
Paintings, Photography, Prints, 3D work, Mixed Media, Glass, Encaustic and much more…Over 50 local & global artists have been selected!

*Due to the huge amount of artwork received, this exhibit has been extended beyond the Ghost Gallery walls to include the Spa area inside Stylus Salon in Belltown as well as Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne. Work will be installed and available at those locations by December 9th.

Image: “Pea Soup Moonrise over One Tree Hill” by Lyn Esco, mixed media 2014

Holiday Mini Art Show at TWILIGHT GALLERY

December 11th – February 1st
Twilight Gallery
4306 SW Alaska St, Seattle, Washington 98116
Hours: Monday – Friday  11 to 7-ish | Sat 11 – 6 -ish | Sun 11 – 5-ish

Co-Curated by Twilight Intern, Ana Luiza Douthwaite
2014 BA Art History, University of Washington

Artists include:

Joseph Brooks (Seattle)
Sarah Midkiff (North Carolina)
Meghan Kukull (Seattle)
Rhodora Jacob (Seattle)
Stasia Burrington Illustration (Seattle)
Brooke Borcherding (Seattle)
Angelina Tolentino (Seattle)
Sarah Barrick (Seattle)
La Macón by Shari Noble (Seattle)
Idle Hands Designs (Seattle)
Mary Enslow (Seattle)
Kristina Cullen (Seattle)
Braden Duncan (Seattle)
The Kiln Witch
Swing (Seattle)
Kate Protage (Seattle)
Elijah Evenson (Seattle)
Idle Hands (Seattle)

Slave to the Needlepoint: “Hands On” at Ghost Gallery

On view through Monday, Dec. 8th, 2014
504 E Denny Way, Seattle WA 98122
Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri, 11am-7pm & Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm
ph: 206-832-6063

A group show featuring mixed media work by:
Erin Frost http://erin-frost.com/
Joey Veltkamp http://joeyveltkamp.weebly.com/
Kurt B Reighley http://kurtbreighley.com/
Mark Mitchell http://mark-mitchell-9vfm.squarespace.com/
Paul Komada http://www.paulkomada.com/

Needling, threading, stitching, shredding, pulling, knitting, sewing, you name it. This exhibit screams patience and precision, obsession and beauty.