Category Archives: Exhibitions

“DROP BY DROP” at BHERD STUDIOS GALLERY

Opening Reception: November 14th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Bherd Studios Gallery
312 N 85th Street, Suite 101, Seattle, Washington 98103
Closing Celebration: Fri, Dec 12th from 6-9:30pm

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Join Bherd Studios Gallery for an Epic Group Show entitled “Drop by Drop” featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with us 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.

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

Image by: Ryan Molenkamp

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“OUR DAILY ARMOR” at TWILIGHT GALLERY & BOUTIQUE

Our Daily Armor:
Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art and Adornment
Opening Reception Nov 13th, 6 to 9pm
Twilight Gallery
4306 SW Alaska St, Seattle, Washington 98116

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Featuring:
Kim Merritt (Seattle)
Rebecca Rose (Florida)
Neva Balnikova (Bulgaria)
Stasia Burrington (Seattle)
Caitlin Brookins (Seattle)
Jason Foster (Seattle)
Jordan Christianson (Seattle)
Stone Crow Designs (Seattle)
Adia Bobo (Seattle)
Flannery Good (Kansas CIty)
Rosary Solimanto (New York)
Shannon Koszyk (Seattle)
Seb Barnett (Seattle)
Chris Sheridan (Seattle)
Kemba Opio (Seattle)
Kwanchai Moriya (Los Angeles)
Rhodora Jacob (Seattle)
Elizabeth Hull (Texas)
Daniel Ogden (Sammamish)
Zel Margaretes (Seattle)
Chloe Allfred (Seattle)
Joana Stillwell (Seattle)

Trunk show by Stone Crow Designs

Seattle based choreographer Maya Soto will perform an excerpt of her piece “Gathering Bones”. 7:30 and 8:30pm

(Gathering Bones will be performed in it’s entirety on May 21 as a part of Our Daily Armor programming, stay tuned for details.)

History and mythology abounds with tales of warriors. Men who acted as servants to powerful ideals, through fierce bravery in battle, either lived to celebrate and fight again, or lost their life in the field and gained special favor for their valor and sacrifice in the after-life. Lesser known are histories and mythologies of powerful female warriors, although women have fought in battles throughout the ages, and do still.

Evidence in history, anthropology, art, and mythology of women as warriors, knights, soldiers, heroes, protectors also exist as stories, remembered by those who want to remember. Women fight as soldiers in battles around the globe, further, the characteristics of a warrior are manifest in several roles women fulfill in daily living, historically and in the present, to whit, not only can women be warriors, women sometimes also identify as warriors in many ways for many reasons.

The characteristics of the warrior describe a tenacious individual, willing to fight for their cause, facing any range of consequences. The culture of the warrior includes a uniform, armor, and weapons. It involves ritual and training. The art of war not only creates the warrior, it is woven into culture and speaks through images and symbols. As for the warrior, underneath symbols of power, beyond tactical maneuvers of obfuscation and distraction, under the armor, are the small symbols close their heart, wrapping their wrist, or woven in their hair, touching their flesh, the miniature handmade symbols of faith, hope, love, reminders of home, parents, children, lovers, of any myriad of things that spoke to them with meaning enough to gird them against fear, superstition, loneliness, terror and grief.

Being a warrior is commonly viewed through the lens of it’s impact on what it means to be male, in so much that to be male inherently comes with an expectation of being warrior-like. While less frequently acknowledged or explored, being a female inherently requires women to also be warrior-like, though on their own terms.

Image by: Kemba Opio

Siolo Thompson at TWILIGHT

Twilight Gallery & Boutique
4306 SW Alaska St, Seattle WA 98116
Hours: Mon & Wed-Sat, 12pm-7pm and Sun, 11am-5pm
ph: 206-933-2444

Siolo Thompson – The Linestrider Codex

October 9th – November 5th, 2014

This October at Twilight Gallery & Boutique, Seattle artist Siolo Thompson, will present her tarot themed collection. Each card, lovingly rendered in graphite, ink, and watercolor will be on display and available for purchase.

Tarot decks created by artists are a long standing tradition dating back hundreds of years. Following in the footsteps of many artists before her, Siolo Thompson has brought her own artistic vision and contemporary style to this classic divination system.

Image: Siolo Thompson

“At The Edge of The Forest” at Ghost Gallery

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

At The Edge of The Forest
On view through Mon, Nov, 10th, 2014
11 local & national artists expound on this spooky theme, perfect for our favorite month.

Artists include:
Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, Pittsburgh), Caitlin McCormack (Philly), Cory Benhatzel (NY), Counsel Langley (Port Townsend), Emily Yun (Seattle), Heather Gabel (Chicago), kAt Philbin (Los Angeles), Kristina Cullen (Open the Cellar Door, Seattle), Marc Tweed (Seattle), Natalia Czajkiewicz (Ballard), Salyna Gracie (Twisp)

 

 

 

Image: Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, PA), mixed media on wood 2014

WEAVE FEST EVENT: Ego & Jenny Dayton at Bherd Studios Gallery

September 12 – October 31
Art Opening: September 12 @6pm
Bherd Studios Gallery: 312 N 85th St, Suite 101, Seattle (Greenwood)

Featuring two solo shows from Seattle artists Ego & Jenny Dayton.

Ego’s work has a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art.

Dayton creates both paintings and 3-d miniature scenes for this exhibition. Her work is message intense, compassion and respect for animals is the gospel she preaches but she does it quietly. The message is always there, but you have to unfold the layers of the work to see it clearly.  Jenny uses images, Cyrillic text and other graphic elements to guide the invested viewer toward an important truth.