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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

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“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

WEAVE FEST EVENT: FACEOFF III THE RECKONING

September 24 @ 7pm
Naked City Brewing: 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle (Greenwood)

Live art like you’ve never seen it before… artists meet face to face in a battle of the brushes. Seattle artists Braden Duncan, Face Off Champion vs. the upstart Joseph Brooks are headlining the battle to see if the title will be retained or handed over in this round. Artists battle it out in 15 minute rounds painting their hearts out in front of a live auction audience. At the end of each round, audience members bid on the pieces. Whichever piece gets the highest bid, is the winner of that round. Come out and snag a piece of history!

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.

 

WEAVE RELEASE PARTY & ARTS FEST KICK-OFF at Vermillion

Thursday, September 4th, 7:00pm at 

Celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of WEAVE magazine and the kick-off to WEAVE Arts Fest. Mix and mingle with the featured artists and venues and pick up your copy of the publication fresh off the press. Articles written by Sarra Scherb and feature Electric Coffin Studio (Duffy, Justin Kane Elder & Stephan Hoffman), Wolfram Productions (Siolo Thompson) and Artist Residency interview with Chris Sheridan, Bombsheller (Pablos Holman) and art reviews of Eva Funderburgh & Ryan Molenkamp’s recent exhibits.

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INNER BEAUTY at Bherd Studios Gallery

Jul 11 – Aug 29 at Bherd Studios Gallery

Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society.

Chris Sheridan is known for his rich oil paintings that place modern figures in sumptuous environments, making use of the language of flowers, mythic symbols, and folklore to draw us into narratives that seem as familiar and dangerous as Black Forest fairytales.

For Inner Beauty, however, Sheridan has stripped away the symbolic details and the clothing, preferring to focus on the beauty of the figure in its purest form. Fascinated with William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting The Birth of Venus, Sheridan is working on a series of larger-than-life nudes, all of whom will adopt the pose from Bouguereau’s image. Ranging across ethnicity, gender and body types with his choice of models—and without any trappings to clue the viewer in to their social status, religious views, or political ideals—Sheridan tries to explore “just what beauty is.” Inner Beauty presents early sketches, studies, and smaller scale paintings from this series. “Beyond trying to capture the image of a beautiful woman, this painting seems to speak to some core truth about beauty itself. I’ve tried to decipher whether it’s his mastery of the human form, the application of paint, the choice of the model, or even the pose.”

Aaron Jasinski’s surrealist and pop culture paintings are filled with characters who seem to step effortlessly from that children’s book you only half-remember, from the video game you once played at a friend’s house, the sci-fi dream you sort-of recall. Rendered in shades of candy colors and beloved toys, Jasinski’s works wrap his favorite pop culture in cloaks of honor, and elevate his own original characters to instant canon.

For Inner Beauty Jasinski turns his eye to the interior, looking beneath the skin and under the book’s cover to discover where beauty truly lies. “We build up images of ourselves or our beliefs about what is beautiful: to fit in, to stand out, to reject or embrace. Sometimes we build up so many layers that we may lose sense of whether our own true centers constitute a marshmallowy filling or a hard jawbreaker.” Works in this show will explore the idea of beauty as a multilayered concept, peering through the images we show the world based on time and circumstance, and prying through the guises we adopt.

HERE: Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua

Bherd Gallery: 312 N 85th Street, Suite 101 | Seattle WA 98103

Here

March 14, 2014 – April 25, 2014. Receptions Friday March 14th and Friday April 11.

Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua pair up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny, and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. Presenting new works in mixed media, and oils on canvas and panel, Here is a two-person take on sense of place, movement and choice.

The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Talbot creates hyper-real paintings of neon signs, billboards, factories and oddities of the American road-scape. Her large-scale oils blow up certain sections of typography or texture to macro focus, letting us read the flaking paint, burnt-out bulbs and rust like a rebus. Her work often honors the neglected, decaying and passed-by in our modern landscape: old signs, crumbling architecture, forgotten cemeteries.

Motel by Kellie Talbot
Motel by Kellie Talbot

Gua’s work in mixed media plays with bright colors, shiny finishes, and sheen surfaces, all the better to conjure—and skewer—images of Hollywood perfection. The artist  is best known for his “Pop Hybrid” series, visual portmanteaus that overlay the features of two celebrities, making a composite that is both eerily familiar and jarringly strange. His high-gloss works both support and parody our need for recognition, society’s interest in fame and notoriety, and our craze for nostalgia.

Here (Minnesota) by Troy Gua
Here (Minnesota) by Troy Gua

Talbot’s focus on American history, craftsmanship and decay contrasts perfectly with Gua’s humorous look at the pop status quo of American culture. From what we leave behind to where we think we want to go, these artists are sending postcards from their exploration of the frontier. Wish you were here!

The opening reception for Here, will take place on March 14th, 2014 from 6 to 9:30 PM.