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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

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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.

W3AVE Live Collab & Launch Party

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Redd Walitzki in action during W3AVE Live

27 Seattle urban and contemporary artists had been brought together for a live collaboration during a 3.5 hour event. The artist line-up includes nine teams of three: Ego, Megon Shore & Amy Huddleston; Aaron Jasinski, Augie Pagan & Redd Walitzki; Chris Sheridan, Kathy Liao & Carl Faulkner; Solace, Joe Vollan & Weirdo; Levi Hastings, dear earthling & Cash; Carlos Aguilar, KSera & 179; Siolo Thompson, Braden Duncan & Vedada Sirovica;  Zach Bohnenkamp, Sensei23 & John Osgood; And the Collagemonauts, Marty Gordon, Craig van den Bosch and Tim Manthey.

Each artist arrived to the live event with a canvas that they already started to work on. During the event, they will swapped their canvas with each of their team members and contributed to their canvases while the audience watched. By the end of the live event, each team had three completed collaborative pieces for the exhibition on September 13th at Bherd Studios Gallery.

In addition to the live event, AXIS | Pioneer Square gallery will feature the works of Seattle artists, Troy Gua, Greg Boudreau, Daniel Voelker and John Osgood.

Here’s a photo recap:

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W3AVE Live & Launch Party

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W3AVE Live & Launch Party: Redd Walitzki & Augie Pagan collaborating

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W3AVE Live & Launch Party AXIS Gallery

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W3AVE Exhibition Opening at Bherd Gallery (Sensei 23 & Solace with Biff)

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W3AVE Exhibition Opening at Bherd Gallery

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W3AVE Exhibition Opening at Bherd Gallery