Through January 2015
Featuring work from Acme Archives at Ltd. Art Gallery Ltd. Art Gallery 501 E Pine St, Seattle WA 98122 Hours:Monday- Closed; Tuesday thru Saturday – 11am to 7pm; Sunday – 12pm to 6pm
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
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.
Ghost Gallery is pleased to present the original drawings of Seattle artist Olivia Knapp. Along with exhibiting a collection of large format, highly detailed pen and ink drawings, Olivia will also create an original mural inside the gallery.
About the artist:
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th and 17th centuries. Her tight cross hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an, extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.
Most of Olivia’s content explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstance. Her current body of work uses the head and heart as contrasting characters in an on going story.
Olivia studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Parsons The New School for Design, majoring in Fashion Design and receiving her BFA in 2006 from Parsons.
Of Marrow and Leaf: New Paper Cuts and Reliefs by Joey Bates
May 8, 2014 – June 9, 2014.
Joey Bates was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received his BFA in painting in 2005 at Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI. Joey currently resides in Seattle, making art almost daily.
I find it compelling that some of the things we find beautiful and otherworldly can be so harmful to our well-being. As we trek through our yards, forests, and neighborhoods, we so often fail to acknowledge the plethora of plants that could wreak havoc on our innards.
Of Marrow and Leaf is a collection of cut paper pieces that explore the beauty of deadly plants in conjunction with the human figure. The central focus of my work has long been portraiture. I have traditionally practiced a highly particular dissection of the figure, and that breakdown resonates with the shapes and forms of plants.
My intention is for these images to evoke a sense of memento mori, the notion that death is constantly present. While the fragility of life is not a revolutionary idea, I value taking pause to reflect on this simultaneously vital and lethal fact. My hope is that these works inspire viewers to do so as well.
Check out this video by Christian Powers to find out more about Bates’ process and inspirations:
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.