I am preparing a new installation from the series, The Lay of the Land for the Surge Festival, Museum of Northwest Art, 121 South First Street, La Conner WA 98257
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
Surge draws attention to climate change and its impact on Northwest coastal communities. This event engages artists, environmental researchers, and educators to present new perspectives on issues such as flooding and storm surge. An exhibition, art activities, workshops, and a charrette invite the public to imagine the impact of climate change in the next 35 years. Running September 17-25, Surge opens with a keynote and closes with a panel of scientists, artists, elected officials, and community leaders. All events are free for the public.
Museum hours Sunday & Monday: Noon - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
"The BIG Show" at WPW gallery, Columbia Tower, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, Seattle WA July 11 through September 30, 2016. Gallery hours, Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Here are the works:
Re: Seeding Gaia: Flow, acrylic on paper, mounted on cloth, wood, 1996 (predominantly red)
Re: Seeding Gaia: Dynamism, acrylic on paper, mounted on cloth, wood, 1997 (predominantly green)
artist’s note about these works:
In my painting and shrines, I am interested in exploring intersections of human activity, ecosystems and geologic presence to develop a visual and symbolic language of seeds, sprouting forms, land shapes, fish and female figures. The study of these intersections can be called biocenology. In this way, I explore the contradiction of diversity and overlapping multiplicity within a culture whose dominant ideology expresses conflict in individualism and capitalism. Each painting is framed or scrolled as though it were a laboratory specimen box, reflecting the culture’s attempt to contain such truth and control it. In installations, some large works essentially become wallpaper and are not at all necessarily contained.