Displacements: Shruti Ghatak
Displacements records the dynamics of global movement and diaspora. Images of boxes, books, and clothes dominate along with communication devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Ghatak’s formal training and interest in the figure is also evident in a series of portraits that prioritize the gesture of the hand, the arc of the back, as well as the seriousness and bravery in the face. In Displacements, we see the effort to reassemble a life from the objects and fragments that have come through customs. Read More
Lessons Learned: Amy Pleasant
In Lessons Learned, artist Amy Pleasant reflects on her past as a teacher and by extension the ongoing issue of
education in America. Her new artwork documents the rise of a younger generation more engaged in social activism as evinced by the recent emergence of the “March for Our Lives” movement.
Centers of Gravity: Group Art Exhibition
Gala Bent, Patti Bowman, Weldon Butler, Minh Carrico, MalPina Chan, Diem Chau, Maura Donegan, Shruti Ghatak, Justin Gibbens, Clare Johnson, Jody Joldersma, Amanda Knowles, BethAnn Lawson, Rich Lehl, Terry Leness, Vikram Madan, Carol Milne, Daphne Minkoff, Naoko Morisawa, Saya Moriyasu, Kemba Opio, Megan Reisinger, Jane Richlovsky, George Rodriguez, Samantha Scherer, Tee Gee Story, Thuy Van Vu. Matthew Whitney, Suze Woolf, Angie Hinojos Yusef.
Big Brother: Augmented Nature Project
This temporary outdoor art exhibition explored the boundary between nature and technology. Funded in part by a grant from 4Culture, the project features the work of five artists working in collaboration on a variety of installations.
Nests: Barbara DePirro
Shoreline’s South Woods Park hosted a series of woven ivy-vine sculptures attached to trunks. These “nests” were installed over a few weeks and accumulated to about 30 throughout the park, in loose clusters and occasionally singles. Ivy for the project was pulled at work parties for the park organized by South Woods Preservation Society.
Artist's Statement [PDF]
CONTEXTURED: MiYoung Margolis & Loreen Matsushima
October 26, 2017 – May 1, 2018
Through layered paint, mixed media collage elements, press techniques, and unorthodox tools like knives. The imagery in Contextured is dreamlike and ethereal, abstract but frequently figurative. In addition to paintings and monotypes, the exhibition will also include some experimental surprises in sculpture and video.
PUZZLE OUT: a Latinex Prospectus
To “puzzle out” is to find a solution, understand the meaning of, or work out a problem. Just like clues to
a crossword puzzle, the nine artists in this program help resolve the galvanizing language and racist
rhetoric that mark the historic election of 2016 and its aftermath. By celebrating the contributions of
Latino/a/x creatives, this exhibit challenges racial stereotypes that deny just how vital to our thought
leadership and cultural landscape is the varied voice of the Hispanic community. The divergent thinking,
aesthetic interventions, and activism present in Puzzle Out: 9 Across demonstrate a cultural agency that
reaches far beyond the Latino/a/x demographic.
Download the Prospectus [PDF]
FORAGED AND CULTIVATED: The Fine Art of Sustainability
Guest Curated by Anna Mia Davidson
Featuring award-winning photography by Eirik Johnson (courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle), Annie Musselman, and Anna Mia Davidson. More information.
PERFORMANCE OF PLACE
Guest Curated by Christen Mattix
Twelve artists exploring a conversation about identity, place, and meaning spotlighting human interactions with natural and constructed environments that we activate and inhabit. More information.
Read more about past exhibits
LIGHT ENERGY: Three installations hidden in Brugger's Bog Park. The art was assembled from laser cut transparent acrylic and salvaged materials. Each piece was designed using shapes that fit perfectly in a single square foot area to reduce waste material. More information.
AFTERMASH: exploring a wide range of African American experience, from portraiture to conceptual installation art, from photography to painting to video and sculpture. Read the Press Release [PDF]
TOASTERS & TESLAS: Co-curated by Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline, Toasters and Teslas focuses on the general theme of totemic items in our modern life, and the idea of identity through design, featuring the work of Brian Kern, Eric Brown, Fiona McCargo, and Michael Baran.
LIKE MOTHER: A group exhibition curated by Kelly Lyles exploring the profound bond between mothers and daughters. Featuring: Mary Coss, Marita Dingus, Maura Donegan, Deborah Lawrence, Kelly Lyles, Holly Ballard Martz, Carol Milne, Joan Stuart Ross, Lana Sundberg, Elana Winsberg
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