Seattle independent filmmaker Aaron Bourget has edited a video from a recent visit to the painting studio.
It’s difficult to be in front of a camera (especially when 6 months pregnant!) and Aaron really helped make me feel more comfortable. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into what’s hanging in the studio, and what I’m working on!
Thank you Aaron!
Painting on metal has many advantages and allowing me to make sculptural paintings is definitely one of them.
The interactive painting series was an especially exciting revelation for me. In my early years of art school, I was undecided between sculpture and painting and took several sculpture classes. Though I did enjoy sculpting, it became clear early on that painting was my true passion. I love how these paintings combine my love of painting with a playful sculptural element that has always intrigued me. They are difficult to make since everything has to be perfectly aligned, all of the frames are custom made, and I have to epoxy finished paintings together (very stressful!). I must love making them, though! I’ve made over 40 of these pieces over the years and I’m still making them as commissioned pieces.
The gallery features a sampling of these paintings and for those of you that haven’t had a chance to play with these paintings in person, many of the images are animated to help clarify how these paintings work. I hope you’ll take a look!!
Though the theme of “shadowbox” seems specific, the work will be extremely varied in subject matter and the use of materials (from taxidermy to crochet and everything in between). The exhibition features more than thirty local & national female-identifying artists. I’m looking forward to seeing my paintings displayed in such a diverse context and I hope some of you locals out there can make it! Here’s the Facebook Invite.
The artist reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 during Capitol Hill’s Second Thursday Artwalk on August 13th. Show is open August 13th – September 3rd, 2015.
Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, Seattle, WA (entrance faces Olive Way) Hours: TUE-FRI 11-7pm, SAT-SUN 11-6pm Monday by Appt
Participating artists include:
Amber Imrie-Situnayake (CA)
Amber Maykut (Brooklyn)
Anne La Fever
Caitlin McCormack (PA)
Danielle Schlunegger (CA)
Domonique Alesi (PA)
Emily Marie Clark
Kaitlin Beckett (Melbourne)
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Lisa Mei Ling Fong
Patricia Sullivan (NJ)
Rebecca Reeves (PA)
Shayna Yasuhara (CA)
Zoë Williams (NY)