Turning Point opens at the Corridor Gallery,
Seattle Washington through September 30, 2013
This month Artist Trust Edge 2007 Graduates will exhibit their work at the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle, WA.
Gallery hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 10:30-5:00 PM
You are invited to the Opening Reception September 5th 5-9 PM.
Artists participating in the show are Amy Armitage, Ellen Borison, Donna-Lee Elke, Karen Hackenberg, Trish Harding, Nicolette Harrington, Linda R. Hughes, Lydia Kunnap, Andrea Lawson, Nico Lund, Pamela Mills, Cheri O’Brien, Joyce Prigot, Colleen Sargen, Mark Skullerud, Denise Snyder and Martha Worthley.
The theme, Turning Point, refers to renewal or a transition in the artist's work. Alternately it refers to a turning point in nature or a political or social event, cultural or social awareness.
On view: Andrea K. Lawson Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"
About the Edge Corridor artists and what Turning Point means to them:
Andrea Lawson www.andreaklawson.com : Inspired by music, dance and nature, my paintings are produced through a voluptuous layering of paint and vital gesture. My work is intensely process-oriented, born of my ongoing engagement with the emotion, mystery and magic of applying paint to canvas.I love oil on canvas because it is sensuous and provides deep color. I also work with drawing materials and intaglio printmaking and pastels. My Rite of Spring series is inspired by the ballet Rite of Spring which involves themes of life, death, rebirth and spring. Rite of Spring: Firelight Dance also conveys a feeling of primitive people or dancers around a fire which was a turning point in our human history and feels to me like a point of gathering together. The painting itself is somewhat of a new approach as I use the elements of gesture in a very direct method similar to drawing. I felt that the theme really fit with my current painting series and I really enjoyed selecting pieces to submit to the show.
The Artist Trust Edge program was inspiring and a great way to connect with other artists. Artist Trust is a wonderful resource.
Joyce Prigot grew up and lived in the NYC area until she moved to the Pacific Northwest a decade ago. It was a difficult transition for her, trying to create a feeling of home in such a different atmosphere. She figured that if she could understand her environment around her, specifically what the cloud patterns communicated about imminent weather, she'd feel more comfortable. This is a painting from her medium sized oil paintings called her cloud series, which she painted to get a better understanding of the world around her.
More about the artist can be found on her web site,
Joyce Prigot Cumulus Congestus 2012 oil on canvas 20 x 20 inches Image courtesy of Larry Mansfield