Upcoming in Gallery4Culture
September 5-26, 2013
Clyde Petersen “Boating with Clyde” is a multimedia installation that transforms the gallery into an imaginary Lake Washington Arboretum. Projected onto the wall is an hour-long looping video featuring an assortment of Northwest artists – mostly musician friends of Clyde – discussing science and culture and playing music while “boating with Clyde” in his homemade dinghy.
October 3-31, 2013
Robin Crookall constructs small dioramas that evoke the rarefied environment of a natural history museum. Next, she shoots her intricate constructions with a large format camera, presenting the dioramas as large-scale photographic prints. Her solo show is titled “Wear the Fox Hat”.
November 7-27, 2013
John Feodorov references the Navajo creation myth – one world’s destruction is another’s creation –in his multimedia show titled “Emergence”. Feodorov explores the potential of present-day environmental catastrophes evolving into future mythologies. Feodorov belongs to the Navajo (Diné) Nation.
December 5-24, 2013
Laura Castellanos, known for big, bold canvases of playful cartoon-like characters, goes 3-D and presents her newest characters: a massive collection of handmade, dolls. The exhibit is titled, “Borrowed Tribe”.
January 2-30, 2014
Ronald Hall paints socially charged imagery that juxtaposes historic figures and incidents from Black history with present-day African American experience. The paintings are haunting; the message is powerful.
February 6-27, 2014
Mark Kang-O’Higgins is an artist firmly rooted in the figurative tradition. He presents large-scale emotionally charged paintings depicting individuals in crisis – experiencing some watershed moment in their life’s trajectory.
March 6 -27, 2014
Seattle Experimental Animation Team is a collective of Seattle-based animators who collaborate on projects that bring together the film making and visual arts communities. The intent of their installation-based projects is to stretch the limits of animation and to broaden audiences’ perception of what animation can mean. S.E.A.T. artists include Salise Hughes, Webster Crowell, Stefan Gruber, Tess Martin, Timothy Firth and others.
April 3-24, 2014
David Kennedy is a photomedia artist and recent MFA graduate of the University of Washington. His interests center on the narrative, re-contextualizing ordinary occurrences into allegories and personifications. His gallery exhibition, a combination of video projection and photography, will be on the theme of desire.
May 1-29, 2014
In celebration of National Preservation Month, 4Culture presents a curated exhibition by Abby Inpanbutr and Andrew Washburn (The Center for Wooden Boats) that explores the independent maritime businesses that have historically populated the shore of Seattle’s Lake Union. The installation is a combination of documentary photography and text.
June 5-26, 2014
Jenny Fillius constructs colorful, skillfully crafted assemblages from re-purposed tin she has collected over the years. Her work, though generally playful and upbeat, references her life experience, including a recent brush with mortality.
July 3-31, 2014
Scott Kolbo creates hybrid installations that ingeniously enliven traditional drawing with video projection, animation, and sound. His most recent series focuses on socioeconomic problems that impact the lives of children. Kolbo teaches digital media and printmaking at SPU.
August 7-28, 2014
Gustavo Martinez presents an installation of site-integrated sculpture executed in a broad range of materials – found and otherwise. His proposed exhibition explores the elemental theme of how people around the world have, throughout history, transported and stored water.
Selection panelists for the 2013-2014 season were studio artists Marita Dingus (Auburn) and Jeffry Mitchell (Seattle) along with arts administrator Maija McKnight (City of Auburn). They made their selections from a pool of 115 applications submitted by King County artists and artist teams.