Late last month, a three-person Selection Panel convened to review 115 applications vying for ten open Gallery4Culture exhibition slots for the season running September 2014 through July 2015. This year’s panelists were regional artists and independent curators Juan Alonso, Cable Griffith and Victoria Haven. After a long day of deliberation, they awarded the following King County artists and artist teams with Gallery4Culture exhibitions. The artists are listed in the order of the month of their exhibitions.
Steven Miller (Sept 4 – 25, 2014) Miller presents his latest series of photographs. “Les Fleurs du Male” is a body of work that pays homage to French novelist, playwright and provocateur Jean Genet. Genet’s work is over sixty years old, but its core themes of intimacy, violence, and the state’s abuse of power are as relevant as ever. smiller555.com
Romson Bustillo (October 2 – 30, 2014) Bustillo presents “Long Story Prints”, an exhibition of patterned, densely layered works on paper. Executed in wildly varying scale, the prints represent the intermingling of past, present and future as they trace his family’s migration to Seattle from the Philippines. romsonromson.blogspot.com
Dakota Gearhart (November 6 – 26, 2014) “The Pathway of Stranger Living” is Gearhart’s solo sculpture installation that presents a cascading, site-integrated archway made of multiple sub-arches that provides a surreal experience that collapses the psychic distance between living beings. dakotagearhart.com
Ken Kelly (January 2 – 29, 2015) Seattle painter Ken Kelly presents a solo exhibition of monumental scale, boldly colored abstract canvases. mekenkelly.com
John Radtke (February 5 – 26, 2015) Emerging sculptor and recent Cornish graduate John Radtke presents a solo exhibition of new 3-D mixed media artworks. johnradtke.com
Duwamish Artist Residency (March 5 – 26, 2015) A group exhibition that sheds light on the activities of the Duwamish Artist Residency. Developed by artists Sue Danielson and Fiona McGuigan in 2012, twelve studio artists gather every summer to work together over a period of eight days at various spots along the river. Members of the group are an impressive line-up of regional talent: Ethan Bickel, Chris Crites, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Jessica Dodge, Emily Gherard, Robert Hardgrave, David Kane, Steve MacFarlane, Fiona McGuigan, Gene Gentry McMahon and Juliet Shen. duwamishresidency2012.wordpress.com
Kimberly Trowbridge (April 2 – 30, 2015) In “Framing Perception”, Kimberly Trowbridge presents a complex installation that incorporates two key elements of her studio practice: building a physical context for her paintings, and responding to her immediate environment through plein-air painting. Learn more about the artist at kimberlytrowbridge.com
Emma Levitt (May 7 – 28, 2015) will exhibit “Love, Loss, Love” (working title). Last summer Levitt’s partner died suddenly and unexpectedly. Grasping for closure, Levitt knits a site-integrated tapestry as a memorial to him. www.emmajanelevitt.com
Christopher Buening (June 4 – 25, 2015) A solo exhibition centered on memory and the role it plays in the experience of public and private space. His works on paper explore memorable, formative and (sometimes) unresolved events from his personal history. chrisbuening.com
Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch (July 2 – 30, 2015) LET’S, the Seattle-based artist collective comprised of Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch, presents an immersive sculpture installation called “Rainbows”. letspresents.com
Upcoming Gallery4Culture Schedule Change
As of December 2014, there no longer will be Gallery4Culture exhibits during the months of December and August. The gallery will mount exhibits and participate in First Thursday artwalks during the other ten months of the year.