Announcing Gallery 4Culture’s 2018-2019 Season

Gallery 4Culture has a 39-year history of exhibiting innovative and underrepresented artists and art forms in solo and small-group shows.

Jurors Satpreet Kahlon, Paul Rucker, and Emily Zimmerman reviewed applications submitted through our recent open call process and selected 10 King County-based artists for our next season, which runs from September 2018-July 2019:

Lawrence Pitre
September 6—27, 2018
Opening: Thursday, September 6, 6:00—8:00 pm
Lawrence Pitre’s series of historical paintings We Are One honors the legacy and diversity of Seattle’s Central District from 1840 to the present day.

Haein Kang. Illusion: You can hear but you can’t see, 2017. Multimedia installation. Dimensions variable.

Haein Kang
October 4—25, 2018
Opening: Thursday, October 4, 6:00—8:00 pm
Illusion is an instrument controlled by Alpha brain waves, which originate from the visual cortex during wakeful relaxation with closed eyes. Haein Kang’s interactive installation integrates percussion instruments, video projection, and EEG signals.

Kristen Ramirez. Blood is Thicker than Water, 2012. Screen prints and custom lighting. 15 x 27 feet.

Kristen Ramirez
November 1—December 7, 2018
Opening: Thursday, November 1, 6:00—8:00 pm
Closing: Thursday, December 6, 6:00—8:00 pm
Kristen Ramirez brings together screen prints, neon, and a suite of sandwich boards in Mapping & Mocking the Anthropocene, a darkly humorous installation that explores the profound impact of the human hand on our planet.

Ruth Kazmerzak
January 3—31, 2019
Opening: Thursday, January 3, 6:00—8:00 pm
Through the calculated staging of marine debris and related photography and sculptural objects, Ruth Kazmerzak opens a forum to critically examine and understand our relationship to both the natural and the non-natural.

Jite Agbro
February 7—28, 2019
Opening: Thursday, February 7, 6:00—8:00 pm
Nigerian-American artist Jite Agbro presents Armor, a series of large-scale mixed-media wall hangings that explore the complexities associated with markers of status and class distinction. She draws direct inspiration from the human form and everyday objects, especially wearable accouterments.

Katherine Groesbeck
March 7—28, 2019
Opening: Thursday, March 7, 6:00—8:00 pm
Before a boxer enters the ring, a cutman applies Vaseline to their face. The relationship between the cutman and the fighter is intimate, one person touching the other. Katherine Groesbeck’s sculptures reflect on this exchange and similar moments—rites, rituals, and careful markings.

Leah Gerrard
April 4—25, 2019
Opening: Thursday, April 4, 6:00—8:00 pm
Leah Gerrard will populate Gallery 4Culture with a collection of sinuous, abstract wire sculptures informed by memories of full moon walks through forests and playgrounds.

Kate Roberts
May 2—30, 2019
Opening: Thursday, May 2, 6:00—8:00 pm
Inspired by the architectural fragments that remain from previous incarnations of Gallery 4Culture, ceramic sculptor Kate Roberts will create a body of work that explores change, impermanence, and reinterpretation.

Peter Rand. A to B: preoccupation study, 2017. Color photograph.

Peter Rand
June 6—27, 2019
Opening: Thursday, June 6, 6:00—8:00 pm
In A to B, Peter Rand constructs “toolsets” for the purpose of moving forward. The process of shifting and reassembling these crude sculptures becomes a study in getting from here to there.

Bill Whipple
July 8—August 8, 2019
Opening: Thursday, July 11, 6:00—8:00 pm*
Closing: 1st Thursday, August 1, 6:00—8:00 pm
Spontaneous and abstract, Bill Whipple’s new sculptures are a departure from the viewer-activated, message-driven constructions that characterized his studio practice for the last 40 years. He now allows his material choices, primarily discarded wood and found objects, to suggest their own combinations of shape and texture.


4Culture would like to thank all 120 gallery applicants for their interest in exhibiting with us and the panel for their diligence in making these selections. Artists who were not awarded shows are encouraged to reapply next year. The 2019-2020 Gallery 4Culture season application cycle will open on December 3, 2018 with a deadline of January 14, 2019.
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 exhibiting artists!