Announcing Gallery 4Culture’s 40th Season

Gallery 4Culture has been exhibiting innovative and underrepresented artists and art forms in solo and small-group shows for 40 years!

Jurors Kira Burge, John Criscitello, and Marilyn Montufar reviewed applications submitted through a recent open call process and selected 10 King County-based artists for our next season, which runs from September 2019 through July 2020:

Ann Leda Shapiro. Diagnosing Disasters-Under Sea, 2018. Watercolor on cut paper.

Ann Leda Shapiro
September 5-26, 2019
Opening: First Thursday, September 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
As an artist and acupuncturist, Ann Leda Shapiro uses a dual lens in her investigations of our interior and exterior worlds. Her cut and painted paper constructions pair anatomical features with elements from nature.


Cicelia Ross-Gotta. Feel Just Like Home, 2019. Embroidery.

Cicelia Ross-Gotta
October 3-31, 2019
Opening: First Thursday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
Is someone who lives in temporary housing still homeless? Cicelia Ross-Gotta explores this question with hand-embroidered reviews of the motel where a family member has lived since August 2016. The reviews highlight certain trends – from complaints about the conditions to critiques written by and about the homeless people who reside there.


Ko Kirk Yamahira. Untitled, 2018. Acrylic, graphite, partially unwoven canvas, and wood.

Ko Kirk Yamahira
November 7-December 5, 2019 
Opening: First Thursday, November 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Closing: First Thursday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ko Kirk Yamahira’s deconstructed paintings are a meditation on the relativity of perception and time. As dots assemble to produce a line, the line forms a circle, and the circle forms a dot…


Yunmi Her. The factory worker in 2016, 2018. 2-channel video.

Yunmi Her
January 2-30, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, January 2, 6:00-8:00 pm
Yunmi Her’s social media-driven audio and video installation, The factory worker in 2016, examines the shared yet contradictory perspectives of observer and subject.


Tatjana Pavićević. Moab explosion drawing study, state V, 2018. Pencil and charcoal on paper.

Tatjana Pavićević
February 6-27, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 pm
In a series of etchings and other works on paper, Sarajevo-born Tatjana Pavićević delves into the transformational impacts of modern warfare and the realities of living in a perpetual state of violence and fear.


Nichole DeMent. Pneuma, 2019. Mixed media.

Nichole DeMent
March 5-26, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, March 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
Nichole DeMent’s mixed media encaustic portraits reveal the intersection of the creative subconscious and the power of art.


Nate Clark. Circle into Square (Moon Gate), 2018. Maple and mohair.

Nate Clark
April 2-30, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, April 2, 6:00-8:00 pm
Drawing on the history of meditative spaces, from gardens to cathedrals, Nate Clark’s handmade nets and cedar arches offer a contemplative environment.


Mia McNeal. The stares… A constant reminder how the world feels about people who look like me, 2018. Gelatin silver print.

Mia McNeal
May 7-28, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, May 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
Mia McNeal’s photography explores the intersections of history, trauma, and identity. With an emphasis on personal narrative, she empowers marginalized communities and inspires discussion and healing.


Carlos Brache. Untitled, 2018. Ink on paper.

Carlos Brache
June 4-25, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, June 4, 6:00-8:00 pm
American-born, Cuban-raised Carlos Brache creates work in which objects overlap, representative of his search for home between a country that was never his and a country that tells him he is from somewhere else.


Philippe Hyojung Kim. Skin(scape): 9, 2018. Latex-enamel paint.

Philippe Hyojung Kim
July 2-August 7, 2020
Opening: First Thursday, July 2, 6:00-8:00 pm
Closing: First Thursday, August 6, 6:00-8:00 pm
Philippe Hyojung Kim experiments with plastic as a base material and cultural metaphor, articulating our complex relationship with this powerful, world-changing synthetic resource.