RUFFLE: Delicate Structure Graces Seattle's Belltown

Gail Grinnell, Ruffle (detail), Contour line drawings inscribed and cut on stiff translucent fabric © 2012 Gail Grinnell
Gail Grinnell, Ruffle (detail), Contour line drawings inscribed and cut on stiff translucent fabric © 2012 Gail Grinnell

RUFFLE: Installation by Gail Grinnell

Continues through December 7, 2012 – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue, Seattle

Free and Accessible

Gail Grinnell is a Seattle based visual artist and is represented by Francine Seders Gallery. She received a 4Culture Individual Artist Projects award for RUFFLE: Installation by Gail Grinnell in 2012.

RUFFLE is a three-dimensional massing of contour line drawings inscribed and cut to shape on stiff, translucent fabric used for interfacing. Spanning the gallery walls, ceiling and floor while creating bower-like enclosures, the delicate structure opportunistically borrows form and strength from the unique architecture of Suyama Space, a non-profit exhibition space located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.

The transient material used by Grinnell holds a deep-rooted significance for her. It takes its genesis from dressmaking patterns lovingly formed by her mother, a gifted, self–taught seamstress who made clothes for her growing daughter throughout the ‘50s – ‘60s with patience and love. Get yourself to Suyama Space before the end of this amazing exhibition.