Past Gallery Exhibitions
Jan 26 – Mar 05 2022
Artist: Gary Rubin
Gary Rubin was born in Brooklyn, NY and now lives in Kirkland, WA. He works primarily in graphite and draws every day without fail.
Gary obtained a BA in Drawing and Sculpture from University of Oregon and has shown in juried group exhibitions throughout the United States and online. This is his first solo exhibition.
Aug 08 – Nov 14 2021
Daniel Kytonen is a visual artist based in Seattle, Washington, with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington. His accomplishments include numerous exhibitions, including work shown at South Seattle College, ArtsWest, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Confluence Gallery, and Emerge Gallery. His solo exhibitions and public work include projects through Shunpike Storefronts, Spaceworks Tacoma, the Spokane Public Library, Spokane Arts Signal Box Projects, and Redmond Lights. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA). Additionally, Daniel has had work commissioned by Forza Coffee Company, showcased in publications like Ruminate Magazine, and was a recent artist-in-residence through Brehm Cascadia.
Meet the artist at the Open House on August 8th from noon to 3PM.
Dec 15 – Feb 28 2021
Artist: Max Marlett
Symbols and Archetypes: Modern Reflections of the Past
Marlett is driven to investigate the thread that connects the symbols and archetypes of classic stories to generate a new perspective for his subject matter. By looking at life through a lens outside of time, he can get to the heart of what remains the same throughout human history. Despite the new era of technology we are living in, we are faced with the same desire to live with a life of purpose. Through these juxtapositions, he hopes to express the dominance of nature over human innovation, an remind people of our ephemeral relationship with the natural world.
Max Marlett was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Gonzaga University in 2015. Max works primarily in oil on canvas and oil on panel. Painting from life has been fundamental for his development, but he also paints from sketches, collage and photography. This year, Max has a painting accepted in the Center on Contemporary Art’s Member show in 2020. In 2019, he received the Kent Summer Art Exhibit Purchase Award from the city of Kent, Washington. Max also has two paintings on permanent display at the Paragon Restaurant in Seattle. Recently, Max has been inspired by works in cultural anthropology, gonzo journalism, and horror movies from the 1980s. Above all, Max believes that it is important for the artist to create their own world in order to have a dialogue with modern culture. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington and shows his artwork throughout the Pacific Northwest.
To see more of Max’s work visit his website at maxmarlett.com or Instagram @max.marlett
Jan 16 – Feb 02 2020
Artist: anna macrae
Fantasy Landscapes –
Anna Macrae uses bold colors and shapes to describe vertical and horizontal viewpoints of potentially urban and city landscapes. Playful color-field inspired paintings are generated on embedded textural surfaces with overlapping information and marks. These surreal landscapes renderings inform a dialogue and connections between human imprint and natural forms as they give way to the evolving notion of fantasy habitats.
Anna Macrae was born and educated in England, and has lived on the Eastside of Seattle since 2001.
She considers herself a lifelong artist, and from an early age she surrounded herself with art making. Her mother and grandmother were both artists, their skills were often put to use in a more practical and domestic environment, but their approach to life instilled in Anna creative possibilities in everyday objects and situations.
She gained qualifications in Civil Engineering, but her passion has always been for art making, and engagement in community based arts interactions.
She is self-taught, which she feels allows her to be unrestricted in her practice, as she gives herself the freedom of no rules to follow.