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FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

Teagan White Solo Exhibition - Land & Sea


April 5 - May 1, 2019
Reception: April 5 / 6 - 9 PM

TEAGAN WHITE
Minneapolis

Teagan White is an artist and illustrator specializing in intricate paintings of flora and fauna. Her work depicts nature's subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord through muted colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail.  Teagan lives in Minneapolis with a cat named Bug and a taxidermy goose, and spends her time riding bikes, trying to be friends with seagulls, holding unexpected animal funerals, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, reading tarot cards, and vanishing into the woods.

Title - Land & Sea 

Depicting fragments of the old growth forests and coastal habitats of the Pacific Northwest, “Land & Sea” is a reflection on our loss of place in wild environments. Moments of belonging and tranquility are broken by ominous reminders of our alienation from true wildness: the deadly natural forces we’re ill-adapted to navigate, the lifeforms devastated by our civilization’s tyranny over the biosphere, the spectral beings that haunt us for our betrayal. The show includes somber gouache and watercolor paintings, cyanotype prints and botanical dyes on paper and found textiles, and a risograph art zine titled “You Do Not Belong Here”.


MAXWELL MCMASTER & SALLY DENG 2-PERSON SOLO EXHIBITION / ELLEN SURREY MINI SHOW

May 3 - May 29 2019
Reception: May 3 / 6 - 9 PM

MAXWELL MCMASTER
Los Angeles, CA

Maxwell McMaster's new body of work "Cherish the Day" is a reflection of past events and possible future ones that highlight the “good times” in our lives. Life is a short journey and our time here is limited. “Cherish the Day” explores moments that inspire us and make us feel alive. The work is brought to life abstractly to capture the feeling of a moment rather than a literal depiction. By overlapping moments on top of one another, Max's paintings are depicted through color, and texture the changing of scenes over the course of a day. The images serve as a reminder that life is beautiful and each day is a gift.


Artist Bio:

Maxwell McMaster is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist/designer. His work is primarily a reaction to his surrounding environment, or a reflection of past experiences.  Maxwell explores a wide range of styles and techniques within his work, allowing the concepts to dictate the aesthetic.

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SALLY DENG
Los Angeles, CA

LA based artist. Usually in my studio, occasionally in the mountains, sporadically in the sea.

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ELLEN SURREY
Los Angeles, CA

Ellen designs cool stuff in sunny Los Angeles. Influenced by her love of bright colors, Mid-Century design, and vintage treasures. In her free time she enjoys pub trivia, watching old movies, and thrift shopping.

 

 



Lily Seika Jones Solo Exhibition

June 7 - July 3, 2019
Reception: June 7 / 6 - 9 PM

LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA

Lily Seika Jones is a full-time artist/illustrator currently based in the third bedroom of a charming home in Shoreline, Washington with her husband and their two cats. She spends the majority of her time drinking tea indoors while creating highly detailed, whimsical watercolor and ink paintings, taking inspiration from her favourite childhood stories and mid-century illustrators, as well as the natural world of the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2014 majoring in Literature, Fine Arts, and Education, and decided that very year she would pursue a career that would allow her to combine her all her passions and interests: book illustration. Since then, she has been freelancing and running Rivulet Paper Shop on Etsy. Lily is interested in how myths and fairytales shape our childhood and the world around us, and sees her art-making as an exploration of the significance of these stories as we grow up.

 


Davor Gromilovic & Paolo Del Toro

July 6 - July 31, 2019
Reception: July 6 / 6 - 9 PM

 

DAVOR GROMILOVIĆ
Sombor, Serbia

Davor Gromilovic is a visual artist currently residing in Sombor, Serbia (born in Yugoslavia, 1985). Although contemporary drawing represents the primary field of his creative exploration and development, he also shows creative abilities and genuine commitment to other artistic forms such as painting, illustration, graphics, murals, art fanzines, etc. His work is narrative and often inspired by fantastic motives of fairy tales, folk-art, pop surrealism, sci-fi, and even by north renaissance masters of painting, as well as by his personal experiences and inner world. In his work one notices a dominant use of symbols, his inner world and complex reflections from which he develops ideas and specific intimate aesthetics. Complex, but at the same time purified, strongly imaginative but well-thought-out works adorn this artist’s rich oeuvre.

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PAOLO DEL TORO
Pennsylvania

Paolo Del Toro is a British-born artist currently residing in the US. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began teaching himself sculpture and woodcarving in 2011. His journey in sculpture began whilst whittling a mermaid under a tree in the Pyrenees mountains. The process of turning a twig into a mermaid struck him as a magical one, and he has been hooked on sculpture ever since. His first project was a series of wooden boxes in the shape of heads, which allowed him to practice sculpture while traveling. Directly influenced by his nomadic lifestyle, the boxes are small, lightweight, and hollow. After settling in the US three years ago, Paolo was able to start making larger sculptures and began to experiment with felt. His current pieces are made of foam and needle felted wool.

Often described as bizarre, unnerving, whimsical, and dreamlike, his work is influenced by myths and fairytales, outsider, folk, and tribal art, Forteana, Jungian theory, and Gnosticism.


Nicole Gustafsson Solo Exhibition / Miranda Zimmerman Mini Show

August 2 - September 4, 2019
Reception: August 2 / 6 - 9 PM

 

NICOLE GUSTAFSSON
Vancouver, WA

Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based project. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids.

 
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MIRANDA ZIMMERMAN AKA FAUNWOOD
Eugene, OR

Miranda Zimmerman uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures.  Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fiction are blurred. 

Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Evolutionary Biology.  She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, taking on freelance work and creating Faun-Creatures to fill her fictional universe. 
Clients include Oculus Rift, The Field Museum, and independent researchers.



The Infinite Well II

September 6 - October 2, 2019
Reception: September 6 / 7 - 10 PM



Oliver Hibert Solo Exhibition

October 4 - November 3, 2019
Reception: October 4 / 6 - 9 PM

OLIVER HIBERT
Scottsdale, AZ

Oliver Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1983.


Eye catching, colorful, bold, fantastic, surreal and at most times psychedelic is how many describe Oliver Hibert’s style of artwork and Paintings. Hibert’s iconic style almost transcends time as it nods to the past, while being so contemporized that it speaks to the future. The art is smothered with busy patterns, alluring figures, super bright colors and plenty of exclamation marks. Hibert’s particular and unique style of fine art has caught the attention of numerous publications, retail stores, galleries and museums from around the globe. Hibert also prides himself as an illustrator / designer and has worked with many top-notch and commercial clients ranging from Nike to The Flaming Lips. Hibert’s vivid and colorific designs can be recognized on album covers, rock posters, music videos, skateboards, magazine covers, editorials, shoes, clothing, and vinyl toys. Most recently, Hibert has designed a full tarot deck and Magical Oracle Board.
 

Oliver Hibert describes his art as an escape from the mundane, influenced by music, colors, death, life, beauty, ugliness, cartoons, drugs, sex, mystery and magic.

Currently, Oliver Hibert works and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and one thousand peacocks.

 



Salut! IV: A Coaster Art Exhibition

November 8 - December 4, 2019
Reception: November 8 / 7 - 10 PM



Kozy Kitchens

December 6 - January 3, 2019
Reception: December 6 / 6 - 9 PM

KOZYNDAN
Los Angeles, CA

Kozyndan are husband-and-wife artists who work collaboratively to create obsessively detailed works of art. They work in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Their works is often revolving around nature and our disconnection/ need for reconnection with the natural world. They are obsessed with the ocean and being underwater and hope to someday come to rest at the bottom of the sea and slowly be devoured by deep creatures over many years.



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