The artists of this show have on display fragments of inner realms found under layers of consciousness only the dream state has access to. This is a view of the sudden transgression when the playful experiences of artificial paradises turn to aberrations from the unknown. Reality influences the subjects of our dreams, and the whims of our subconscious mutates them into fleeting ganders of the subliminal.
Dennis Ansell creates in a DADA influenced, quasi-surrealistic-symbolic style. His work is an attempt to chronicle some events and issues of our time. Though his artwork is not always easy to understand, it allows us to spend time using our critical eye.
New Whatcom is a collaborative exhibition, featuring over 15 local artists from Western Washington University and the surrounding area. From traditional methods of oil on canvas, to conceptual post-modern assemblages, New Whatcom is a platform for emerging creatives to display their large variety of skill sets and art forms. Included in the show are six murals — inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest – which were painted at Summer's End Music + Arts Festival. These large canvases will be sold via silent auction through the month of October. 35% of the sale price of each mural will be donated to a charity of the artist’s choosing.
This show is a collective of abstract artists from the northwest who showcase contemporary applications of Expressionism, Cubism, Liquid Abstract, Ceramic Vessels, and Mixedmedia Sculpture.
Artists Include: Kellie Becker, Mira Kamada, Aleks Kargopoltsev, Shawna Morris, Yvette Neumann, Brian O'Neill, Steve Satushek, Gregory S. Walsh, Ken Wiener