Last day party 3-5pm

Sunday, February 25

Denise Stolte-Reinisch

Vaporous Landscapes

Vanguard Seattle Magazine

"….confident brush work and highly complex layering of color. They are calling the show Vaporous Landscapes, perhaps to keep it grounded in the real world, but to be honest we’re totally afloat in the ether with this one. (And it’s a delight.)” - Trenton Flock


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March 1 ArtRefresh

March 17 ArtRefresh

ArtRefresh enlivens your viceral artfulness

This 90-minute workshop facilitated by Bryan Ohno will open and stimulate your creative mind, balancing the logical with the intuitive. Ask for special promo codes for the event.

ArtRefresh enlivens your viceral artfulness

This 90-minute workshop facilitated by Bryan Ohno will open and stimulate your creative mind, balancing the logical with the intuitive. Ask for special promo codes for the event.

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Chihuly & his Pink Truck

People who know Dale Chihuly are familiar with his penchant for cars. When I first represented is artwork in Tokyo, he shared with me his preference for Aston Martins. I remember that as a young art dealer in Japan in the late 80’s, I tried to impress him and managed to rent one to pick him up at the Narita airport. Later, when I worked on the Museum of Glass' development in the 90’s, Dale drove a pink pick-up truck with a bumper sticker, “Visualize Tacoma.” You could say that as an artist, he was ahead of his time for selecting that color on a truck - masculine and feminine rolled into one. In my opinion, he simply embraced the entire spectrum of colors.


This month in March, I will be showing artworks and sharing stories of the magic Chihuly created in the days leading up to his explosion in the global art scene. The 1980’s and 90’s were when most of his art innovation occurred.


Saturday, March 10, 3pm FREE





Spring Art Exhibition

April 5-28, 2018

(3/29-4/4 preview)

A group exhibition with new artists and their absract expressions of color, pattern and form that welcomes and inspires spring 2018.

Essay from the Gallerist

The Genius of Travis Pond’s Art

Travis Pond envisions steel objects through muscle memory, driving each sculpture into its natural instinctual moment: a crane poised for flight, a stalking cougar ready to lunge into attack, an elk poised and alert to its safety. His precise moments in design  transform hard steel into something exquisitely malleable and soft. They evoke light when heavy. Pond has created a special relationship with steel.  


While molten bronze and steel can be used again and again, Travis Pond looks at these metals through a different lens. As the world transitions into the information age, steel becomes an industrial age relic. Pond’s sculptures bring to light this changing reality by vividly  showing how a kitchen spoon can be transformed into the eye of a dragonfly.  Within the hard confines of a motorcycle gas tank, Pond captures and one can almost feel a crane’s heartbeat within its sculpted chest.   The discarded coils of long ago become the lower strength and Achilles tendon of a fox.  Does he memorialize steel through his animals? Perhaps much  like the terra-cotta Warriors once buried and now rediscovered, these are the streams of thought one may be struck with as they take in Pond’s work.  


As one circles each sculpture, its weight surprises you; yet one is drawn to its surprising energy and lifelike form.  One is quietly absorbed and in each presence more is revealed of the abstract canvas of metal forms woven together by the ancient act of welding. Leaving hints of the evolution of the industrial age, Pond’s art is a metaphor of nature, peeking through changing times and the organic material of steel formed by humankind.              


- Bryan Ohno

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