Relationships, like nature, properly cultivated blossom into healthy new growth. Simpatico is an archetypal co-curated exhibition between Alix Sloan - Sloan Fine Art- and Lori Johns - Phylogeny Contemporary. Colleagues for almost a decade in the art fair industry together join together for the exhibition in celebration of collaborative and professional compatibility. These two curators affinity extends to these three showing artists. Artwork between these three complements each other with no prior working knowledge. As well individually each is divergent.
2718 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
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April 6 – May 26, 2018
Opening Reception Friday April 6, 2018 5 – 8 PM
Coffee/Tea with the Artists Saturday April 7th 12 – 2 PM
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11AM – 6 PM or by appointment
Relationships, like nature, adequately cultivated blossom into healthy new growth. Simpatico is an archetypal co-curated exhibition between Alix Sloan - Sloan Fine Arts- and Lori Johns - Phylogeny Contemporary. Colleagues for almost a decade in the art fair industry together join together for the exhibition in celebration of collaborative and professional compatibility. These two curators affinity extends to these three showing artists. Artwork between these three complements each other with no prior working knowledge. As well individually each is divergent.
Using references from wildlife dioramas, public gardens and personal experience Julia Marchand explores themes of nature and identity in her artwork. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited in galleries in London, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Mexico City. Marchand studied painting at San Francisco Art Institute holds a BA in Art History from American University in Washington DC and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Boston University. Currently, she lives and works in Alameda, CA.
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary surrealist painter. She uses modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th century Old Masters to create works of magical realism that seem to glow from within. Celebrating the hard-earned wisdom of childhood, Sullivan Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté and what lies beyond. The narratives, symbology, and illumination in her pieces emerge from someplace subliminal, a conjured realm of magic, mysticism, and mystery. She uses her personal dream journal to inspire her artwork, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and the esoteric, especially alchemy, the tarot, and spirit daemons.
Sullivan-Beeman’s work has been shown at Aqua Art Miami, FL; C Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL; Corey Helford Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Stephen Romano Gallery and Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM; Merlino Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; the Life Is Beautiful Music and Art Festival in Las Vegas, NV; and Art! Vancouver, BC, Canada. She holds a BFA, in Cinema/Television Production, from the University of Southern California, and splits her time between Los Angeles, and Vancouver.
Channeling subjects such as dream imagery, imagined landscapes, geodes, outer space and The Big Bang, Tran explores the shapes of nature, with the infusion of fantastical, pulsing synthetic hues. The psychedelic visuals are harvested from the place where inner-verse meets outer-verse, where optical misfires combine with a vacuum pull moving at the speed of light. Through painting, sculpture and installation, she creates atmospheres that aim to activate.
Public collections of Tran’s work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, Capital One, Vulcan Inc., Baer Art Center, Camac Art Centre, The El Paso Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, The King County Public Art Collection and The Child Center. Tran has completed multiple special projects and installations, including work for VH1Save the Music Foundation, The Seattle Art Museum, The Brain Project Toronto, Public Art at The Aqua Art Fair Miami and Vulcan Inc.
She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at The Camac Art Centre in France, The Baer Art Center in Iceland, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She resides in Seattle, WA.