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Les Bonshommes Didier Hamey
Jan
11
to Feb 9

Les Bonshommes Didier Hamey

 

Les Bonshommes

Didier HAMEY

January 11 through February 16, 2018

Opening Reception

Friday, January 11th 6-9PM

2718 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 

About the show

Didier Hamey was born in Dunkerque (North of France) means being born to carnivals, festivals, music, dance, and weird little personae, amusement, feast. In 40 years, he has never missed one.
Naturally, Didier Hamey has been inspired by this carnival, which origins came back from the 17th century (an ordinance dated from January 16, 1676, gave the rules to the carnival) when men went fishing in Iceland. Before leaving for 6 months, the men celebrated nights and days, with friends and family in case they died during their work.

It is not only the well-known carnival in Dunkerque that has inspired its mysterious and oneiric art full of poetry but his love for nature and especially nature and animals.
During his one-year residency at the Casa Velasquez in Madrid, Spain, Didier Hamey discovered new carnival characters taking their roots in the country history and nature. He then created new meticulous and detailed lines of drypoint works in a series titled “Les Bonhommes”.

This exhibition coincides with the beginning in carnivals around the world: New Orleans’ carnival starts on January 5, Venice’s carnival on January 27, the one in Rio beginning of February.

The exhibition “Les Bonshommes “ is co-curated by Phylogeny Contemporary and Art Vitam.

 

 

About the artist

Didier Hamey is born in 1962 in Dunkerque (north of France) and is graduated from Saint Luc, Tournai (Belgium) and from the prestigious Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

During his studies in Paris, Didier Hamey made the acquaintance of drawing, cutting objects and materials, he then decided not to follow sculpture or painting studies but to embrace drawing and etching.

His savoir-faire is peerless therefore his works are collected by institutions and museums including the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Museum of Dreux, la Bibliothèque Nationale, le Musée de la Gravure de Gravelines. He also has realized the illustration of the annual report of the Banque de France.

 

 

About Phylogeny Contemporary

Phylogeny Contemporary generates a creative dialogue between artists, gallery and the public through solo and group shows of cutting-edge, forward-thinking art. Integral to the gallery’s cultural program is its philanthropic community engagement.

Inaugurated in February 2016m Phylogeny Contemporary has evolved over a decade in the art industry seasoned through international experimental projects and esteemed art fairs. This working classroom in the art world has shaped my perspective and intention with the artist I exhibit and why. I have been able to meet a select international group of artist to welcome to my exhibitions.

Phylogeny Contemporary located in Belltown, Seattle one block south of Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, breaks from the established arts and cultural districts in Seattle. Instead, Phylogeny Contemporary is a new component to Seattle waterfront’s economic revival currently under city redevelopment.

 

 

About Art Vitam

Art Vitam was opened in the Wynwood Art District, Miami in 2002, the same year Art Basel Miami Beach launched the European art fair in America. Emerging and mid-career artists from Europe and the US are part of the gallery roster. Thanks to continuous work with private and public institutions as well with collectors and designers, some of them are now showing in museums in the United States, Japan or China.

Sophie Blachet has a specific love from art on papers that she collects herself. Being an expert of numerous photo festivals including the Palm Spring Photo Fest or having worked with high-end interior designers, her passion for papers has increasingly developed over the decade, therefore, she decides to concentrate on works on paper.

“I feel really connected to any art on paper as the guilds were in the Middle Age. I love the idea to feel the artist’s hand, the fibers” explains Sophie Blachet

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Liz Tran Solo Exhibition
May
3
to Jun 15

Liz Tran Solo Exhibition

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.

 

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Jared Boechler | On Tipped Chair
Jun
2
to Jul 7

Jared Boechler | On Tipped Chair

 Boechler is a contemporary visual artist working with scent in his practice as a means to emphasize the important and formative roles that scent plays in the lives of individuals. His current body of work pairs custom designed scents, ranging from lemongrass to burnt rubber, alongside the original oil paintings that they inspired. This olfactory outlet presents a multi-faceted viewing experience, allowing for the continued exploration of the ties that exist between two-dimensional art and scent influence on the individual. Using traditional methods in sharp contemporary context, Boechlers paintings confront themes such as mental illness and loneliness with an often subtle execution, resulting in works depicting circumstances that are at once banal and dramatic. Boechler exhibits internationally, most recently presenting as the youngest artist at NordArt in Germany.

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 Renee Adams : Reclaim Opening Party
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Renee Adams : Reclaim Opening Party

  Toadstool  ,  wood, found chair, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, flocking, dried moss, 31”x26”x24”,

Toadstool, wood, found chair, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, flocking, dried moss, 31”x26”x24”,

  Fireweed,  inkjet print, 33”x22”,

Fireweed, inkjet print, 33”x22”,

  Gas Plant,  inkjet print, 15”x22”, 

Gas Plant, inkjet print, 15”x22”, 

 Reclaim

Renee Adams                                                   

Humanity’s imprint on nature is undeniable. Most scientists maintain we have now entered the Anthropocene, a term based on overwhelming global evidence that human activities are having a significant impact on all of the earth’s ecosystems. My work investigates the complicated relationship we have cultivated with the natural world, recognizing that our desire to control, covet, manage and exploit it has created a power struggle in which I believe nature will ultimately win. Through my work, I weave the historical relationship of human and planet with my environmental observations in an attempt to underscore our absolute reliance on the natural world while imagining new connections that might emerge.

My mixed media sculptures represent an artificial reality in which the wheels of evolution have surpassed the current day.  These works, within the context of natural selection, offer an escapist fairytale or a botanist’s fantasy where plants require little more than the trash of humankind to thrive. Lauding the resiliency and adaptability of life on earth, my works imagine a world in which plants are reclaiming their rightful home, adapting, evolving, and possibly even healing the woes of humankind.

Inspired by the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA, Renee Adams creates delicate mixed-media sculptures and small-scale egg tempera paintings. As a founding member of PUNCH Gallery, an artist-run space in downtown Seattle, WA, she remains active in the regional art scene. She received a BFA in metalsmithing from Colorado State University in 1995 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 1999.  

  

Living in rural central Washington, Renee puts her master gardener skills to work in her own backyard. She enjoys hunting for mushrooms and backpacking the woods of the Pacific Northwest, peppered with trips to explore cultures abroad. 

EDUCATION

1999Master of Fine Arts - sculpture emphasis, Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA 

1995Bachelor of Fine Arts - metalsmithing emphasis, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO 

 

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

 

2016Peaceable Kingdom – Oak Hollow Gallery – Yakima, WA (with Justin Gibbens) 

2015Windows Alive - Window Installation – Jem Building, Yakima, WA 

2013Are we not drawn onward to new erA - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens) 

Wonderland - The Brink - Missoula, MT (with Justin Gibbens) 

2011Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens) 

2010Poison Pie - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA 

2009Curious Species - Burien Arts Center - Burien, WA 

In Between - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Amber Stucke) 

2008Corsage - Swarm Gallery - Oakland, CA  

2007Under Fragile Skies - Palo Alto Art Center - Palo Alto, CA & PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA  

2004             Window Dressings - Tacoma Contemporary Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA 

                           No Stone Unturned - Allied Arts Gallery - Yakima, WA 

Coming Round - Gallery Blue - Missoula, MT 

2003The Human Game - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

 

2016Natural Causes - CASS Contemporary, Tampa, FL 

2015Metamorphosis - Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
Seattle Art Fair, PUNCH Gallery Booth - Seattle, WA 

Aqua Art Fair, C Emerson Booth - Miami, FL
Mythology – Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA 

Bellingham National - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA - Juried by Scott Lawrimore
Wunderkammer – Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA - Curated by Lisa Kinoshita 

Imaginature - Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA - Curated by Grant Barber 

2014Gallery One Staff & Resident Artist Exhibition - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA 

2013Chamber Music - The Frye Art Museum - Seattle, WA – Curated by Scott Lawrimore 

Art on the Wall - Capital Theater - Yakima, WA  

2012                    Make Space - Steele Gallery, Gage Academy - Seattle, WA 

The Art of Seduction - Rouse Gallery - Howard Community College  - Columbia, MD - Curated by Gail M Brown 

                            Evolutionary Insights - Worth Ryder Gallery - UC Berkeley, CA 

From the Ground Up - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA 

201110x10x10xTieton Juried Show - Mighty Tieton Warehouse - Tieton, WA  - Juror’s Award 

2010Call of the Wild - The Brink Gallery - Missoula, MT 

Country Cousins: An Exploration of Contemporary Frontier Myth - Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA  

2009Art Meets Math and Science - North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA 

2008Aqua Wynwood - Miami, FL 

Nature Freak - Kirkland Art Center - Kirkland, WA  

Homegrown PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA  

Beyond Boundaries - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA 

2007 A Feminine Mystique - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, WA 

2006As the Crow Flies - Tacoma Contemporary Window Dressings - Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA 

                            Creature Comforts - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA 

Artist Trust Grant Recipients - Chase Gallery - Spokane, WA 

                            Round One - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA 

                           Second Nature - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, WA 

 

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