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Address: 125 South Jackson Street | Seattle, WA | 98104

Telephone: 206.405.4040 | Toll Free: 866.405.4485

Email: art@stoningtongallery.com

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Business Hours (PST): Weekdays 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-5:30pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm

Since 1979, Stonington Gallery has represented the finest contemporary Northwest Coast art. Our artists work in many media, styles and traditions, and are at the forefront of Pacific Northwest culture and art. The gallery offers full framing services and outstanding customer service. Visit us for exhibitions and events, and keep abreast of news here at our website or on Facebook.

Stonington Gallery facilitates many commissions between artists and collectors each year. Please contact the gallery with inquiries about commissioning works for your collection.

        

 

 

 

November 3 - 26

Isabel Rorick

& Robin Rorick

 

Roots That Connect Us All:
A Mother & Son Collaboration

 

Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 3rd

6-8pm

 

 

"We are all a part of a giant complex weaving of life that requires respect and love to further interconnection. The trees are nourished by earth's elements and by the life cycle of the plants, insects, fish and all the other animals. In return the trees provide gifts of life for all those who are living. It is the same for the roots that connect us to our ancestors.

Weaving, painting and carving are a part of this sacred cycle and the energies that we portray are stories that come through us when we allow it and when we take the time to listen and feel. This is the way of our ancestors."

-Isabel & Robin Rorick

 

Stonington Gallery is very proud to present an exhibition of the art of renowned Haida weaver Isabel Rorick and her son, carver and painter Robin Rorick.

The Roricks come from a line of important artists, as Isabel's great grandparents were Isabella and Charles Edenshaw, her grandmother was Florence Edenshaw Davidson, and her mother is weaver Primrose Adams. Other contemporary artists in this mighty lineage are Robert Davidson and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.

Isabel is widely considered the finest living spruce root weaver on the Coast, continuing the tradition of weaving exquisitely fine hats and baskets. Her paternal grandmother, Selina Peratrovich, taught her to weave spruce root baskets from materials they had gathered at Masset. Isabel deeply respects the fact that 'Auntie' Dolores Churchill has been her mentor, and is feels proud and fortunate to have learned from 'Nonny' Selina, who was so important to her. It was only after Selina passed that Isabel realized Selina had been the last active spruce root weaver of her generation.

Robin Rorick was raised on Haida Gwaii and on Hornby Island, BC, and has taken up the mantle of his heritage. A carver of great elegance and refinement, his work has the tension, flow and dynamism of the Haida masters. He has recently been mentored by Robert Davidson in the method of painting on woven spruce root. For this exhibition Robin will be painting weavings by his mother, much as Charles Edenshaw did on Isabella's weavings. He will also debut carved sculpture, including an exquisite Eagle Panel in cedar.

 

 

November 3 - 26

Joan Tenenbaum

 

Memory and Light

 

Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 3rd

6-8pm

 

 

We are proud to present an exhibition of Joan Tenenbaum's fine art jewelry in beautiful silver, gold, cloisonne enamel and gems.

"When I was in the first grade our teacher would put Johann Strauss’s “Tales from the Vienna Woods” on the record player in our classroom and have us finger-paint to the music. I can still remember her gesturing arms in the front of the room, just as a conductor would do. My finger-paintings were so unique and expressive that I was chosen to be in a government-produced documentary being filmed at our school. Even today, that music brings me back to that classroom.

Certain experiences in our lives: kicking crispy leaves while walking to school, moonlight shimmering on water, yellow cottonwoods beside a river running through an ancient pueblo, an evocative sunset sky…these moments are etched in our memories by the quality of the colors, the sounds, the light.

Here is a collection of stories about those memories and the colors that surround them."

-Joan Tenenbaum, Artist Statement, 2016

 

December 1 - January 2017

Into the Woods

 

 

 

 

Forests of the Northwest Coast

 

Opening Reception: First Thursday, December 1st

6-8pm

Last year's Resurgence: Rivers of the Northwest Coast exhibition was a landmark exhibition that brought together some fo the finest and most thoughtful works we have ever seen at our gallery. Our artists were inspired by their personal connections with rivers as far north as Alaska and as far south as Oregon, and showed their care, concern and love for these mighty water systems with artwork that was varied and wonderfully diverse. This year, we continue to explore what makes the Northwest such a vibrant, unique environment with Into the Woods: Forests of the Northwest Coast.

Forests have many faces: they are backdrops for epic journeys, where people become lost or found; places of transformation where what goes in is not the same as what comes out; places where our imaginations run wild and we face our own darkness, myths and secrets. Great mythological beings that inhabit these forests are as complex and fascinating as the web of life they live within. In much of Northwest Coast mythology they are places where animals and human-kind meet, clash, transform, and where the prey/predator divide is stark. 


The forest is a mighty meeting place: rivers and streams meet the roots of tremendous trees, salmon meet bears, nutrients are sucked up into the trees, and cycles continue. Forests drape the feet of mountains like skirts, connecting lowlands and alpine pinnacles, creating liminal spaces between the two where species and ecosystems change with every foot of altitude. At times, the woods are calming and peaceful, where we find communion with nature, animals, solitude; or they can be frightening, bewildering, without friend or end. 

In the hands of skilled artisans, one single giant western red cedar tree can provide wood for a canoe, house, bowl, mask, cape, hat, rattles and mats. To know a tree so well as to perfectly craft every part of it into something as beautiful as it was functional is a remarkable skill. 

 

 

 

 

 

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