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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.

        

April 2 - May 3
 

        

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas - Watercolor & Ink on Panels of Paper -  66" x 150"

On display from Feb - May 2015 at the Seattle Art Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One panel of RED

Opening Reception: April 2nd, 6-8pm

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas:

Solo Exhibition

We are proud to present the first American gallery exhibit of contemporary Vancouver artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida tribe). His dynamic work has been seen in museums and galleries across Canada, Asia and Europe, but he makes his Seattle debut with Stonington Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum.

Yahgulanaas is known for his hyper-kinetic drawings that combine the bold lines of traditional Haida formline, and the narrative form of Japanese comics. He dubs the style "Haida Manga", an unexpected and successful genre pairing that he has explored in varied media.

He makes use of the buoyant and exaggerated caricatures seen in cartoons and comics, and uses the elegant lines of Northwest Coast design to both border the action and direct the flow. The result are narrative paintings that burst with motion, exuberance, humor and arresting characters, while tying together the graphic traditions of two disparate Pacific Rim island-dwelling cultures.

Yahgulanaas' crowning achievement in the style is RED (right), a huge narrative painting that will be shown at the Seattle Art Museum from February-May 2015.

Our exhibition will feature works on paper, limited edition prints, and works on metal. Of particular note are Yahgulanaas' two sculptural series Coppers From the Hood and Flappes, which are made from actual car parts. 

The Hoods are a clever commentary on the ancient form of the copper, which was a shield-shaped copper plate used to signify great wealth by Haida clan leaders. A status symbol, coppers were given away at potlatches, showing that the givers were wealthy enough to afford to distribute them to others. 

In Yahgulanaas' modern interpretation, he covers the shield-shaped hood of a car in actual copper, and adorns them in flowing Haida Manga design, presenting the car as a contemporary version of a status symbol. The title plays on the double meaning of "hood" as both the car hood and the neighborhood; the modern version of 'the tribe'.



ONGOING

Raven Skyriver & Thomas Stream

at the Seattle Aquarium

Mini-Exhibition

     

 

"Harbor" by Raven Skyriver, installed at the Seattle Aquarium.

 

 

We are proud to present a select grouping of Raven Skyriver's blown glass marine life and Thomas Stream's limited edition prints at the Seattle Aquarium this year! To celebrate the opening of the new Harbor Seal Exhibit, Skyriver debuts a new harbor seal sculpture, as well as other spectacular works. Skyriver grew up on Lopez Island, WA and is passionate about the wildlife and ecosystems surrounding us. Thomas Stream is also a keen observer of natural life, depicting birds, fish and aquatic mammals of the region. His prints are emblematic of the interconnectivity between different habitats and environments.

All works in the exhibit are for sale.

Venue Information:

Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101-2015

(206) 386-4300

Hours:

9:30am to 5pm daily
Last entry at 5pm,
exhibits close at 6pm

Admission to the mini exhibition is included with Aquarium tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images copyright © Stonington Gallery or ZensPhoto.