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September 5 - 27, 2014

LOOK CLOSELY: Courtney Lipson | Nikki McClure | Thomas Stream

 

 

Opening Reception,

First Friday, September 5th, 6-8pm

This September we urge you to focus your eyes and to look closely at the work of three artists who create in the minute, the detailed and the delicate. Nikki McClure (Non-Indigenous), Thomas Stream (Sun'aq Aleut) and Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous) each build up a large image from the smallest details, utilizing their very different media to create wholes from disparate parts.

These three artists are also all inspired by the landscape, wildlife and natural rhythms that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Though they use varying media and focus on different aspects of nature, each is clearly deeply connected to this Northwest place.

Each artist's work has its own exhibit page -- be sure to visit all three!

 

Look Closely: NIKKI MCCLURE

Artist Lecture & Demonstration:

Wednesday, September 17th - 7pm

Free to Attend

        

These works are made by cutting a single sheet of black paper with an X-Acto blade and laying the fragile paper-cut

atop a white or colored backing. It is in some ways a paradox that the strength in of these familial bonds is presented

by the medium of knife and paper, by tearing, excising and cutting away. A science of subtraction, this method allows

McClure to focus on negative space, while improvising as she goes. 


Nikki McClure is well known around the Northwest for her calendars, books and paper goods. The works in this exhibit

will be original cut-paper. McClure was most recently seen in a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2012.

This is McClure's first major exhibition with Stonington Gallery.

Read McClure's exhibit catalogue by clicking on the cover image below.

      

 

    

Look Closely: COURTNEY LIPSON

Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous) creates fine art jewelry using tiny glass seed beads set into grout, creating

"micro-mosaic" art that can be admired on the move. Inspired by patterns and coloration found in nature, Lipson

has created series portraying feathers, wings, stones, striations, leaves, and more. In this exhibit she shows her widening

array of silversmithing techniques, and works based around the natural beauty of precious stones. Debuting in this show

are reversible pendants with a stone on one side and micro-mosaic patterns on the other, and other works inspired by

gems and precious stones.

Read Lipson's exhibit catalogue by clicking on the cover image below.

 

 

Look Closely: THOMAS STREAM

 

Thomas Stream (Sun'aq Aleut) paints the denizens of the air with brilliant gouache and in incredible detail. 

As a contemporary Aleut artist, Stream combines the iconography of his heritage with modern painting.

Stream is inspired by the bentwood hunting hats of his Aleut ancestors, especially the spiral and dot patterns painted

along their length. Paying tribute to his heritage, he places a visor on each animal he paints, and incorporates the

traditional patterns into the bodies of his creatures.

For Look Closely Stream shucks the mold by filling in the backgrounds on behind his subjects, placing them in an

environment every bit as realized as the animals themselves. Stream is able to use contrasting, knock-out color to

dazzle the eye and draw the viewer ever closer in.

 

 

 

July 10 - September, 2014

Raven Skyriver & Thomas Stream

at the Seattle Aquarium

Mini-Exhibition

     

Image of "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 summer! 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

Exhibit is in the tidepool room, near the entrance.

Admission to the mini exhibition is included with Aquarium tickets.

      

Gallery Information:

Address: 125 South Jackson Street
Seattle, Washington 98104

Telephone: 206.405.4040
Toll Free: 866.405.4485

Email:
art@stoningtongallery.com

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

   

 

 

 

 

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