Artist Mythos

Curator Zachary Sofia of Los Angeles and Seattle presents Artist Mythos his exciting new gallery and concert series in Tacoma. This event showcases the Puget Sound’s best Underground, Fantastic and Pop Surrealist artwork and spans 3 amazing art venues The Fulcrum Gallery,  FEAST art center and The Tacoma Arts Community Center.  Local artist Jeremy Gregory will be featured unveiling new paintings, along with 20 other exiting Puget Sound Area artists.

May 20th 6-11PM: Fulcrum Gallery 1308 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma, WA 98405 Info@fulcrumtacoma.com. Doors open at 6pm music starts at 8 show ends at 11.
Music from SPRISM, The BeatNipz & Terence Bennett / Video Art by Kris Crews
$8 suggested donation, hors d’oeuvres, beverages with I.D.

Participating Artists: 
Jeremy Gregory, Masha Fikhman, Jeremiah Kjormoe, Jason Sobottka, Larkin, Christoper Olson, Dave Bloomfield, Joseph Brooks, Alexander Halladay,  Bryan K Ward, CASH, Zachary Marvick, Yuri Knighten, Kelsey Vogan, Branden Duncan, Mark Tracy,  Jason Rivia, Don De Leva, Risa Kaneko, Michael Koehler, J. Gordon, Qin Tan, Nathan Barnes, Michael Rives, Angelita Martinez.

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The Erotic Artworks of Nicholas Frenette

The Erotic Artworks of Nicholas Frenette
April 1st. – May 1st 2017
Public Opening: April 20th 5:00-8:00
Private Opening: April 1st 9:30-1:30 event page

Welcome to the playful, erotic, and mythical world of Nicholas Frenette. Classically trained since childhood, his skill is only surpassed by his imagination. When he is not landscaping visions of beauty on canvases, he works as a sculptor, body painter, and illustrator. ‘The Erotic Works of Nicholas Frenette’ will feature a selection of his most notable erotic paintings and illustrations from the past decade, as well as some of his newer works.

 

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Blue Collar

Blue CollarDecember 4th – February 19th
Opening Reception: December 4th 6pm
Artist Talk: December 17th 6pm

Paintings by Adrian Bouchard

Blue Collar is a unique collection of work sourced from the early part of the last century. Period photographs and antique serving platters are wedded, transforming into bold dimensional portraits. Miners, farmers, child workers, and housewives are presented as haunting reflections of hardship and longing juxtaposed within the opulent filigree of service and wealth. Blue Collar reminds us of who we are and where we have come from. This work is especially poignant for today’s culture as we slide into a similar economic dynamic as The Great Depression.

Blue Collar / Meet The Artist

This Thursday December 17th Fulcrum Gallery will be open 6-9 pm for arts walk. We are hosting the continuing exhibition of Blue Collar by Adrian Bouchard. Additionally Adrian will be here giving an informal presentation about his artwork and the artistic processes that lead up to this body of work now on display till January 15th.

 

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Here Now Forever

October 15th – November 28th
Opening Reception: October 15th 6-9pm
Studio Tour: October 17th & 18th
Artist Talk: November 19th 6pm

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New Work by Scott Nelson

It’s a photographers’ job to capture a moment, but how exactly does one “capture” a moment? The act of plucking emotion from within the context of reality and distilling it into an artifact seems an impossible task, yet Scott accomplishes this and more in his new body of work titled “Here Now Forever”. These artworks are trophies distilled from explorations outside of the bonds of time. Some stretched like exotic animal skins; others composed to form their own visual language. Scott’s pieces offer us an omniscient view of existence, unfettered by the limiting perceptions of our physical being.

“I’m fascinated by time and humankind’s relative understanding of it. As an artist I like to step out of that seemingly one-way stream and to explore my own relationship with things considered temporary and permanent.” –Scott Nelson

Studio Tour Hands-on activity:
During open studios, Scott will demonstrate the process of transferring photo images to glass and other media. Anyone who stops by will be able to take part in the process, and will get to take home a small photo keepsake that they have helped to make.

 

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Circle of Friends

September 17th – October 14thth
Opening Reception September 17th 6-9 pm

Artist Talk September 18th 5:30 pm
Read the review by Alec Clayton
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Patrick Berran – Ben Grasso – Jean Pierre Roy – Ryan Scully – Jeremy Mangan – Shintaro Okamoto

Circle of Friends (from Brooklyn to Tacoma) is an exhibition of painting and drawing curated by Tacoma’s own Jeremy Mangan. These artists met while living in Brooklyn NY in the early 2000s and were bonded by the challenges of their artistic practice. A practice that necessitates the production of compelling artworks in an increasingly noisy and fickle contemporary art world. Jeremy has been influenced by their combined experience, and shares these visions once again through Circle of Friends.

Both Brooklyn and Tacoma have proven themselves as cultural incubators for the development of ideas and artistic thinking. Sharing a similar history both places originate from a marginalized past and have blossomed into an artistic utopia. Fast-forward to the present and the similarities diverge. Today’s Brooklyn is unrecognizable from its humble origins, while Tacoma has evolved at a more sustainable pace, maintaining its original identity.

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*Berran, Grasso, Roy, and Scully still reside and work in Brooklyn; Okamoto in Queens.

Special thanks to the Tacoma Arts Commission and the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program for funding this event.

 

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