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Kelsey

The Trophy series is my most recent artistic endeavor. It all started when my friend Patrick Calhill and I were creating some glass pieces at his studio Area 253 Glassblowing in Tacoma. At the request of a patron we created a rudimentary deer skull. It came out so cool and interesting that I went into […] …read more

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The Massification Project

Final Viewing & Critical Presentation

Join us Saturday June 15th 6-9 pm for a closing presentation on Mark Tracy’s Massification Project, a study in Mixed Media and Painting. Additionally Jaden Adams Ph. D. will be presenting a paper on this exhibitions theme entitled “The Zero and the One” an observation on the logic of bifurcation.

All are welcome.

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Plants Animals & Demons

Spencer Grey

June 20th – July 13th

Public Reception: June 20th 6 – 9pm

We all have our demons and Spencer Grey like us battles with his own. The unique thing about his particular struggle is the side effect renders his demons into physical form, often in pen and ink. “Plants Animals & Demons” chronicles Spencer’s experiences and growth since his arrival in Tacoma Washington one year ago. Originally from Portland Oregon Spencer is a self-taught illustrator and painter with pen and ink being his medium of preference. Plants and animals tend to be his subject matter, completed in a brooding aesthetic style reminiscent of the occult. Spencer is our observer and witness to the natural world. Inspired with the mathematical grace of fractal patterned plant life. Calmed by the exquisite beauty of decay, reclaimed abandoned spaces, and the oxidization of weathered materials. These elements speak of history, growth, and a natural order.

Spencer produces a range of artworks, intimate pieces small enough to fit in your pocket, and some site-specific work large enough to skateboard through. “Serenity Occult” is such a piece, an interactive mural located in the Hilltop neighborhood not far from Fulcrum Gallery. This multi level composition incorporates an old stairwell, pass-through into his composition of cloud forms, symbolic geometry, and suggestive meditations.

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Generational Retrospective Pt.2

The Massification Project:

A study in Painting and Mixed Media.
May 16th – June10th
Public Reception: May 16th 6 – 8pm

At the intersection of societal norms, technologic saturation, and human naïveté is where the “Massification Project” thrives. Mark Tracy is our guide as we explore these ephemeral relationships through his bold and futuristic paintings. A motif of technologic infrastructure is threaded throughout Marks compositions. Often presented under the gaze of our friend the ubiquitous security camera. Rendered primarily in oils with accents of pastel and graphite this collection of large format canvasses is presented alongside smaller more intimate works. The resulting exhibition captures a frenetic spectrum of influences, mirroring our modern American experience.

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Trophies at MINKA

I am proud to present a display of my new work, titled Trophies at MINKA in downtown Tacoma. Please join us for the opening of “Trophies” on Saturday, May 4th from 5-7pm. Show runs through June 30. -Oliver In “Trophies”, Doriss renders precious deer skulls in jewel-like glass, creating sculptures that are at once modern […] …read more

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