Category Archives: Illustration

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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Fulcrum Holiday Hours!

From Now until Christmas we will be open 12 – 6 pm Monday – Saturday. Fulcrum Gallery offers the most comprehensive selection of local art in the area. In addition to our regular selection of gifts we are offering a 10% discount on all Fulcrum’s back stock of posters and prints. We’ll have work available from Noah Sruthers, Maria Jost, Sean Alexander, Art Chantry and other local artists. Perfect gifts for the art lover in your life!

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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
Opening Night Gallery

 

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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Meet Noah Struthers

The mind behind Fantastic Guts

This Friday October 3rd 12-6pm Noah Struthers will be at Fulcrum Gallery. We have him for the afternoon and available to field any questions or confrontations resulting from Fantastic Guts. If you have yet to see the new show I strongly encourage you to do so. This body of work is a divergence from Noah’s signature style and is the most comprehensive collection of work from this Tacoma born “Outsider / Illustrator” Who has proved himself a staple in the art scene of Tacoma.

Born and raised in Tacoma, Noah Struthers is a unique product of this “blue collar” environment. His particular mechanic-laborer experiences were tainted early on by artistic explorations, resulting in a unique hybrid of outsider-illustrator art. His work addresses themes of local identity, mechanical structures, nature, and wildlife. As well this artist, illustrator, and craftsman is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Second Cycle Community Bicycle Shop.

Noah has received many awards and recognitions. Most recently he was selected for the Tacoma Artist Initiative Program in 2013. He creates regular work for Post Defiance Online Magazine, and the Squeak and Squawk music festival along with many other organizations.

 

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Fantastic Guts

PrintDrawing & Illustrations by Noah Josiah Struthers

September 18th – October 17th

We are but bones and squishy bags of meat, a true collection of Fantastic Guts. Considerable time and space were spanned to produce these works, many of which I don’t feel compelled to explain; the commonalities are evident. However, if one desires a deeper analysis, then look to the cognitive dissonance. It is the connection and disconnection of all of these bits, pieces and tools that we use to get us through. The narratives that we tell ourselves, the physical objects with which we manipulate the world, they all fascinate me. A picture is always just a picture. A pallet with guts and flowers on it is just that; any other meaning placed on it is in your hands. But we must have a narrative, you might say. Well, I say it takes some fantastic guts to not hand you the story. It all means nothing and something depending on how your squish and wires and chemistry respond. Enjoy.  -Noah Struthers

 

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Born and raised in Tacoma, Noah Struthers is a unique product of this “blue collar” environment. His particular mechanic-laborer experiences were tainted early on by artistic explorations, resulting in a unique hybrid of outsider-illustrator art. His work addresses themes of local identity, mechanical structures, nature, and wildlife. As well this artist, illustrator, and craftsman is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Second Cycle Community Bicycle Shop.

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Noah has received many awards and recognitions. Most recently he was selected for the Tacoma Artist Initiative Program in 2013. He creates regular work for Post Defiance Online Magazine, and the Squeak and Squawk music festival along with many other organizations.

* This show was funded in part by the Tacoma Arts Commission.

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