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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STRICTLY SACRED

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Gallery Exhibition

September 11th – 14th
Opening Night showcase:
Thursday, Sept 11, 6PM-10PM  $5
(Girl Trouble will be present for a Q and A)

 

Isaac Olsen (voted best Tacoma filmmaker by the Weekly Volcano) hosts this event at The Fulcrum Gallery (voted best Tacoma gallery by the Weekly Volcano) about Girl Trouble, the most celebrated Tacoma band since the sonics.  Considering the ingredients, this is sure to be the very best Tacoma art event of the season!

STRICTLY SACRED: THE ART OF GIRL TROUBLE is an extension of the acclaimed documentary film of the same name.  Directed by Isaac Olsen and premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, Strictly Sacred chronicles the 3 decades long career of the band using extensive video and audio material.

Girl Trouble has been firmly planted in the Northwest music scene for 30 years, existing on the fringes of Grunge and virtually every other regional movement.  Their uncompromising DIY aesthetic and then-unfashionable allegiance to hometown Tacoma, Washington  has made them a legendary cult-like phenomenon.  During this time, the band produced a wealth of artwork in support of their musical concept, generating every graphic, flyer, album cover, and fanzine completely in-house.

This gallery exhibition collects together all of Girl Trouble’s archives; some featured in the documentary film and some seen here for the first time.  On display will be artifacts from the bands tiny museum-like practice shed, full sized paintings by drummer Bon Von Wheelie, original Wigout fanzine paste-ups, T-shirt art by guitarist ‘Big Kahuna’ Henderson, props and models used in GT videos, the dress once worn by infamous 85 year-old go-go dancer Granny Go-Go, and other historical knick-knacks accumulated over the years.

Limited edition prints of artwork and photography will be available for purchase.  Girl Trouble will be in attendance on Thursday September 11 (opening night)  for a Q and A.

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Constellation – An Overture to the Zodiac –

April 11th – June 13th 2014
Gallery Opening Reception 6 – 9pm April 11th

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“The Enlightenment Cabinet” is a wandering art exhibition curated by artist Yvette Endrijautzki. With its current presentation “CONSTELLATION- an Overture to the Zodiac”, over forty local, national and international artists will introduce their own interpretation of the 12 Zodiac signs, approaching the subject in many different media. From sculpture to illustration, from

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¿What is Truth?

Oil on Linen – New work by Peter Sheesley
April 18th – June 14th 2013
Opening Reception: April 18th 6-9pm

Show CardIn every society the “Artist” plays an essential role as a communicator, offering insight and dimension to common concepts and phenomena. Peter Sheesley speaks to us through his current body of work titled ¿What is Truth? This series of ten paintings are a visual translation of passages selected from religious manuscript. A thoroughly rendered figure is suspended within an ethereal abstract space. The resulting juxtaposition produces a dreamlike pan dimensional quality. Along with the visual juxtaposition Peter explores the concept of the Nude verses Naked. Continue reading

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Roadside

Mixed Media Paintings – Marsha Glazière
February 21st April 12th 2013
Opening Reception: February. 21st 6-9 pm

CompositeThe only way to examine a departed culture is through its legacy of artifacts. Like the Egyptian pyramids and the Pantheon of Rome we shall be known as The Great Road Builders. Marsha Glazière reworks these monumental formations into intimate landscapes. Coaxing the essence of sun-dappled glen from visually neglected industrial spaces. Continue reading

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