Beautiful Angle 9.20.18

Sixteen Years in the Making
Beautiful Angle at Fulcrum Gallery
September 20th – October 12th
Public Reception: September 20th 6 – 9pm

Join Lance Kagey, Tom Llewellyn, and the rest of the Beautiful Angle family for a rare fine art show at Fulcrum Gallery.

Instead of the typical large-runs of posters you are familiar with, we will be displaying and selling one-of-a-kind originals. The first layer on each piece was laid down as many as sixteen years ago. Over the following months and years, additional layers of Beautiful Angle imagery, colors, and type were added.

Each one is different. Each one is connected. Each original piece documents the month-by-month history of this Tacoma-based street art project, one layer of ink at a time.

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Got Your Back – Healing Through Art

Back Prints by Stephanie Koscelnik
May 6, 2017 7:30pm – 11:30pm.

A collaborative art collection grown from a healing experiment and a coming together of friends after a great loss.

After two major knee surgeries I found a new way of self expression through painting. When I first created a “back print” I felt like I found a hidden beauty. A story of self. After a close friend passed away from cancer this project turned into something much more meaningful. “got your back” is a healing journey that involves 21 back prints of myself and friends that surrounded me during this time. -Stephanie

Join us Saturday May 6th 7:30 – 11:30 for a very personal exhibition of Stephanie’s work. You will be able to experience her unique “Back Prints” in person. The prints will be paired with the musical styling Gina Belliveau and light refreshments.

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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
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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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Bestial Mirrors

Wood Cut Prints & Ceramic Sculpture by Kellë McLaughlin

December 5th – January 15th
Opening reception Friday December 5th 5pm – 9pm

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Bestial Mirrors is an elemental exhibition featuring traditional wood cut prints paired with freestanding ceramic sculpture. Kellë McLaughlin is an accomplished sculptor and two-dimensional artist who completes her masterpieces through traditional methods. Her forms are inspired by live models and the corresponding animal imagery is plucked from the internal ether of these subjects. Bestial Mirrors is a sobering reference to our inner animal. Each of these Limited edition prints will be on display at Fulcrum Gallery thusly wrapping up our 2014 year. –Oliver Doriss

Artist Statement:

There is a relationship between animal and humankind that is overt and undeniable. We share innate qualities and characteristics that reveal both the civil and savage nature within beast and man. My work accentuates this relationship not only in its base form but also on an intimate and personal perspective. Each piece reflects an individuals’ introspective persona kelly6_10-19-14that is then displayed in the public eye. Every person creates a bond with a particular beast, whether consciously or not, that is perceived to represent our own persona. We glorify ourselves through the eyes of that animal within, using it to justify our deeds and desires, both condemning and exalting it when we feel the necessity. What I strive to do is bring forth an awareness of the light that we shed on the beast within ourselves, our daemon, and why.

My work has deep roots in mythology and fairy tale, using fantastic circumstances to bring forth truths that can provide guidance as well as elaborate beauty. I look at the way Robert Bly dissects the story of “The Wild Man” in Iron John, a novel about the journey from childhood to adulthood and the circumstances and trials one must go through to become a man/woman. I like to use his method as a template through which I interpret individual stories and scenarios and then apply them to my work. In Bly’s novel, the boy must find a way to embrace the “wild man” before he can ever become his true self. Each piece I create reflects that journey and the wildness inside each of us.

The balance and, at times, war between the civil and savage natures inside our persons and how we use that duality as a mask to the outside world is what my work is about.

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