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– A Glitch Portrait Series –

August 25th – September 16th
Public Reception: August 25th 3:00-7:00pm
Fulcrum Gallery 10yr. Anniversary Party 7:00 -2:00am

∅Φσþς “Removing a face doesn’t remove the identity of the image, on the contrary it unlocks it. With these initial constraints removed opportunities are fertile for abstracting, fracturing and multiplying an images “identity”. The result is a multi dimensional conversation opening up new and wider lanes for both the image and the observer” – Jo Bazuka

Jo Bazuka is unapologetic as an artist, creating work that strikes in the moment is contemporary, and shifts effortlessly through a variety of mediums. Music is his primary catalyst driving all other artistic endeavors. MC’ing, dance, graffiti and tattooing have all been linked through this thread of sound. The “Glitch Portraits” series of visual works arose when all other previous avenues appeared blocked. This new medium follows suit, with the musical thread influencing even the smallest facets, a digitized amalgamation of music, colour, fashion, creation and destruction. Embodying Hip-Hop and lo-fi’s sample based nature, punk rock’s “color outside the lines”, anti-authoritarian overtones, vivid bass and glitch inspired textures and effects, the cool feels of reggae, dub and the abstract improvisational sprit of jazz.

See more work from Jo on his Instagram feed.

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The White Series

New Works by R.A.Turner

The White Series / Salmon Beach Retrospective

Feb 15th – March 15th 2018
Public Reception: Feb 15th 6:00-9:00

Like Commencement Bay on a still and misty morning the “White Series” captures the subtle beauty of the Pacific Northwest. These ethereal low relief paintings give the sense of a secret, barely obscured, to be revealed at any moment. Richard Turner has been greatly influenced by his experience at Salmon Beach and its intimate connection with nature. This experience has molded him into a uniquely creative individual, part explorer, part developer and part witness to the irresistible natural forces that surround us.

 

“For some time I have been acutely aware of urban noise. I even went to the Arizona desert searching for quiet. Much of the white series is my attempt at quiet. The Salmon Beach paintings are as a result of working up images for our annual rowboat race posters. I have had one shack or another at Salmon Beach for 56 years and the ever-changing land, sea, and sky compositions are part of me. This motif can be seen in both the realistic work & the White Series. It’s all about light, some inner, some outer.” – R.A.Turner

 

 

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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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Blue Collar / Meet The Artist / Dec 17th

This Thursday 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

Adrian Bouchard was born in San Luis Obispo, CA, in 1986. He has been drawing since he was two, and has never stopped creating. Adrian specializes in portraiture using acrylic paints, but also loves ballpoint pen. Over the last four years Adrian has partially transitioned from canvas works in favor of painting on vinyl records and metal plates.

Influenced by many different artists and cultures, Adrian draws inspiration from every period of history, with an emphasis on Art Nouveau and Modern Realism. He loves innovation, learning new ways of creating, and is constantly experimenting with his style. Along with mixing media, Adrian typically uses multiple techniques from different eras, so as to not limit himself when it comes to painting.

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Studio Tour 2015

Open StudioPutPut-MiniGolf
Saturday 11-4
Sunday 11-2.

This weekend I will be opening up my studio located in Fulcrum Gallery. Please join myself and Scott Nelson Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 11-2. for a hands on project, a selection of glass working videos, and I the award winning Tacoma Put Put course will be available for play.  Additionally if you enjoy good prices on unique glass gifts I will have a variety of works for sale and I will be offering up Baby Head Cup seconds for sale. Additional pieces of Scott’s current artwork will be on display for Here Now Forever.
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For the map of the Tacoma Studio Tour please visit the Official Site.

Tacoma Put Put: A realistic model of Tacoma Washington that doubles as a miniature golf course.

 

 

 

 

work-imageStudio Tour Hands-on activity:

During open studios, Scott Nelson 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. Hope to see you there.

 

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