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Twisted Love 02.15.2020

An art show dedicated to the Broken-Hearted
February 15th 6-9 pm

Don’t miss this one-night event with work from 7 local artists that explore love through the eyes of the scorned, mad, hungry and obsessed. Appropriately timed on Feb 15th 2020, this heartbreak fest is a perfect antidote to chocolate hearts, snuggling couples and sickeningly-sweet sentiments typically associated with love. From gore to satire, participating artists are exploring themes and expressions of love through various mediums, including illustrations, ceramics, painting, music and photography.

Featured Artists:
Ando Ehlers, Broken Calliope, Dan Infecto, Elisha Marie Brilhante, Gabrielle Denby, Heather Cornelius and TJ DeMots.
Acoustic Musical Guests: Kelsey Crow and Stoned Evergreen Travelers.
$7 suggested donation. 6-9pm

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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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Generation Retrospective Pt. 1

April 18th – May 10th

Public Reception: April 18th 6 – 9pm

Generational Retrospective is a two-part exhibition showcasing two different trajectories one of father and one of son. Part one features outsider artist Richard Tracy, more affectionately known as RichArt”. Both a teacher and artist Richard spent a varied career in eastern and central Washington slowly becoming an icon in the folk art world. In the late 1980’s Richard settled in Centralia Washington and began transforming his home through installational collage based art, ultimately developing the work he is best known for called “Art Yard”.

Generational Retrospective Pt. 1 features recent works from Richard Tracy. Although “Art Yard” no longer exists he has translated the same spontaneous dynamic to his low relief multi-media works that will be featured in Fulcrum Gallery.

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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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∅oΦþs

– 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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