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The Massification Project

Final Viewing & Critical Presentation

Join us Saturday June 15th 6-9 pm for a closing presentation on Mark Tracy’s Massification Project, a study in Mixed Media and Painting. Additionally Jaden Adams Ph. D. will be presenting a paper on this exhibitions theme entitled “The Zero and the One” an observation on the logic of bifurcation.

All are welcome.

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Plants Animals & Demons

Spencer Grey

June 20th – July 13th

Public Reception: June 20th 6 – 9pm

We all have our demons and Spencer Grey like us battles with his own. The unique thing about his particular struggle is the side effect renders his demons into physical form, often in pen and ink. “Plants Animals & Demons” chronicles Spencer’s experiences and growth since his arrival in Tacoma Washington one year ago. Originally from Portland Oregon Spencer is a self-taught illustrator and painter with pen and ink being his medium of preference. Plants and animals tend to be his subject matter, completed in a brooding aesthetic style reminiscent of the occult. Spencer is our observer and witness to the natural world. Inspired with the mathematical grace of fractal patterned plant life. Calmed by the exquisite beauty of decay, reclaimed abandoned spaces, and the oxidization of weathered materials. These elements speak of history, growth, and a natural order.

Spencer produces a range of artworks, intimate pieces small enough to fit in your pocket, and some site-specific work large enough to skateboard through. “Serenity Occult” is such a piece, an interactive mural located in the Hilltop neighborhood not far from Fulcrum Gallery. This multi level composition incorporates an old stairwell, pass-through into his composition of cloud forms, symbolic geometry, and suggestive meditations.

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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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