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In the Gallery with Kim Osgood

The artist discusses her new works from the exhibition “Under the Volcanoes”

2:43 – You Witnessed Mt St Helens erupting from your backyard in Portland. 40 years later, why does that event still resonate with you?

5:43 – Though volcanoes signify upheaval, they are accompanied y symbols of renewal, growth, and journey.

7:40 – Can you describe the process you use to make your monotypes?

10:55 – You are most known for your monotypes, but for the past few years you have started to exhibit acrylic paintings as well. What appeals to you about this medium?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Osgood witnessed this epic event from the deck of her house as a young adult. She experienced a powerful state of awe and wonder as ash filled the sky for hundreds of miles, and the top of the mountain was forever changed. As an avid climber, Osgood has summited the volcano on numerous adventures and appreciates its breathtaking power. Destruction, rebirth and cycles of nature are themes carried out in her acrylic paintings and monotypes shaped by this event. The exhibition includes Osgood’s signature still life monotypes that fuse abundance with vigorous color and joyous depictions of flowers, birds, and fruits.

View the video here

Kim Osgood – Installation Video

Enjoy a virtual tour of Under The Volcanoes, an exhibition of new works by Kim Osgood. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Osgood witnessed this epic event from the porch of her house as a young adult. She experienced a powerful state of awe and wonder as ash filled the sky for hundreds of miles and the top of the mountain was forever changed. As an avid climber, Osgood has summited the volcano on numerous adventures and appreciates its overwhelming power. Destruction, rebirth and cycles of nature are themes carried out in her acrylic paintings and monotypes influenced by this event. The exhibition also includes Osgood’s signature still life monotypes that celebrate abundance with energetic color and joyful depictions of flowers, birds, and fruits.

View the installation video here

Emily Wood – Installation Video

Take a virtual walkthrough of Emily Wood’s exhibition, “From Here to There and Back Again.”  Wood, a Tacoma native, explores lands that are most familiar to her in order to discover them in new ways. Her paintings portray scenes of mountain lakes, tree-lined ridges, winding rivers, coastal views, and cultivated fields from Oregon to Montana to Eastern and Western Washington. She depicts them with varied brush technique, and dynamic compositions. Wood’s oil paintings are characterized by a saturated palette, simplified shapes and deepening shadows.

View the installation video here.

Joel Brock – Installation Video

Enjoy viewing an installation of paintings by Northwest artist Joel Brock (1961- 2013) at Harris Harvey Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Utilizing pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, and gesso, Brock created light-filled compositions based upon observations of architecture, still life, and the landscape. Important to him were the possibilities a given subject affords to play with light, shape, and form. His tendency toward abstraction, especially in his later works, is evident in compositions with strong geometry and gestural mark making.

View the installation video here.

John McCormick – Installation Video

Revel in a walkthrough of John McCormick’s exhibition, Wild Life and Other Topics. McCormick is a Northern California painter who is best known for his luminous landscapes of vast vistas featuring wetlands, hills and valleys, and the sea. McCormick’s oil paintings convey a sense of the sublime in nature and as such are a subjective response to nature rather than documentation of the world he sees. Using finely tuned compositional elements, and tonal color, McCormick creates work that is a synthesis of contemporary and classical impulses.

View the installation video here.

Terry Furchgott – Museum Exhibition

Paintings by Terry Furchgott are featured in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s exhibition Face First. The exhibition runs from October 12, 2019 – February 23, 2020. Face First eyes Puget Sound area artists whose work includes portraiture, focused especially on the human face. This major group exhibition includes painting, photography, sculpture, glass, artist’s books, and mixed media. More information can be found here.

 

Image: Terry Furchgott, In the Dark, 2012, acrylic on paper, 33″ x 26″

Kim Osgood – Video

Portland-based printmaker Kim Osgood demonstrates her monotype technique layering inks of different viscosities which resist each other on a plexiglass plate then put through the printing press. The resulting artwork, “Bright Light,” was created in 2018.

View the video here.

Thomas Wood – Video

Thomas Wood shows off his printmaking technique with the creation of his epic etching and engraving “Marine Bouquet” in a vintage video.

View the video here.

Becoming a Collector – Collecting

Explore Sarra Scherb’s editorial series entitled Art Galleries: Etiquette for the Curious and Daunted within Vanguard Seattle for an inside perspective of art galleries and their purposes.

Read the third installment – Becoming a Collector – providing a guide on how to begin collecting art here.

Introduction to Art Galleries – Collecting

Explore Sarra Scherb’s editorial series entitled Art Galleries: Etiquette for the Curious and Daunted within Vanguard Seattle for an inside perspective of art galleries and their purposes.

Read the first installment – Getting in the Door – providing a general introduction to art galleries here.

Kim Osgood – Video

Kim Osgood and her monotype process are featured in a 2005 segment on Oregon Broadcasting Company’s Oregon Art Beat, giving a glimpse into her studio.

View the video here.

Charles Emerson – Museum Exhibition

Paintings by Charles Emerson are featured in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s exhibition “Departures and Arrivals: Artists in Abstraction.”  The exhibition runs from June 29 – October 6, 2019, exploring the diverse approaches and visual vocabularies of 15 Northwest artists working in abstraction. More information can be found here.

 

Image: Charles Emerson, “In the Silence the Void Hums and the Rocks May Dance”, 2018, oil on canvas, 42″ x 42″

Charles Emerson

Lisa Snow Lady – Exhibition

Seattle artist Lisa Snow Lady recently had her mixed media collages accepted into the “Au Naturel” exhibition at Royal Nebeker Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. The show will be on view January 24 through March 14, with an artist reception February 7.

Visit the show online as well as read the description here.

Richard Hutter – Exhibition

Prints by Richard Hutter have been accepted into the juried group show Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter at IPCNY International Print Center, New York City.

The exhibition opens January 17th, 2019 and is on view January 17th through March 23rd, 2019.

Visit the show online as well as read the description here.