Dan Webb's "The Visitor," Exhibit Opening

Join artist Dan Webb as he presents "The Visitor"—opening Thursday, June 29 from 6pm–9pm at Oxbow. This exhibition is the latest in a series of artist residencies featuring site-specific installations.

The Visitor (Carved Face), Dan Webb, 2016.

The Visitor (Carved Face), Dan Webb, 2016.

“I’m not an artist because of all the contemporary art I saw as a kid—I was inspired by a lot of other things that didn’t bother to call themselves art at all. And while I’m not even sure what art is exactly, it seems unlikely that it only exists in certain rooms, in certain buildings, in certain cities. It’s everywhere, if you look hard enough.

That means art is free of a permanent address. At best it’s just a visitor, showing up in surprising places at surprising times.

What I’m trying to do is just extend an invitation.

My show ‘The Visitor’ will really only have one sculpture in it. The other objects are a set of chairs, a table with cups, bowls and plates, and a carved sign out front. The relative lack of objects makes for less of a gallery experience, and more of a living room experience. Everything in the show is usable – have a drink, sit down in the chairs, touch the sculpture. Talk to me if you want, because I’ll keep regular hours during the run of the show.

In addition, on a semi-regular basis, I will give a lecture/introduction about what I mean by calling the show ‘The Visitor.’ The lecture is not a traditional artist lecture, where the work is described and explicated. It’s more of an invitation to participate in what the show is about: inclusion, conversation, relationships."
–Dan Webb

Learn more about Dan Webb's work on his website:
http://danwebb.squarespace.com/

For more information, contact him via email: danwebb1@me.com

The Visitor (Smooth Face Out), Dan Webb, 2016.

The Visitor (Smooth Face Out), Dan Webb, 2016.

Commentary on Commodification: Michelle de la Vega's Sugar Project

The Sugar Project explores the countless expressions and experiences of women’s commodification in contemporary culture. Artist Michelle de la Vega employs sugar throughout her work as a metaphor for society’s expectations and ultimate consumption of women—to be sweet, pleasant, and deferential above all else.

Michelle’s method deeply integrates community into the generative processes and exhibitions of her cross-disciplinary installations. Her work includes sculpture, environmental design, video, collage, photography, choreography, text, and partnership-building through project based community engagement.

Pieces of Places: A Solo Exhibition by Saul Becker

PIECES OF PLACES
A Solo Exhibition by Saul Becker

Oxbow (6118 12th Ave S, Seattle)
February 16 - March 24, 2017

// Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16th, 5 - 9 PM
// Mutuus Sponsored Event + Talk: Friday, March 3rd, 5 - 9 PM
// Georgetown Art Attack: Saturday, March 11th

“In Pieces of Places, my recent paintings take inspiration from the grandeur and mystery of landscapes encountered on my travels to the Arctic on an ice-class schooner. Like early explorers of the world who could only bring back abstract impressions of their experiences to the masses, I do not attempt to deliver precise visual accounts of my travels to the viewer, instead I create composite landscapes from both photographic and mental image sources. My pictures are pieces of places, an amalgam that I conflate, rearrange, and manipulate. These places in their preternatural glow, seem as real to me as any. While historically landscape painting has aimed to exalt the beauty of the natural world, and therefore underline our place in it, my works seek to present a disquieting sense of uncertainty. Our place in nature is not as simple as it once was.” — Saul Becker

www.mutuus-studio.com

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Mary Ann Peters' Residency and Site-Specific Installations at Oxbow

OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, January 15, 12pm-4pm.
"impossible monument (nothing but the memory)"

See the final additions to Mary Ann's installation in Oxbow's gallery space—Mary Ann will be present to discuss her process and motivations behind her latest works

Oxbow's gallery space will also be open on Saturday, January 14, 6pm-9pm for Georgetown's Art Attack.

Sketch that describes Mary Ann Peters' concepts for "impossible monument (nothing but the memory)"

Sketch that describes Mary Ann Peters' concepts for "impossible monument (nothing but the memory)"

 

From December 16 (Earlier Post):

Oxbow's artist-in-residence Mary Ann Peters recently presented her first in a series of installations at Oxbow. Stay tuned for additional programming...

Artist’s Opening Reception: Saturday, 12/10, 4-7pm

In association with Georgetown’s Art Attack.
The artist is represented by James Harris Gallery in Seattle.
http://www.maryann-peters.com/

Artist Mary Ann Peters working in the gallery, during her residency at Oxbow.

Artist Mary Ann Peters working in the gallery, during her residency at Oxbow.