Current Exhibition

  • DAVID PRICE

  • A LUMINOUS NATURE
  • ENCAUSTIC
  • MORGAN BRIG

  • CURIOS
  • COPPER & MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
  • JULY 3 -31, 2014
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 3, 6 - 8 PM
  • ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE

A Luminous Nature is a selection of encaustic paintings from Whidbey Island artist David Price. The collection focuses on interpretive landscape works drawn from the artist's own experiences living in the Northwest, and his professional background as an architect. The paintings combine the concepts of refuge, or more broadly the basic need to seek shelter, with the idea of hope and prospect and speak to Price's passion of both his art and his architecture. The encaustic process gives the work a luminous quality, as the layered surfaces of wax, one on the other are evocative, rich and dreamy. Curios, Morgan Brig's selection of mixed media sculptural works seeks to capture the complexity of emotion important in the artists own life. Metal and enamel, along with found objects patinas suggest both the old and the familiar, and convey messages that viewers might relate to their own life journey. Her concepts begin with her journal entries, and are inspired by her love of antique metal and tin toys. Laying humor right next to truth, Brig often uses language and occult symbols in support of her belief that there is always guidance to be found from both external and internal sources. The collection is whimsical, yet powerful and beckons for all to explore ones own life truth.