Opening 9/5/13: The Edge and a Little Beyond @ SOIL Gallery

August 25, 2013


The Edge and a Little Beyond


September 5 through September 28, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, September 5, 6 – 8 PM

The Edge and a Little Beyond, curated by Julie Alexander, brings together six abstract artists whose work pushes beyond the edge of painting, playing with the basic structure of wood supports and stretched canvas through personal mark-making that embraces joy and uncertainty.

Valerie Brennan’s thick, trowelled surfaces lap the edge of her painted panels, expanding the space of the painting beyond its support. Jamie Powell cuts shapes from her canvases that reference childhood cartoons. Lorri Ott often forgoes the painting support all together, binding color and debris with poured resin. Julie Torres builds the painted object with insistent layers, often creating a meta-object. Susan Scott and Maria Walker take apart and reassemble the basic structure of painting, sometimes leaving it in a heap. The work, verging on sculpture, clearly comes from a painter’s mind.

SOIL Gallery
112 3rd Avenue South
Seattle WA 98104
Hours: Thur – Sun 12-5pm