schedule of exhibitions
Opening October 9, 2013
The 2013 Annual Faculty Exhibit
This exhibit is a chance to see the work of the Bellevue College Art Department Faculty in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, and Encaustic Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photographic Techniques, Printmaking, Drawing, and a variety of mixed media.
Opening November 13, 2013
Nadia Sablin: Aunties
Sablin preserves the images of the daily lives of her Russian grandmothers (two sisters) as they live in a log cabin near Leningrad. For more information about the artist, visit the artist’s blog here.
Opening January 8 and running through February 13, 2014
Exhibit of Chromatherapy Work by Patrick Nagatani
Nagatani’s color photographs relate to the subject of chromatherapy, or “color healing.” The Chromatherapy project began in 1978 and has occupied the artist in between other large projects for the past twenty-five years. With roots in ancient Egypt and China, chromatherapy involves the belief that shining the rays from colored lamps on afflicted areas can cure diseased organs of the body. In contrast to conventional medicine’s often aggressive, drug-oriented methods, chromatherapy offers a gentle, noninvasive cure for all kinds of illnesses.
Opening February 26 and running through April 2, 2014
The Grisaille Paintings by Seattle artist David C. Kane
Grisaille — from the French word ‘gris’, meaning ‘gray’, is a term used for paintings created in monochrome or nearly monochrome technique. Usually painted in shades of gray, the paintings might employ a slightly wider color range. Often used for underpainting or sketching, grisailles may also be executed for their own sake — deliberately chosen for asthetic reasons. The tradition of Grisaille painting dates back to the Renaissance and before, and while it lost favor in the 20th Century, it continues to have an impact on the viewing public via photography, film, and early TV. Prominent modern examples include Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” and the work of Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter.
Opening April 16 and running through May 21, 2014
Robert Maki is a large-scale sculptor and public artist. View some of his two-dimensional work online at Prographica here.
Opening June 4, 2014 and running through the summer
The 2014 Annual Student Exhibition