Friday, April 29, 2011

Aaron Asis Designs

Aaron at As Is Designs has been a consistent visitor to the gallery in 2011, he has also placed Form/Space Atelier prominently on his very well-constructed website. Aaron has an exhibit of his work at Spore Architecture on view until May 2011. Thank you and congratulations, Aaron.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Flashmobbed By Barnstorm At Seasonal Sightings Vernissage

Form/Space Atelier was delightfully ambushed during the vernissage for Seasonal Sightings, this month's exhibit, by a surrealist foursome promoting Shunpike's newest performative, Barnstorm.
Captained by Flavorwire's newly-minted Deputy Editor Bond Huberman, the grainy video almost shows the Magritte-inspired attire adorning the Barnstorm adherents.
Congratulations, Bond and Barnstorm, et al.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seasonal Sightings by Kristen Elsbeth Dallum April 21-May 15, 2011

Seasonal Sightings
April 21-May 15, 2011
Vernissage: April 21, 6PM

"Seasonal Sightings" are several landscape paintings by Kristen Elsbeth Dallum, acrylic on paper. This exhibit is the third consecutive solo exhibit by Ms. Dallum at Form/Space Atelier. Ms. Dallum's exhibit history at Form/Space Atelier has been distinguished by her consistent adherence to visually communicating the landscape; her two previous exhibits 2009's "Postc...ards From Footsteps: Explorations of Unique and Universal" and 2010's "54th Statehood Exposition" have been black and white photographs of the natural environment. Ms. Dallum is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Art, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Department. -Paul Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.

"The cherry blossoms are already making an appearance here on Orcas Isle - I dare say Spring is making an early appearance this year, and that is a joy in itself. The extended daylight hours don't hurt either!

Attached you will find three images from my recent works - this winter has been a highly productive one for me, art-making wise, and I've got about 7 paintings in the works at the moment. I even found a great deal on some beautiful wood frames that I think will work nicely. They are all 11x14.

Each piece is composed of acrylic and pigment, on BFK Rives paper. The collection has been a meditation on environment: exploring naturally occurring elements and human interventions, and I have been particularly drawn to landscape silhouettes, rendering a sense of place (especially in the light of dusk and dawn)."- Kristen Elsbeth Dallum.

A Feminist Eclat 5

Current Exhibition
Show Title: A Feminist Eclat: Art and Artifacts From The Office Of Gloria Steinem
Show Duration: March 17-April 17, 2011
Vernissage: March 17, 6PM

A Feminist Eclat:... is the fifth installment of Form/Space Atelier's feminist-themed programming which have showcased feminist artists such as 2010's exhibit by Juliette Fretté and 2008's lecture by Margie Livingston.

As a gallery exhibit, 2011's iteration focuses on three types of museology, fine art (prints), crafts (screenprinted costumes) and historical artifacts (letters from Ms. Steinem to Jesse Jackson, Sr., and other documents).

The exhibit consists of objects gifted to Form/Space Atelier by the office of Gloria Steinem.

"For the four or five years surrounding the birth of Ms., I was traveling and speaking as a team with a black feminist partner: first Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a child-care pioneer, then lawyer Florynce Kennedy, and finally activist Margaret Sloan. By speaking together at hundreds of public meetings, we hoped to widen a public image of the women's movement created largely by its first homegrown media event, The Feminine Mystique.... Despite the many early reformist virtues of The Feminine Mystique, it had managed to appear at the height of the civil rights movement with almost no reference to black women or other women of color. It was most relevant to the problems of the white well-educated suburban homemakers who were standing by their kitchen sinks justifiably wondering if there weren't 'more to life than this.' As a result, white-middle-class movement had become the catch phrase of journalists describing feminism in the United States..., and divisions among women were still deep."
-Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983), pp. 5-6