Friday, December 30, 2011

Form/Space Atelier Program For January 2012

Exhibit Title "Nothing"

Exhibit Duration: January 4- 28, 2012

Vernissage: January 4, 6PM, Because First Wednesday Is One Day Better Than First Thursday

"Nothing" is oil on canvas paintings by Ellen Picken, landscapes and other compositional subjects of the Kettle Range, 10 paintings roughly the same size ~ 20 x 24". Ms. Picken received her BFA from Eastern Washington University's Alternative Media Printmaking Department, is an Artist Trust GAP grant recipient and is anticipating a 2012 residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT in April. Exhibit is free. -Paul Kuniholm Pauper, Curator, Form/Space Atelier.


“Nothing” is deceptive. I hear sometimes that I live out in the middle of nowhere and there is nothing to do in a town of 800. But this place is full of “something” which has filled the vacuum left by 20,000 prospectors in less than 100 years. You would hardly know they were here. Yet the human presence has not vanished. A gaze upon the woods embeds it with myth, of Eden, Big Bad Wolf, and potential. Most paintings are about observation. I consider my work to be an extension of my interaction with and participatory invention of a rural mountain town. -Ellen Picken