Friday, March 29, 2013

Form/Space Atelier Program For May 10-June 8, 2013

Salvation, 2012 Earnest Thomas

Form/Space Atelier Program For May 10-June 8, 2013

Exhibit Title: Abstract Works In 3-D

Exhibit Duration: May 10-June 8, 2013

Vernissage: May 10, 2013 6PM

     Earnest Thomas exhibits his first solo exhibit of artwork at Form/Space Atelier, which pulls from his deep expertise in creative expression using a considerable variety of materials and techniques.  Earnest Thomas is collected and exhibited widely in the region and was the People's Choice Award Winner at the 2009 Northwest African American Fine Arts Exhibit.

Earnest Thomas describes his approach to art: 

     My passion for art is fueled by a background in design engineering, plus 27 years making jewelry, where color, size, texture and shape are significant to successful design. My work is often informed by found objects of metal. The majority of my creations are best described as abstract mixed media with a sculptural and industrial flair. My work utilizes acrylic paint on board and often incorporates aluminum, copper, brass, polished alloy wire, rod, sheet metal or metal plate as an additional dimension. The additional dimension created by the metal adds interplay between what I call the outside and inside of the work through shadow, texture and color.     I have displayed my work in Seattle, eastern Washington and Portland area exhibitions and galleries and continue to be encouraged by the viewing audience.
     Artistic expression is infinite, with new approaches being defined daily. The creative envelope, in my view, must continue to be refreshed. Hopefully my art does that. -Earnest Thomas 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Guerrilla Girls at Form/Space Atelier

Exhibit Title: The Posters: Guerilla Girls On Tour

Exhibit Duration: March 8-May 4

Vernissage: March 8, 6PM

An exhibit of feminist-themed posters with vernissage to coincide with International Women's Day March 8.

Form/Space Atelier marks the tenth edition of Feminist Eclat, an 
annual exhibit that has included a paintings exhibit by feminist and former Playboy Playmate Juliette Frette, art objects from the office of Gloria Steinem, and the artwork
of Joanna Salska, Steinem's portraitist.

In 1985, a group of women artists founded the Guerrilla Girls. They assumed the names of dead women artists and wore gorilla masks in public, concealing their identities and focusing on the issues rather than their personalities. Between 1985 and 2000, close to 100 women, working collectively and anonymously, produced posters, billboards, public actions, books and other projects to make feminism funny and fashionable. This exhibit was organized by Guerilla Girls On Tour, one of three entities affiliated with Guerilla Girls.

Guerrilla Girls On Tour, Inc.,, is a touring theatre collective founded by three former members of the Guerrilla Girls. GGOT develops original plays, performances and workshops, street theatre actions and residency programs that dramatize women’s history and address the lack of opportunities for women and artists of color in the performing arts.