Monday, October 27, 2014

Garden Party In The Park, Matt Kandegas Retrospective

Form/Space Atelier (ArtNiche) At Avenue One 98 Clay Street, Seattle 98121:

Vernissage November 14, 6pm, in the swank Avenue One Salon, featuring champagne and oysters on the half shell to celebrate the inaugural exhibition of a new space for Seattle artists curated by Sculptor Paul Kuniholm Pauper.

Exhibition Duration: November 14-January 1, 2015

Exhibition Title: "Garden Party In The Park"

Didactic: Garden Party In The Park is a Matt Kandegas retrospective of the last twenty years of the post-minimalist's paintings. Often collaborating with Pacific Northwest artists such as Kyle MacDonald for an exhibition and performative, or Paul Kuniholm Pauper for a co-exhibit at 2013 Cultural Congress and 2008 at Tashiro Kaplan, and 2009 and 2010 at the Flagship Form/Space Atelier, 2407 1st, 99121.

Matt Kandegas (Stockholm), has been associated with post-minimalism for more than 30 years. His paintings of paper clips are two-dimensional talismans to ward off the horrors of stadium rock. Many regard his art as a panacea to the apocalyptic vengeance of stadium rock. Collectors of Matt Kandegas describe states of ecstasy delivered by the remedy of his paper clip paintings, vanquishing stadium rock's evil menace.

Matt Kandegas was the recipient of a 2013 Cultural Congress grant from 4culture and Seattle Office Of Arts. He is widely collected in the Northwest and Sweden.  He was formally trained at Seattle Academy Of Fine Art.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Into The Veil With Jakku House, Kate Ryan at Form/Space Atelier

Exhibition vernissage: Oct 10, 6pm

Exhibition Duration: Oct 10- Dec 6

Kate Ryan brings the interactive salon Jakku House to Form/Space Atelier, supported by a site-specific installation reflecting Kate Ryan's fiber vocabulary. The artist explains some of Jakku House organizing principles: "Jakku  {yaw-coo} my Finnish family name translates to the word coat. For each Jakku House tea party I bake fresh pastries and brew herbal teas all served on dishes infused with love, joy, patience and gratitude.
To keep our interlight warm."