Slash and Burn
January 7th - February 7th, 2019 Artist Panel Discussion and Closing Reception: Thursday, February 7th, noon - 1pm
Slash & Burn is a collaborative exhibition that takes inspiration from slash-and-burn agricultural practices which regenerate the soil through acts of devastation. The artists in Slash & Burn take the concept of renewal through destruction, harnessing the power of flame and blade as creative acts. In destruction and decay lay the seeds of hope.
Artists: Joy Hagen, Stephanie Hargrave, Deborah Kapoor, Crista Matteson, Naoko Morisawa, Kevin Piepel, June Sekiguchi, Joseph Steininger, and Suze Woolf demonstrate a wide range of responses to the exhibition's theme, giving birth to new creations by harnessing the power of flame and blade.
Deborah Kapoor | Sisters, Not Twins | Mixed media installation | 82 x 144 x 32 inches | 2018
Evanescence: Neil Berkowitz, Thelma Harris and Lisa Parsons
February 14th – March 14th, 2019 Artist Panel Discussion and Closing Reception: Thursday, March 14th, noon - 1pm
Evanescence. n. The event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight.
Neil Berkowitz, Thelma Harris and Lisa Parsons respond to the idea of place uniquely from an ephemeral and abstracted sense of being in layered digital photography, to reflections on time and personal history through dimensional Polaroid wall and pedestal installations, to preservation of our natural world in the documentation of landscape. Together, these artists play off of each other’s profound conception of place and time through the lens and experimentation of photography, making the fleeting nature of time tangible.
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|7 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Saturday - Sunday|
|* Closed Fridays during Summer quarter|
If you have any questions about ongoing or upcoming art exhibitions in the Helen S. Smith Gallery, please contact the gallery director:
- Sarah Dillon Gilmartin
253-833-9111, ext. 4213
Call to artists
Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently requesting submissions for a themed summer group exhibition. Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. The overarching theme is "Summer Memories" with a more specific concept being curated from proposed work. Emerging and established Northwest artists are encouraged to apply.
Revisit the Helen S. Smith Gallery's past exhibitions covering various topics, projects and events.