Like Mother, Like Daughter
January 10, 2018 – March 29, 2018
Opening Reception: March 15, 2018 from 5-7:30pm
Taken from the phrase “like mother, like daughter,” this group show features 22 multi-disciplinary artworks created by women in tribute to our moms (and mothers everywhere). Our moms were jet-setters, ballerinas, writers, debutantes, scientists, pioneers, etc. Some survived wars, mental-illness, racism – their stories are as fascinating as the art they inspired. The artist-daughters in this show share visual and written stories, deeply considering the personal yet universal themes about one of the most beautiful and complex relationships – mother to daughter.
Traces (detail above) is a story of cultural inheritance, life, lineage, & loss. This work gives voice to the lost identities of my foremothers. The maiden names of my ancestors, each lost in marriage and gone before its time, is honored here as in a family journal. Their shadows, like the names themselves are ethereal. Like chasing shadows, or chasing ghosts, each name is but the name of a father.Traces is a story of cultural inheritance, life, lineage, & loss. This work gives voice to the lost identities of my foremothers. The maiden names of my ancestors, each lost in marriage and gone before its time, is honored here as in a family journal. Their shadows, like the names themselves are ethereal. Like chasing shadows, or chasing ghosts, each name is but the name of a father.
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Surge The Museum of Northwest Art together with the Skagit Climate Science Consortium(SC2) will host Surge, an exhibition designed to draw attention to climate change and its impact on Northwest’s coastal communities. I will be expanding on my previous work Silent Salinity to create a large scale installation at the museum. October 6, 2018 – January 7, 2019
Groundswell is a solo show at METHOD Gallery Sept 14-Oct 27, 2018. I will be creating an immersive installation with video mapping on the windows. The show is in conjunction with Borealis Festival of Light.
KISS FEAR Poetry, sculpture, video and performance meld to tell the saga of gun culture. In this rendition, Holly Ballard Martz, Deborah Faye Lawrence, Daemond Arrindell, and myself take an intimate look down the barrel – contemplating gun rights, the loss of life, and the search for healing in touching, powerful and sometimes darkly humorous ruminations on America’s weapon of choice. Fall quarter at Edmonds Community College Gallery. View the artzone video here
Cornish Arts Incubator Residency
A collaborative journey with Daemond Arrindell, Anastacia Renee Tolbert and Dani Tirrell will be initiated at the Alhadeff Theater in January 2018.
We ascribe to the belief that joy is a state of mind: an intentional choice of empowerment, not in spite of our identities, but as a celebration of them. We see joy as a form of resistance and transformation, against what our capitalistic society has taught us. But how do we engage it? How do we reach this state of mind, intentionally? As artists we asked ourselves these questions and the conclusions that arose focused on digging into our intersectional identities. We plan to undertake a journey together to explore the critical, historical and personal metaphors inspired through the lens of water. We will experiment with how these ideas can be expressed within a permutation of written and performed poetry, dance, and visual art. Our intention is to explore water as a vehicle for joy and transformation.
This exhibit showcases creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Seattle-based artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine imagined Betsy Ross, the creator of the iconic Stars and Stripes, conceiving a design for the American flag in 2017. This contemplation is the inspiration for the exhibit. Artists use the flag as subject matter, redesign it and embed their flags with new meaning. The exhibition is a range of reactions, resistance and the action of taking charge of one’s viewpoint and delivering it through art.
Featuring artists Mary Coss, Ann Boles, Benjamin George Filinson, Betz Bernhard, Carolyn Autenreith, Deborah Mersky, Dorit Ely, Ella Chodos-Irvine, Erin Shigaki, Hawo Ali, Holly Ballard Martz, Jean Hicks / Jeanne Hearn / Jennifer Kennard / Josie Iselin / Julie Paschkis, Juliette Delfs, Kathy Bennett, Kieren Dutcher, Laura Sinai, Mare Blocker, Margaret Bovingdon, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Nina Crocker & Ravenna Resistance Flag group and Suzanne Uschold.
I started weaving monumental skirts from 2000’ of barbed wire as our congressional representatives started to weave gender based limitations into our medical coverage. On top of the menacing skirts sit the seductive figures that reclaim their power and breathe a warning “KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF ME”
Throughout history artists have lead the way using their work as a voice of dissent, protest and action for change. ARTRUMPSResistance and Action presents artists in a variety of mediums, cultures and geographical locations, inspiring people with politically engaged artistic expression and points of view.The artists and the gallery are donating 50% of the sale of work to nonprofits of their choice, organizations working for justice, equality, resistance, legal support and change.
This solo show is an exploration into gun culture as I question what is sacred. The installation binds haunting imagery with formidable data to create visceral stories that contemplate gun rights, loss of life, and the search for healing.artEAST 95 Front Street North Issaquah, WA
March 15–May 28, 2017, artEAST Art Center
Artist Talk/National Slow Art Day Saturday, April 8, 4 pm
Opening Reception Saturday, April 8, 6–8 pm
BookClub Sunday, May 21, 3–5 pm
Artist Holly Ballard Martz, Poet Daemond Arrindell, and myself take an intimate look down the barrel – contemplating gun rights, the loss of life, and the search for healing in touching, powerful and sometimes darkly humorous ruminations on America’s weapon of choice.Poetry, sculpture, video and performance meld to tell the saga of gun culture in the exhibit. KISS FEAR Candles are lit every Sunday to honor lives lost to gun violence that week. November 3, 2016 – January 28, 2017
I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with several scientists to learn more about the effects of Global Warming on salinity. The work, Silent Salinity, poetry and castings will be shown in Surge at Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA September 2016.
Public Debt to the Suffragette is being shown at Anacortes Arts Festival July 30 – August 7, and Artprize in Grand Rapids, MI September 21- October 9, 2016.
Thank you ACLU for my Special Recognition Award at Artprize “Art to Change the World: Inspiring Social Justice”