Seattle Art Fair opens this weekend and we are both proud and excited to welcome you into our booth C13
Gallery Poulsen has set course towards the Seattle Art Fair for the very first time and we are immensely excited to embark on this new adventure, and to engage in yet another territory of the international art world. The Seattle Art Fair is a showcase for the best in modern and contemporary art and brings together the Pacific Northwest's strong collector base, international galleries and museums.
We will be presenting a phenomenal and wide-ranging array of works from our artists Angela Gram (US), Taylor Schultek (US), Alison Blickle (US), John Jacobsmeyer (US), Jean-Pierre Roy (US), Tom Sanford (US), Alfred Steiner (US), Nicola Verlato (IT) and Mu Pan (US).
Our well-known fold of artists have already been widely embraced by collectors and curators from all over the world, and with completely new pieces, fresh out of the studios, Gallery Poulsen is sure to cause a stir and set its mark on the fair.
For the Seattle Art Fair Angela Gramhas conjured two monstrous beings: Wandererand Canis Latrans, compiled from fractured identities of nature and imagination. The human mind distorts the very tangible reality of nature, and these hybrids are meant to symbolize exactly such ambiguity and to explore nature as a vehicle for direct observation, understanding and self expression.
John Jacobsmeyer'sforest scenes in I’ve Never Seen a Turtle and The Owl was Fake, are meditations on the nature that thrives in the boundary zones where misfits reside. The titles of the two new works are from dialogue in the film Bladerunner which took place in a future 2019. In a film where nothing is natural, nature is the subject of much of the dialogue between humans and androids.
Mesophilic Phototrophs and The Night Shift by Taylor Schultek are yet again breathtaking examples of Schultek's talent to explore the human connection to the world through the sublime urban, industrial environment. Through the poetics of light, form and time Schultek takes us on a journey into the processes of the subjective perception that shape each our own environment.
Alison Blickle's oil paintings have a special aura of mysticism and spirituality and in I'm Sorry I Blamed You For Everything also a force that in some ways seem turned much more inwards. Through subject and form Blickle's work examines opposites: ethereal yet precise, realistic yet romantic - paradoxes that seek to dismantle status quo.
Tom Sanford is a master of scathingly sharp portraits and a terrific teller of tales from everyday life. Sanfords expressive paintings are often based on his own personal encounters with neighbors, friends and family; as here with his lifelong friend and partner in crime, William Powhida, sharing a game of Uno.
All in all, it's sure to say that with this energetic collection of monstrous, mystical and sometimes even hauntingly enigmatic oeuvres we will be shaking things up in Seattle!
The Seattle Art Fair is open all weekend, so come visit us at booth C13!
Collectors Preview: Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Opening Night Preview: Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm
CenturyLink Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134