The Sky Will Open Up

Fall 2017

 

SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE SKY WILL OPEN UP WITH CERAMIC WORKS BY LUKE ARMITSTEAD AND DRAWINGS BY SEAN PEARSON.  In lieu of an opening reception, we will host a holiday party in December, you are invited.  THE show will continue to December 31.
 
Luke Armitstead is a ceramic sculptor living in Seattle.  His work is a celebration of the possibilities that can be achieved for sculptural and utilitarian objects in clay.  Luke’s work takes inspiration from both architecture and organic forms and references the idea that art can interact with and be derived from a particular place.  Luke received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his Post Baccalaureate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has shown in Seattle, Chicago, Brooklyn and London.  This is Luke’s first show at SEASON.
 
Sean Pearson is a Seattle artist working in dystopic drawings and sculptures.  A constant theme in his work is alienation from an obvious peer group and a reluctant  acceptance into an Other and how this acceptance can happen naturally, slowly and without recognition.  Sean graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, with additional studies through the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, New York, New York.  His work has been shown in Seattle, Brooklyn and Los Angeles, and written about in Animal New York and Art F City.  This is Sean’s first show at SEASON.
 
Luke Armitstead, Rainbow Head, 2017, glazed and painted earthenware on concert and metal base, 20 x 7 x 7 inches.

Luke Armitstead, Rainbow Head, 2017, glazed and painted earthenware on concert and metal base, 20 x 7 x 7 inches.

Luke Armitstead, Blue Wave Basket, 2016, glazed earthenware, 8 inches diameter.

Luke Armitstead, Blue Wave Basket, 2016, glazed earthenware, 8 inches diameter.

Luke Armitstead, Rainbow Bowl, glazed and painted earthenware on earthenware base, 11 inches diameter.

Luke Armitstead, Rainbow Bowl, glazed and painted earthenware on earthenware base, 11 inches diameter.

 

Sean Pearson, Oh, I Have Special Plans For You, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Sean Pearson, Oh, I Have Special Plans For You, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

 

Sean Pearson, Anyway, Things Aren't What They Use To Be, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Sean Pearson, Anyway, Things Aren’t What They Use To Be, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

 

Sean Pearson, Searchlights Detect My Ghost, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Sean Pearson, Searchlights Detect My Ghost, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

 

Sean Pearson, Anyway, So Dynamite It Was, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Sean Pearson, Anyway, So Dynamite It Was, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Sean Pearson, I Used To Be Somebody, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

Sean Pearson, Robert Has Pro Escorts, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

Sean Pearson, Robert Has Pro Escorts, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

Sean Pearson, The Meltdown, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

Sean Pearson, The Meltdown, 2017, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

Seattle Art Fair

August 3-6 2017

 

SEASON Booth D6 with works by Sean Barton and Seth David Friedman. Photo by Nathaniel Willson. © Nathaniel Willson 2016. All rights reserved.

SEASON Booth D6 with works by Sean Barton and Seth David Friedman. Photo by Nathaniel Willson. © Nathaniel Willson 2016. All rights reserved.

 

The Rose I Leave Behind Me

Summer 2017

SEASON is proud to present a solo show of acrylic paintings by Calvin Ross Carl.  Opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, July 16, 2-5 pm.  The show will continue to September 30, hours will be by appointment only.

One step and a pause.  One foot slowly and carefully placed in front of the other.  The audience below doesn’t fully believe how self-possessed you are, they see the tension in every step, they almost want you to fall.  The rope below you bounces, you slide your foot a bit forward and shift your weight.  Each step fulfilling a picture of grace and levity while masquerading your interior apprehension.

Calvin Ross Carl is an artist, designer and former co-director of Carl & Sloan Contemporary in Portland, ORegon. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008 from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He most recently was included in the 2016 Portland Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner, Out of Sight 2016: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Seattle, WAshington, and a survey of Northwest abstract painters at The Marylhurst University Art Gym. Carl has exhibited at LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, ILlinois; Cerritos College, Los Angeles, CAlifornia; Ditch Projects, Eugene, ORegon; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TeXas; and Clark College Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WAshington.  This is Carl’s first solo show at SEASON.

 

Boy Enters Burning Home To Stay Warm, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Boy Enters Burning Home To Stay Warm, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Compromise Your Way to Happiness, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.

Compromise Your Way to Happiness, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.

Where We Can and Can't Be Seen, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.
Where We Can and Can’t Be Seen, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

No Vacation, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

No Vacation, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Bad Girl Bad Girl, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Bad Girl Bad Girl, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Bavarian Day Dreams, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.
Bavarian Day Dreams, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Here I Am Until I Am Not, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Here I Am Until I Am Not, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS AVAILABLE please inquire

 

Good Morning Drawings

Spring 2017

 

Season is excited to present a solo show of recent oil paintings by sharon Butler, Available for viewing from April 1 to June 30 with an Opening reception on Sunday April 23, 2-5, 2017.

“In March 2016 I began making digital drawings and posting them on Instagram each morning. I had planned to continue the ritual for one month and then use the images for a book project, but I find that, more than a year later, I’m still drawing and posting them each day. Initially, they were inspired by the common artists’ practice of showing images of paintings to one another by phone. I wanted to make original work that was actually intended to be seen exclusively on the phone, and practically could not be seen in any other way. I make the drawings directly in a phone app, using simple geometric shape tools. Sharing them on Instagram creates a layer of confusion. “How big are these? What is the medium? Where can I see them?” are questions viewers often ask. “On the phone,” I always tell them. “They are made on the phone, to be seen on the phone.”      Sharon Butler

Stack, 2016, oil on canvas, 68 x 80 inches.

Stack, 2016, oil on canvas, 68 x 80 inches.

 

Stepped Rule, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Stepped Rule, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Rounded Corners, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Rounded Corners, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Strokes, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Strokes, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Merge, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Merge, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Interstate, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Interstate, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr at Volta

 March 1-5 2016

BOOTH D-12

SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SOLO BOOTH PRESENTATION OF ANTHONY PALOCCI JR AT Volta Art FAir, Pier 90, New York, New York.

 

Studio, January 2017.

studio, January 2017.

Anthony Palocci Jr, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 72 inches.
Anthony Palocci Jr, Self Portrait, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 72 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr, VHS, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 x 72 inches.
Anthony Palocci Jr, VHS, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 x 72 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr, Field Recordings, 2016, gouache on paper, 11 x 15 inches.
Anthony Palocci Jr, Field Recordings, 2016, gouache on paper, 11 x 15 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr, Voice Opperated Walkie Talkie, 2017, gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches.
Anthony Palocci Jr, Voice Opperated Walkie Talkie, 2017, gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches.

 

 

 

 

Cars In A Circle

Winter 2017

SEASON is very proud to present CARS IN A CIRCLE, the first solo show of paintings on the west coast by Andy Heck Boyd.  Andy’s work is motivated in part by his paranoid schizophrenia and delusions of hearing the voices of satan.  These burdens have led Andy to multiple college drop outs, and forced him to become self-taught.  Pulling from numerous aesthetics and styles, his work ranges from short novellas, comics, film, photography and painting.  SEASON is excited to present a collection of acrylic portraits and still lifes, with an opening reception on Sunday January 15, 2-5 pm.  The show will continue to March 31.

“It is snowing.  I am in my room with my back to the window, listening.

 How do I tell you what I can hear?  I have to make a type of mental translation of physical things into words.  I will try.  It is quiet.  I am not trying to capture a type of reality as I experience it through my mind, but I am trying to capture a mood.  It is quiet behind me, to my right music is playing.  Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is playing on my computer.  Behind me, down the street a vehicle’s engine, or maybe tires are spinning in the blanket of white powder.  It is not very bright out for ten past eight in the morning.  I keep the lamp on my desk lit.”

—Andy Heck Boyd, December 5, 2016.

 

Installation view CARS IN A CIRCLE

Installation view CARS IN A CIRCLE

Andy Heck Boyd, Bucket Head, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Bucket Head, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Invisible Man Chevy Chase, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Invisible Man Chevy Chase, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Clown, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Clown, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, The Frogs, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, The Frogs, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Harmony Korine, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Harmony Korine, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, ODB, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, ODB, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, The Beatles, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, The Beatles, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Still Life, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Still Life, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Clint Eastwood, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Clint Eastwood, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Mike Kelley, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Mike Kelley, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Howard the Duck, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Howard the Duck, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Untitled (Bed), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Untitled (Bed), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches.

Free Dirt

Fall 2016

SEASON IS DELIGHTED TO PRESENT A show of new oil paintings BY Michael Ottersen WITH AN OPENING RECEPTION October 9, 2-5PM.  THE SHOW CONTINUEs TO December 31.

Across the street that one neighbor is always working on his yard.  There is a blue tarp at the end of his driveway and on it is a pile of that useless sandy clay we have out here and what looks like a few chunks of brick.  There is maybe enough soil there to fill a pair of small planter boxes.  Part of me plans to take it away one night just so I don’t have to look at it anymore.  I could slowly throw it away in my trash until it is all gone.  Then I think of his generosity and I shake my head.  He paid so much money for that property a dozen years ago, and now he’s giving it away for free, with a little cardboard sign and his blessings.

 

Michael Ottersen, Rest Area, 2014, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Rest Area, 2014, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches.

Michael Ottersen, A Naked People Person, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 45 inches.

Michael Ottersen, A Naked People Person, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 45 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Summer Reading, 2016, oil on wood, 18 x 21.5 x 3.25 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Summer Reading, 2016, oil on wood, 18 x 21.5 x 3.25 inches.

Michael Ottersen, There’s That (A), 2015, gouache on paper, 15 x 10 inches.

Michael Ottersen, There’s That (A), 2015, gouache on paper, 15 x 10 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Portrait of a Ladyfinger/Fontainebleau, 2016, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Two of the Nine Permanent Emotions, diptych, 2016, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches each.

Michael Ottersen, Double Portrait of a Ladyfinger/Fontainbleau, diptych, 2016, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches each

Michael Ottersen, Double Portrait of a Ladyfinger/Fontainbleau, diptych, 2016, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches each

 

Michael Ottersen, Famous People in Bed, 2016, oil on canva, 24 x 24 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Famous People in Bed, 2016, oil on canva, 24 x 24 inches.

 

Michael Ottersen, Still Life with Advil, 2016, oil on wood, 6.25 x 8 x 3.5 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Still Life with Advil, 2016, oil on wood, 6.25 x 8 x 3.5 inches.

 

Michael Ottersen, Lower Education/5 Easy Pieces 5, 2015, gouache on paper, 15 x 11 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Lower Education/5 Easy Pieces 5, 2015, gouache on paper, 15 x 11 inches.

 

Michael Ottersen, Black Space, 2016, gouache on paper, 16 x 12 inches.

Michael Ottersen, Black Space, 2016, gouache on paper, 16 x 12 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Palocci Jr at Seattle Art Fair

 august 4-7 2016

Booth b-17

SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SOLO BOOTH PRESENTATION OF anthony palocci jr AT seattle ART FAIR, seattle washington.

 

Anthony Palocci Jr at Seattle Art Fair, photo by Nathaniel Willson.

Anthony Palocci Jr at Seattle Art Fair, photo by Nathaniel Willson.

 

(left) B-Side, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches. (right) Joanne's Stereo, 2016, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches

(left) B-Side, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches.
(right) Joanne’s Stereo, 2016, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches

 

Direct Drive, 2016, gouache on paper, 18 x 14.5 inches.

Direct Drive, 2016, gouache on paper, 18 x 14.5 inches.

 

Radio, 2015, gouache on paper, 12 x 16 inches.

Radio, 2015, gouache on paper, 12 x 16 inches.

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