NOW IT’S TIME TO LOSE IT NOW

Spring 2016

 …with every breath you can smell the sandalwood and suntan lotion and the waves as they crash right as you are about to whisper “I love you.”  You hold back, afraid to let go of that moment, afraid it may not continue.

Release.

A charge of wild horses kicks up dust and bones and memories from when you lived in the North.  The North was where things happened and things moved.  You’re not there anymore and you see a slower speed to your life.  A rock band is playing on the neighbor’s radio and you know the song but can’t remember it.  The one guy singing had a cute face but you always thought he was just a little too skinny.  What was his name? Does it matter anymore?  Did it ever?  The song used to be comfort, it spoke in riddles that teenage you understood at the time.  Now it speaks in different riddles and you quit being a teenager long ago.

Allison Manch was born in Phoenix, Arizona and studied at the University of Hawaii and received her BFA from Arizona State University.  In 2004 she received her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle.  She has shown often in the Pacific Northwest, most recently at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Washington.

Allison Manch, Dinosaurs, 2016, embroidery on cotton, 18 x 33 inches.

Allison Manch, Dinosaurs, 2016, embroidery on cotton, 18 x 33 inches.

Allison Manch, Tony, 2015, embroidery and graphite on cotton, 9.5 x 14.5 x 3 inches.

Allison Manch, Tony, 2015, embroidery and graphite on cotton, 9.5 x 14.5 x 3 inches.

Allison Manch, Loop, 2012, braided and tied cotton fabric with embellishments, overall 36 inches.

Allison Manch, Loop, 2012, braided and tied cotton fabric with embellishments, overall 36 inches.

Allison Manch, Farrah, 2014, braided and tied cotton fabric with embellishments, overall 22 x 22 inches.

Allison Manch, Farrah, 2014, braided and tied cotton fabric with embellishments, overall 22 x 22 inches.

Allison Manch, Prevailing Wind, 2014, ink on leather, 40 x 25 inches.

Allison Manch, Prevailing Wind, 2014, ink on leather, 40 x 25 inches.

Allison Manch, Ramona, 2014, embroidered cotton. 22 x 18 inches.

Allison Manch, Ramona, 2014, embroidered cotton. 22 x 18 inches.

Allison Manch, Virginia Woolf (So the Green Flame Seems Hidden in the Emerald), 2014, watercolor on appliqued cotton, 20 x 26 inches.

Allison Manch, Virginia Woolf (So the Green Flame Seems Hidden in the Emerald), 2014, watercolor on appliqued cotton, 20 x 26 inches.

MIKE SIMI AT VOLTA NY 2016

 MARCH 2-6 2016

SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SOLO BOOTH PRESENTATION OF MIKE SIMI AT VOLTA ART FAIR, NEW YORK CITY.

TENDERNESS AND ROT

Mike Simi was born in Newberry, a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA.  The outcome of his living in such a remote location was the creation of a strong ability to self-entertain.  This, combined with a loving but offbeat family, has given Mike a keen sense of dark humor.  His artwork is creatively simple and subtly subversive and allows for his sculptures to become troublemakers, denying themselves their original functions while barely able to operate with their new identity.  Although confused, these objects continue to push on, working towards a new unknown purpose. A schizophrenic respect for all things exists side-by-side with a harmless disregard towards every thing.  The common denominator in his work is a smart and incisive commentary on the trappings of self-representation by way of class and economy.  Recent ink drawings show a naive urgency to communicate.  Half earnest, half tongue-in-cheek, these drawings often reveal a truth wrapped in humor.  Mike Simi recognizes the conflict hidden within his works, and believes that conflict can be a form of beauty and a place of honest communication.

Mike studied ceramics at Northern Michigan University and received his MFA at the University of Washington in 2007, where he studied with Akio Takamori and Jamie Walker.  While there, his studies lead him into advanced computer robotics that dealt with the dual representation of a social persona and a private persona. Recent shows include exhibitions in London, Kuwait City, New York City, Chicago and Seattle, with residencies at Pilchuck Glass, Stanwood, Washington, and S12 Glassworks, Bergen, Norway.  Mike Simi lives and works in Chicago Illinois.

 

Mike Simi, Lamp, 2016, mixed media with street clothing, electronics, 24 x 24 x 60 inches.

Mike Simi, Lamp, 2016, mixed media with street clothing, electronics, 24 x 24 x 60 inches.

Mike Simi, Untitled (Filter), 2016, mirrored plexiglass, 8 inches diameter.

Mike Simi, Untitled (Filter), 2016, mirrored plexiglass, 8 inches diameter.

Mike Simi, Stretcher, 2014, aluminum, nylon webbing and rubber, 92 x 25 inches.

Mike Simi, Stretcher, 2014, aluminum, nylon webbing and rubber, 92 x 25 inches.

Mike Simi, Untitled (Sad Mac), 2015, permanent ink on paper, 15 x 11 inches.

Mike Simi, Untitled (Sad Mac), 2015, permanent ink on paper, 15 x 11 inches.

Mike Simi, -100, 2016, neon mounted to plexiglass, 30 x 36 inches.

Mike Simi, -100, 2016, neon mounted to plexiglass, 30 x 36 inches.

Mike Simi, The Length of My Erect Penis at 33, 2013, neon, actual size.

Mike Simi, The Length of My Erect Penis at 33, 2013, neon, actual size.

Mike Simi, Nike Dunk Mid Beer Boot, 2014, blown glass, 8 x 11 x 8 inches.

Mike Simi, Nike Dunk Mid Beer Boot, 2014, blown glass, 8 x 11 x 8 inches.

 

 

 

HOT CAR DEATH DAD

January 10-March 27, 2016

SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT hot car death dad a solo show of recent sculptures BY Seth David Friedman.  Working in a variety of media, Seth creates objects which look as if they came out of a body, or are ready to go in one. THIS WILL BE his FIRST solo show with the gallery.  OPENING RECEPTION IS SUNDAY january 10, 2-5PM AND THE SHOW CONTINUES TO march 27.

“And it is precisely when we are unsure of something that our curiosity is aroused, and that we then tend to regard it more closely, consider it more carefully, and in the end, experience it more intensely.”
Ralph Rugoff

 

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, plaster and silicone held together with a rubber band, 7.5 x 6 x 7 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, plaster and silicone held together with a rubber band, 7.5 x 6 x 7 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2014, Carrara marble, 18 x 14 x 15 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2014, Carrara marble, 18 x 14 x 15 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, carved granite, 5.5 x 3 x 1 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, carved granite, 5.5 x 3 x 1 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, Carrara marble and color pencil, 4.5 x 3 x .75 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, Carrara marble and color pencil, 4.5 x 3 x .75 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2014, (l) gold plated bronze (r) cotton gauze covered bronze, each 4 x 2 x 2 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2014, (l) gold plated bronze (r) cotton gauze covered bronze, each 4 x 2 x 2 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, frozen dog food, 7 x 4 x 4 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Untitled, 2015, frozen dog food, 7 x 4 x 4 inches.

PULSE ART FAIR MIAMI 2015

December 1-5, 2015

CARS IN A CIRCLe

Juliet Jacobson and Dylan Neuwirth
PULSE ART FAIR MIAMI Beach

SEASON is proud to present a two person booth of new works by Juliet Jacobson and Dylan Neuwirth.  Both artists deal with issues of representation at a time when images are free-flowing and overabundant.  They approach artmaking with different views and are fully aware that their efforts compliment–and are at odds with–internet driven image consumption.  Jacobson meticulously draws simple objects such as mirrors, plastic bags, and folded pieces of paper in graphite.  By focusing on the blank spaces or the subtle wrinkles, the artist illuminates the empty spaces of the mundane and the secret life they harbor.  Neuwirth works in text, neon, sculpture, video, digital media and experiments in technology that are both community driven and conceptually focused as a continuous investigation of what it means to be human.  Dylan’s mission is to connect these ideas with audiences outside this specific discourse using pop culture, inclusive story telling, and self depreciating humor as an entry point.

Juliet Jacobson (b. 1977, Puyallup, Washington) lives and works in New York. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an undergraduate before receiving her MFA from New York University in 2006. Jacobson’s work expresses the essential features of a skill-based medium: drawing.  “I understand that some might find it oppressive to undertake something so laborious, but for me it’s comforting to have such serene, abiding work,” Jacobson told the Huffington Post in an interview. Her most recent work has been exhibited at SEASON in Seattle, Schneiderei Gallery in Vienna, at Blackston Gallery in New York and with the Sphinx curatorial project. She was an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Catwalk Institute in 2014. She teaches at New York University, Steinhardt School Department of Art and Art Professions.  For Pulse, Juliet will present six new drawings of a folded and wrinkled sheet of paper.

Dylan Neuwirth (b. 1977, Athens, Georgia) is a posthuman contemporary artist. His multilayered practice spans text, sculpture, neon, digital media and public art to establish the relevance of personal identity in a data-driven, networked world.  Since 2011, Neuwirth has produced experimental ideas in a wide range of analog and online formats to build large-scale conceptual work. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including venues in the US, UK and Kuwait. His virtual projects have been hosted on Library of the Printed Web, NewHive, Digital Sweat, Black Box Festival and Facebook.  Neuwirth’s most recent work is a free standing neon artwork created for the campus of the University of Wyoming.  For Pulse, Dylan will present a new neon sculpture that references consumer culture, cult imagery and technology.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Verso Horizontal Flip) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Verso Horizontal Flip) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Recto) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Recto) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Verso Vertical Flip Reverse Light) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Verso Vertical Flip Reverse Light) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Recto Vertical Flip Reverse Light) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Juliet Jacobson, Birthday Tequila (Recto Vertical Flip Reverse Light) 2015, graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, MMXI, 2013, blown glass, approx. 5 x 5 x 13 inches (each) and 32 x 32 x 13 inches (overall).

Dylan Neuwirth, MMXI, 2013, blown glass, approx. 5 x 5 x 13 inches (each) and 32 x 32 x 13 inches (overall).

Dylan Neuwirth, HYBRID II, 2013, fabricated and chrome plated stainless steel, extruded and drop forged carbon steel, lock, 36 x 6 x 12 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, HYBRID II, 2013, fabricated and chrome plated stainless steel, extruded and drop forged carbon steel, lock, 36 x 6 x 12 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, HYBRID I, 2013, fabricated and chrome plated stainless steel, extruded and drop forged carbon steel, lock, 28 x 6 x 12 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, HYBRID I, 2013, fabricated and chrome plated stainless steel, extruded and drop forged carbon steel, lock, 28 x 6 x 12 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, INTERFACE, 2015, neon, argon, glass, nickel, acrylic, GTO and two transformers on artist made aluminum pallet, 36 x 36 x 30 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, INTERFACE, 2015, neon, argon, glass, nickel, acrylic, GTO and two transformers on artist made aluminum pallet, 36 x 36 x 30 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

Sluice Art Fair 2015

October 16-18 2015

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SEASON IS EXCITED TO participate in the 2015 edition of Sluice Art Fair.

October 16-18, 11-6pm daily

VIP RECEPTION October 15, 2-5pm.

Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London.

Artists to be exhibited: Andy Heck Boyd and Mike Simi.

 

 

Andy Heck Boyd, Untitled (Cat) 2015, acrylic on comic book page, 10 x 7 inches.

Andy Heck Boyd, Untitled (Cat) 2015, acrylic on comic book page, 10 x 7 inches.

Mike Simi, SISU, 2015, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.
Mike Simi, SISU, 2015, permanent ink on paper, 17 x 11 inches.

 

 

SLOW ENHANCERS

August 5-29 2015

SEASON is excited to present the group exhibition SLOW ENHANCERS and wishes to thank Platform Gallery for the use of their space for the month of August.  The Opening reception is First Thursday August 6, 6-8pm and The show will continue to August 29.  hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm and by appointment, Platform Gallery is located at 114 Third Avenue South, in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building.

Exhibiting artists include Sharon Butler, Calvin Ross Carl, Dawn Cerny, Seth David Friedman, Nicola Ginzel, Cable Griffith, Mary Henry, Juliet Jacobson, Christopher Moss, Anthony Palocci Jr. and Marius Wilms.

There’s a memory of something like a tongue or a candy wrapper and I chased it.  I thought I’d see things if I looked but I couldn’t.  I thought I’d see through things if I looked harder but I still couldn’t.  I got jammed up on some duffer and dope and for some reason I’m lying face down on a beach with both hands in my left pocket.  The waves are crashing near me, only I don’t know where they are.  I’m too weak and unconcerned to look up.  I wonder if I open my eyes now I’ll see the center of the Earth but I don’t dare.  That kind of knowledge would be a dream and I have stopped having dreams.

Calvin Ross Carl, Big Town Small Dreamer (Give Up) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Calvin Ross Carl, Big Town Small Dreamer (Give Up) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Seth David Friedman, FORTHELIVEDEVIL, 2011, Carrara marble, 18 x 12 x 12 inches and Dawn Cerny, Anaheim, 2015, gouache on silkscreen, 16 x 14 inches.

Seth David Friedman, FORTHELIVEDEVIL, 2011, Carrara marble, 18 x 12 x 12 inches and Dawn Cerny, Anaheim, 2015, gouache on silkscreen, 16 x 14 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr., Looking Up, 2015, gouache on paper, 12 x 24 inches.

Anthony Palocci Jr., Looking Up, 2015, gouache on paper, 12 x 24 inches.

Marius Wilms, Lybia, 2011, acrylic on panel, 10.5 x 14 inches.

Marius Wilms, Lybia, 2011, acrylic on panel, 10.5 x 14 inches.

THE OCEAN IS DOUBLE SIDED

July 19-September 27, 2015

SEASON is proud to present THE OCEAN IS DOUBLE SIDED featuring paintings by Matthew F Fisher, Caris Reid and Ryan Schneider.  Each of these artists works in a unique representational style and this will be the first time each has shown in Seattle.  Opening reception is Sunday July 19, 2-5pm and the show continues to September 27.

 

I saw an old wise bird, a symbol. It upset every fool inside me, unsettled my things and bound me lonely floating on empty pillows floating on empty logs floating on empty.  There is no fortune to mention–between the sunrise and sunset, nothing fathoming.  The rain is not landing though I know it falls while galaxies go ripped with reason and Neptune may have a fine fine fine fire. Why must they say oceans go from mother to panic? Seeming in such little ways little, my dreams here are alone; they must be lost (beautiful hands-off.)  Consider me when you round the horn and sound a good morning emotion across and on and on and across the sea-shadow.  Just know nothing can scare me.  As a figure rises from the tide, another sinks with truth and chutes, like others.  

 

Matthew F Fisher (Brooklyn New York) has exhibited across the US, most recently a solo show at Sardine, Brooklyn New York.  He has been the recipient of residencies at Yaddo, Sarasota Springs New York, Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz New York and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont.  Matthew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Time Out London, New American Paintings and Art Papers.  He holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Caris Reid (Brooklyn New York) has shown often along the east coast, her work is currently hanging in the Longhouse Projects show “Suddenly Last Summer.”   Also she has show at Sargent’s Daughters, Leo Koening Inc, Ramiken Crucible and The New Museum, all New York City.  She has had residencies in Texas, New York and Berlin and holds a BFA Cum Laude from Boston University.

Ryan Schneider (Joshua Tree California) has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recent shows include a solo presentation at VOLTA NY with Two Rams, NY, as well as participation in group shows at Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Denmark, The Munkeruphus Museum in Denmark and Bendixen Contemporary Art in Copenhagen.  Ryan’s work has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, Modern Painters, ArtNet, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, New American Paintings, Art Fag City and several other publications. Ryan  received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

 

 

Matthew F Fisher, Silver Boy Blue, 2014 Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 19 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, Silver Boy Blue, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 15 x 19 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, A Vagrant Harmony, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 19 x 15 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, A Vagrant Harmony, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 19 x 15 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, The Forgotten Mark, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, The Forgotten Mark, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, On Calvary, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 19 inches.

Matthew F Fisher, On Calvary, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 19 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Yellow Sky), 2014, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Yellow Sky), 2014, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Blue Sky), 2014 acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Blue Sky), 2014, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Purple Sky), 2014 acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Caris Reid, Water Warrior (Purple Sky), 2014, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30 inches.

Ryan Schneider, Owl Omen, 2015, oil and bone on linen, 24 x 20 inches.

Ryan Schneider, Owl Omen, 2015, oil and bone on linen, 24 x 20 inches.

Ryan Schneider, The Giver, 2015, oil and rock on linen, 24x20 inches.

Ryan Schneider, The Giver, 2015, oil and rock on linen, 24×20 inches.

Fingers That Touch The Sky

May 17-June 28 2015

SEASON is proud to present FINGERS THAT TOUCH THE SKY, a show of paintings and drawings by Shannon McConnell, a visual artist and musician living in Seattle.  His oil paintings of characters in transfiguration blend a fantasy situation with garage punk animism.  As a musician, Shannon was a member of The Fall-Outs, The Pulses and has worked with The Outcasts and El Vez.  His paintings have been shown along the West Coast as well as in Prague, Czech Republic.  This is Shannon’s second show with the gallery.

I know how to turn the cameras off and make it so no one will see.

I can mute the microphones and everything posted will fall, this record will end.

I gotta find a way to get their attention and make them understand.  Desley is my only chance and he’s probably not Desley anymore.  He’s behind the bar bartending and ignoring me.  He’s gone like the others.  He sees what he thinks he wants to see and listens to what he has already heard.  I have a story about what happened but no one listens.

Memories are so fragile to begin with, I want to keep this one.

 

Shannon Mcconnell, At the Nothing Doing, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches.

Shannon Mcconnell, At the Nothing Doing, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, FUCKHEAD, 2015, OIL ON CARDBOARD, 12 X 12 INCHES.
SHANNON MCCONNELL, FUCKHEAD, 2015, OIL ON CARDBOARD, 12 X 12 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, SCHITZO, 2015, OIL ON CARDBOARD, 12 X 12 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, SCHITZO, 2015, OIL ON CARDBOARD, 12 X 12 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, UNTTILED, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, UNTTILED, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, BEEP, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, BEEP, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, RESISTER, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, RESISTER, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, ON A SKIFF, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.

SHANNON MCCONNELL, ON A SKIFF, 2015, CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 11 X 8.5 INCHES.