REAPPEARS THIS PERFECT DAY

Fall 2022

SEASON is proud to present the gallery’s fourth show of artwork by Dylan Neuwirth.  REAPPEARS THIS PERFECT DAY will open Sunday October 9, and continue to December 31, 2022.  There will be an opening reception with the artist Sunday October 9, 2-5pm.  The gallery is located at 1222 NE Ravenna Blvd.  There is ample free street parking; nearby bus stops include 45, 67, and 73, and light rail stop is Roosevelt.  Gallery hours are by appointment only after opening receptions, please contact robert@season.cz to arrange a visit.

Within the systemic collapse of the region’s zoning, housing, humanitarian, and fiscal equality degradations, Neuwirth has extracted a specific image and made it universal to the topic(s).  This singular image is not only from the region, it is the region. A snapshot taken from the height of Seattle’s protests sat untouched for over two years until finally sculpted into a map depicting typical landscape features that define the Pacific Northwest.  

Working with a team at the University of Wyoming, Neuwirth took the snapshots and rendered them dimensional using a 3D printing process.  This process turned the photographic pixels into physical peaks and valleys which were then cast in bronze as a way to preserve the experience. By giving it both dimension and weight, Neuwirth has made a memory into a solid artifact.

The show title is a blending of The Perfect Day by Ira Levin (published 1970) and a line from “New Opened Eyes” by Tracey Thorn from her 1982 album A Distant Shore.  Both the book, a science fiction novel about characters within a technology based dystopia, and the song, a lament on an ended romance, deal with a struggle born out of neglect and denial and end with a tenuous optimism.  So too does the work in this show begin from abandonment only to manifest into a variety of media, all of which point to an acceptable means of survival.

Born in Athens, Georgia, Dylan Neuwirth lives and works in Tacoma, Washington.  His work has been in numerous gallery and museum shows across the country, and was featured in Lust For Light:  Illuminated Works by Hannah Stouffer, 2018.

 

Dylan Neuwirth, Untitled, 2022, Polaroid print, 4 x 3 inches, open edition.

Dylan Neuwirth, MMXX, 2022, cast bronze and India ink, 8 x 10 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, MMXX, 2022, AI generated graphite drawing, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, MMXX, 2022, AI generated graphite drawing, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Dylan Neuwirth, Generations (Aluminium) and Generations (Bronze), 2022, cast bronze, life size.

 

BEFORE TODAY

Summer 2022

Season is proud to present BEFORE TODAY, new photographic prints by Chicago artist Mike Simi, this will be our sixth show with the artist. The works in BEFORE TODAY all are based around the Still Life genre with their treatment as a singular item floating without the usual collection of various symbolic items.  Each subject becomes a memento mori and acts as a place-keeper for marking time and as a means to personify an inanimate object.  The show opens August 3 and continues to September 30. Please email me at robert (at) season (dot) cz to arrange a visit.

Mike Simi, Still Life with Peeled Banana, 2022, archival digital print, 24 x 30 inches, edition of 5.

Mike Simi, Still Life with Lemons, 2022, archival digital print, 24 x 30 inches, edition of 5.

Mike Simi, Still Life with Painter’s Palette, 2022, archival digital print, 24 x 30 inches, edition of 5.

Mike Simi, Still Life with Father’s Reeboks, 2021, archival digital print, 17 x 22 inches, edition of 5.

Mike Simi, Still Life with American Budweiser and Headphones, 2021, archival digital print, 17 x 22 inches, edition of 5.

Mike Simi, Charlie Brown as Bart Simpson, 2022, archival digital print, 19 x 13 inches, edition of 5.

Lake Washington

Spring 2022

 

sEASON is excited to present “Lake Washington” our third show of Seattle Artist Philip Miner.  Lake Washington will open April 13 and continue to June 30 with an opening reception May 15.  SEASON is located at 1222 NE Ravenna Blvd and is open by appointment only, please contact robert (at) season (dot) cz to arrange a visit.

 

color is always, first and foremost, relative.  In these paintings, color matters most.

Nearly every day Philip has walked along the Lake Washington shore. As a routine, this walking may be ordinary, but it is within that repetition that he finds the space to listen and to think.  He is a painter less interested in what can be said out loud, or what theoretical stance can be inserted through the making of a painting.  For him, painting is a process, it is continual, like the steps taken during a walk. It is a  time to look and perceive and look again.

Titles of paintings often come off as subjective or problematic as they beg to make a story where one isn’t needed. It may sound outdated and old-fashioned, but these paintings are about paint. To call some of them “Lake” seems good enough, if only to remember the place.

 

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 21 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.

Philip Miner, Lake, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 11 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Philip Miner, Untitled, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Philip Miner, Lake, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Philip Miner, Lake, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 8 inches.

Mystery Achievement

Winter 2022

SEASON is excited to present MYSTERY ACHIEVEMENT, our first show of Olympia, Washington artist Nicole Guerrera.  Nicole’s dark, layers works exaggerate our dark Northwest winters and prove there is always something to find in the density.  These new paintings (all 2022) Use ink on melted plastics to create images that meditate on a future of man-made disasters and provide an objective look at a legacy of humanity as seen by a potential alien observer.  numerous shows in Los Angeles and Southern California, Nicole will have soon have her first show in Europe at baracca in The Hague, The Netherlands.  She graduated with a BA in sculpture from California State University Northridge.  This show runs to March 31, with a closing reception on March 13, viewing is by appointment only, please contact Robert (at) SEASON (dot) cz.

Nicole Guerrera, Viel, 2022, oil paint and ink on gold leaf, cheesecloth and melted plastic on panel, 32 x 32 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Roads, 2022, oil paint and ink on collage and melted plastic on panel, 32 x 32 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Screen (1), 2022, ink on melted plastic on window screen, 21 x 15 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Screen (2), 2022, ink and cheesecloth on melted plastic on window screen, 41 x 15 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Star, You Are Death, 2022, oil, ash, ink, and galkyd on found velvet painting in frame, 39 x 27 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Untitled, 2022, ink and collage on mounting board, 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Untitled, 2022, ink and collage on mounting board, 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Untitled, 2022, ink and collage on mounting board, 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Untitled, 2022, ink and collage on mounting board, 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

Nicole Guerrera, Untitled, 2022, ink and collage on mounting board, 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

No Longer A Game

Fall 2021

SEASON is excited to announce the first Seattle show for Josh Meillier, opening Sunday afternoon October 10, 2-5pm at 1222 NE Ravenna Blvd.  The show will continue to December 30, 2021.  After the opening reception, visits are by appointment only.

The internet is understood to be a wealth of information, but what happens when that information is distorted and deliberately misleading?  The 14 paintings in this show (all from 2021) provide no assistance in navigating this grey area, in fact, using trompe l’oeil effects, transfers, collage and paint, Mr. Meillier exaggerates these falsehoods and employs a sleight of hand to implore us to examine the work closer.  

Josh Meillier (b. 1990, Northfield, Minnesota; lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland) completed his BFA in drawing and painting at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013, and he received an MFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2020. He has exhibited solo and group exhibitions in Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina. His most recent shows have been “Contempo Tempo” at NE Sculpture in Minneapolis, “inheritance” at Super Dutchess Gallery, in New York City, “Lately” at CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis MN, and “i don’t understand this world” at Space369 in St. Paul, MN.

 

Josh Meillier, Observation Obfuscation #5, 2021, acrylic, oil, transfer, and spray paint on linen over panel, 11.5 x 10 inches.

Josh Meillier, Observation Obfuscation #4, 2021, acrylic, oil, ink transfer, and graphite on linen over panel, 11.5 x 10 inches.

Josh Meillier, Observation Obfuscation #13, 2021, acrylic, ink transfer, and spray paint on linen over panel, 11.5 x 10 inches.

Josh Meillier, Observation Obfuscation #9, 2021, acrylic, ink transfer, and graphite on linen over panel, 11.5 x 10 inches.

Josh Meilli er, Obsevation Obfucation 7, 10, 5, 4, 2, 13, 6,1, 9, and 11, 2021, acrylic, graphite, and ink transfer on linen on panel, 11.5 x 10 inches each. Numbers are left to right, top to bottom.

SEASON at Future Fair

September 9-12, 2021

 

 

SEASON is excited to announce its participation in the INAUGURAL Future Fair with paintings and drawings by Seattle artist Shannon McConnell and Puerto Rican artist Pedro Vélez.  Future Fair celebrates its first in-person exhibition in tandem with the re-opening of New York City and the art fair circuits, assembling 34 international exhibitors across 16 collaborative and curated artist projects in West Chelsea from September 9-12, 2021.  Future Fair is an exhibition defined by gallery pairings and curated presentations.  SEASon will share space and resources with Dinner Gallery from New York City.

VIP Preview by Invitation: September 9
Public Days: September 10-12

Location
The Starrett Lehigh Building
600 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

Shannon McConnell, Floating Island, 2021, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.

Shannon McConnell, Untitled (Lawn Fit), 2021, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.

Pedro Vélez, Black Moon, 2020, acrylic and sculpted acrylic on canvas 70 x 48 inches.

Heliconia, 2020, acrylic on curtain mesh material, 60 x 48 inches.

Blue Ether

Summer 2021

 

SEASON is excited to announce part two of the pop-up exhibition in the Chophouse Row building complex, finishing with BLUE ETHER, opening on Second Thursday, August 12, at 5pm in Suite D.  Blue Ether will expand upon the connections between the work of Genevieve Gaudreau and Mike Simi.  Genevieve Gaudreau’s collages are blurred and difficult to decipher; they provide an entry for nostalgia and memory much in the same way Mike Simi’s drawings, small sculptures, and recent digital prints  encourage awareness of popular past events.  Mixed among the work will be a variety of other artworks that help to complete connections and/or divert conversations the surround works begin.

sEASON celebrated 10 years at the end of 2020 and is thankful the everyone at Chophouse Row/Dunn & Hobbs LLC for this opportunity to initiate post pandemic shows at this temporary location.  Regular shows at the Ravenna Boulevard address continue in August with the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair featuring new paintings by Joshua Thompson.  Please contact robert@season.cz or call (206) 679-0706 for more information or to arrange a visit.   

 

Genevieve Gaudreau, To Feel Your Embrace Once More, 2021, mixed media collage on paper, 9.5 x 9.25 inches.

Mike Simi, Untitled (Family Circle), 2021, archival digital print, 22 x 17 inches, edition of 5.

Joshua Thompson KNAVES OUT

August 4-September 30, 2021

 

Season is proud to announce KNAVES OUT, an exhibition of new paintings by Seattle artist Joshua Thompson for the 2021 edition of The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair.  Opening reception will be Saturday August 7, 3-6 pm and will continue to the end of September.  Hours are by appointment, please contact robert@season.cz to arrange a visit.  Through the collaborative efforts of the gallery community, the SDAF returns with its hybrid format of online and in-person exhibitions.  More information and locations of over 50 participating galleries can be found at seattledeconstructedartfair.com.

The paintings in Knaves Out are an extension of the playing card collages that Joshua began at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The purpose of the collages was to break down and peel back the layers to expose hidden structures of violence and privilege beneath their Western European pageantry.  in these new oil paintings (all are dated 2021), the dense opaqueness and physical thickness of the layers of white paint sit on the Kings, Queens, and Jacks, so as to obscure the histories in the under-paintings.  The mundane playing card, already loaded with a history, now carries the burden of the histories of our world dominated by colonialism, white supremacy, and hetero-normative-patriarchal violence. Joshua Thompson lives and works in Seattle, Washington.  He received his BFA from the University of West Florida and his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, his work has been show in numerous venues across the Pacific Northwest.  This is Joshua’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo show since 2018.

 

Suicide King (large), 2021, oil, alkyd, and cold wax on canvas on panel, 51 x 36 inches.

Knave 1, 2021, oil, alkyd, acrylic, and cold wax on panel, 18 x 12 inches.

Knave 2, 2021, oil, alkyd, acrylic, and cold wax on panel, 18 x 12 inches.

Knave 3, 2021, oil, alkyd, acrylic, and cold wax on panel, 18 x 12 inches.

Knave 4, 2021, oil, alkyd, acrylic, and cold wax on panel, 18 x 12 inches.