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.

Golden Eyedrops and Blue Ether

Summer 2021

sEASON is excited to announce a two-month, two-part, pop up exhibition in the Chophouse Row building complex, starting with GOLDEN EYEDROPS opening Second Thursday, July 8, at 5pm in Suite D1.  Gallery hours will be Thursday to Saturday, 11-7, and by appointment.  Chophouse Row is located at 1424 11th Avenue, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  When entering from 11th Avenue, follow the walkway to the center courtyard, SEASON is the first space on the left past the glass doors.  ADA compliant, masks required when indoors.

gOLDEN EYEDROPS features the work of Allison Manch and Seth David Friedman arranged on one large platform in the center of the space.  Mixed among them will be works from other gallery artists which will highlight connections among the artworks and bridge various openings to form new conversations.  Allison Manch is a textile artist with a photography background, her work often references personal experiences using a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques. Seth David Friedman works at Children’s Hospital, where he has daily interactions with 3D printing processes to replicate patient organs.  His carved marble and cast bronze sculptures mimic the body and reference unknown physical and mental interiors.

part two of this endeavor, BLUE ETHER will open on Second Thursday, August 12, and will expand upon these connections and feature 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 and small sculptures encourage awareness of popular past events.  All four of the featured artists have strong connections to Seattle, having grown up here and/or lived here for years.  

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 upcoming 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.   

Allison Manch, Large Bandana, 2020, graphite and natural dyes on cotton with embellishments, 56 x 45 inches.

Oh Charlie Brown Charlie, 2018, Carrara marble, 16 x 28 x 10 inches.

Wonderland

Spring 2021

SEASON is proud to present WONDERLAND, an outdoor sculpture show of work by Seattle artist Luke Armitstead.  Along with sculptures, there will be  a selection of Luke’s unique pottery, ready for spring planting.  Wonderland will be presented in the backyard at SEASON from 2-5 pm, rain or shine, social distancing and masks required.

Luke Armitstead, Untitled, 2020, glazed ceramic, 40 x 24 x 24 inches.

Luke Armitstead, Untitled, 2020, ceramic, concrete, epoxy, and steel, 31 x 28 x 24 inches.

Luke Armitstead, Blue and Green Bowl, 2019, glazed ceramic bowl o ceramic base, 16 inches diameter.

 

I Remember Everything

May 7-30, 2021

SEASON is proud to present “I REMEMBER EVERYTHING,” a group show with work by Jeff Gerber, Cara Jaye, and Peter Scherrer. This show will take place at Geheim gallery, located at 1228 Bay Street, Bellingham, Washington, and hours are 11-4, Friday-Sunday. Face masks are required and appointments are recommended. Geheim Gallery website.

The Pacific Northwest is a place of tremendous natural beauty. Our old growth forests and mountain ranges are destinations for travelers and nature lovers year round. The artists in “I REMEMBER EVERYTHING” each admire and appreciate the attraction of our shared landscape while noting how time and progress has changed the geography. 

Jeff Gerber (Seattle) is an artist and musician working in multi-media including drawing, painting, and glass sculptures. As an artist that often has to travel for his job, Jeff has turned hotel rooms, parks, and street corners into his studio. This unique viewpoint has given his work a universality that recognizes how our impact has affected the world. 

Cara Jaye (Bellingham) is a multi-faceted artist combining conventional drawing, traditional and alternative photographic processes, and various printmaking techniques together with painting and collage.  Cara’s work highlights the aftermath of our shortsightedness especially with regards to our lakes and oceans. 

Peter Scherrer (Bellingham) is a contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and woodblock printmaking. His work approaches the subject of nature and landscape in a unique way, incorporating symbolism, layering and abstraction. Peter draws inspiration from hiking and road trips around the Pacific Northwest, gardening, and his family.

 

Jeff Gerber, Memory Glass, 2020, blown glass, 22 x 10 x 16 inches.

Jeff Gerber, Will It Need To Be Remembered, 2021, colored pencil on paper, 8 x 5.5 inches each.

Cara Jaye, King Tide II, 2018, cyanotype and monotype on six panels, 66 x 60 inches.

Cara Jaye, You Are Drinking Plastic, 2019, cyanotype and monotype chine college on paper in ten panels, 30 x 223 inches.

Cara Jaye, You Are Drinking Plastic (detail) 2019, cyanotype and monotype chinecolle on ten panels, 30 x 223 inches.

Peter Scherrer, Ferns, 2021, watercolor on paper, 42 x 72 inches.

 

Peter Scherrer, Red, Yellow, Blue Trees, 2021, watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches.

 

Universal City

February 1-March 31 2021

SEASON is proud to present UNIVERSAL CITY, a group show of artists affiliated with the gallery.  Each artist deepens our understanding of an image or an object by the way they alter how we can accept the recognizable form.  Artists included in the show are Lauren Fejarang, Seth David Friedman, Nicole Guerrera, Allison Manch, Shannon McConnell, Josh McDonald, Sean Pearson, Ross Sawyers, and Mike Simi.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no opening reception.

The show runs February 1 to March 31 and appointments to visit are welcomed.

 

Lauren Fejarang, Twerk Two, 2019, enamel on concrete, 12 x 12 x 4 inches.

Seth David Friedman, Michelin Bracelet, 2018, titanium nitride coated bronze, 4 inches diameter.

Nicole Guerrera, Landscape Language (The 405 The 5), 2018, resin, ink, collage, and wire mesh on wood, 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches.

 

Allison Manch, Summer, 2018, embroidery, watercolor, and natural dyes on cotton, 18 x 15 inches.

Shannon McConnell, Bystanders, 2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.

Josh McDonald, Untitled #10, 2020, oil on panel, 48 x 32 inches.

Sean Pearson, Berserk, 2020, glazed ceramic, 12.5 inches tall.

Ross Sawyers, 9486, 2019, archival inkjet print on metallic paper, 24 x 16 inches, edition of 10.

Mike Simi, Ashtray Rock Climbing Wall, 2020, slip cast porcelain with textured acrylic coating, dimensions variable.