ArtsWest November Show I Am/I Am Not a Woman

Chamberlain’s colorful oils on textured canvas and hemp combine visual representations of the contemporary sensual woman alongside spiritual notions from artistic cultures of the east. Pasties paired with an androgynous figure clothed only in gold and sapphire striped thigh highs are Chamberlain’s exploration of a sacred playfulness in contemporary life.

Siege paints expressionist images of women, with lascivious details obscured, furtively positioned within typography, graphs, fabric and found objects such as broken cassette tape cartridges, razor blades and spark plug boxes. He describes the female form as “the most powerful shape in the world.” A passionate internal confrontation between this adoration and a refusal to recreate the centuries of abuses of the female form is palpable within the many brilliant layers of his work. Both Siege and Chamberlain are graduates of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.

Video artist Susie J. Lee presents a playful flapper singing and dancing for her viewer. Her work explores the intersection of experience and memory. Lee was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Masters in Education at Columbia University. She received her MFA at the University of Washington. She is represented by Seattle’s Lawrimore Project and Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Italy.

Join us on November 12 from 6-7:30pm for wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversation at the opening reception with the artists in I Am / I Am Not Woman.

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