ArtsWest November Show On the Edge

From November 9th through December 4th ArtsWest Gallery presents Erika Bass, Carole d’Inverno, John Lucas, and Lillyan George in the new gallery exhibition On the Edge. ArtsWest is pleased to feature four artists with such a distinctive edge, both literal and figurative. In AMP at ArtsWest we are very pleased to continue the extraordinary wall and ceiling installation, Disparate Dream, by Paul D. McKee.

Bass and d’Inverno’s intuitively designed abstract shapes and colors speak to autumn’s transition to soft, warmer light and the joyful times with family and friends at upcoming festivities. Educated in Belgium, d’Inverno’s whimsical shapes and colors are reminiscent of a map of fun times, square dancing, or being at the fair. Her work has been widely reviewed and is represented at Fetherston Gallery in Seattle.
Bass creates her art using block prints and gouache giving shape to the flow of nature with an innovative and expressive edge. She has an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has taught art at esteemed institutions throughout the region including the Seattle Art Museum, Pratt, and University of Washington.
Lucas and George explore the contemplative and magical characters on the edge of fantasy and truth. Lucas’ introspective work literally places his thoughtful characters at the edge of three dimensional pieces that are at once painting and sculpture. His first passion for the things the earth is made of afforded him a BS in Geology followed shortly thereafter by a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts where he studied painting and sculpture.
George’s magical narrative paintings of charming monsters and women in ball gowns riding hairy beasts speak to desire and dreamscapes. George received her BFA from Western Washington University in 2008, but was first taught the craft of art from her mother, also an artist. George has shown her work across the nation from New York to Los Angeles to Miami.
Join the artists of On the Edge lively conversation at the opening reception during 2nd Thursday ArtWalk on November 11th from 6-7:30pm.

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