Find “Curious Species” At The Burien Art Gallery

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“Curious Species” is a new, group thematic exhibition featuring the art of Tammie Rubin, Renee Adams and Alisa Savage that will open at the Burien Art Gallery Oct. 2nd, with a reception from 7pm to 9pm.

The show will continue through Nov. 29th at the gallery, which is the “little blue house” at Dottie Harper Park at 421 SW 146th.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Curious Species” Featuring: Tammie Rubin, Renee Adams & Alisa Savage

WHEN: Oct. 2 – Nov. 29; opening reception is Friday, Oct. 2nd from 7pm – 9pm

WHERE: Burien Art Gallery, 421 SW 146th Street Burien, WA

INFO: Here’s some blurbage from Burien Arts:

Burien Arts is excited to present a group thematic exhibition of three artists who have been a unique part of the Pacific Northwest’s art scene. The art work of Tammie Rubin, Renee Adams, and Allisa Savage will be on view at the Burien Art Gallery Oct. 2nd – Nov. 29th.

Curious Species is a modern day spin-off of the sixteenth-century concept of a “Cabinet of Curiosities,” a room housing exotic and sometimes mythological creatures, designed to stimulate contemplation of the wonders of the natural world. These chambers also had the beneficial effect of triggering curiosity and often served scientific advancement. Tammie Rubin, Renee Adams, and Alisa Savage create hybrid organisms. At times these are reminiscent of familiar creatures and plants, at other times they appear like something otherworldly or fantastical. These relics puzzle the viewer into wondering whether a living organism like this really does exist. They hold on to just enough of the imagery we are used to seeing in the natural world around us or in biology class to make us debate their authenticity.

Images of duck heads and flowers or jelly fish float out of our visual library, whispering of terrestrial life. Al the while, the titillating textures and appetizing colors, the velvety flogged surfaces tease our senses and make us want to believe these preternatural creatures are real.

Artists United members Harry Langon, Carol Shankland and Joy Preiser will show new work in the Attic Galleries.

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