New storefront Art installed at the Residences at Burien Town Square
New Art has been installed in the empty storefront at the Residences at Burien Town Square, with a special celebration planned for the next B-Town BEAT on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Here’s the scoop:
Installation 1: Storefront @ 5th Pl SW at SW 152nd Street: Erin McCoy
Erin MacCoy is a Canadian-born visual artist who lives in West Seattle. She picked up the brush late in life after being inspired to translate the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest from her many outdoor adventures. Her many trips to the Pacific coast, forests, mountains and lakes provide endless inspiration in her work. She began working on canvas board in the early days graduating to canvas and now old wood-frame windows.
Installation 2: Storefront @ South Retail at 5th Pl SW and 151st: The Mythical Dogody by Sarah Lovett
Play can be almost anything, a dance, a ritual, a process, or a story. Articulated pieces, like the Mythical Dogody or the Giant Owl puppet are giant toys that can be played in group performance. Giant puppetry requires teamwork, all becoming together as in an organism. To develop group awareness players work the parts in a range of improvised movements inspired or defined by the motion of the puppet and the players. Concerns around structure, beauty, and nature are foundations of my work. Beautifully crafted, objects are poetic interpretations of life forms, dreams, psychic memories, and fairy tales. Works are constructed using a rich knowledge of materials and construction techniques. Works may incorporate post-consumer materials, fabric, paper, plastic, wire and glue.
Come see the RAINBOW SERPENT at Arts-A-Glow Sept. 7th- Dottie Harper Park-5:00pm to 10:00 pm
Installation 3: Storefront @ South Retail at 5th Pl SW and 151st: Creatures of the New Upward Mobility
Upward mobility is what the American dream is founded on. In this installation tnglr and Sucuoro examine and skewer the shrinking middle class, the poverty gap and the lack of real upward mobility that exists in our country today, in addition to the effects that lack has on the psyche of the working class and the future of this country.
tnglr is a self-taught street/fine artist from Seattle Washington, who’s work occupies a place between Street Art and Pop Surrealism. His influences range from comic books to the Renaissance, from Banksy to Dali to Da Vinci.
Conjuring through his unique filter, a wondrous land channeled from his unconscious mind and the universal consciousness, tnglr creates Pop-Surreal snapshots and landscape images inhabited by amalgamated cartoon, comic book and other pop style characters who look as though they might be as equally at home in the land of Oz as would be in Hellraiser. Incorporating the self-similarity principals of fractal geometry, these images express his inner most feelings and interpretations of society, politics, popular culture, music, the environment and his own life.
Charged with rage, happiness, fear, courage, lust, love, confidance, confusion, alienation, empathy and a cautious optimism for the future, tnglr’s work is frequently guided by these words from Walt Whitman: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
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Visual Art, Sound Art, Wheat Paste Art, Sound Enginering, Field Recording, Musical Composition, Depraved Abandon
WHAT: Empty Storefront Art Installations
WHERE: The Residences at Burien Town Square
WHERE: From August 31, 2013 through September 28, 2013. Celebrate these artists at the B-Town BEAT on September 5, from 6 – 9 PM.