Pacific Northwest: BEST OF THE WEST
Gangelhoff, Bonnie, Southwest Art
Eye on Glass
SEATTLE, WA.... New works by Gregory Grenon and Paul Marioni are on view at William Traver Gallery this month. Grenon's bold and colorful figurative pieces involve painting on the reverse side of glass. His expressionistic handling of paint allows his subjects to dominate the works and convey an emotional power-a wild-eyed beauty that engages the viewer. Marioni, a prominent studio glass artist, shows blown and painted glass pieces and cast-glass sculptures. Meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 2.
Gregory GrenonlPaul Marioni, March 3-April 2, William Traver Gallery, 206.587.6501, www.williamtraver.com
SEATTLE, WA.... Foster/White Gallery presents new sculptures by Carmen Lozar this month. Lozar works primarily in glass to create narrative pieces that reflect her experiences and surroundings. Using delicate flameworking and sculpting techniques, her imaginative forms often evoke a story or narrative. "I have been intent on creating nurseries for the imagination, exposed but protected environments that will catalyze and encourage a collaborative mind-body exper-ience," she says.
Carmen Lozar, March 2-25, Foster/White Gallery, 206.622.2833, www.fosterwhite.com
ASHLAND, OR.... New monotypes by Nancy Wilkins are on view at The Living Gallery this month. Wilkins creates oil-based monoprints using standard printmaking techniques. She incorporates ink into her designs and often uses stencils cut from thin sheets of Mylar to repeat, layer, and ghost-print shapes. "I am interested in building layers of rich color and texture that will create a sense of depth that takes the viewer into, as well as keeps their eyes on, the surface of the print," she says. Each Wilkins print is an original.
Nancy Wilkins, March 3-31, The Living Gallery, 541.482.9795, www.theliving gallery.com
TACOMA, WA.... The Museum of Glass presents an exhibition of large-scale glass sculptures by Karen LaMonte this month. LaMonte has developed a meticulous casting technique to represent fabric and the way it drapes over the body, which gives her sculptures a human presence. …