Sept 6-22 Janna Watson, Moody As Light. Whether it is a reflection glinting in a random stranger’s eye or the dullest light in a dark room, Janna Watson takes her inspiration from the immense impact of subtlety and nuance. The experience of the artist’s body is evident in her gestural mark-making and generosity of paint application. With a rare talent for color and texture she strikes a balance between chaos and harmony, laying bare the act of creation with her stirring, abstract compositions.
Oct 4-20 Allison Collins, Understory. Allison Collins boldly merges elements of abstraction and traditional landscapes. Inspired by the beauty of Eastern Washington and the San Juan Islands, her paintings often evoke a patchwork quilt or woven rug composed of cultivated land and rolling hills. With a focus on texture and generous paint application, her work evolves layer by layer, forming in much the same way as the sedimentary landscape she depicts.