LIKE LOVE is an invitational exhibit of Puget Sound-based female contemporary artists. A pop-up show running Aug. 4-6, 2017, parallel to Seattle Art Fair and Out of Sight, LIKE LOVE is presented by Base, a nonprofit organization that runs a flexible new art space in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.
LIKE LOVE aggregates the work of an eclectic group of contemporary visual artists working across mediums to reveal the idiosyncratic and expansive thinking of artists in our region. Featured artists include Timea Tihanyi, Celeste Cooning, Molly Magai, Saya Moriasu, Leah Gerrard, Danie Allinice, Nola Avienne, Mary Sheldon Scott and Lydia Bassis.
LIKE LOVE LOCATION:
Base: Experimental Arts + Space
6520 5th Ave S #122
Seattle, WA 98108
LIKE LOVE SCHEDULE:
Friday, August 4, 6pm – 11pm • FREE
Public Exhibition Hours
Friday, August 4, 11am – 6pm • FREE
Saturday, August 5, 12pm – 8pm • FREE
Sunday, August 6, 11am – 4pm • FREE
Closing Reception/Base Birthday Benefit
Sunday, Aug. 6, 6pm – 11pm • $10 admission
Featuring drinks and DJ
Leah Gerrard, "Cycles" (detail)
Leah Gerrard has worked with metal for twenty years. Her passion for wire was sparked by a jewelry class in Italy, and led her to explore sculpture at Linfield College.
Inspired by a fellow student’s intricate beaded wire baskets, Leah started weaving her own. After making a few beaded baskets, she found that it was the simple skeletal structure of wire that interested her. Self-taught, she experimented with various wires and different weaving techniques.
Leah continues to develop her methods, expanding into large-scale sculpture entwined with found objects. Her process continually evolves in response to challenges created through her designs.
Saya Moriasu, "Hand"
Saya Moriyasu has exhibited at venues including the Deitch Art Parade (New York), Aqua Art Miami (Florida), Montserrate College of Art (Massachusetts), Henry Art Gallery Gift Shop Project, Bellevue Arts Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Wing Luke Museum for the Asian American Experience. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Washington, Moriyasu was awarded residencies at Skowhegan (Maine), Centrum and Pilchuck Glass School. A decade long member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery and represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle Washington. Inspirations include Americana, consumerism, humor, the decorative arts, class, history, Buddhism and a love of beauty.
Saya's work appears in LIKE LOVE courtesy of the Artist and G. Gibson Gallery
Timea Tihanyi is a Hungarian born interdisciplinary visual artist based in Seattle. Tihanyi holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and an MFA in ceramics. She is a senior lecturer in the IVA program at the UW. Tihanyi is the founder and director of Slip Rabbit, a nonprofit digital ceramics research and education studio. Tihanyi’s work has been exhibited in the US and in Brazil, Australia, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands, including Shepparton Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Mint Museum of Art and Design, Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Foundry Art Center, and International Museum of Surgical Science. Tihanyi’s work is represented by the Linda Hodges Gallery.
Molly Magai, "Two Cranes"
Molly Magai’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers including Studio E and Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, Washington; Denise Bibro Fine Art and ABC No Rio in New York City; Ellsworth Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts; the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont; and Collar Works in Troy, New York. She received a BA in painting and drawing from Bennington College and attended the State University of New York’s Studio Program at Empire State College in New York City. Molly's work appears in LIKE LOVE courtesy of Studio E.
Lydia Bassis, "Always Tomorrow"
Lydia Bassis is an abstract painter living and working in Seattle, WA. She creates paintings that tell stories using an invented language of personal symbols. Her paintings have a dream-like quality and each one is about something specific; they are based on imaginary events, paused moments of interaction with places and things that can’t be seen, like energy.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and is held in many private and public collections. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from 4Culture, a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, and was an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont and The Women's Studio Workshop in New York. She was a featured artist in the 2011 West Coast issue and the 2007 Mid-Atlantic issue of New American Paintings.
Lydia has an MFA from Rutgers University, a BFA in Printmaking and a BA in Art History from the University of Washington. Lydia's work appears in LIKE LOVE courtesy of ZINC Contemporary.
Mary Sheldon Scott
Mary Sheldon Scott (Choreographer and Visual Artist) has been creating innovative visual and performance works for 40+ years. In 1993 Scott began a dedicated collaboration with composer Jarrad Powell, forming Scott/Powell Performance to explore their interest in the intersection of movement and sound. Scott/Powell has been presented at On the Boards, Dance Theater Workshop, PICA T:BA Festival, Myrna Loy Center, PNB’s Celebrate Seattle Festival, and Velocity Dance Center, and has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network/Creation Fund, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, SCUBA Touring Alliance, and Centrum.
Scott’s visual work has been presented at V2 Gallery, Velocity’s Speakeasy Series, Museum of Northwest Art (Artist Talk), The Creative Corridor, and MScott Studio.
Scott holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Danie Allinice’s studio practice—research-based and made using traditional and digital media—revolves around the central idea of language-generated social taxonomy. Social taxonomy shifts environments and one’s sense of place and therefore perspective. Otherwise, if not language-generated, these groupings of ‘same’ and ‘other’ are exposed and betrayed by language. Allinice’s work addresses the anxiety this produces—and the ways in which language distorts experience.
The M.F.A. Painting Program at University of Washington brought Celeste Cooning to Seattle. Twelve years later, she is best known for creating large-scale installations. Aside from various exhibitions, her work adorns city parks, storefronts, special events, and the stage.
2013 marked the transformation of Cooning’s signature cut paper aesthetic into a permanent outdoor sculpture through 1% for Public Art and Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Bounty functions as a threshold for Jackson Park Perimeter Trail in Seattle’s Pinehurst neighborhood. The stylized, ornate fronds harken to the lush, abundant beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape.
More of Celeste Cooning’s permanent installations can be seen at Harborview Medical Center, Theo Chocolate, Bridges @11th, LUMA and Starbucks Global Art program.
Nola Avienne is a Seattle-based artist inspired by anatomy, chemistry and earth science. Her work has developed through the investigation and negotiation of the tensions between art and science, chaos and order, humor and discomfort. Nola has an MFA in fibers from the University of Washington and a BFA from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. She is a recipient of the 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant and the Artist Trust GAP Grant. Her work is included in the Washington State Art Collection, King County Public Art Collection, City of Sammamish Arts Collection and the Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection.