Past Exhibitions 2005

Whole and Hollow

Karen Kunc, Whole and Hollow,
1998, woodcut, 20" x 15

Essential Abstraction

Exhibition Dates: November 1 - December 9, 2005

Paintings, prints, and sculpture by six artists who explore the expressive and perceptual qualities of abstraction in visual art. Artists whose work will be exhibited: Anne Appleby, Karen Kunc, Alan Lau, Robert Maki, Benjamin Moore, Darlene Nguyen-Ely.

Kensuke Yamada, untitled ceramic sculpture, 2005

Kensuke Yamada, untitled
ceramic sculpture, 2005

Suzanne E. Reed, Untitled (Library Ladder), detail, 2005, paper, steel, book

Suzanne E. Reed, Untitled (Library Ladder),
detail, 2005, paper, steel, book

Combined Show Featuring Artworks by Morgan Peck, Suzanne E. Reed, and Kensuke Yamada

Exhibition Dates: through October 28, 2005

Art by three Evergreen students: Morgan, a recent graduate, works with photo-montage; Suzanne, a current student, creates sculpture with paper, steel, steel screen, and found objects; Kensuke, another recent graduate, hand-builds sculptural ceramic forms using multiple glazes, firings, textures, and shapes.

ne / It Is Heavy on My Heart

Iókste Akweriá:ne /
It Is Heavy on My Heart

Gail Tremblay - Iókste Akwe r iá:ne / It Is Heavy on My Heart

Exhibition Dates: October 3-20, 2005
Reception for the Artist on Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In her multi-media installation, Gail Tremblay addresses the effects of nuclear pollution and testing on reservations. Tremblay, an Evergreen faculty member, states: "This installation is meant to educate about these issues and give voice to indigenous people who are struggling for environmental justice."


Chain Gate. Tangbe Gompa. Jakar, Bhutan. 1997

David Samuel Robbins - Himalayan Odyssey: A Visual Journey Across the Great Range

Exhibition Dates: June 20 - August 22, 2005

Artist slide presentation and book signing: Monday June 27, noon, Lecture hall 2

An exhibition of color photographs excerpted from Robbins' ten-year book project on Himalayan landscape and culture. Robbins trekked more than two thousand miles through Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and North India, compiling a unique body of work that is equal parts fine art, photo-documentary, and ethnographic study.


Jenna Fettig, "Memento: Photograph,"
2004-2005, oil on masonite, 24" x 41"

Jenna Fettig - Victoriana! The Rise of an Empire, the Fall of a Kingdom

Exhibition Dates: through June 11
Opening reception: Thursday May 26, 5-8 p.m.

Jenna Fettig's paintings explore our relationships with nature and animals, giving form to the sense of distance and nostalgia felt by many in contemporary society and examining the roots of those feelings in Victorian England.

Dane Herrin - And Sometimes People Get Better Faster in Bright Rooms Than They do in Drab Ones

Exhibition Dates: through June 11
Opening reception: Thursday May 26, 5-8 p.m., Closed during Evaluation Week, June 6-9

Dane Herrin has been exploring themes of transactional behavior and creative communication. He writes: "These works are born through both transgressive behavior and uplifting impulses. They, like most people, are raw and complicated. I want to reflect the tragedy and beauty of interaction and communication."


Louise Kikuchi - Lines and Dots

Exhibition Dates: February 28 - May 13, 2005
Artist Presentation: Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m., Lecture Hall 3

Louise Kikuchi's lines and dots are concentrated embodiments of energy, time, place, perception, weather, water, sky, plants - and paintings by other artists. Over the last ten years she has created distinct bodies of work that explore one or more of these themes; for this exhibition, select artworks from The Months, Points of Reference, Poems to the Sea, and Spanish Allusions, show how she has developed her marks and colors to express an expanding range of content.

Kikuchi writes, "The lines and dots are my alphabet, because no language is really mine. Because of the circumstances of my life, I have to find my own forms." A Japanese-American who was born in Hawaii but no longer fits completely in that community, nor in Tokyo or Paris, where she has lived for extended periods, Kikuchi has based her connections to these places and people on very basic and fundamental things, such as water, trees, light, time. She describes her art as "the search for the universal, or the human, in a very specific moment or place."


by Artist Jim Jackson

From Earth to Cyberspace: Contemporary Native American Digital and Clay Art Works

Exhibition Dates: April 11 - May 2, 2005
Artist Presentation: Saturday, April 9, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Gallery 4

From Earth to Cyberspace features artworks created by artists using clay or digital imagery. The artists participated in workshops at Evergreen State College during summer 2004. Part of the Longhouse's Artist-in-Residence program, these workshops bring master Native artists to work with emerging and established Native artists at Evergreen and reservation sites.

The workshop in clay was under the direction of artists Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs) and Jim Jackson (Klamath). Artists working with Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisga'a) created digital images comprised of original artwork, popular images, and family photographs. The exhibition includes art by Pitt, Jackson, McNeil, and workshop participants.

Lillian Pitt, Jim Jackson, and Larry McNeil will give slide lectures about their artwork during the opening reception.

The Artist-in-Residence program is currently being funded by the Ford Foundation.

 Book of Findings (detail), cloth, thread, metals, 23 x 29 inches

Quire: Book of Findings (detail), cloth,
thread, metals, 23 x 29 inches

Rachel Brumer - Quire: Book of Findings

Exhibition Dates: January 15 - February 4, 2005
Artist Presentation: Friday, March 4, noon, Lecture Hall 3

For the exhibition Quire: Book of Findings, Rachel Brumer has created dozens of open book forms, with line after line of color blocks, stitching, and silhouettes of tiny objects. Arrayed across walls, the folios present a dense interweaving of abstract story lines. For three decades, Brumer has been exploring diverse modes of communication - as a modern dancer, sign language interpreter, and visual artist - and Quire feels like a compendium of these and other pathways to understanding.

Unveiling the Mother

Opening reception: Friday January 14, 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15 - February 4, 2005

For her Senior Thesis Exhibition, Phantasmagoria Eve uses common fetish objects such as feathers and lace intermingled with the more serious side of the fetish concept: representation of Deity Herself.  The artist plays within the meaning of her own name to create a dreamlike scape of work in the new series Unveiling the Mother .  This current work combines the religious icon of Mother Mary, imagery from a 40,000 year old Isis ceremony, and Cherokee symbology.