Shunpike Presents Eight New Storefronts in South Lake Union

Shunpike is proud to present the work of eight Washington State artists in South Lake Union as part of its acclaimed Storefronts program. Examining the built landscape, the interplay of wilderness and civilization, and reflecting on our environment (literally and figuratively), the installations evoke curiosity and new perspectives. These works are now on display until March 2017.


ARTIST: Libby L. Gerber

WORK: Mapping Decay

LOCATION: Thomas Storefronts 

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Libby L. Gerber explores the intersections between urban life, the environment, and people in her multi-disciplinary practice. Gerber exhibits her work in both traditional and unconventional public spaces as well as in formal galleries. “Mapping Decay” is a site-specific drawing of a crack in a sidewalk in South Lake Union. Brightly-colored lines surrounding the crack look like contour lines on a topographical map. It documents the complex connection between people and the natural environment. The map-like quality of the installation points to the back-and-forth nature of this relationship.

www.libbygerber.com

 


ARTIST: Pat Wickline

WORK: Living Drawings

LOCATION: Republican Storefront

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Pat Wickline is a sculptor and installation artist. He creates kinetic portraits using the shadow of rotating wire sculptures. He has worked in this medium since 1999 and has developed his own free-standing shadow display system. In the “Living Drawings” kinetic installation, shadows of slowly rotating wire portrait sculptures are projected onto back-lit paper screens, creating the effect of bringing line drawings to life. Distortion resulting from the projection alters the features and expression of the portraits as they rotate.

www.patwickline.com


ARTIST: Jay Lazerwitz

WORK: Conjugated I

LOCATION: Harrison Storefront 

IMG_0088.JPGJay is an architect and visual artist and has worked in encaustic medium for many years, and more recently translating his painting into cedar log sculptures. The work is very much influenced by a passion for architecture, ecology, and the built environment. He is interested in the dynamic nature of being, seeing, moving through the built environment; bringing together visual references from his own memory of places that he has been, desire to explore, and those imagined pasts and futures.

www.artandarch.net


ARTIST: Roxanne Sticks

WORK: All You Can See Is the Light

LOCATION: Harrison Storefront 

img_0077Roxanne Sticks lets their imagination use them. Roxy hopes to create habitat for the numinous and blasphemous. This work arose from an obsession with Mt. Rainier, a deep awe for our ability to see anything at all, and a desire to know everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARTIST: Thendara Kida-gee

WORK: ‘Through the Trees’

LOCATION: South Lake Union

IMG_0112.JPGThendara is a multi disciplinary artist whose artistic digestion begins with a taste of the world through photography, from that point the directions are limitless. Her work at South Lake Union fills the space between – becoming its own – the edge of the forest unto itself vs just a portal between two places where one contemplates one own instinctive desires and allegiances to the human world or that of our original nature. Each individual image is reflective of a digital distortion artifact, a bigger picture splintered by poor reception or transmission.

www.thendaramariekidagee.com                                                                                                                                                                          


ARTIST: Stephanie Hsie  and Clay Anderson

WORK: Foil(ed) Vitrine

LOCATION: Harrison Storefront 

IMG_0084.JPGStephanie and Clary  spend their days exploring the built environment, designing spaces that activate streetscapes, and encourage new forms of interaction. They believe creating installations provides an opportunity to explore spaces at a different scale, test new fabrication techniques and study new materials. They wanted to re-activate the vitrine by installing a floating storefront sized patterned foil mirror. The Foil reflects the its community as well as the rapid development that has transformed this neighborhood. It’s patterning and texture are inspired by the spirit of technological innovation that happen everyday inside the building!

                                                                                                                                                                    


ARTIST: Andie DeRoux

WORK: Transforming Within

LOCATION: Mercer Storefront

IMG_0075.JPGAndie DeRoux was born in Seattle Washington and attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She received her B.F.A. with an emphasis in portrait painting, ceramic sculpture and photography. She has been  able to have a deeper discussion with herself and the world through the process of making art. She creates work that continues this intimate conversation with the viewer, growing deeper over time.

www.deroux.com


ARTIST: Wyly Astley

WORK: The Apothecary

LOCATION: John Street

IMG_0121.JPGWyly Astley is a self-taught, multimedia artist. “The Apothecary” is a temporary social experiment in love and healing. The aim of this work is to create a trusting and loving, albeit brief, deep connection between two anonymous people for the sake of lightening, or possibly quelling, a spiritual ailment which will then radiate outward for the benefit of still more people.

www.wylyastley.com

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