Two new Storefront installations – We Are One by Lawrence Pitre, and Measured Entropy by Savina Mason – are now on view at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA, now to February 2019. Presented by Shunpike as part of its acclaimed Storefronts program, the installations have been sponsored by Meydenbauer Center.
ARTIST: Lawrence Pitre
WORK: We Are One
“I create visual art to evoke the mind, body and soul, which calls upon memories related to our past, present and contemporary life. Within this scope I probe links between our union, separation, parallels and contrasts. We are one is totally driven by the context of urban renewal and the relationships of personas and displacement related to the central axis of our city. Each approach starts with an open mind and a variety of perspectives. I use my own constructed images as a vehicle for questioning concepts about the role of current traditions, the nature of family and our spiritual connection to the earth. In addition my creative approach underscores the problem and solutions to countless boundaries while exposing the limits of tradition. Just as Jacob Lawrence brought an enormous amount of dignity to his work, I mirror this dignity and create visual art which compels us to stop and think: “Is visual art met to be decorative or a symbol of the culture which we live in”.
ARTIST: Savina Mason
WORK: Measured Entropy
“I work as an encaustic painter and occasionally installation artist. Working now in two dimensions, now in three, allows me to express a wider range of ideas, experiment with materials, and utilize the engineering part of my brain. The periodic changeover strengthens and informs both sides of my practice. An editor at heart, my work is often focused on finding the bare minimum of elements needed to give an idea visual form. As I constantly experiment, my palette of technique, color, and materials is broad, and changes greatly with each project. Previous work as a designer informs my approach to working with color. Conception of landform, observed and imagined, is a recurring theme in my work”.