“The Magic of Carnevale” @ Gargoyles
Daniel McManus & Lady Lygeia
Featuring photography taken in Venice, Italy of the majestic Carnevale along with dazzling decorative masks, hats and hair accessories.
Heather Stadler @ Lucid
This series is intended to explore the range of emotions that break through one another as if they were as thin as paper. Backgrounds created with layers of paper, paint and texture serve to enhance the feelings of the figures by allowing it to be part of them.
The show will run from January to March.
Daniel Sherrard & Megumi Shauna Avai @ Cafe Allegro
“The Fantastic Entymologies”
Daniel Sherrard & Megumi Shauna Avai
Entymologies inspired by cyanotypes paired together in a fantastic presentation that moves the mind.
Sarah Ghanooni @ University Business Center
From an early age I would look through art books, and be captivated by the colors and movement within the pictures. Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso were artists who inspired me and influenced my impressionistic style. I come from a diverse background of Mexican and Middle Eastern heritage, and that is part of the reason my art and style as so much variety.I have always been drawn to bold colors and bright lights, which is evident within my work. I use very broad brushstrokes and try not to get caught up in all the little details. Through the brushstrokes of paint I can express what I cannot always say.
Ronnie Taylor & Kassandra Davis @ Trabant Coffee
Ronnie Taylor is a Seattle-based artist hailing from Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in Art Education and a minor in Psychology. Her artistic style can be described was psychedelic, surreal, and emotional. Her sense of color is the sharpest artistic feature that she has; she can’t imagine life without it as it is essential to her work. Ronnie draws her inspiration intra-personally by dissecting the concept of her own identity, analyzing the pieces, and putting them back together in relation to this world. She is also influenced by psychology, as well as styles from the past, current events, Korean culture, anime, strange oddities, counter culture, fashion, interpersonal relationships, and cats. Taylor likes open options, and prefers to transcend the boundaries of her artistic style. The artwork presented may have a deeper intended meaning than what you perceive as “face value.” Though, you may interpret her art however you wish.
It is said that art reflects life and our dreams. The artwork of Kassandra Davis embodies the dreams, passions, and hopes that all people share while giving a nod and a wink to iconic characters beloved by her. Whimsical themes and human sexuality are portrayed in a juxtaposition that is unique to Davis. After all is said and done, it is our dreams which fuel and enrich our reality. Through her art, Davis reminds us that it is OK to be bold, to dare to be different because normal gets us nowhere.
Don Davis @ Starbucks
So it’s a perfectly lovely day, hiking through the woods and all, and suddenly you come upon some guy hunched over a little tiny plant, absolutely fascinated by something that nobody else seems to be seeing just at the moment.
Is he weirdly obsessive? Is he nuts? Is he a danger to others? The odds are pretty good that it’s none of the above.
Instead, you may well have come across photographer Don Davis, doing what he loves to do: seeing the little things the rest of us never quite notice, and making them a part of your world in a way you never expected.
Don’s path to photography didn’t come through art school. Instead, it’s reported that he learned many of the basics of the craft as a caterer: “It’s true”, he replies. “All the time I spent setting up buffet and other food displays did help me figure out how to compose a frame, how to tell a story within that space – and how to present a set of completely contrasting scenes as a complete whole.”
Don’s “office” is normally found in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains, but the collection also features “Industrial” images and other “target of opportunity” photographs that pass in front of his lens as he goes about his business in the “real” world.
I try to have a camera handy all the time, and many of my best shots are entirely serendipitous; if not for the fact that the camera was right there I’d have never grabbed them at all.”