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“Observing observing” – group show at Prographica in Seattle opening on Sept 12

I’m very happy to have been invited to paint for an upcoming show at Prographica Gallery in Seattle. The piece below will be included with the work of many fine painters who’s work I’ve admired.

"White Cup with Spoon" 36" x 18" oil on linen
“White Cup with Spoon”
36″ x 18″ oil on linen

About “Observing Observing” Sept 12th – Oct 31 2015

At Prographica, we’re curating a show about “… how artists who observe, observe.” The title implies, of course, that, somewhere along the line, artists who use recognizable imagery, work from direct observation when creating their art. This show is about that observation.
Because the show is about “observation”, we have selected as a thematic constant, the “white cup.” Why a white cup? Because it is ubiquitous and carries no emotional baggage.  It is the “observation” that is paramount, not the cup.
As source material a white cup is not difficult to paint.  But, it is damned difficult, to make interesting. And, so, it is a challenge of a peculiar sort. A challenge analogous to that of a film actor in an all-important scene, where there is a close-up, no action, and no dialogue. For an actor, such a scene takes some considerable talent to pull off and make interesting. For an artist, too, it takes considerable talent to pull off and make interesting the observation of a white cup.

Curated by Eric Elliott, Michael Howard & Norman Lundin.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Brian Blackham, Fred Birchman, Sarah Bixler, David Campbell, Kimberly Clark, Dean Fisher, Cable Griffith, Laura Hamje, Kenny Harris, Amy Huddleston, Carrie Kapp, Matt Klos, Kathy Liao, Judy Nimtz, Elizabeth Ockwell, Anne Petty, Bob Schlegel, Bill Sharp, Graham Shutt, Jordan Wolfson & Evelyn Woods.

The show opens on Sept 12th with a reception from 2 – 4pm. If you’re reading this and will be in Seattle, I hope you’ll drop by and have a look.

3419 East Denny Way Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-3851

Prographica Gallery Website

3 thoughts on ““Observing observing” – group show at Prographica in Seattle opening on Sept 12”

  1. Hello Bill
    Good to see your blog again – your white cup with spoon – luscious and luminous! Brings to mind Vermeers work. What a shame that Seattle is on another continent !

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  2. Hi inkspot56, thanks for your comment. What continent are you on?

    Thanks, Ken. I hope things are going well in CA and your finding time to paint.

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