Current exhibition

   
Len Paschoal, "Red Desert Ghosts Under Icelandic Light, A  Study (An Homage to Antonioni)", 2016, oil on linen, 27.5" x 25.5"

Len Paschoal, "Red Desert Ghosts Under Icelandic Light, A Study (An Homage to Antonioni)", 2016, oil on linen, 27.5" x 25.5"

David Bailin, "Raking Leaves", 2016, charcoal, pastel and coffee on prepared paper, 72 x 79"

David Bailin, "Raking Leaves", 2016, charcoal, pastel and coffee on prepared paper, 72 x 79"

David Bailin, "New House", 2016, charcoal, pastel and coffee on prepared paper, 72" x 80"

David Bailin, "New House", 2016, charcoal, pastel and coffee on prepared paper, 72" x 80"

David Bailin, "Package", 013, charcoal, oil and coffee on prepared paper, 75" x 76"

David Bailin, "Package", 013, charcoal, oil and coffee on prepared paper, 75" x 76"

Eric Beltz, “When Jesus Swims He Becomes The Ocean”, 2015, graphite on Bristol, 39” x 29”

Eric Beltz, “When Jesus Swims He Becomes The Ocean”, 2015, graphite on Bristol, 39” x 29”

Eric Beltz, "California Condor", 2014, graphite on Bristol, 22" x 24" framed

Eric Beltz, "California Condor", 2014, graphite on Bristol, 22" x 24" framed

Eric Beltz, "Andean Condor", 2015, graphite on Bristol, 30" x 22" framed

Eric Beltz, "Andean Condor", 2015, graphite on Bristol, 30" x 22" framed

Shay Bredimus, "Red Cross", 2012, tattoo ink on drafting film, 11.5” x 7.5” framed

Shay Bredimus, "Red Cross", 2012, tattoo ink on drafting film, 11.5” x 7.5” framed

Shay Bredimus, "Dark Room series: Reflection", 2016, tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film, 44" x 65"

Shay Bredimus, "Dark Room series: Reflection", 2016, tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film, 44" x 65"

Shay Bredimus, "Sage: Busan, South Korea", 2011, Tattoo ink on drafting film, 60" x 40"

Shay Bredimus, "Sage: Busan, South Korea", 2011, Tattoo ink on drafting film, 60" x 40"

Wes Christensen, "Purple Heart", 1986, watercolor & gouache on paper, 4.75" x 6"

Wes Christensen, "Purple Heart", 1986, watercolor & gouache on paper, 4.75" x 6"

Wes Christensen, "The Future", 2012, watercolors & pencils on paper, 5.75" x 7" image

Wes Christensen, "The Future", 2012, watercolors & pencils on paper, 5.75" x 7" image

Wes Christensen, "Sara As Bacchante", 2014, watercolors & pencils on paper, 4.75” x 10”

Wes Christensen, "Sara As Bacchante", 2014, watercolors & pencils on paper, 4.75” x 10”

Wes Christensen, "The Cast Room", 1998, watercolors & pencils on paper,

Wes Christensen, "The Cast Room", 1998, watercolors & pencils on paper,

Wes Christensen, "Turnstile", 1994, watercolors & pencils on paper, 9” x 4.75” image, 14" x 8.75" framed

Wes Christensen, "Turnstile", 1994, watercolors & pencils on paper, 9” x 4.75” image, 14" x 8.75" framed

Josh Dorman, "Shipwreck", 2014, acrylic & collage on panel, 24" x 24"

Josh Dorman, "Shipwreck", 2014, acrylic & collage on panel, 24" x 24"

Josh Dorman, "Have You Seen the Red Village?", 2012, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 24" x 24"

Josh Dorman, "Have You Seen the Red Village?", 2012, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 24" x 24"

Josh Dorman, "Sunken World", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, "12" x 16"

Josh Dorman, "Sunken World", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, "12" x 16"

Josh Dorman, "Big Fish", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 8” x 6”

Josh Dorman, "Big Fish", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 8” x 6”

Josh Dorman, "Fish Mountain", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 8” x 8”

Josh Dorman, "Fish Mountain", 2016, ink, acrylic & collage on panel, 8” x 8”

Tim Lowley, "Rachael McHan", 2010, acrylic on panel, 21” x 44”

Tim Lowley, "Rachael McHan", 2010, acrylic on panel, 21” x 44”

Tim Lowly, "Study for Shore", 2016, mixed process drawing, 37" x 29"

Tim Lowly, "Study for Shore", 2016, mixed process drawing, 37" x 29"

Tim Lowly, "Trying to Get a Sense of Scale", 2012,  acrylic on panel, 21" x 18"

Tim Lowly, "Trying to Get a Sense of Scale", 2012, acrylic on panel, 21" x 18"

Michelle Muldrow, "Search Markers", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 40" x 30"

Michelle Muldrow, "Search Markers", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 40" x 30"

Michelle Muldrow,  "Blueprint/Imprint", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 16" x 20"

Michelle Muldrow, "Blueprint/Imprint", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 16" x 20"

Michelle Muldrow, "Terrain, Possible and Remembered", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 8" x 8"

Michelle Muldrow, "Terrain, Possible and Remembered", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 8" x 8"

Michelle Muldrow,  "Locater/Location", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 40" x 30"

Michelle Muldrow, "Locater/Location", 2016, casein, graphite on kaolin clay panel, 40" x 30"

Len Paschoal, "Icelandic Midday Light", 2016, oil on linen, 27.5" x 25.5"

Len Paschoal, "Icelandic Midday Light", 2016, oil on linen, 27.5" x 25.5"

Fred Stonehouse, "Self Portrait", 2016, acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"

Fred Stonehouse, "Self Portrait", 2016, acrylic on panel, 20" x 16"

Fred Stonehouse, "Spilt", 2015, acrylic on panel, 9.5" x 7.5"

Fred Stonehouse, "Spilt", 2015, acrylic on panel, 9.5" x 7.5"

Fred Stonehouse, "Buck", 2011, acrylic on panel, 16.5" x 14.5"

Fred Stonehouse, "Buck", 2011, acrylic on panel, 16.5" x 14.5"

Fred Stonehouse, "Tippy", 2013, acrylic on panel, 7.5 x 8" framed

Fred Stonehouse, "Tippy", 2013, acrylic on panel, 7.5 x 8" framed

Fred Stonehouse, "Untitled (Dog 1)", 2013, graphite on paper, 13.75 x 12" framed

Fred Stonehouse, "Untitled (Dog 1)", 2013, graphite on paper, 13.75 x 12" framed

Fred Stonehouse, "Flower", Fred Stonehouse, 2013, acrylic on panel, 7.5 x 8" framed

Fred Stonehouse, "Flower", Fred Stonehouse, 2013, acrylic on panel, 7.5 x 8" framed

About IDENTITY Insight: Unfolding the Visual Narrative, November 3 - December 23, 2016, Opening Reception: November 3, 6 - 8pm

IDENTITY Insight: Unfolding the Visual Narrative
Featuring David Bailin, Eric Beltz, Shay Bredimus, Wes Christensen(1949-2015), Josh Dorman, Tim Lowly, Michelle Muldrow, Len Paschoal and Fred Stonehouse
 
Exhibition Dates: November 3 – December 23, 2016
Opening reception: First Thursday, November 3, 6 – 8 pm
 
This show features the work of ten Koplin Del Rio artists and completes the series of three IDENTITY exhibitions introducing the gallery’s artists to a Seattle audience. Curator Eleana Del Rio grouped these artists together because they share a common interest in pictorial narrative. They all invite the viewer to interact with the imagery and engage with the work in a manner that allows two narratives—both the artist’s and the viewer’s—to play out over time. 
 
“That silent afterimage that choreographs our dreams,
By attaching faces and bodies onto our thoughts,
Making them simple, concrete and timeless.”
- Wes Christensen, "Figurative Painting," Artweek, June 1996
 
Our curiosity is piqued and our attention captured by a good story however it is presented to us. When it comes in the form of a painting, drawing, or sculpture, we give ourselves over to a narrative that is visually and conceptually layered. Our senses are engaged by a fiction that unfolds visually in space and time.
 
“I try to make illustrations for stories not yet written.”
 – Wes Christensen(1949-2015)