November 18 – December 30:
MARK THOMPSON: New Paintings from Europe
NEALY BLAU: Elsewhere: Photographs & new publication
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 18, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk with Mark Thompson, Saturday, November 20, 2 pm
Book Signing of elsewhere, with Nealy Blau + Clint Willour, TBA
British artist Mark Thompson was born in 1972 in Peterborough, United Kingdom, and has traveled to the remote and climate challenged lands of Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Alaska. While traveling he makes notes, photographs, and drawings of the empty and cold landscape. He then returns home to make very large paintings, as interpreted by the studies and his memory. This exhibit includes several of his most recent paintings from Europe. Mark currently lives & works in Stuttgart, Germany. He exhibited with the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA in 2006. His work is included in the Beldam Collection, Brunel University; The McGraw Hill Collection; The Government Art Collection, United Kingdom; The Cowley Manor Collection; and The Microsoft Collection, Redmond, WA.
Nealy Blau has been photographing natural history museum dioramas throughout the Untied States since 2003, and these images are now presented in a new book, Elsewhere, published by Decode Books. The book is featured in the December Oprah Magazine. Nealy currently lives and works in Seattle, and has work in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA; 4Culture, King County, WA; Safeco Insurance, Seattle, WA; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA; and Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA. Nealy’s work is included in the current Mighty Tacoma exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington.