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Stasia ULS 2017

Urban Light Studios welcomes a new curator: Braden Duncan, co-founder of the Seattle Arts Coalition!

Urban Light Studios & the Seattle Arts Coalition present:

“The Art of Stasia Burrington”
Paintings & prints in black & white & red & flora

Opening Reception:
Friday, 14 April from 6-9pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, 12 May from 6-9pm

See available pieces for purchase & pictures from the opening reception HERE

“I create personal, intimate, edgy and cute artwork; I want to inspire discussion, to form connections, and to respond to all this pain and beauty that we live in… to share all these human feelings, and to inspire compassion and humility.

“I believe in visual art’s power to communicate the nuances that we haven’t yet learned in words. I believe in the imperfect, the cracked, the broken, the aging – the quiet beauty that is so subtle that it could easily be overlooked, but when noticed, stops time. I crave a simpler, quieter way of life, a more accepting attitude towards existence, and I know we all crave beauty; our definition of beauty needs only to be pried a little wider. The stains in our favorite teacups – the wrinkles around our eyes – the uneven stitches in a hand-knit quilt, these are full of the energy of age, the power of being loved over and over again. A reclaiming of heritage is in order in a world where it’s easier to throw away than to mend. An embracing of our “flaws” is in order, to be kinder to ourselves, and to be kinder to the world.”

~ Stasia

Stasia Burrington was born in Texas, raised in Montana and now lives in SeaTac with her favorite man and two cats. She’s a full time artist, doing custom work and nurturing her little online shop. You can find her most often at home, coffee-cup ever present, working while piled under blankets and furtively watching sci-fi in the background.

At times she’s aspired to be: an astronaut, magician, Lara-Croft type action-adventurer, and a children’s book illustrator. One of which is actually now the case!

More info:
www.stasiaburrington.com
www.etsy.com/shop/stasiab

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Feb- Art Walk- “3×3” Claudio Duran Gabriel Marquez & Abby Fields

Friday, February 10 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Three Seattle-based artists come together in a show that echoes all things otherworldly and dreamlike.

Claudio Duran’s work is inspired by surrealism, fantasy, street art, anime, junkyards, and the process of decay. Abby Fields builds a tension between light and dark, her imagery subtle and haunted. She is inspired by animals, the theater, beautiful faces, and nature. Gabriel Marquez culminates themes of line and motion, stillness, progression, and digression in a realm of emptiness where things fall apart and come together again.

Closing Reception:
“Mayfly” – Claire Mack and Barbie Stattman

Barbie Stattman is a freelance artist from Colorado Springs, CO. She attended the College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and earned a BFA in Illustration in 2016. She expresses her love for visual storytelling by incorporating her fascination with history, folklore, and surrealism into organic, decorative compositions.

Claire Mack is a native Californian, though spent most of her life in the cool, rainy, moss-covered NW. She earned a BFA from the California College of the Arts in Painting. Viewing artmaking as a source of transcendence, she believes that art has a profound healing influence on artist and viewer alike. Her work portrays figurative images, symbolic beings that represent inner experiences. She often uses imagery from nature hoping to provide a common visual language that is both soothing and provocative.

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Opening Reception:
“Mayfly” – Claire Mack and Barbie Stattman

Opening on January 13th, 2016, Urban Light Studios presents “Mayfly”, featuring Barbie Stattman and Claire Mack. Their bodies of work create wonder, whimsy, and a sense of the ephemeral through the use of magical realism.

Barbie Stattman is a freelance artist from Colorado Springs, CO. She attended the College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and earned a BFA in Illustration in 2016. She expresses her love for visual storytelling by incorporating her fascination with history, folklore, and surrealism into organic, decorative compositions.

Claire Mack is a native Californian, though spent most of her life in the cool, rainy, moss-covered NW. She earned a BFA from the California College of the Arts in Painting. Viewing artmaking as a source of transcendence, she believes that art has a profound healing influence on artist and viewer alike. Her work portrays figurative images, symbolic beings that represent inner experiences. She often uses imagery from nature hoping to provide a common visual language that is both soothing and provocative.

Opening night features live music by Justin Chan.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLD8MM_G28rUI63sX677DMg

Closing Reception:

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Opening on December 9th, “Sentient” brings together the newest body of work from Veronica Mortellaro. Using ink and watercolor, Veronica explores what it means to be fully human. Each of her works feels familiar and intimate, haunting yet sensual. Veronica’s medium forces serendipitous moments, casting figures that represent both strength and frailty.

Veronica grew up in Fort Collins, earning her BFA at Colorado State University. Prior to relocating to Seattle, she developed chronic pain that would change her life. The figures in her work represent not only the sorrow and fear she has experienced, but the sensuality, power, and human connection that emerged.

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