Clockwork Art ULS 2017

Urban Light Studios & the Seattle Arts Coalition present:

Friday, 14 July from 6-10pm

Opening Reception (Main Gallery):
“Mechanical Aviary”
by Braden Duncan (ClockworkArt)
Watercolour birds augmented with mechanical accoutrement

Closing Reception (Auxiliary Gallery):
“The Art of Greg Colligan”
Oil paintings & pin-ups

Braden Duncan (a.k.a. Clockwork Art). Artist & curator. Watercolour & oil. Steampunk & circuitry. She is inspired by the intricate elegance created by the convergence of biological and mechanical elements, and fascinated by the effects of transformative technologies on contemporary society. She aims to take over the world with the strange and the adorable.

Her current bodies of work focus on kittens, birds, bunnies & bugs augmented with mechanical & pop culture accoutrement.

Braden is the co-founder of the Seattle Arts Coalition, writer of Art Scene Seattle, curator of Steamposium’s Artist Alley, and a member of the international Strange Dreams Surreal Artist Collective. She lives and works in Seattle and regularly assists with curating & art installation for a number of galleries around the Northwest. She can usually be found covered in oil paint, watercolour, engine grease, and cat hair.

Braden’s little black kitten, Diesel, is her constant companion & artistic muse. Ghost & Earl Grey are her newest studio assistants and aspire soon to follow in Diesel’s paw prints.

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Greg ULS 2017

Urban Light Studios & the Seattle Arts Coalition present:

The Art of Greg Colligan
Oil paintings & pin-ups

Opening Reception:
Friday, 9 June from 6-10pm

Closing Reception:
Friday, 14 July from 6-10pm

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

“I was born and raised in Newport News, VA and moved to Seattle in 2004. Art and drawing have always been an interest of mine from an early age. Having dabbled with painting over the years, I have grown a passion for oil painting. I use my own photography for my reference. I also like to paint a still life occasionally, though mostly for study. I like to paint figurative art that is simple, yet complicated, and like life-a bit surreal.”
~ Greg

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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!

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