In the third and final reception for our SATURATE exhibit at the Chase Gallery, we are also featuring two fantastic local Queer poets in conjunction with the First Friday Spokane Queer Art Walk! Join us for poetry by Bethany Montgomery and Aileen Keown Vaux at 6 p.m. or stop by the reception anytime between 4 to 7 p.m.
Poetry Reading & June First Friday Reception: June 7, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. (poetry reading at 6 p.m.)
Regular Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open when City Hall is open; closed holidays.)
SATURATE is a group show featuring six Inland Northwest artists working across a variety of mediums with exhibiting artists: Jiemei Lin, Jeff Ferguson, Brandon Johnson, Azzah Sultan, Antonio Romero, and Geetha Alagirisamy.
The show will feature paintings, prints, photographs, fiber arts and ceramic pieces. Spokane photographer Jeff Ferguson will share several color photographs taken at various Inland Northwest Pow Wows from 2011 to 2015. Jiemei Lin, born in Hangzhou, China, and currently living and working in the Inland Northwest, work in both traditional media (including ceramics, embroidery, and painting) as well as digital media and her pieces in the show include both paintings and digital works all with a distinct style. Azzah Sultan’s work uses clothing, thread, and fabric as one jumping off point to explore both ingrained stereotypes and regaining authority: “Traditional garments, food and practices are what I am currently interested in exploring within my artistic practice. I want to be able to leave my art in a space where the viewers get an understanding of the struggles that Muslims, women of color and immigrants face in contrast to how we are categorized and stigmatized in the media and history.” The exhibit will also include a print by Brandon Johnson, a student artist at SFCC currently exhibiting other works as part of the Explorations XVI Student Invitational; ceramic pieces by local artist Geetha Alagirisamy, and several pieces by local artist and Air Force retiree Antonio Romero who after years of painting with acrylic and oil, now focuses on digital art.
The SATURATE exhibit at the Chase Gallery will be on display from April through June, and is part of city-wide collaboration celebrating Spokane artists of color. Learn more about additional SATURATE events and performances at http://www.spokanearts.org/saturate