As I Saw It | Diane Meyer, Daphne Minkoff, Kirsten Tradowsky, Grace Weston and Jan Waldon.
AMcE Creative Arts
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EXHIBITION: November 11 – January 14, 2024
The works in As I Saw It recreate memories both borrowed and personal. With nods towards an assumed idealism, stories are modified and memorialized through their reinterpretation. Some works denote vulnerability tempered by a gentle touch of longing and tenderness, while others blatantly pose fiction as fact with an offbeat charm that reminds us that life’s best salve is humor. Artists include Diane Meyer, Daphne Minkoff, Kirsten Tradowsky,Grace Weston and Jan Waldon.
Diane Meyer breaks down and reassembles family photos through embroidered pixelations designed to question authentic experience versus memory.
Derelict homes in Seattle are reconstructed with paint and collage in Daphne Minkoff’s Façade series.
Kirsten Tradowsky’s paintings rebuild borrowed moments from found vintage photos.
For Jan Waldon, stitching elaborate patterns over personal photos of mountain ranges that hold emotionally charged significance acts as a process of contemplation, meditation, and healing.
Grace Weston uses vintage Barbie dolls to stage and photograph unsettling scenes of cinematic noire to amusing effect.
AMcE will host community events and artist talks In December and January. See our News & Events page for details.
join us for a Holiday Artisan Pop-up featuring the work of local artists including
Brandon Vosika, Mary Anne Carter, and Lily Hotchkiss among others.
During the Capitol Hill Art Walk on December 14, 5p – 7p, AMcE will hosts its annual ornament making workshop and supply drive for Mary’s Place Women’s Center.
612 19th Ave E, Seattle 98112
Thurs–Sun 11– 6; Wed appt
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Established in June 2021, AMcE Creative Arts presents fine art exhibitions and cultural programs designed to foster community engagement and inspiration through unique exchanges with contemporary visual artists and makers. With an emphasis on creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, AMcE’s programming offers rotating art exhibitions, art workshops for adults, kids and families, talks with artists and arts educators, and partnerships with area nonprofit and art organizations. The gallery also features a Niche Market that showcases smaller works and artist books from local and national artists. AMcE’s partner agency McLean Art Projects also supports the artist community through educational and professional development workshops and dialogues with established artists and arts professionals held in the gallery.