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Ross Palmer Beecher
Quilts and Assemblages

Darren Waterston
Last Time I Saw You

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EXHIBITION: July & August
Ross Palmer Beecher
Quilts and Assemblages
July 7 - August 20, 2022

Darren Waterston
Last Time I Saw You, 2022
July 7 - August 20, 2022

Ross Palmer Beecher
Quilts and Assemblages
Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to present our eleventh one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist Ross Palmer Beecher.
While not a Folk artist, Beecher is endlessly fascinated by the many forms it can take, the contexts surrounding its production, and the complete devotion to a given craft that Folk and self-taught artists bring to their work. Using a variety of primarily recycled materials the artist f i l ter s these t radi t ions in making her contemporary objects. She embraces her New England roots while her observations of the world we live in today are revealed through a wide variety of political and personal themes executed in her own particular brand of Yankee ingenuity.
The artist’s quilts and sculptures are made of tin cans, uniforms, aluminum pop cans, assorted metal containers, and musical instruments. Using well-known American designs for quilting, Beecher uses the printed information on metal in the same way that traditional quilters use patterned fabrics. The pieces are cut out with tin snips, stitched together with wire and hand cut staples, and combined with other found objects.
“Drawing, painting, and block printing have always been part of my tool box but it is my metal quilts that push me beyond my edge to a place of new possibilities and the hope of innovation. My bridge moment into making metal quilts happened when I moved to the west coast. I saw a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe framed in metal AA battery casings. Connecting readily available free recycled material and the environmental benefit of reusing it in my art, made my heart pound.” – Ross Palmer Beecher

Darren Waterston
Last Time I Saw You
Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to present our fifteenth one-person exhibition of work by New York artist Darren Waterston since 1993. This exhibition, titled Last Time I Saw You, is the artist’s personal and intimate reflection on loss, dream states, and the desire to articulate the unknowable or unseeable. The otherworldly and atmospheric compositions of Waterston’s paintings have references to celestial bodies, spectral apparitions, water and air, light and shadow, and the act of flight.
“More personal in nature, these paintings record my own navigation through the loss of a friend and the poetic pathos and even joy, that can come out of contemplations of impermanence.” – Darren Waterston

Greg Kucera Gallery

Greg Kucera Gallery

212 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2608

Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30

206.624.0770

ABOUT THE GALLERY Established in 1983, the Greg Kucera Gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture and prints by both emerging and established Northwest artists. The gallery also maintains an extensive inventory of prints and works on paper by nationally known figures.
The gallery occupies over 6,500 square feet of space, comprising three separate exhibition galleries on the main floor, a mezzanine level, and an outdoor sculpture deck. The Gallery is a member of the ADAA.