ECHO – A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

June 2, 2017 § Leave a comment

ECHO – A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF ANTI-SEMITISM

NEW ARTWORK BY MELANIE LIEB

June 2, 2017– Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main St., Spokane WA 99201

In Echo, Melanie Lieb is creating an emotional environment inspired by centuries of racial persecution towards the Jewish people. This series will be executed using multiple artistic disciplines which include mixed media paintings and installation. Melanie’s paintings will explore Anti-Semitic depictions of Jews throughout history, and her installations will be haunting reminders of life and death in the concentration camps. Echo will take the viewer on a journey through the past where they will visually move forward through time, and then be forced backward as the regressive present mirrors the past. This exhibition will communicate to the Spokane community and beyond the struggles and atrocities that this small but resilient group of people have endured throughout history.

Echo will open at the Saranac Art-Projects on Friday June 2nd 2017 4-9pm

and will be open to the public for the entire month during gallery hours.. Melanie Lieb is a visual artist working in multiple medias which include painting, jewelry, sculpture, ceramic and installation. Born in 1975 and raised in the suburbs of Chicago IL,

Scorched Earth opens at the Saranac Art Projects

March 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth opens at the Saranac Art Projects in Spokane, Washington. This exhibition features collaborative works made by twin sisters, Julie and Kristen Gautier-Downes. The works exhibited are a selection of digital composites and installations which seek to make sense of the sisters’ shared trauma. The works exhibited discuss impermanence, destruction, fire, home, and the lasting marks humans have made on the landscape.

Join this creative pair for an Opening Reception on March 3rd.

Reception: Friday, March 3rd from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibition: March 3, 2017 – March 29, 2017

Gallery Hours: Thurs: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Fri – Sat: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday Opening: Mariah Boyle & Jo K. Quetsch

May 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

Jo K. Quetsch

Silver Linings: Jo K. Quetsch

Mixed media paintings of optimism and decisions toward good and bad new paths- looking for a silver lining. Her art journals will show development of process, content and colors.

Vivid 8

Unchartered Territory: Mariah Boyle

A series of large-scale, mixed media drawings on paper, loosely based in NW landscape, ecology and transitions across new terrain.

Opening Friday, June 3, 5-9

Open Thursdays 2-6

Fridays, Saturdays noon to 8

Float opens on Friday, April 1st

March 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

Dream Ball

Laboratory and Saranac Art Projects are happy to present “Float:” A collection of art work that aims to include the viewer into the process of creating and seeks ways to create a shift in how reality is perceived (**the description can be edited/changed**) by Swedish artist duo Anna Sörenson and Daniel Rydh.

Sharing a background in painting and conceptual art, the artist duo Rydh /Sörenson have a collective attitude to visual aesthetics and activating the art audience in public spaces. Daniel studied fine art at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht in The Netherlands and pedagogy at Umeå University in Sweden. Anna received her BFA from Umeå Art Academy and MFA from Pratt Institute, New York supported by her Fulbright Scholarship. In 2014 she graduated from a.pass, a yearlong post-master program in performance art in Brussels, Belgium.

Both artists are living in Spokane as part of the Laboratory residency program and will be here through the month of April. Come meet them and see their work at the Saranac Art Projects Gallery. 

Opening reception:Dan McCann and Carrie Scozzaro

November 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow night’s reception

MACHINE

Dan McCann has created box constructions and wall reliefs with industrial, organic overtones.

Dan uses found objects and mixed media working with the materials to tell a story.

They are always visually stunning, and elegant.

PINK IS THE NEW BLUE

Carrie Scozzaro returns to a familiar theme of gender and social politics with a playful commentary on how gender identity is represented and misrepresented in our culture.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone, and saying hello.

Our reception is from 5-9 pm.

 

First Friday: OCTOBER! Katie Creyts and Jeff Huston

September 30, 2015 § 1 Comment

It’s a big night!

Here is our contribution

Free of charge, opening reception:

Friday October 2, 2015 through October 31 FREE OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 2, 2015. 5-9 pm

Katie Crytes

Katie Creyts has, for this exhibition: CoHabit, been working on graphite drawings and glass etchings of woodland animals cohabiting with humans. The imagery fractures the once symbiotic relationship, as the animals appear dislocated.

Dropping

Jeff Huston The Saranac Art Projects is pleased to present new works by Jeff Huston. This work explores white male masculinity and its adverse effects on minority groups through video and concrete sculptures.

First Friday: Fresh and Hannah Koeske @ 5-9pm

September 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

First Friday @ 5-9pm:

Fresh and Hannah Koeske

Hannah Koeske

We have an opening reception this evening! First of the fall. We are looking forward to exhibiting a new collection of drawings by Hannah Koeske. Hannah has some very nice large drawings in the gallery for this evening. We would love to have you come and take a look.

FRESH is an invitational of the new artists at our various area universities. This is a university town. We have five colleges represented: Gonzaga, EWU, NIC, SFCC and Whitworth. Each has a new member or three. Some might not seem new, but they have new positions within their departments and are more secure than before. Others are returning to fill positions opened in the last year.

Come and see the work. Say hello to us and visit a bit. There is music downtown, and it’s a busy weekend.

We’d love to see you this evening.

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