Andrea Carlson "Ink Babel" at the Bockley Gallery

The Bockley Gallery boasts the debut of Ink Babel, Andrea Carlson’s newest large-scale painting. As in previous works, Carlson continues to draw upon landscape and storytelling. Her new efforts apply a direct connection to the formal and physical constrains of the cinematic filmstrip. Ink Babel is a work painted with ink and oil on 60 paper panels assembled into a grid that reaches ten by fifteen feet. Film titles, divination devices, cartoonish figures and towers are recreated again and again reminiscent of cells in a filmstrip. The exhibition will include drawings, sketches, sketch books and other materials that supported the creation of Ink Babel.

Andrea Carlson is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota States Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

detail of 'Ink Babel' 2014 (each panel approx. 11.5" x 30") ink and oil on paper.

detail of ‘Ink Babel’ 2014 (each panel approx. 11.5″ x 30″) ink and oil on paper.

 detail shot of 'Forked Tongues' 2014 (11.5" x 30") ink, oil and gouache on paper

detail shot of ‘Forked Tongues’ 2014 (11.5″ x 30″) ink, oil and gouache on paper

detail of 'Ink Babel' 2014 (each panel approx. 11.5" x 30") ink and oil on paper.

detail of ‘Ink Babel’ 2014 (each panel approx. 11.5″ x 30″) ink and oil on paper.

“Ink Babel”
August 8 – September 13, 2014
Bockley Gallery
Minneapolis, MN


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David Ridgway “Orcas… Familiar Spots”

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Renowned Pacific Northwest painter David Ridgway, a resident of Orcas for more than ten years before relocating to Bellingham, continues his passion for “all things Orcas.” His new oil paintings illustrate this intense love and intimate relationship with the island, its landmarks and most especially its people.

Ridgway paints much of his work “plein aire,” which means quite literally, in plain air: outdoors and on location. A collection of nearly 50 new pieces  will be on view.


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“David Ridgway: “Orcas… Familiar Spots”
August 1 – Labor Day, 2014
Crow Valley Pottery and Gallery
Eastsound, WA




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