Attempting to make sense of the world around us is in our nature. We venture out into the deepest oceans and climb the tallest mountains to take notes, make maps and collect data. The marks we accumulate from these pursuits and discoveries are not without their own implications; we also leave marks of ourselves in nature’s landscapes. From the minuscule to the extreme, we leave behind everything from unobtrusive ski tracks to devastating oil spills. Human+Nature is an exploration of how artists have captured these themes in their work.
Ted Hiebert has been collecting used copies of books that contain Jorge Luis Borge’s short story “The Library of Babel.”
Replicas is a light installation that utilizes the entire ceiling space of the Kirkland Art Center’s main staircase entrance.
Neal Fryett presents new photographic, sculptural, and video work in the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012. The tangram, a dissection puzzle comprised of seven parts, serves as the foundation for Fryett’s images—basic geometric shapes that when arranged and rearranged become a study in still life, balance, and history. The grains of wood that seem to appear and disappear in each photograph give life to the otherwise inanimate objects. Fryett continuously challenges viewers to look at everyday life in new and unexpected ways.
Contained looks at the containers in our lives and examines the ways that objects shape us, and how we use them to ground our ideas and memories.
This biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition is presented during the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts' (NCECA) conference.
This exhibition brings together three bodies of work generated from Ondrizek's two-year collaboration with the department of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington.
This exhibition at Kirkland Public Library features oil paintings of natural settings.
A variety of new work by KAC members. Media include painting, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.