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  • Venue: KAC Gallery, 620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA 98033

“Slash-and-burn” is an agricultural method that involves cutting and burning off all vegetation on a plot of land to regenerate the earth. The processes of devastation, deforestation, and erosion give way to fertility and renewal, allowing new crops to grow. In Slash & Burn, artists give birth to new creations by harnessing the same destructive power of flame and blade: soot and char as media, the heat of burning, cauterizing or melting; and cutting, slicing, sawing, and tearing as creative acts.


Featured Artists

Opening Reception

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free to the public. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary snacks. $2 wine and beer.

Artist Demonstrations

Discover the artistic minds behind Slash and Burn! Featured artists in this show will be offering free demonstrations of their techniques at two events in January. We hope you will save these dates to join in the fun:

“Burn”: January 7, 6:00 – 9:00pm, will illuminate heat-related methods such as encaustic.

“Slash”: January 28, 6:00 – 9:00pm, will showcase the art of cutting and slashing.

  • Energy VII, Oil-stained wood mosaid, acrylic, oil, washi paper, Naoko Morisawa
  • Firehose Experiment #2, deconstructed linen firehose, paint, threaded rod, Brenda Mallory
  • Slash & Burn: Earth, Wind & Fire (Diptych), encaustic, shellac, and burned duct tape, Joy Hagen
  • Over the River, hand-cut serigraph on Tyvek, Celeste Cooning
  • Ream, burned paper, Ellen Ziegler
  • varnished watercolor on torn paper, Suze Woolf
  • Stacked Aftermath of an Orchestrated Slashing, acrylic on scroll cut MDF, June Sekiguchi