Art and Sustainability

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings." –William James (1842-1910), American philosopher and psychologist

“Transitions” by Rickie Wolfe November 5, 2009

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"XXX" mixed media, 36"x36", 2006 by Rickie Wolfe

For the fourth in Sightline‘s series of art shows, we are pleased to present the art of Rickie Wolfe now on view through the end of December. “Transitions” is a collection of five large pieces and three small pieces, all mixed media.  The raised smaller works can be grouped in a multitude of ways to great effect. All have highly textured organic shapes painted in earthy yet whimsical colors. Most of Rickie’s paintings are six layers deep. She says,

Each layer is a finished painting and a history to be discovered; the first several layers are the freest as I paint, print, and draw onto the surface. I carve and excavate to find information, color, texture, and composition, creating a tactile and sculptural surface. The painting becomes the dig site as I excavate and find disconnected remains of another time, another painting.

With a background in fashion design and sewing, Rickie Wolfe received a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Cornish College of the Arts in 2000. As an instructor and Print Studio Coordinator at Pratt Fine Arts Center, she has introduced scores of students to printing and collage, as well as added welding sculptural art to her own repertoire. A member of Shift Collaborative Studio, Rickie has shown her work in solo and group shows locally and nationally. She lives in West Seattle, and her work can be found at Seattle Art Museum Art Sales & Rental Gallery and Fresh Paint Art in Los Angeles.

To view her art at Sightline, visit the office between 10am and 3pm on weekdays through the end of December. All works on view are available for purchase. Contact Rickie directly at rickiewolfe.art (at) gmail (dot) com with sales inquiries.

Sightline Institute
1402 Third Ave,
Fifth Floor, Suite 500
Seattle, WA
206-447-1880 ext. 100

What thoughts about sustainability are inspired by Rickie’s art (and by art in general)? Share yours in a comment.

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Photos from Sue Danielson’s show at Sightline November 4, 2009

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Sue Danielson's "Dislocation" Series

Sue Danielson’s art hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office in downtown Seattle with Mieko at her desk

 

Sue Danielson's "Dislocation" Series

Sue Danielson’s art hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office

 

Sue Danielson's "Dislocation" Series

Sue Danielson’s art hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office

 

Sue Danielson's "Dislocation" Series

Mixed media pieces “Elemental” and “Radiance” by Sue Danielson

 

Sue Danielson's "Dislocation" Series

The view of Sue Danielson’s “Dislocation” series from the hallway

 

Sue Danielson

Sue Danielson in her studio