Hart James | Jan Hoy

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EXHIBIT ARTISTS | EXHIBIT DATE |APR 5 - APR 28 | 2019
ARTIST TALK | April 6, 2019 3:30 pm
ARTIST RECEPTION TO FOLLOW | April 6, 2019 5:00 pm

Curator's Statement

Hart James presents her first major exhibition at Smith & Vallee, with abstract oil and charcoal paintings that speak to the energy and power of the natural world. Jan Hoy returns to Smith & Vallee Gallery with her deceptively simple, yet extraordinarily elegant and complex sculptures.

The work of these two artists, on one level may seem quite different, however, there are many connections that bind the two. They are interpreting the natural world through the lens of abstraction, using earth-toned pallets with a palpable reverence for the intrinsic beauty of our world.

– Andrew Vallee

Past Exhibits

November 1 - December 1, 2019

Tricia Stackle is an artist/designer, living and working in the Skagit Valley in Washington. Inspired by simple, geometric shapes, bold colors, and tactile materials, she is an artist and educator committed to rethinking the way people live with and relate to art and design. She is drawn to the dance between form and function and interested in creating artwork that invites both playful and therapeutic interactions for people of all ages. Whether making furniture, soft sculpture, home textiles, or mixed-media drawings, quality craftswomanship is at the forefront of her ethos of making.

October 4-27, 2019

Painting with hair picks, meat forks and chopsticks, Joules impresses a sensory memory of natural landscapes. O’Neill presents bold and beautiful textures, laid upon unexpected ceramic form.

September 5-29, 2019

Patty Haller’s colorful and analytical paintings explore the beauty, order and chaos of the northwest forest. Andrew Vallee presents new wood and bronze sculptures, a shift towards representation. Man-made natural objects, derived from the shores of the Samish Bay.