Art opening February 4th, 2016 – Stacy Lovejoy & Michael W. Hall at …
Stacy Lovejoy The Radiant Thread (downstairs)
Michael W. Hall Good and Gone (upstairs)
Flatcolor welcomes Stacy Lovejoy (Portland, OR) and Michael W. Hall (Austin, TX) to Seattle in February.
(Both artists will be in attendance on opening night.)
Show runs through February 20th.
The Roots are Always Inside
About Stacy LovejoyStacy Lovejoy is a mixed media artist, futurist, transformer who is traveling between parallel Universes and making a connection with humanity telling real stories through whimsical shapes, unique color combinations, and her impressions that she uses in her artwork. She creates paintings and sculptures while playing, without predetermining which art materials to use and what it will look like at the end.
Creating art takes me back to my childhood that time when you admire water drops which sparkle in a sunny ray; seek funny characters in a rug; giggle over your puddle reflection and smile when a gentle wind tickles your cheeks. A time when you are happy-go-lucky, sensitive, almighty, and sometimes naive, but always genuine. I am an eternal child and art allows me to maintain this state of being. I love to be in nature to hug trees, absorb astonishing color combinations with my fibers, to examine bird coloration, membrane of leaves, which is full of moisture I relish a beauty of a fruit pulp, a whisper of ocean sand, scents of forest I m a part of nature Its disciple and the art tool. Every time I examine my finished art works, I am pleasantly surprised that they were created by me! The Radiant Thread, tells a story about an engrossing journey to my subconscious to find my mission on Earth. During the whole journey, I watched myself from the sidelines, immersed in my memories, and explored dreams. This experience has taught me to always follow my heart, think abstractedly and to discover the wonder in everything. Today, you can see the artworks which symbolize my points and discoveries that made me closer to a thread of sense. The radiant thread, which I ve finally distinctly seen.
About The Radiant Thread
In the long journey to the highest point of my dream, which is full of freshly picked blueberries, I ve got plenty of juicy stories to tell each of them a flake of the whole puzzle.
The flakes, which have particular weight, spirit and frequency are traveling everywhere; hiding behind transparent leaves. They are waiting to be discovered absolutely everybody can see them, but sometimes it can be difficult for a person who observes from a fictional carob tree.
I was literally stalking them in a boundless flow, sketching their reflections in my journal of unique experiences and arranging them in different ways. They pulse like ripe berries and inspire gently to abandon the island of comfort, to explore new worlds, to become spontaneous, boundless and unsubstantial. I felt that moment when they embraced my heart the moment when I ve seen THE RADIANT THREAD, which merged them all in the huge field of immortal expression.
About Michael W. Hall
b. 1981Good And Gone is a show of abstract works on paper where many details of the paintings seem to be tucked just out of sight, obscured behind large flat areas of color. Michael W. Hall is entranced by ideas of stealthily moving through secret worlds. He spends much of his time lurking alongside America s railroads, stealing rides while sending scrawled images and messages rolling across the continent. Hall s inspiration is found hidden in shadows beneath bridges, sneaking through holes in fences, and peeking from boxcar doors at a blurry country hurrying past . Michael W. Hall
Watercolor and Gouache on paper
He paints predominantly in watercolor and gouache and does not use tape or any masking implements in his work. In addition to painting and chasing trains, Hall was one half of the experimental psychedelic music duo, Ospreys, touring extensively from 2005-2009, designing and screenprinting tour posters and self releasing a handful of small-run cd s with home-printed covers. He has written about his experiences riding freight trains over the last 14 years for Faded Glory magazine, and for the French book about North American boxcar art, Outside the Box. In 1999, Hall co-founded the Lost Film Fest, a nomadic punk-oriented film festival which continues to travel the world to this day.
Michael W. Hall was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He lived in Philadelphia for thirteen years before relocating to Texas in 2012.