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Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud "Seattle Re-Cline" Held over works
Mark Skullerud
Wednesday May 9, 2018 - Saturday June 9, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm

        

We are pleased to offer the new works by Northwest artist, Mark Skullerud for the month of May as we exhibit "Seattle Re-Cline".

  

This year Skullerud brings us new, sharp and crisp, stylized paintings of some of Seattle's known and lesser known urban scenes.

Skullerud's new and mature urban landscapes draw heavily upon his power as a trained illustrator while balancing his interest in abstraction. We can see where cubism makes a subtle appearance as a tool to establish his version of the overall concept that could be termed as "objective correlative"  

With a Cubist style and evocative colors, Skullerud depicts our contemporary and pedestrian lives with bridges, boats, parks, buildings and urban streets. He doesn't romanticize the subject, but rather breaks it down to an objective correlative that allows the expression of an emotion to be translated through events, objects and color palette depicted. The visual narrative of his paintings are really very well done.

  

On the flip side, Skullerud has additional works that fall far more closely in line with abstraction. Using a method he describes as un-directed drawing, he creates unexpected compositions that rely on our innate tendency to find order in chaos. As with his more representational work, each piece begins with a graphite composition leading to one or more small color studies and finishing with an oil painting.

He wants viewers to know the beauty that's visible every day, and to recognize the fleeting and subtle light that is gives the region its character and identity.

The geography of Seattle and the Puget Sound are all about hills, valleys, rivers and waterways. He sees mountains and urban hills as a performance stage for lighting. They are sculptural like muscles, 3D forms that serve to show off the cloud shadows and sun, the filtered light that changes from moment to moment with the seasons. They are, from a distance, textural. As cloud shadows slip up and over peaks, the textures take on new vibrancy or subtlety that shows in the small color changes washed and rewashed by distance and atmosphere. He sees a never ending movie that makes this part of the world a place worth living in.

As with our past exhibits with Skullerud, the selection of artwork is diverse and there is really something for everyone. Small acrylic studies on canvas and the original concept drawings done in graphite are also available as support works to the larger completed paintings.

                

Ballard Locks II
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Ship Canal
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Aurora Bridge
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
St. Mark's
36 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 4200 US
Salmon Bay
24 x 18 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2250 US
Terminal 91 - Smith Cove
18 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2250 US
Bathhouse
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Greenlake
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Freemont from 4th Avenue North
36 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 4200 US
Circle Bridge
24 x 18 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2250 US
City Bridges
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Front and Main
18 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2250 US
Crow Call
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Fremont From Newell St. 2- Color Studay
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Interbay 1 - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Fremont from 4th Ave. North I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Fremont from 4th Ave. North II - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Hill, Hawaii - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Circle Bridge I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Circle Bridge II - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Terminal 91, Smith Cove I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Crow Call I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
St Mark's I - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
City Bridges 1 - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Edge of Ballard 2 - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
The Agency II - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
The Agency I - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
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