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Mark Skullerud
Mark Skullerud - Held Over Works in the Window Gallery
Mark Skullerud
- Last Chance to view: Saturday June 10, 2017
6:00 -8:00 pm

          We are happy to hold over in our Window Gallery some of the newest works by Northwest painter, Mark Skullerud. 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 the 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 inline with traditional Impressionism. landscapes based on real things in real  locations in the Puget Sound area.  They are emotional portraits of a  time of day, a weather pattern or a season that have a familiar feel of  the region. Again, it could be somewhat object correlative as seen in  his more urban images.

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 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. You  might think about collecting a trio to complete a concept.
                        

Ballard Locks
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
South Lake Union
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Lake Union II
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
City Bridges
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Greenlake
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Aurora Bridge
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Bathhouse
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Edge of Ballard
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3500 US
Fremont From Newell St. 2- Color Studay
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
South Lake Union 1 - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
City Bridges 1 - Color Study
10 x 8 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Interbay 1 - Color Study
8 x 10 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 550 US
Skagit Valley - 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
Autumn
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2350 US
The Ridge
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2350 US
Hidden Valley
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2350 US
Access Road
30 x 24 x 1.5 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2350 US
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