Photo of BIMA's Summer Exhibitions Open July 2.

BIMA TO OPEN ALL-NEW EXHIBITIONS JULY 2

Just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) will open its summer exhibitions on Friday, July 2, 2021. These exhibitions will close September 22, 2021.

The exhibitions are a celebration of summer in the Puget Sound, irreverence, and offer a breath of fresh air as we come out of a global lockdown together. Exhibitions include Kurt Solmssen: The Yellow Boat, Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: The Clown in Me Loves You, Trimpin: Hear & Now, and a new artist’s book exhibition called Every Day & Special Days. The exhibitions are open daily from 10am-5pm and admission is free. The Museum is just steps away from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal at 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Complete exhibition listings can be found at www.biartmuseum.org/exhibitions/.

Kurt Solmssen: The Yellow Boat
A major retrospective of work by Kurt Solmssen, The Yellow Boat is comprised of over forty paintings, prints, and drawing studies, from the mid-1980s through 2021 borrowed from collectors, the artist, and Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle as well as several works promised to BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection. Solmssen is best known as a Plein air painter, capturing life in rural Vaughn, WA. He paints from his waterfront home, on a remote part of Puget Sound, as well as surrounding areas. For more than three decades, he has captured landscapes in various seasons, and family and friends in domestic settings. His paintings are elegant, yet familiar, and convey strong ties to both people and place. Primarily representational, his works explore the space between visual realism and abstraction. Ranging from luminescent to subdued, Solmssen beautifully blends subject, composition, surface, and light. The yellow rowboat, a frequent focus of his paintings, is more than an ordinary vessel pulled up onto the beach. It embodies family histories, a strong sense of place, and perhaps a romantic notion of timelessness.

Originally from Philadelphia, Solmssen began his studies in 1979 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After receiving certification, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986. Afterward, he and his wife Rebecca Schofield moved to the family summerhouse in Puget Sound, where they both worked and raised their family.

Solmssen has shown widely in the United States, exhibiting at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Santa Fe. His paintings have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Bakersfield Museum of Art, and BIMA. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title, published in 2020, with an essay by Justin Ferate. The book is available in the BIMA Store.

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Dreamer, 2018, blown and sculpted glass with enamels, 13"h x 13"w x 8"d, Courtesy of the Artists, photo credit: Russell Johnson.

Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: The Clown in Me Loves You
C
allan (Seattle) and Gray (Los Angeles) present the results of a four-year-long collaboration in glass. They explore our collective experiences with—and reactions to—clowns. Whether found in childhood memories, in circuses and parades, among those we love, or in our political worlds, clowns seem to be everywhere. The artists use old Venetian glassblowing techniques to mine complex social commentaries. It may seem like light-hearted fun, but multiple layers of feelings and realities emerge. Paint-by-number portraits exude three-dimensional, fragile glass tears. Sad, solo clowns tease out our sympathy as well as affection. Surely some jest, while others smile wryly. 

Nancy Callan has been a key member of maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team since 1996 and has mastered Venetian glass cane techniques. Gray is most recently known for Netflix’s Blown Away series, serving as the head resident evaluator. Both artists have extensive exhibition and teaching histories and have received numerous artistic residencies and awards.  Their collaborative exhibition, The Clown in Me Loves You, is a hot-sculpted fusion of kitsch and catharsis. Is it a tunnel of love, or a house of horrors – or some of both?

Every Day & Special Days
This new rotation from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection takes you on a journey from daily delights and mundane activities to once-in-a-lifetime events. Time is marked through postcards or weather observations, holding ceremonies, or simply surviving a pandemic. Included are Local Conditions: One Hundred Views of Mt. Rainier (At Least) by Chandler O’Leary, How to Transition on 63 Cents a Day, by Leopoldo Bloom, and Women and Cars by Susan E. King. Women and Cars holds special significance in the collection as it was the first artist’s book acquired by Cynthia Sears, BIMA’s Founder. 

Trimpin: Hear & Now
Trimpin (Seattle) is an acclaimed artist, composer, and musician. He collaborated with student artists from Path With Art in Seattle to create this large-scale kinetic sound sculpture. The work is installed on an antique, hand-pulled wagon originally built by Trimpin’s father in Germany. Hear & Now blends sculpture, poetry, electronic composition, and performance with the aim to “unpack” the human experiences encompassed in homelessness. In Trimpin’s words, the piece is “a metaphor for being in constant transition.”

Selections from the Permanent Art Collection (Summer 2021)
BIMA features a diverse array from the Collection. This summer’s rotation includes artworks by Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana, Max Grover, Art Hansen, Clayton James, Tom Jay, Heidi Lee, Paul Marioni, Alison (Bremner) Marks, and Marika Swan.

Kurt Solmssen, Labor Day, 2012, oil on linen, 50" x 70", collection of Cynthia Sears, Promised Gift to BIMA.

Photo of BIMA's Summer Exhibitions Open July 2.

BIMA UPANG BUKSAN ANG LAHAT-BAGONG EHIBITION HULYO 2

Saktong oras para sa Araw ng Kalayaan holiday holiday, ang Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) ay magbubukas ng mga eksibisyon sa tag-init sa Biyernes, Hulyo 2, 2021.

Ang mga eksibisyon na ito ay isasara sa Setyembre 22, 2021. Ang mga eksibisyon ay isang pagdiriwang ng tag-init sa Puget Tunog, paggalang, at pag-alok ng isang sariwang hangin sa paglabas namin ng isang pandaigdigang lockdown nang magkasama. Kasama sa mga eksibisyon ang Kurt Solmssen: The Yellow Boat, Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: The Clown in Me Loves You, Trimpin: Listen & Now, at isang bagong eksibisyon sa libro ng artist na tinatawag na Every Day & Special Days. Ang mga eksibisyon ay bukas araw-araw mula 10 a.m - 5 p.m. at libre ang pagpasok. Ilang hakbang lamang ang layo ng Museo mula sa terminal ng lantsa ng Bainbridge Island sa 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Ang kumpletong mga listahan ng eksibisyon ay matatagpuan sa www.biartmuseum.org/exhibition.

Solmssen: Ang Dilaw na Bangka
Isang pangunahing paggunita ng trabaho ni Kurt Solmssen, Ang Yellow Boat ay binubuo ng higit sa apatnapung mga kuwadro na gawa, kopya, at pagguhit ng mga pag-aaral, mula kalagitnaan ng 1980 hanggang 2021 na hiniram mula sa mga kolektor, artist, at Linda Hodges Gallery sa Seattle pati na rin maraming mga gawa nangako sa Permanent Art Collection ng BIMA. Ang Solmssen ay kilalang kilala bilang isang pintura ng Plein air, na kinukuha ang buhay sa kanayunan ng Vaughn, WA. Nagpinta siya mula sa kanyang bahay sa tabing-dagat, sa isang liblib na bahagi ng Puget Sound, pati na rin mga kalapit na lugar. Sa loob ng higit sa tatlong dekada, nakakuha siya ng mga landscape sa iba`t ibang mga panahon, at pamilya at mga kaibigan sa mga domestic setting. Ang kanyang mga kuwadro na gawa ay matikas, pamilyar pa rin, at nagdadala ng matibay na ugnayan sa kapwa tao at lugar. Pangunahin na representational, ang kanyang mga gawa ay tuklasin ang puwang sa pagitan ng visual realism at abstraction. Mula sa luminescent hanggang sa sakop, maganda ang pagsasama ng Solmssen ng paksa, komposisyon, ibabaw, at ilaw. Ang dilaw na rowboat, isang madalas na pagtuon ng kanyang mga kuwadro, ay higit pa sa isang ordinaryong sisidlan na hinila papunta sa beach. Sumasalamin ito ng mga kasaysayan ng pamilya, isang malakas na pakiramdam ng lugar, at marahil isang romantikong paniwala ng kawalang-oras.

Orihinal na mula sa Philadelphia, sinimulan ni Solmssen ang kanyang pag-aaral noong 1979 sa Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Matapos makatanggap ng sertipikasyon, nag-aral siya sa Unibersidad ng Pennsylvania at nakatanggap ng isang Bachelor of Fine Arts noong 1986. Pagkatapos, siya at ang kanyang asawang si Rebecca Schofield ay lumipat sa summerhouse ng pamilya sa Puget Sound, kung saan kapwa sila nagtatrabaho at lumaki ang kanilang pamilya.

Malawak na ipinakita ang Solmssen sa Estados Unidos, na nagpapakita sa mga gallery sa New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, at Santa Fe. Ang kanyang mga kuwadro na gawa ay ipinakita sa Museum ng Art ng Philadelphia, Tacoma Art Museum, Bakersfield Museum of Art, at BIMA. Ang eksibisyon ay sinamahan ng isang libro ng parehong pamagat, na inilathala noong 2020, na may isang sanaysay ni Justin Ferate. Magagamit ang libro sa BIMA Store.

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Dreamer, 2018, blown and sculpted glass with enamels, 13"h x 13"w x 8"d, Courtesy of the Artists, photo credit: Russell Johnson.

Nancy Callan at Katherine Grey: Mahal ka ng Clown in Me
Sina C allan (Seattle) at Gray (Los Angeles) ay nagpapakita ng mga resulta ng isang apat na taong mahabang pakikipagtulungan sa baso. Sinisiyasat nila ang aming mga kolektibong karanasan sa — at mga reaksyon sa — mga payaso. Natagpuan man sa mga alaala sa pagkabata, sa mga sirko at parada, kabilang sa mga mahal natin, o sa ating mga mundo sa politika, ang mga payaso ay tila saanman. Gumagamit ang mga artista ng mga lumang diskarteng nagbubu ng baso ng Venetian upang mina ng mga kumplikadong komentaryo sa lipunan. Ito ay maaaring parang isang light-hearted masaya, ngunit maraming mga layer ng mga damdamin at katotohanan lumitaw. Ang mga pinturang ipininta ng larawan ay nagpapalabas ng tatlong-dimensional, marupok na luha ng baso. Ang malungkot, solo clowns ay inaasar ang aming pakikiramay pati na rin ang pagmamahal. Tiyak na ilang jest, habang ang iba ay mapangiti ngiti.

Si Nancy Callan ay naging isang pangunahing miyembro ng koponan ng maestro na si Lino Tagliapietra mula sa 1996 at pinagkadalubhasaan ang mga diskarte sa baston ng Venetian. Kamakailang kilala si Gray sa seryeng Blown Away ng Netflix, na nagsisilbing head resident evaluator. Ang parehong mga artist ay may malawak na eksibisyon at mga kasaysayan ng pagtuturo at nakatanggap ng maraming mga masining na tirahan at parangal. Ang kanilang pakikipagtulungan na eksibisyon, The Clown in Me Loves You, ay isang hot-sculpted fusion ng kitsch at catharsis. Ito ba ay isang lagusan ng pag-ibig, o isang bahay ng mga kakila-kilabot - o ilan sa pareho?

Araw-araw at Espesyal na Araw
Ang bagong pag-ikot na ito mula sa Cynthia Sears Artist's Books Collection ay magdadala sa iyo sa isang paglalakbay mula sa pang-araw-araw na kasiyahan at mga pangkaraniwang aktibidad hanggang sa mga kaganapan na minsan sa buhay. Ang oras ay minarkahan sa pamamagitan ng mga postkard o pagmamasid sa panahon, pagdaraos ng mga seremonya, o simpleng pagtaguyod sa isang pandemya. Kasama ang Mga Lokal na Kundisyon: Isang Daang Pagtingin sa Mt. Rainier (At Least) ni Chandler O'Leary, Paano Maglipat sa 63 Cents sa Isang Araw, ni Leopoldo Bloom, at Mga Babae at Kotse ni Susan E. King. Ang Women and Cars ay nagtataglay ng espesyal na kahalagahan sa koleksyon dahil ito ang unang aklat ng artista na nakuha ni Cynthia Sears, Tagapagtatag ng BIMA.

Trimpin: Pakinggan at Ngayon
Si Trimpin (Seattle) ay isang kilalang artista, kompositor, at musikero. Nakipagtulungan siya sa mga mag-aaral na artista mula sa Pat With Art sa Seattle upang likhain ang malakihang kinetic sound sculpture na ito. Ang trabaho ay naka-install sa isang antigong, kareta na hinugot ng kamay na orihinal na itinayo ng ama ni Trimpin sa Alemanya. Pinagsasama ng Pakinggan at Ngayon ang iskultura, tula, elektronikong komposisyon, at pagganap na may layuning "ibawas" ang mga karanasan ng tao na kasama sa kawalan ng tirahan. Sa mga salita ni Trimpin, ang piraso ay "isang talinghaga para sa pagiging palaging paglipat."

Mga pagpipilian mula sa Permanent Art Collection (Tag-araw 2021)
Nagtatampok ang BIMA ng magkakaibang hanay mula sa Koleksyon. Kasama sa pag-ikot ngayong tag-init ang mga likhang sining nina Larry "Ulaaq" Ahvakana, Max Grover, Art Hansen, Clayton James, Tom Jay, Heidi Lee, Paul Marioni, Alison (Bremner) Marks, at Marika Swan.

Kurt Solmssen, Labor Day, 2012, oil on linen, 50" x 70", collection of Cynthia Sears, Promised Gift to BIMA.

Photo of BIMA's Summer Exhibitions Open July 2.

BIMA ABRIRÁ EXPOSICIONES TOTALMENTE NUEVAS EL 2 DE JULIO

Justo a tiempo para el fin de semana festivo del Día de la Independencia, el Museo de Arte de la Isla de Bainbridge (BIMA) abrirá sus exposiciones de verano el viernes 2 de julio de 2021.

Estas exposiciones cerrarán el 22 de septiembre de 2021. Las exposiciones son una celebración del verano en Puget. Sonido, irreverencia y ofrece un soplo de aire fresco mientras salimos juntos de un bloqueo global. Las exposiciones incluyen Kurt Solmssen: The Yellow Boat, Nancy Callan y Katherine Gray: The Clown in Me Loves You, Trimpin: Hear & Now, y una nueva exposición de libros de artista llamada Every Day & Special Days. Las exposiciones están abiertas todos los días de 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Y la entrada es gratuita. El museo está a solo unos pasos de la terminal de ferry de Bainbridge Island en 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Se pueden encontrar listados completos de exposiciones en www.biartmuseum.org/exhibition.

Solmssen: el barco amarillo
Una importante retrospectiva del trabajo de Kurt Solmssen, The Yellow Boat se compone de más de cuarenta pinturas, grabados y estudios de dibujo, desde mediados de la década de 1980 hasta 2021, tomados de coleccionistas, el artista y la Galería Linda Hodges en Seattle, así como varias obras. prometido a la Colección Permanente de Arte de BIMA. Solmssen es mejor conocido como pintor de aire Plein, capturando la vida en la zona rural de Vaughn, WA. Pinta desde su casa frente al mar, en una parte remota de Puget Sound, así como en las áreas circundantes. Durante más de tres décadas, ha capturado paisajes en varias temporadas y familiares y amigos en entornos domésticos. Sus pinturas son elegantes, pero familiares, y transmiten fuertes lazos tanto con las personas como con el lugar. Principalmente representativo, sus obras exploran el espacio entre el realismo visual y la abstracción. Desde luminiscentes hasta tenues, Solmssen combina maravillosamente el sujeto, la composición, la superficie y la luz. El bote de remos amarillo, un foco frecuente de sus pinturas, es más que una embarcación común detenida en la playa. Encarna historias familiares, un fuerte sentido de lugar y quizás una noción romántica de atemporalidad.

Originario de Filadelfia, Solmssen comenzó sus estudios en 1979 en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Pensilvania. Después de recibir la certificación, estudió en la Universidad de Pennsylvania y recibió una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes en 1986. Luego, él y su esposa Rebecca Schofield se mudaron a la casa de verano familiar en Puget Sound, donde ambos trabajaron y criaron a su familia.

Solmssen ha exhibido ampliamente en los Estados Unidos, exhibiendo en galerías en Nueva York, Los Ángeles, San Francisco, Filadelfia, Seattle y Santa Fe. Sus pinturas se han exhibido en el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia, el Museo de Arte de Tacoma, el Museo de Arte de Bakersfield y BIMA. La exposición va acompañada de un libro del mismo título, publicado en 2020, con un ensayo de Justin Ferate. El libro está disponible en la tienda BIMA.

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, Dreamer, 2018, blown and sculpted glass with enamels, 13"h x 13"w x 8"d, Courtesy of the Artists, photo credit: Russell Johnson.

Nancy Callan y Katherine Gray: El payaso que hay en mí te ama
C allan (Seattle) y Gray (Los Ángeles) presentan los resultados de una colaboración de cuatro años en vidrio. Exploran nuestras experiencias colectivas y reacciones ante los payasos. Ya sea que se encuentren en los recuerdos de la infancia, en circos y desfiles, entre los que amamos o en nuestros mundos políticos, los payasos parecen estar en todas partes. Los artistas utilizan antiguas técnicas venecianas de soplado de vidrio para extraer complejos comentarios sociales. Puede parecer una diversión desenfadada, pero surgen múltiples capas de sentimientos y realidades. Los retratos pintados por números exudan lágrimas de vidrio frágiles tridimensionales. Los payasos solitarios tristes provocan nuestra simpatía y nuestro afecto. Seguro que algunos bromean, mientras que otros sonríen con ironía.

Nancy Callan ha sido un miembro clave del equipo de soplado de vidrio del maestro Lino Tagliapietra desde 1996 y ha dominado las técnicas de la caña de vidrio veneciana. Gray es conocido más recientemente por la serie Blown Away de Netflix, y se desempeña como evaluador residente principal. Ambos artistas cuentan con una amplia trayectoria expositiva y docente y han recibido numerosas residencias artísticas y premios. Su exposición colaborativa, The Clown in Me Loves You, es una fusión esculpida en caliente de kitsch y catarsis. ¿Es un túnel del amor o una casa de los horrores, o algo de ambos?

Todos los días y días especiales
Esta nueva rotación de la colección de libros de artista de Cynthia Sears lo lleva en un viaje desde los placeres diarios y las actividades mundanas hasta eventos únicos en la vida. El tiempo se marca mediante postales u observaciones meteorológicas, celebrando ceremonias o simplemente sobreviviendo a una pandemia. Se incluyen las condiciones locales: Cien vistas del monte. Rainier (At Least) de Chandler O'Leary, How to Transition on 63 Cents a Day, de Leopoldo Bloom, y Women and Cars, de Susan E. King. Women and Cars tiene un significado especial en la colección, ya que fue el primer libro de artista adquirido por Cynthia Sears, fundadora de BIMA.

Trimpin: escuchar y ahora
Trimpin (Seattle) es un artista, compositor y músico aclamado. Colaboró ​​con estudiantes artistas de Pat With Art en Seattle para crear esta escultura de sonido cinético a gran escala. La obra está instalada en un antiguo carro tirado a mano construido originalmente por el padre de Trimpin en Alemania. Hear & Now combina la escultura, la poesía, la composición electrónica y la interpretación con el objetivo de "descomprimir" las experiencias humanas incluidas en la falta de vivienda. En palabras de Trimpin, la pieza es "una metáfora de estar en constante transición".

Selecciones de la colección de arte permanente (verano de 2021)
BIMA presenta una variedad diversa de la colección. La rotación de este verano incluye obras de arte de Larry "Ulaaq" Ahvakana, Max Grover, Art Hansen, Clayton James, Tom Jay, Heidi Lee, Paul Marioni, Alison (Bremner) Marks y Marika Swan.

Kurt Solmssen, Labor Day, 2012, oil on linen, 50" x 70", collection of Cynthia Sears, Promised Gift to BIMA.

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