Just in time for spring’s slow unfurling, “Petals” will be on display at Angst Gallery from May 5-27, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, May 5. This season is, both literally and metaphorically, a time of renewal—perhaps even an opportunity for hope, an element that’s often missing in our current, rather dystopian sociopolitical climate. Celebrate the beautiful, colorful blooms that are spring’s hallmark by coming to see work by six local artists. To get you ready for the show, here’s a little background information on each of the artists:
- Greg Bee had a cerebral aneurysm in 2014—while pursuing an art major—which altered his perception as well as his emotional response to making art. Bee focuses on mixed media, with each piece utilizing several media and skills. Major themes include mythology, archetypes, and symbolism.
- Erin Dengerink is a transdisciplinary artist who works with the themes of love and loss. Her artwork often incorporates natural material such as flowers, leaves, and rocks.
- Sophia Hale is a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who works with clay. This show marks a return to the medium; she has not touched clay for seven years.
- Bryan Helfrich is a Type II – minus being, interdimensional microbiome, artist, and designer. Yep.
- Leah Jackson is an arts advocate and bicycle activist. She is a founding member of the Mosaic Arts Alliance and owner of both Angst Gallery and its next-door neighbor, Niche Wine Bar.
- Reid Trevarthen uses National Geographic magazines as a source material for his impressionistic collages of people, and landscapes.