Drop by Angst Gallery during March for The Celestial Seas, paintings by Coty Keller that feature a cosmic re-imagining of our most alien, yet terrestrial, sea creatures, and a reminder that we are on an island oasis in a desert of uninhabitable planets. There will be an opening night reception on First Friday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.
Keller’s work is inspired by artists including Alex Grey, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, Frank Frazetta, and H.R. Giger. He also has a deep appreciation for the Renaissance Masters, in particular Leonardo da Vinci, whose many contributions to art and science Keller finds astounding. Keller attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s online program for two years and continues to study independently to develop skills in drawing, painting, and other art forms.
Angst Gallery showcases cultural events including art shows, musical performances, book launch parties, classes, workshops, and the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic (happening this month on Thursday, March 9). All art forms are valued. More than just a place to show art, Angst Gallery is also a safe space for community discussion, where all people are respected for who they are. They donate the use of the space to organizations that work for human rights and progressive social change such as Planned Parenthood, the YMCA/YWCA, Cascade AIDS Project, and the NAACP. The gallery is located at 1015 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit angstgallery.com.