GALLERY NEWS & UPDATES: JANUARY • 2019
MARY BRODBECKwoodblock prints
Rowboat Gallery is pleased to represent selected work from printmaker Mary Brodbeck. Brodbeck, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was a recent Artist-in-Resident at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where we learned of her and her beautiful, evocative artistry. Currently on display are five framed pieces, all with an image size of approximately 10" x 14."
Brodbeck practices the traditional mokuhanga style of Japanese woodblock printing, creating multi-colored images using water-based ink and printed with hand tools in relatively limited editions. She credits her background as a designer for her ability to abstract images of landscapes and nature in a cohesive visual language of shapes, colors and textures.
However, an opportunity to study with Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo elevated her technical mastery of carving and printing, as well as her deep appreciation of the ukiyo-e aesthetic tradition wherein quiet scenes of nature take on a meditative, otherworldly aura.
Brodbeck's work is represented in many private and public collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts. Learn more about Mary Brodbeck and Japanese woodblock printing at her website.
Norm Eder / Kevin Shluka
Wavelengths, featuring stunning photography by Norman Eder, and sculpture by Kevin Shluka, who collaborates with wife Katie Shluka to create unique living landscapes has ended, but examples of both artist's work will remain on display at Rowboat Gallery.
More about the artists and their work here…
Still Life / Landscapes
We are very pleased to begin offering a selection of beautiful small oil paintings from Katia Kyte, an emerging young artist working out of Lincoln City.
Katia pursued her love in art from an early age while growing up in her native Russia, developing a solid foundation in art history, classical composition, color theory and oil painting technique. An interest in languages also led to a degree from Irkutsk State Linguistic University, which she earned before moving to the US in 2008.
Katia paints from life, attempting to capture the immediate tactile qualities of both the subjects she is observing, and the paint itself as it is applied with a controlled spontaneity. We are currently displaying a several of Katia's seascapes, as well as a number of her vibrant floral still lives–small but powerful images resonating with the energy of a new Spring.
Acrylic on Panel
Chi Meredith's wonderfully detailed, multi-layered paintings are at once abstract and highly ordered, with imagery informed by her background in both the Arts and Sciences.
Chi earned a BA degree in Physics from Lawrence University, a MS in Materials Sciences from Stanford, and a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Oregon State. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northwest in numerous juried events and gallery shows since the mid 1980s.