Coastal Alchemy - Anna Skibska and Associates
February 22 - September 28, 2014
Known for her large-scale glass installations, Seattle-based artist Anna Skibska continues to explore the ways in which artworks are viewed with Coastal Alchemy, an exhibition of her newest work in collaboration with painter Meg Holgate and poet T. s. Flock.
Skibska, who organized the exhibition, treats glass sculptures as just one of many collage elements that combine paper, photography, and even shadows on the wall, to create an immersive, abstract environment. Skibska’s new body of work also develops a self-referential “La Skibska” persona through a series of self-portraits and semi-autobiographical references that include her house and pet dog. Painter Meg Holgate surrounds Skibska’s collages with a series of ethereal landscapes and paints on glass for the first time, heightening the abstract quality of her artworks. Poet T. s. Flock contributes “Cannon Beach”, a poem that becomes an object in itself, suspended from the ceiling with the pages turned to the side.