PNW Resident Alum Sylwia Tur will be exhibiting in two shows this month, one opening this Thursday at Linda Hodges Gallery and one already on view at the Museum of Northwest Art. Both run until early January.


Disjointed, 2006, porcelain, glaze, 40″ x 50″ 11″

Making and Breaking
curated by Dale Cotton

Linda Hodges Gallery
316 First Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
December 4, 2014 – January 3, 2015
1st THURSDAY Artist Reception, Dec 4, 6-8 pm

Making and Breaking is a group exhibition of Seattle-based artists–painters, sculptors, and photographers–that illustrates the process of building things that are weathered, altered, or destroyed over time. We are very much aware of this in the rapidly growing city of Seattle. Change is all around us, and technology, economic decision-making, and obsolescence are what guide it.


Scale, 2012, porcelain, 70″ x 56″ x 3″

Accreted Terrane
curated by David Francis

Museum of Northwest Art
121 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
October 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015

A large group exhibition featuring work by 42 artists with ties to the Northwest region, Accreted Terrane explores processes of accumulation and erosion, dispersal and gathering. The passage of time is marked in a dazzling variety of ways, from layer upon layer of paint, to the archaeological exposure of 20th century artifacts, to the capture of hot-sculpted glass in the moment, to the interplay of light and shadow unfolding in a video loop. With a number of large scale installations, the exhibition also contains a series of environments that encourage extended contemplation. Often referencing scientific research as well as a natural world in the midst of profound change, Accreted Terrane collectively demonstrates the ongoing strengths of contemporary art in the Northwest in terms of innovation in materials, new perspectives on nature, and a sustained engagement with conceptual content. While the exhibition’s title, borrowed from a geological lexicon, is interpreted differently by each artist, the cumulative effect “evokes a world from which human beings are notably absent or indirectly present, perhaps even estranged,” as guest curator David Francis suggests.

Link to the I-book version of the show’s catalog: