Transformation @ Shift in November: Paula Stokes and Eric Mead

There’s a lot of buzz recently about collaboration, prompted in part by Susan Cain’s book Quiet;  she devotes a good chunk of her writing to the difficult but often rewarding act of collaboration between artists and writers.  Keith Haring once said of his collaborations with the likes of Warhol and Basquiat, “the sense of humor, the snide remarks, the profound realizations, the simple chit-chat all happened with paint and brushes.”

Through November, Paula Stokes and Eric Mead offer the intriguing fruits of their collaboration–from monoprint to leaded glass and back again.  The relationships of  line and depth, layer and surface, clarity and opacity play off the different media in beautiful ways:

In Transformation, Stokes creates a fluid, vitreous transparency in her monoprints, composed of layers of floating organisms. Mead reinterprets this work into leaded glass panels.

Please come by and enjoy the visual conversation of these two artists–Transformation opens with an artist reception this coming First Thursday, the very First Day of November, from 5 to 8pm.  We’re in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, just follow the crowds.

Artist Reception, Nov. 1, 2012, 5-8
Studio is open Friday and Saturday, from 12-5 pm.

Shift Collaborative Studio
Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex #105
306 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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