Shift in Perspective: guest artist Tyna Ontko

Tyna Ontko joins the trio of artists participating in Shift in Perspective, which opens tomorrow night, First Thursday in what will be a very bustling Tashiro Kaplan Bldg, scene of many openings and firsts.

Ontko’s work rightfully plays with shadow and shape, those shapes containing unexpected images, dark dreams, spiraling chases.  The lightness of the paper sculpture belies its exploration of creatures writhing in and out of the billowing flow.

Tyna Ontko, Body Swallows

Tyna Ontko, Body Swallows

In Ontko’s words:

In the same way the eye would seek a figure in the clouds, the viewer pursues a figment of themselves in these clusters, thus acknowledging the asymmetry within the human condition and intrigue inseparable from what is immediately unpleasant. In a modern environment where society has inadvertently designed away its more poetic characteristics, I seek to portray entropy within the act of destruction as an elegance of its own.

Please join us for an Artist Reception, Dec. 6, 2012, 5-8p
Studio is open Friday and Saturday, from 12-5 p.

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



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