Kirsten Wilhelm continues her love of powerlines that bisect open horizons in her new encaustic pieces, on show at Shift through the month of February. Please join us for an artist reception First Thursday, 5-8pm, Feb 7–there will be all kinds of things going on in the Tashiro Kaplan Bldg–don’t miss it.
Here’s Wilhelm’s statement on her new work:
In central Oregon I watched the blacktop road, brilliant yellow wheat fields and creamy blue sky and simple weather beaten wooden poles go by. The lines dipping and intersecting, branching off to a small abandoned farmhouse then continuing on their journey, leading away from the powerful hydroelectric plant into the high desert.
We tend to think of perspective as a mathematical issue, we’re accustomed to the lines and the coordinates and the rendering. But the true perspective is in the reach from where you are right now–into the future, into the past behind you, into the present, like the feeling of a road trip. I’m inspired by the image of power lines as they transect the wide-open sky and evoke a sense of vanishing into the horizon.
Join us this Thursday at Shift for the opening reception, Dawn Endean and Kirsten Wilhelm.
Shift Collaborative Studio / Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex
306 S. Washington St., Seattle 98104
February 7th – 23rd, 2013
Opening Reception Thursday, Feb. 7th, 5-8 pm