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The Machines Are Taking Our Jobs, So I’ll Take One Of Theirs

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Gage Academy of Art is delighted to announce the opening of a exhibition by Dylan Eakin, entitled “The Machines Are Taking Our Jobs, So I’ll Take One Of Theirs”. We at Gage have long admired Dylan’s work, and when we expressed interest in showing at our Rosen Gallery, we were nothing short of ecstatic!

The exhibition is set to open January 11th, the artist will be on site to talk about his work and his process. Wine and snacks will be served, along with music and the promise of a great time!

About the artist:

Dylan Eakin graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas in 2013 with a degree focused on sculptural art. He began training himself in photorealism in 2016 because it was cheaper than pursuing a career in figurative ceramics. He lives and works in Seattle, WA.

Show statement:

“The Machines Are Taking Our Jobs So I’ll Take One of Theirs

Adapting myself into the regiments of photorealistic drawing requires an assimilation into automata. There’s not a single facet of the genre that doesn’t necessitate a direct confrontation towards a shopping list of personal weaknesses. Reforming my process of art production becomes a reconfiguration of human habits into mechanical ones, a method of self-improvement via photographic translation and a stick of charcoal. Delete subjectification. Delete inspiration. Draw the picture. Beep Boop.”

Inclinations and Explorations

 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Gage Academy of Art is delighted to announce the opening of a collaborative exhibition by RK Burk and Meg Murch, entitled “Inclinations and Explorations”. RK and Meg are long standing fixtures in the Gage community, and we are honored to have their work on display in the Steele Gallery from January 11th through February 1st.

The exhibition is set to open January 11th RK and Meg will be on site to talk about their work and their individual processes. Wine and snacks will be served, along with music and the promise of a great time!

About the artists:

RK Burk:

All of my formal art training occurred from 1994-2007 at GAGE and was funded by the liberal education benefits that the Machinists Union negotiated with Boeing.

I continue to work steadily at painting, but show my work infrequently.

My three previous larger shows were: 1999 at Simply Frames and Miner Gallery (landscapes) 2003 at Boeing Everett — Tom Sanborn Fundraiser (landscapes) 2007 at GAGE — 20 Figurative Drawings

Meg Murch:

Meg Murch is a longtime Seattle resident. Her fascination with portraiture, both painted and sculpted, began in high school. She went to school at the Evergreen State College in the 70’s when realist artwork was not the thing. Her early efforts were self taught. Boeing provided her with a day job as a journeyman model maker. She worked with teams building and testing airplane models for commercial airplane development. She has taken classes at the Gage Academy of Art (drawing, painting, sculpting, portraiture), Pottery Northwest (building, throwing and glazing ceramic work), and Pratt Fine Arts Center (bronze casting, welding and patinas). She has shown locally and natonally in group and juried shows. She has received a number of local awards. Now in retirement she enjoys working as a full time artist.

CALLING ALL GAGE STUDENTS:

Portrait is by Christopher Remmers, 1st Place Winner of “Spitting Image” 2018

13th Annual Spitting Image Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition: February 8th — March 2nd, 2019
Location: Gage Academy of Art, 3rd Floor
Artists’ Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, February 8th, 6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.

The 13th annual juried self-portrait exhibition showcases students’ best portrait work in competition for tuition prizes to encourage further study at Gage. A $1,000 Gage Tuition Grant to 1st place, a $500 to 2nd place and a $250 to 3rd place. The show is open to all current Gage students who have taken at least one class or workshop since January 2018.

Guest Juror: Chloe Wright, Director of Gallery 110

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

Submit your self-portrait!

Fill out and submit the online form!

Artwork submission dates:

Location: Gage Academy of Art, 3rd floor

Thursday, January 31st 10:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M.

Friday, February 1st 10:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M.

Monday, February 4th 10:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M.

Tuesday, February 5th 10:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M.

Contact: John Freeman, Event and Exhibition Manager
Hours: Monday—Friday 10:00 A.M.—5:00 P.M.
Phone: 206-323-4243 ext. 34
Email: john@gageacademy.org