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First Friday Featuring Vanessa Swenson

  • Fellow Coworking 304 West Pacific Avenue Suite 210 Spokane, WA, 99201 United States (map)

Show Title: Glimpses

Artist Statement: I feel most at home when outside - hands in dirt, under the stars, in the woods, the water, the red rocks - and often words fail me when trying to describe the awe in what I see. My eye takes it all in pieces at a time, glimpses of the whole - a splash of color, an intricate pattern, a basic geometric form. Things that are both simplistic and wildly complex all at once. 

So, it's through a deep blue swoosh of paint that I see the ocean, the perfect shade of sun in a torn piece of paper and by drawing each line of a flower petal, that I get to know it and no longer need words. Breaking away the elements of a thing or a place and putting them back together in a different way with a new perspective. So much of what we feel is intangible, so it is with this mixed media series - these glimpses of texture, color, form and pattern - that I can best put a feeling to the little moments of my experience in our world and all the beautiful pieces of it.


Bio: Vanessa studied Fine Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. She returned to her hometown of Spokane, WA where she works as a graphic designer within the local community. Other loves include: good books, good coffee, her golden retriever, amateur gardening and waffles.

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Earlier Event: July 28
Coffee Break
Later Event: August 10
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