The opening reception for Seattle artist Katie Metz‘s show CONNECTIONS will be June 2nd at Abmeyer + Wood Gallery. Metz’s work will be on display through July 9. From the gallery’s website:
Katie Metz paints the city. She works and lives in the heart of its electric pulse, and her work expresses the immediacy of her experience. Her panoramic perspective takes us from the freeway overpass to the top of skyscrapers, but always we feel grounded by human witness: the walker, the witness, transfixed and immersed.
Working instinctively, Metz fearlessly telescopes architectural structure and infrastructure, overlaying it with a mosaic of expressive yet accurate detail. Using a matrix of line and subtle tonalities, her paintings weave disparate elements into a dazzling tapestry. From a distance we read walls and windows and buildings. As we come close the scrim of marks from which she builds her imagery begins to hum, and we can hear the echo of traffic and human voices as they ricochet in canyons of concrete and steel. Although the presence of people is indicated only in the most abstract way, we sense the voice and the crowd behind the shifting pattern of windows and the ribbon of cars.
Katie Metz: CONNECTIONS – Opening Reception
When: Thursday, June 2nd, 5-8pm
Where: Abmeyer + Wood (1210 2nd Ave)