November

11/02/2017 - 12/03/2017

Reflections: Collaborative Work by Scott Jensen and Courtney Lipson

Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 2nd, 5-8pm
View the full exhibit online starting at 10am Thursday, November 2nd.
Exhibition will be installed Oct 29-Nov 2nd.

In November we are proud to present a collaborative show between husband and wife Scott Jensen and Courtney Lipson (Non Indigenous/Adopted Tlingit). Those who have followed the gallery over the last few years cannot have missed their wondrous collaborative micro-mosaic masks, a form they have pioneered. The two have taken all of 2017 to create the body of work for this exhibition, and we are amazed at their skill, technique, creativity and fortitude. This exhibition will include sculpture with micro-mosaic inlay, weaving, and jewelry. A print exhibition catalog will be available beginning on opening night.

Autumn 2017

09/29/2017 - 11/30/2017

Special Offer on Select Thomas Stream Original Paintings

Stonington Gallery has proudly represented the paintings of contemporary Aleut painter Thomas Stream for thirty-five years. Our exhibit schedule and storage capacity is such that not all his wonderful works can be on display at once, and we want them to be in homes where they will be treasured as they deserve! Therefore, we are offering a select collection of original framed paintings from past years at a rare discounted price: 20% off the framing and an additional 20% off the painting.

Stream’s bright palette and the curvilinear, geometric designs in his painting are very much inspired by the traditional painted steam-bent hats made and worn by the Aleut hunters at sea in their kayaks. These hats are to Stream what the spindle whorl is today’s Coast Salish artists: the object that represents the very core or spirit of their people. It is an object so specific to the industry and thus survival of the culture, that it at once sums up the accumulated knowledge of a people and their mastery of the skills required to flourish in a specific environment.

February

02/01/2018 - 02/25/2018

Drew Michael: Shadows

Yup’ik/Inupiaq sculptor Drew Michael returns to Stonington Gallery with a brand new body of work in winter 2018, kicking off our new year of exhibitions. Michael received a major and prestigious grant at the end of 2017, spurring the creation of new sculpture in his Alaska-based studio and a reinvigorated commitment to his sculptural practice.

December – Group

12/07/2017 - 01/07/2018

The Sky World: Winter Invitational Exhibit

“The Sky World” completes the three-year series of group exhibits began by “Resurgence: Rivers” and continued by “Into the Woods: Forests”. Now we look to the sky to finish this cycle of winter group shows focusing on the indelible ecosystem, landscape and mythic heritage of the Northwest.

The Sky World theme offers a rich number of possibilities. Since the dawn of civilization mankind has looked to the skies and tried to make sense of our place in the immense, extraordinary and magnificent universe. Draw your eyes up to the heavens and contemplate all the ideas the sky, the atmosphere, the weather, the planets and stars present. Each generation is stirred and moved by the beauty and fragility of our skies.

December

12/07/2017 - 12/31/2017

Joan Tenenbaum: LANDSCAPE AS AMULET

We welcome fine art jeweler Joan Tenenbaum back to the gallery to show the work in silver, gold and precious stones that she has been creating all year. As always, Tenenbaum is deeply inspired by the landscape, ecology, and animal life of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and draws the colors and textures of the region into her exquisitely-crafted jewelry. Join us to discover what she has in store for this December exhibition!

“It is in our quiet moments that we draw sustenance from those places of nature we have touched. Whether it’s a wild creature or a wild place, just knowing it’s there gives us a sense of peace. As we reflect on our evocative encounters with the natural world we instinctively move to physically touch a symbol of those connections.”
-Joan Tenenbaum, 2017.