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.
February – Group
Adding company and context to Drew Michael’s February exhibition is “Unexpected Alaska”, a group of contemporary Alaska Native artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional art-forms. Many are incorporating non-traditional media to realize their art–such as the glass work of Preston Singletary (Tlingit) or Larry Ahvakana (Inupiaq), or the milagros found on Kathleen Carlo’s (Koyukon Athabascan) masks. Others–such as Lena Amason-Berns (Alutiiq) or Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut)–forge new styles that are a meld of designs used for thousands of years with a personal vision. Many of these artists are friends or mentors to Drew Michael, making them welcome companions to his solo exhibition, and widening the horizon on artists who are creating new frontiers for Alaska Native art.
Annual Framing & Framed Art Sale
The Stonington Gallery employs a full-time framer, the wonderful Terry Upshall, who frames 99% of the flat work you see in the gallery. But did you know that we will also frame works you bring in to us? Terry uses conservation-grade materials and is available five days a week for consultations.
During the month of February, take 20% off all new framing projects, regardless if they are work purchased in or out of the gallery.
You can also take 20% off the framing cost of all framed works* in the gallery. We pre-frame many prints, paintings and flat media, and this is your opportunity to knock down the framing price and take home a piece ready for hanging.
And all works you buy flat at the gallery automatically qualify for 20% off the framing price if you choose to frame with us.