CURRENT EXHIBITS

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.



NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Behind the Scenes: Reflections Box – An Alaska Shoreline

    Every work in our November exhibition is the result of dozens or hundreds of hours of work, and that isn’t even counting the ideas that lead to the piece. One of the most incredible pieces is the “Reflections Box”, which Jensen and Lipson refer to as the ‘heart’ of their exhibit. Courtney Lipson has created […]

  • Gallery Will Be Closed Monday, Sept 4

    In observance of Labor Day, the gallery will be closed on Monday, Sept 4th. We re-open with normal hours on Tuesday. We will be installing our September solo exhibition, “Raven Skyriver: SURGE” on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the show will have a public opening reception on Thursday, Sept 7th from 6-8pm. Join us!

Welcome to Stonington Gallery

HomeStonington Gallery exhibits an exciting collection of contemporary masterworks from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Serving Seattle since 1979, the gallery is respected for the depth and quality of its collection, exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. For visitors wishing to understand the character of Seattle and the wider Northwest Coast, our gallery is a rich cultural introduction, and proof of the vibrant, living indigenous cultures of our region. Our mission is to provide the ideal environment for the presentation, enjoyment and understanding of premier contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska, and to foster greater appreciation for these artforms. Our commitment to educating the public and advancing the appreciation of Northwest Coast art has led us to exhibit at museums, convention centers, government buildings, SeaTac airport, the Seattle Aquarium, art fairs, and as far away as Nantes, France.

       Detail in top banner from a Scott Jensen box.