studio e, Seattle

609 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

info@remove.me @studioegallery.org

www.studioegallery.org

 

 

“I create work that references how I think. It's built from nature, systems, invented forms and various formalist observations. The process of making the work is what triggers the response. I want the work to generate familiar yet perhaps unknown associations to our world. My studio practice involves drawing, painting, printmaking and found materials.”

Brian Cypher

“Exploration of my immediate environment, usually on foot or on bike, is integral to my process. I paint, draw, and collect materials on these outings, seeking out sites that reveal hidden histories through repeated investigations–often a history of human interaction with a landscape in flux. I regularly work on Seattle’s beaches and in wooded areas, such as Discovery Park and Carkeek Park.

I use my memories of a place–the colors, the light at a certain time, signs of seasonal transition, the clothing I was wearing or someone else was wearing–when I work in my studio. I’m interested in how these places peripheral to the urban environment are vital sanctuaries in a city undergoing massive and rapid development. In Carkeek Park I observed the salmon as they returned to Piper’s Creek and the movements of herons as they fed in the creek. I have recently been focusing on the diversity of plant life in an area of North Seattle, near my house, called Llandover Woods. I have been working there over a year now, both from memory and direct observation, recording my observations of a variety of flora throughout the seasons.”

Sarah Norsworthy

Brian Cypher
Mass Melt
2017, Acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches
Brian Cypher
Drifting Reflecting
2017, Acrylic on panel, 48 x 60 inches
Brian Cypher
Blue Key
2013, Oil on panel, 12 x 10 inches.
Sarah Norsworthy
Bear Log
2018, Oil on panel, 60 3/4 x 48 inches
Sarah Norsworthy
Ferns at Dusk (Winter)
2018, Oil on panel, 60 3/4 x 48 inches
Sarah Norsworthy
Palace of Pteridophytes
2018, Oil on panel, 86 x 93 1/2 inches