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CoCA Lab: Suzanne Morlock
Aug
15
to Sep 10

CoCA Lab: Suzanne Morlock

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Suzanne Morlock

Between August 15 and September 10, 2016, CoCA is pleased to welcome Seattle artist and interventionist Suzanne Morlock as our latest CoCA Lab artist in residence. 

Center on Contemporary Art residency brings together collaborators on homelessness
@ Georgetown Art Attack, Saturday, September 10th 6-9pm

Visual artist Suzanne Morlock has undertaken a residency through the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and invited collaborators Anitra Freeman, Katmondu, Margaret Johnson, Glenn Messersmith and Teresa Reeves to undertake a process of experimental exchange for this residency. Bound by a common conceptual concern – homelessness, which forms the theme for this month long exploration. A spoken word piece, Hood Robbin', created by Katmondu specifically for this residency serves as the starting point for the collective and individual activations. This work culminates at the Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday September 10th from 6-9pm in the container courtyard across from Equinox Studios 6555 5th Avenue S, Georgetown.

Morlock invites art viewers to consider expanding their understanding of the voices of people who are made vulnerable by life's circumstances, the families they were born into or unspeakable trauma. After interviewing 16 people who have experienced homelessness, Morlock stated, "hearing these brave stories humbled me to know that all it takes is something really bad to happen and almost anyone of us could find ourselves on the street."

Morlock brings together the design of a tiny house floor plan, the stories of the 16 brave people who spoke with her, performing art in the form of dance, spoken word, poetry and video to encourage an environment of contemplation, understanding and compassion.

Movement performances by Margaret Johnson will be accompanied by Hood Robbin' in a choreographed piece. Poetry about homelessness will be eloquently spoken live by Anitra Freeman and Teresa Reeves while Johnson performs improvise movements in the tiny house space. The house plan design was created by Glenn Messersmith. The performances will be presented several times during the 6-9pm time frame.

Morlock has been interrogating this human inequity since moving to Pioneer Square in 2014. She continues to investigate the phenomenon in her neighborhood and seeks to expand the creative conversation in collaboration with others using this laboratory environment. Collaborators include three individuals who have experienced homelessness along side three who have not.

Next Event

CoCA Lab Featuring Suzanne Morlock
September 10, 2016, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
Part of Georgetown Art Attack. Ride the Art Van
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning, performance artist Carl Lawrence, rock'n'roll band Marion Walker, and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-suzanne-morlock/#sthash.Lk1i6XWf.dpuf

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Coca at Seattle Art Fair
Aug
4
to Aug 7

Coca at Seattle Art Fair

CoCA at the Seattle Art Fair: August 4-7, 2016

Join CoCA this weekend from Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7 at our Cultural Partner booth at the 2016 Seattle Art Fair located at Century Link Event Center or CLINK as we like to call it. We'll have a new shipment of our popular PopUp ARt catalog for sale and a wide selection of artist and exhibition catalogs from the last 35 years.

2 for 1 MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL
During Art Fair weekend only you can take advantage of our 2 for 1 membership special! Receive a free CoCA membership at the $40 level when a new membership at that level and above is purchased from August 4-7. Already a member? Bring a friend to sign up and get yours renewed for free or go halfsies, either way a screaming deal! Learn more about our amazing membership benefits here, but remember it includes access to our free online member directory. We've heard such great feedback that this networking resource has connected artists with curators, contemporary art lovers and other artists across the globe.

In addition to all the fun at CLINK, the Fair will have special performances and presentations across the city- including next door to us at CoCA PS35. Between Friday, August 5 and Sunday, August 7, artist Brendan Fowler will present a two-part durational performance piece in the adjacent storefront in the Good Arts building, plus our good friends from La Sala will present La Cocina around the corner on 1st Ave, and the artists of '57 Biscayne Studios upstairs will have doors open for you to see behind the scenes during the group exhibition, Placiness. So much good stuff in one spot and, of course, you won't want to miss our show "What You See is What You Sweat" at 106 Cherry Street (scroll down for more info).

DISCOUNT TICKETS
As a cultural partner of the Seattle Art Fair, we are pleased to offer you exclusive access to discounted Opening Night Tickets ($35 instead of $50) and 2 for 1 Fair Passes (multi-day tickets). 

Redeem this exclusive ticket offer here: http://seattleartfair.com/tickets/coca

CoCA at SEATTLE ART FAIR
Thursday, August 4, 2016
      5:30pm - 8:30pm | Beneficiary Preview, proceeds benefit Seattle Art Museum
      8:30pm - 11:00pm | Opening Night Preview
Friday, August 5, 2016, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 12:00pm - 6:00pm


CoCA PS35  |  106 Cherry St, 98104
Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Opening Night Reception
Friday, August 5, 2016, 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:00am - 8:00pm

Normal gallery hours through August are Thursday - Saturday, 1-7pm.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-seattle-art-fair/#sthash.rHVBMZ03.dpuf

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CoCA Lab: Marion Walker
Jul
1
to Aug 31

CoCA Lab: Marion Walker

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Jessie Smith with Marion Walker

For July and August we are excited to have Seattle artist and musician, Jessie Smith, with her band, Marion Walker join us for the CoCA Lab artist residency.

Marion Walker is currently recording a new album, and during their two month residency they will choreograph and shoot a new dance film/music video to accompany the album. This video will be considered the second in a series, the first being "We Won't Be In Love Much Longer" which Marion Walker made last year. Both the new album and video are to be released in 2017.

Join us for Art Attack on July 9 for a screening of Marion Walker's 2015,“We Won’t Be In Love Much Longer,” a hybrid dance film, music video, and art flick – a nostalgic episode in the dead of a Southern summer night. Then return on August 13 to help Marion Walker kick off their upcoming tour which begins right after their CoCA residency ends. Marion Walker will be playing live throughout the night!

About Marion Walker:

Marion Walker is a Rock'n'Roll band of sweethearts with sharp teeth from Seattle, WA and Reno, NV. Their music is a head-on collision between doomy, bleak worlds and fuzzed-out, technicolor tones.

Formed in 2012, Marion Walker is fronted by Jessie Marion Smith (Saint Genet, Dead Bird Movement) and Kyle Walker Akins (Think in French, Yesir). Marion Walker tours extensively around the United States and has released several EPs and compilations. They are currently in the process of recording a new full-length LP.

Jessie and Kyle are working artists in addition to their musical pursuits. Jessie is a choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker. Kyle is a visual artist, sound engineer, and filmmaker. They bring their collective experience in these other mediums into every aspect of Marion Walker.

www.MarionWalker.org

Next Event

Marion Walker Viewing Party: "We Won't Be In Love Much Longer": Saturday, July 9, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
Part of Georgetown Art Attack. Ride the Art Van
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

Video Release and Tour Kick-Off Celebration: Saturday, August 13, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
 

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning, performance artist Carl Lawrence, and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-marion-walker/#sthash.R9mggfxr.dpuf

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CoCA & Columbia Winery
Jun
29
3:30 PM15:30

CoCA & Columbia Winery

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

On view through June 29
Columbia Winery
14030 NE 145th Street | Woodinville, WA | 98072

In 2015, we teamed up with our generous sponsor, Columbia Winery, to offer an exciting new opportunity for artists from the Pacific Northwest. Created to support local artists from Washington and Oregon and to illustrate how food, wine, and celebrations come to life through visual art, we held a call for entries seeking three artists to best respond to this theme.

This spring, we are pleased to present an expanded exhibition of the artists.

Featuring artwork by Terese CuffHallie HarrisAlan RoseCASHAnna MacraeJohn ZimmermanMelissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.

Artwork:The Nature of Bees, Melissa Koch

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-columbia-winery/#sthash.uRyEUYjj.dpuf

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American Power
Jun
7
to Jun 30

American Power

American Power
July 7-30, 2016
Thursday-Saturday, 1-7pm

While art venues in the United States are increasingly interested in contemporary art that is vague and apolitical, CoCA takes the month of July to feature artists that speak out and stand up for their views and use art as tool for social change. CoCA seeks to create community where it is needed and provide space for open dialogue which broadens awareness of all points of view through support of contemporary art and artists. 

“American Power” features a partial remounting of internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, Paul Rucker’s, “Rewind Exhibit” recently exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Ku Klux Klan robes on 7 foot tall mannequins confront this symbol of hate through Rucker’s revisions which use red silk, Ghanaian Kente cloth and camouflage patterns in place of ghostly white cotton. Rucker’s video on the proliferation of prisons and his “Soundless Series” which use the beautiful shape of a cello address power, race, and class and further explore the historic inequities for people of color.

The terms "American" and "power" convey the central metaphors of additional works by Pacific Northwest artists Tracy Boyd, Chris Crites, Rebecca Cummins and Troy Gua. Work throughout the exhibit responds to the current climate around guns and violence, while it also addresses the hostility for those that don’t look or act similar to the “norm.”

Gua’s sculpture “American Pie” presents a ‘flaky crust’ made of resin and foam enveloped in a pie tin and filled with bullets. Gua’s metaphor is, unfortunately, too accessible: gun violence is as commonplace and American as apple pie with 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015 (Mass Shootings Tracker), thousands killed and, according to the Gun Violence Archive, 26,819 people injured [those figures exclude suicide]. Crites presents a new body of work from his “Terrible Horizons” series, as well as his work of disposable people and icons on disposable media, i.e. paper bags. Cummins overlays the sound of exploding bombs on popping balloons and Boyd, both a veteran and a queer artist, presents paintings of iconic political faces on reclaimed military tarps, as well as a self-portrait with two faces titled “Dual Self,” which shows her inner grief post-Orlando alongside a direct glare in her bold and active painting style. “This painting is meant to help us mourn the horrible tragedy, but to remember that it’s most important to move beyond fear and anger,” said Boyd.

Located at CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., shows opens on July 7 and runs through July 30, 2016. For more information please visit cocaseattle.org.

Next Event:

Artist lecture by Paul Rucker
When: Saturday, July 23, 3-4pm
Location: CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., 98104
Suggested $5 donation

Past Events:

American Power Opening Reception
When: Thursday, July 7, 6-9pm
Location: CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., 98104
Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk

Conflict Resolution Presentation by Sergeant Gracy
When: Thursday, July 7, 7:30-8pm
Location: CoCA PS35, during the opening reception for "American Power."

At 7:30pm Sergeant Paul Gracy of the Seattle Police Department will give a special presentation on conflict resolution techniques. The talk will be 20-30 minutes and will include discussion of how to react to aggressive behavior in a safe and effective way. 

 Images: (left, top - bottom) Tracy Boyd, Dick, acrylic on tarp. Chris Crites, Hood-1957-74 Kilotons, acrylic on paper bag.

(right) Paul Rucker, Shelter in a Time of Storm, mixed media installation.

American Power is made possible with support from 4Culture and Good Arts, LLC.

Press

07/13/2016 The Stranger: Couch-Surfing Center on Contemporary Art Gets a Center

07/07/2016: The Stranger: Recommended art events

07/07/2016: Seattle Weekly: Seattle Weekly's Art Walk Picks

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Symptomatic
Jun
2
to Jun 25

Symptomatic

Symptomatic

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents “Symptomatic,” featuring artworks from Portland artist and 2013 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship awardee, Cynthia Lahti, and internationally exhibited artist and lecturer, Harriet Sanderson.  On view from June 2 – 25, 2016 at CoCA PS35 in Pioneer Square. Curated by Nichole DeMent, these two artists produce works of art that engage the tensions found in a world that struggles for balance. “Their bold work is about that vulnerable interplay between self-identification and culture, yet their fun, Neo-Expressionist style provides levity and an abstract beauty which allows us to reflect and transcend the tension,” says DeMent.

Cynthia Lahti’s art encompasses drawing, collage, and ceramic sculpture combined with found objects in an intentional naïve style that include tossed out toys, glass vases and various types of containers. These upcycled objects such as ribbons and party decorations seem to represent ephemera from a simpler previous era. She then alters, manipulates, and integrates the found materials into the final artwork to expose contradictions that exist within the form while referencing the figure. Some of her forms are in a position of vulnerability or pain, yet also appear to be in a profound state of peace or ecstasy. Lahti’s work retains a strong reference to the real world while expressing the intangible world of emotion.

“My art is influenced by human artifacts from ancient times to the present, as well as by my personal experiences and emotions. I draw inspiration from objects and images, both historical and contemporary. I seek in my art to force a deeper explanation of reality and to facilitate a connection with a larger human experience,” says Lahti. “The conjoined materials subvert and liberate one another and provide humor, as well as chaos. Each artwork weds and combines the sacred with the profane, the wise with the stupid, and the beautiful with the grotesque.”

CoCA is honored to present Harriet Sanderson’s mixed media prints and sculptural installation which embrace the idea that the physical body is the architect of experience and identity. Sanderson has lectured and exhibited sculpture and printmaking within civil rights frameworks around the country.Conceptually, her work unabashedly explores how chronic illness, aging, and disability complicates self-identity.

With a background in traditional printmaking, her digital images are constructed in much the same way– she layers scans of her own skin, previous work, and mattress pads, then draws on the surface with pen and ink. Sanderson states about her work, “With this tactile and vulnerable imagery of skin on display, I pursue the way our cultural repugnance of the imperfect human body creates a struggle toward identity, an identity that lies somewhere between the ‘damaged’ and ‘normal.’” Her fragments of photographs, irregular marks and torn pieces of paper combine to create art that transcends cultural stigmas and highlights a proclivity towards beauty, fun and expressive play.

“Symptomatic” is an exploration of the isolation of the human condition and the alienation engendered by modern society, but also provides artworks that creatively represent a greater empathy for a global civilization and expanding human consciousness.

On view June 2-25

CoCA at PS35: 106 Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1-7pm

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/sy/#sthash.DcXX2ikO.dpuf

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JuárezX: Dragged Across Borders
May
4
to May 28

JuárezX: Dragged Across Borders

On View May 5-28, 2016. CoCA PS35 | 106 Cherry St. | 98104

CoCA is proud to present “JuárezX: Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill. The exhibition presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juárez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border. Simultaneously, the exhibition presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality. CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear.

The exhibition features work by artists from Juárez, Mexico who have literally and conceptually been “dragged” across borders. Yorch Otte, an urban muralist, serigrapher and leader of the Art Collective “Rezizte," presents graffiti art on panel depicting life on the border. Gabriela Hernandez, an undocumented Seaburry Fellow and New Mexico Highlands University alum, features a series of 6’x3’ banners that represent struggles of LGBTQ and undocumented people. Mario Romero juxtaposes topics of the occult, scientific and astronomical with the border. Pulsoans Ans, graffiti artist and ANS Art Gallery owner, commands spray paint canisters to produce pieces that play with the idea of life and death as they apply to the identities in the margins. Melo Nonsense, aka Melo! presents a series of b&w photographs, the results of a series of interventions made in Cd. Juarez, using graffiti and street art as the main tool, which were conducted in abandoned places. These urban areas, known as "Undergrounds," are filled with textures, contrasts, smells, stories, and people that influence the art and reclaim the place for the entire community. Peter Bill, Assistant Professor of New Media at Western New Mexico University, and Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Associate Professor of Queer & Border Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, documented their projections of guerrilla video texts onto the streets of Ciudad Juarez. Sarita Corderito adds witty political commentary and tasty painting/collage chops to the mix.

Special presentations during the opening reception on May 5 included live graffiti art by Melo Nonsense, and a reading by Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba, PhD, from his work "Aesthetics and Politics of the US-Mexico Border urban art.” CoCA is pleased to be able to bring this enlightening conversation to Seattle audiences and acknowledge LGBTQ individuals in the fight for immigration rights because such identities intersect.

JuárezX: Calendar of Events

Friday, May 6, 2016, 12pm: Dr. Héctor Dominguez Ruvulcaba presents "Aesthetics & Politics of US-Mexico Border urban art"

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6-9pm: Opening Night Artists' Reception. Part of the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk.

Thursday May 5, 7:30pm: Lecture by Dr Héctor Dominguez Ruvalcaba presents "Aesthetics & Politics of the US-Mexico Border urban art."

Exhibition opens May 5, 2016 at CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St. Pioneer Square. Through Saturday, May 28.

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1-7pm.

106 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104

This exhibition is made possible with support from our generous sponsors: Good Arts LLC, Sparkle Donkey, Elysian Brewing, and the Office of Arts & Culture.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/juarezx/#sthash.c71LBtWA.dpuf

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CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t
May
4
to May 28

CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t

May 4 through May 28, 2016
CoCA at Rubix: 515 Harvard Ave E., Seattle, WA

November 17-18, 2016
Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N., Seattle, WA

Project Updates

The project continues! If you are showing your artwork from Pop-Up (AR)t anywhere, send me a note at ray@cocaseattle.org, and I'll help get the word out!

07/12/2016
Pop-Up (AR)t at EMP scheduled
The show will be featured at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire at EMP Nov. 17&18
https://makerfaireseattle.com/

07/04/2016
Hardcover Edition of Pop-Up (AR)t Book now available at lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/shop/center-on-contemporary-art/pop-up-art/hardcover/product-22777160.html

06/27/2016
Wikitude has created a Customer Showcase about the project
http://www.wikitude.com/showcase/coca-popup-art-book/

06/10/2016
Xavier Lopez Jr. Pop-Up (AR)t pedestal shown at Echo Echo Gallery Opening
https://www.facebook.com/xavierlopezjr/media_set?set=a.10209638110206463.1140153280&type=3

05/28/2016
Exhibition Closes at CoCA Rubix
Books now available at CoCA PS35

05/17/2016
CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Playing Cards available at the Game Crafter
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/coca-pop-up-ar-t-playing-cards

05/13/2016
CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Exhibition article by John Williams in SEA-Media Blog
http://sea-media.org/art/coca-pop-up-art-exhbition/

05/13/2016
CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t Books go on sale at CoCA Galleries and lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ray-c-freeman-iii/pop-up-art/paperback/product-22731153.html

05/12/2016
Artists' Reception and Book Release Party at CoCA Rubix as part of Capitol Hill Art Walk

05/04/2016
Pop-Up (AR)t Exhibition opens at CoCA Rubix

04/13/2016
Opening/Book Release Party Press Release sent out

12/05/2015
Artist Selections Announced

11/29/2015
Submission Deadline

10/3/2015
Call For Work Published on CoCA website, Press Releases sent out

Center on Contemporary Art Presents High Tech Pop-Up (AR)t Book

As part of CoCA's ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists' work spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) allows the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android.

CoCA Celebrates Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception

CoCA celebrated "CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t," with a new book and exhibition at CoCA Rubix, 515 Harvard Avenue East, Seattle, Wed-Sat, noon-6pm.

In the exhibition, the artists were featured with backlit AR "targets" that allow visitors to view larger scale Augmented Reality representations of the art in the context of a gallery show. Physical versions of some of the artwork were also on view so gallery goers could experience both the "real" and the "virtual" editions of selected works. The event also hosted a full-scale re-creation of the CoCA p(AR)k exhibition presented at 2015's PARKing Day event. Pieces from that event include 10-foot-tall Augmented Reality trees created by Casey Scalf of sensebellum.com.

In addition to Scalf, other participants in the project include Northwest artists Miguel Edwards, Alan Fulle, Jeff Mihalyo, Ray C. Freeman III, Stephen Rock, BK Tran, j shagam, Xavier Lopez, Jr., Karen Hackenberg, L. Kelly Lyles, and Reilly Donovan together with California artists Amiko Matsuo, Megan Geckler, Corey Dunlap, and Bradley Tsalyuk, plus Joseph Reyes from Seoul, Korea and Nina McGowan from Dublin, Ireland.

Rock's Studio provided the printing for the exhibition, and Castanes Architects, P.S., A.I.A. contributed software used to assemble many of the models in the book and exhibition.

How to View "CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t"

The Wikitude app used to view the 3D models in the book and exhibition can be found in the iOS App Store and on Google Play. To save time and avoid bandwidth issues, users should download and install the app to their phone or tablet before visiting the gallery.

Image: Book Cover on sign at CoCA Rubix, featuring artwork by Stephen Rock. (AR)twork clockwise from upper left by Reilly Donovan, Alan Fulle, Xavier Lopez Jr., and Karen Hackenberg.

 

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-pop-art/#sthash.4yOcmsAO.dpuf

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CoCA Lab: Carl Lawrence
May
1
to Jun 30

CoCA Lab: Carl Lawrence

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Carl Lawrence

For May and June we are proud to have Carl Lawrence, director of Seattle based performance company Modern Recollections, as our CoCA lab artist.

His plan for the two month residency is an exploration and design of a monumental performance art piece with a working title, "The Deposition of a Lost and Weary Heart." Inspired by S.A. Andree's failed arctic balloon expedition of 1896, he'll create a performance that will transform elements of theatre, dance, symphony, and installation into an illusory vision of the impossible.

CoCA Lab Artist Residency: Phase I

Join us for Art Attack in May to get a preview of the workings towards a grand culmination of his residency on June 11, which will be a largescale operatic performance piece at a location soon to be announced. This visual stunner will bring together a cadre of all star choreographers, composers, plus clothing and costume designers as well as a cast of over 20 performers and non-performers alike.

CoCA Lab Artist Residency: Culminating Performance at the Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival!

From 2-10pm on Saturday June 11, CoCA will provide an exciting one day exhibition for this event. Artists include Daniel Carillo, Chris Crites, Rebecca Cummins, Casey Curran, Troy Gua, Aaliyah Gupta, Aramis Hamer, Melissa Koch, Carl Lawrence, Danny Mansmith, Gabriel Marquez, Savina Mason, Anne Drew Potter, Chris Sheridan, Paul Rucker, Liz Tran and more tba soon.

Delicious beer, great art, local food trucks - what more do you need? How about live music? The Gits, with Rachel Flotard, The RaveonettesThe Black LipsMing City Rockers, and performances by Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, spinning by DJs Riz Rollins and Steve Zoom, and acrobatics from Apex Aerial Arts.

And it benefits charity? As a show of thanks for all the support over the last twenty years, Elysian is donating 100% of the ticket proceeds to Team Red, White & BlueBloodworks NorthwestBailey-Boushay HouseFred HutchObliteride, and the Fisher House Foundation.

Event photos (below) from special one day exhibition at the Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival, courtesy of Cameron Fletcher.

Next Event

Culminating Performance: Saturday, June 11
Elysian 20th Anniversary Festival
305 Harrison St | 98109
Buy tickets for this spectacular arts event!

Past Events

Artist Residency Phase I: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108
Part of Georgetown Art Attack. Ride the Art Van
Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, performance artist ilvs strauss, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-carl-lawrence/#sthash.kt4rYufm.dpuf

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35 Live: CoCA Member's Show
Apr
23
3:30 PM15:30

35 Live: CoCA Member's Show

Saturday, April 23, 5p-10p. CoCA PS35 | 106 Cherry St | 98104
Rocking Closing Celebration Party. 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show

Taking a page from our own resources, our jurors used our new CoCA Artist Member Directory to select artists for 35 Live: CoCA Member Show being held March 2 - April 23, 2016, as part of our 35th anniversary celebration.

185 artists submitted 1401 works of art to be considered for this exhibition and included artists from as far as China, Pakistan, Ghana, and Oklahoma. Each artist will have one piece of art included in the printed exhibition catalog and in a digital display at the galleries.

35 Live will also feature the artwork of 94 artists who will be exhibited at our CoCA Pops locations throughout Seattle including Capitol Hill, Georgetown and Pioneer Square.

Featured artists at Rubix: Matthew Boulay, Susan Derrick, Miguel Edwards, David Francis, Randi Ganulin, Chris Gilman, Tom Gormally, Il Thorly James, Pamela Keeley, Kalindi Kunis, Xavier Lopez Jr., Virginia Paquette, Flora Ramirez Bustamante, Victoria Raymond, j shagam, Lisa Sheets, and Sonya Stockton.

Featured artists at CoCA UN[contained]: Wyly Astley, Trina Cooper, Terese Cuff, Ted Grudowski, Phoebe Ching Ying Man, Jeff Mihalyo, Anna Mlasowksy, Suzanne Morlock and Jacob Sundstrom. 

Featured artists at PS35: Juli Adams, Kree Arvanitas, Wyly Astley, Theresa Batty, Gary Beeber, Jeffrey Bishop, Sandi Bransford, Po Fung Chan, Chris Crites, Sue Danielson, Nichole DeMent, Jessica Dodge, Braden Duncan, Michael Dupille, Sara Everett, Ira Feenstra, Ray C. Freeman III, Babs Fulton, Susan Gans, Leah Gerrard, Malayka Gormally, Robin Green, Zack Greenblatt, Anne Marie Grgich, Karen Hackenberg, Jessica Hagy, Tessa Heck, Royce Allen Hobbs, Ellen Hochberg, jody joldersma , Claire B Jones, Gorden Kegya, Cheri Kopp, Leonardo Lanzolla, Tobias Layman, Che Lopez, Terrell Lozada, Jennifer Lugris, L. Kelly Lyles, Anna Macrae, Vikram Madan, Danny Mansmith, Gabriel Marquez, Holly Ballard Martz, Fiona McGuigan, Emily McLaughlin, Amy Mintonye, Naoko Morisawa, Robin Oliver, Wanda Pelayo, Summer Polonsky, Polly Purvis, Cheryl A. Richey, Stephen Rock, Harriet Sanderson, Karin Schminke, Kellie Shepherd Moeller, Chris Sheridan, Talia Silveri Wright, Jason Tannen, Robin Walker, Honghong Wang, Pat Wickline, Kayleigh Wold, Rebecca Woodhouse , Suze Woolf, and Anita Yau.

Digital Exhibition Artists: Laura Allen, David Amaya, CASH, Bill Ball, KJ Bateman, Susan Boye, Louise Britton, Reginald Brooks, Tatyana Brown, Shirky Chan, Jean Chen, Bo Young Choi, Susan Christensen, Charmagne Coe, Kaillee Coleman, Poul Costinsky, Grace Ann Cummings, Michael Dinning, Alice Dubiel, Martha Dunham, Lily Eng, Jill Feenstra, Amy Ferron, Bea Geller, Barb Gipple, Sarah E. Granetz, Patty Haller, Tracy Harris, Judith Heim, Rachel Holloway, Han Huisman, Gary James Lee, Gayane Karapetyan, Nicole Kaul, Dave Kennedy, Deborah Knetzger, Melissa Koch, Lara Kulikova, Dariusz Labuzek, Sam Le Rougetel, Susan Lehman, Zihan Liang, Mark Lubich, Nico Lund, Savina Mason, Tia Matthies, Aisha Rose McCoy, Tara McDermott, Tom McIntire, Paul E. McKee, Colleen Monette , Travis Monroe, Allison Moore, Julia Mullikin, Tiki Mulvihill, Joy Munt, Debbi Murray, Sandy Nelson, Alan Newberg, Barbara Noonan, Suhail Noor, Chris O'Mahony, Alexis Ortiz, John Osgood, Deborah Paul, Traci Paulk, Peppé, Carol Pettersen, Kyle Rees, Raymond R. Schutte, June Sekiguchi, Kim Shuckhart Gunns, John Smither, David Sokal, Marta Solomianko, Noah Starer, Phil Stoiber, Deanna Studley, Mimi Sturman, Sarah Teasdale, Jan Tervonen, Karina Thome, Li Turner, Jania Vanderwerff, Judy Williams, Kathleen Woodward, Cynthia Yatchman, Stephen Yates, anastasia zielinski, and John Zimmerman.

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 23, 5p-10p. CoCA PS35 | 106 Cherry St | 98104
Rocking Closing Celebration Party. 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show
 

35 Live Members' Show: Past Events

Thursday, April 14, 6p-9p. CoCA at Rubix | 515 Harvard Avenue East | 98102
Capitol Hill Art Walk Reception. Artist and curator tours of 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show 

Saturday, April 9, 6p-9p. CoCA UN[contained] | 6555 Fifth Ave S | 98108
35 Live: CoCA Members' Show. Installation by CoCA Lab Member Artist Ilvs Strauss, and Kinetic Sculpture by CoCA Member Michelle de la Vega.

Thursday, April 7, 6p-9pm. CoCA at PS35 | 106 Cherry St.
Artist and curator tours of 35 Live Members' Show.

Thursday, March 3, 6p-10p. CoCA PS35 | 106 Cherry St | 98104
Grand Opening Artists' Reception. 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show. Exhibition at PS35 runs through April 23.

Tuesday, March 8, 7p-10p. CoCA PS35 | 106 Cherry Street | 98104
Annual Members' Meeting & Board Elections. Everyone welcomed!
Refreshments, Prizes and Awards. Come celebrate 35 years of CoCA.

Thursday, March 10, 6p-9p CoCA at Rubix | 515 Harvard Avenue East | 98102
Capitol Hill Art Walk Reception. 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show. Includes 22 artists on display, films and 185 artist Digital Exhibition.

Saturday, March 12, 6p-10p. CoCA UN[contained] | 6555 Fifth Ave S | 98108
Extravaganza! 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show. 

Featuring CoCA Lab: Artists in Residence, Wyly Astley and Trina Cooper. Plus one night only installations by Suzanne Morlock and Anna Mlasowksy. Films by Terese Cuff, Ted Grudowski, Phoebe Ching Ying Man, Jeff Mihalyo and Jacob Sundstrom. Special performance by Dayna Hanson, and musical guests Marion Walker, Melanie Voytovich and Silk Road Swing. Plus our Digital Exhibition highlighting the work of all 185 35 Live artists. The show's beautiful printed catalog will also be available for purchase. Look out for the Scrapblasters pedal-powered art car. 

CoCA Pops Locations

PS35 | 106 Cherry St | 98104 | Open Fri + Sat 1-7pm. First Thursdays 6-9p
CoCA at Rubix | 515 Harvard Ave E | 98102 | Open Wed-Sat 12p-6p, Second Thursdays 6-9p
UN[contained] | 6555 5th Ave S | 98108 | Open Second Saturdays 6-10p

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Made possible with support from: 4CultureArt-Track, Good Art LLC, Compass ConstructionRubix ApartmentsRock's StudioRobert E Frey/Lakeside Advisors, Inc., Seattle Erotic Art Festival and our fabulous members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-member-show-2016/#sthash.WfiyYpPw.dpuf

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CoCA Lab: Ilvs Strauss
Apr
23
3:00 PM15:00

CoCA Lab: Ilvs Strauss

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring ilvs strauss. The Book of Teal.

ilvs strauss (pronounced Elvis) is an analytical chemist turned multi-disciplinary performance artist and theater tech living and making work in Seattle. Her art ranges from haiku poetry, to anamorphic outdoor sculptures, illustrated storytelling (aka Slide Shows), to Dance Narrative performance. As Technical Director / Lighting Designer she has worked for Pat Graney, KT Neihoff, Salt Horse, and Cherdonna, and is currently the TD at Velocity Dance Center. She also teaches workshops on writing, movement and performance. Her solo piece, Manifesto (now an evening length show), was listed in Dance Magazine's BEST of 2014 list. More information, pertinent and otherwise, can be found at ilvsstrauss.com.

Artist Statement: 

This project, 'The Book of Teal' is about the color Teal. I'll be researching different aspects of the color and detailing what I find in Chapters, to be collected in a final Book. Studies and investigations will culminate in a live, solo dance- based performance. But instead of the lights supporting me as a performer, it will be me as performer supporting the lights.

I was watching a friend tech her show last year and the LD put in a very saturate blue green color, which he immediately took out once he saw my friend in the light. It was pretty awful in that context, but it got me thinking, what if I only had one color to work with and that color was teal?

Why teal? I think partially because it is such an unused color in theater/dance (the greens are in general, and if they are used, it's usually quite garish), partially because it was my favorite dye to color my hair when i was younger (it still is a favorite color of mine), partially because that is the main color of everything underwater once you get down to a certain depth (I scuba dive locally).

For this residency, I'm interested in what happens when you are immersed in a Teal environment. Does the color ever become 'normal' to the viewer? What happens when you take that color away and just have white light?
Building on that, I'm curious about color saturation as metaphor for endurance, of tolerating a situation for so long that it just becomes normal, even though it's grotesque. Oppressive or abusive relationships are examples that come to mind. My focus would be on women's roles in those relationships.

Other more scientific/literal elements of Teal I want to explore in the future:
- the psychological component of teal – what moods are associated with the color.
- creating a monochrome environment with objects that are teal, looking into the obsessive focus that is necessary when eliminating all but one color, asking if color harmony exists in monochrome.
- color context – what other colors look like next to teal.
- what other colors look like bathed in teal light.

Photo of ilvs strauss by Erin Pike

Next Event

On View through April 23

CoCA UN[contained] at Equinox Studios 

6555 fifth Ave S | Georgetown | 98108

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, multimedia installation artist Trina Cooper, composer Jovino Santos Neta, fiber and installation artist Wyly Astley, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, installation artist Celeste Cooning and many others since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

 

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Michelle de la Vega
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Michelle de la Vega

CoCA UN[contained]: Michelle de la Vega

Featuring the kinetic sculpture FROM ONE TO ANOTHER

CoCA is pleased to present Michelle de la Vega's kinetic sculpture, FROM ONE TO ANOTHER. Inspired by Patricia Ledesma who, when diagnosed with ovarian cancer, uprooted her garden of plants to give to the Tashiro Kaplan artist housing rooftop garden. When touched the sculpture reverberates with shimmering sound. From SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project installation. 

Artist Statement:

Michelle de la Vega is a multidisciplinary social engagement installation artist and community activist. Her visual art practice spans 24 years and a 19-year career as a dance and performance artist. Working in diverse media, including collage, metal, video, assemblage, sculptural forms and choreography, Michelle's projects delve into atypical materials evoked and shaped through her conceptual practice.

Michelle approaches art as relational endeavor, exploring methods in her creative process and exhibitions that go beyond commentary into the realm of direct transformational experience. Interested in creating immersive environments that connect individuals and communities, illuminate unheard voices and explore concepts that are personally and collectively relevant, Michelle's projects engage a dialogue between subjective emotions and objective cultural conditions.

Currently working through a model she developed for partnering with communities, Michelle holistically integrates specific demographics into the creative processes and exhibitions of her installation projects. She places a high value on the mutually reciprocal partnerships between the artist and the public that are created though this process.

Michelle's work is conceptually driven, and has strong design perspective regarding minimalist form, textural patterning, image, story and thoughtful response to site. She is compelled by the role design plays in opening up mental, emotional and physical accessibility when communicating ideas, endeavoring to create work that demonstrates specificity and scale, yet is deeply infused with a personal, authentically human sensibility.

Photo: FROM ONE TO ANOTHER, Michelle de la Vega

Next Event

Saturday, April 9, 6-9pm

Part of Georgetown Art Attack

Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

Ride the Art Van from Airport Way

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/michelle-de-la-vega/#sthash.0RHeDwaS.dpuf

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CoCA Lab: Trina Cooper
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

CoCA Lab: Trina Cooper

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Trina Cooper.Breathing Machine.

This interactive video installation is a set of lungs which breaths with video projected across them. The projected video is of dendrite structures, that occur throughout nature, as a part of the mechanical infrastructure that keeps the environment and all of the creatures in it functioning in a healthy manner.

Trinas' work explores the forces of nature that are intrinsic in humans and their relationship to the environments they inhabit. She explores these elements from both a physical and a spiritual orientation. Many of the forms and visual phenomena she explores in her work are shapes derived from the human form, other forms from nature or systems in nature, as well as other phenomena occurring in nature. The content or concepts explored in the works are also derived from ideas of the nature of humans as natural organisms and the human psychological response to existing as sentient beings both in relation to their environments.

Trina Cooper is a native of Wash State.Trina went to The University of California at Berkeley where she completed her MFA. Trina taught general arts for 20 years and has had the good fortune of becoming a Fulbright Lecturer in Malaysia.Trina attended Texas A&M University in the Visualization Studies Program where she received her Master's in Computer Science in the area of Visualization Studies.Trina has shown both nationally and internationally.Trinas' art work is multimedia interactive installation work. She is interested in exploring the interface of the balance between humans and nature, both physically and spiritually.

Public Event

Saturday, March 12

Part of 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show

Part of Georgetown Art Attack

Free and open to the public.

Ride the Art Van from Airport Way

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, composer Jovino Santos Neta, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, visual artist Alan Fulle, and installation artist Celeste Cooning since the program's inception in April 2014.

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CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from , Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-trina-cooper/#sthash.LOw0KuM0.dpuf

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CoCA Lab: Wyly Astley
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

CoCA Lab: Wyly Astley

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

Featuring Wyly Astley. Feronia Fox Gets a Room of Her Own

During her residency, Wyly is adopting the persona of Feronia Fox, a fox who has sufficiently honored [succumbed to] instinctual obligation as a progenitor and provider but now senses that there is something else for her. She finds that this blossoming self-awareness has a loud insistence of its own – but it is decidedly different than the Call of the Wild.

I am using this residency to create a living allegory of a self who is wrestling with new-found freedom and also creativity, personal relationships and the responsibilities of her choices. Feronia will begin by creating a space for herself where she can close the door and, on March 12, she will swing open the door and share what she has done.

Since 2008, Wyly has created temporary outdoor installations for a wide variety of entities including the Nature Consortium's Art's in Nature Festival, Georgetown Carnival Arts Festival, Daniel Bagley Elementary School, Smoke Farm's LoFi Festival, and as part of residencies with Little Eorthe Farm in Orting, WA, Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA and on the Vaanta River as part of a residency in Helsinki, Finland.

In addition to her installation work, Wyly creates soft sculpture, art jewelry and costuming and props for local theater. Wyly graduated from the University of Texas in English Literature, received a certificate from the University of Washington's Fiber Arts Certification Program and was selected to participate in the Artist Trust EDGE Program for Professional Artists.

Public Event

Saturday, March 12

Part of 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show

Part of Georgetown Art Attack

Free and open to the public.

Ride the Art Van from Airport Way

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] features the work of multi-disciplinary artists with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), Brooklyn-based installation artist Aaron Asis, performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, composer Jovino Santos Neta, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, visual artist Alan Fulle, and installation artist Celeste Cooning since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from , Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-wyly-astley/#sthash.1vc7t89H.dpuf

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The Dirty Circus of Life
Feb
23
to Apr 3

The Dirty Circus of Life

CoCA Pops Presents

Jeremy Gregory's The Dirty Circus of Life at Columbia City Gallery

February 24 through April 3, 2016. Reception Saturday, February 27, 5-8pm

Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

 

Next up in our series of CoCA Pops, we're please to present Tacoma artist, Jeremy Gregory, who brings his art to life through paintings and hand crafted posable puppets in his upcoming exhibition "The Dirty Circus of Life" at Columbia City Gallery. Expect Jeremy to guide you through his observations of every day life. From the tricks of a mischievous magician to the inexcusable antics of clown cops!

 

Gregory's passion for turning his edgy and gritty style of art into 3-D posable puppets started about four years ago. He describes them as his own children with each of them having a unique back-story.

 

Like a type of Geppetto, he makes his characters even more life-like by using them to create action shots with story lines and has created a short stop-motion animation "Welcome to the Neighborhood." His stop-motion film took over a year to finish with help from Brian Parker, a professor at Tacoma's Bates Technical College in the Digital Media department along with four students from his class. The film stays true to the realistic and gritty art that Gregory is known for and like Pinnochio his main character, Jimi, learns a tough life lesson hanging out with the wrong crowd.

 

Gregory's talent has been recognized by City Arts Magazine as Tacoma's Top Comic artist. He had an alt-comic series in the magazine titled True Grit from 2008 - 2011. He is also an active participant in community mural projects in the Puget Sound region. He is a graduate of the Arts Institute of Seattle and currently teaches graphic arts in downtown Tacoma at School of the Arts High School. His artwork has been on exhibit up and down the west coast.

 

 

Artist's Bio

Jeremy Gregory, a Tacoma Washington native, was born an artist. He creates from personal inspiration and life experience.

A hyper-active child, Jeremy found solace in creativity; it was his way to focus extra energy and emotions. This would be the seed that planted his career. After high school graduation, Jeremy spent his time exploring life mostly skateboarding, snowboarding, painting, and crafting. In his late 20's he graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle (2001). Since that time, Jeremy has continued with his art career -- solo shows, collaborative shows, and commission work.

 

When you experience Jeremy's art you will find his approach unique, prolific, and raw. His work is based in storytelling and his imagination creates endless material, and people just tend to be drawn to his playful ways!

 

Currently Jeremy enjoys spending time on character design and production of his stop-motion world titled "Welcome to the Neighborhood."

 

You can also find him painting, illustrating, creating murals, or working in his sketchbook.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/jeremy-gregory/#sthash.jHArL5Wr.dpuf

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Coca at Rubix: Bling it on!
Dec
23
3:30 PM15:30

Coca at Rubix: Bling it on!

Bling it On!
Contemporary wearable art & jewelry
January 13- February 20

 

Featuring jewelry by Kyle ReesCatherine GrisezPariscope StudiosHardwearablesDixie Darling and Brandon Perhacs and wearable art by Bo ChoiRebecca MaximBill Gaylord, and Liz Tran.

Bling it On! runs January 13 through February 20 with two special events: 

Artists' Reception
Thursday, January 14, 6-9p
As part of Capitol Hill Art Walk
Toast the artists during the meet and greet and see the edge of what jewelry and wearable art are in 2016.

In honor of the David Bowie's return to the stars, CoCA will donate 10% of this evening's sales to a non-profit organization dedicated to cancer prevention. 

Special Trunk Show with Live Performance Art
Thursday, February 11
Lots of amazing contemporary wearable art and an expanded selection of jewelry for everyday wear, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces that will get compliments every time you wear it. Come pick up something special for your favorite person: sweetheart, mother, brother, lover. Yourself!

CoCA at Rubix 515 Harvard Ave E, 98102
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 12p-6p
 

CoCA at Rubix is one of our interim spaces located in the new Rubix Apartments on Capitol Hill. CoCA at Rubix will feature a variety of multi-disciplinary artists over the coming months with special events to coincide with Capitol Hill art walk, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

 

CoCA is supported, in part, by an award from , Seattle Foundation, individual donors, CoCA members and our hardworking Board.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/bling-it/#sthash.3U7Ai39v.dpuf

 

Image: From the Flippin the Bird series by Kyle Rees

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CoCA Lab: Aaron Asis
Dec
18
to Feb 18

CoCA Lab: Aaron Asis

CoCA Lab: Artist in Residence Program

CoCA is pleased to present Brooklyn-based installation artist, Aaron Asis, who will explore the forces of evolution and selective access to information and space during his residency running December 18 through February 13

 

Aaron will be in Seattle to install and present Part II of this project. Please join us in conversation with the artist on Saturday, February 13 from 6-9pm.

 

To read about Aaron's work, please enjoy this review of Ci-Lines, his large scale installation project in Philadelphia's St Andrew's Collegiate Chapel.

Public Events

Saturday, January 9, 6-9pm

Saturday, February 13, 6-9pm

Part of Georgetown Art Attack

Free and open to the public.

Ride the Art Van from Airport Way

About CoCA UN[contained]

CoCA UN[contained] is our space located in the Container Village at the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios. UN[contained] will feature a variety of multi-disciplinary artists over the coming months with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk. 

About CoCA Lab Artists in Residence Program

CoCA Lab provides individual artists or artist teams the opportunity to transform our space into a living art laboratory. Artists are invited by CoCA curators and have included international artist Dr. Phoebe Ching Ying Man (Hong Kong), performance artist Ezra Dickinson, installation artist Cait Willis, sound artist Nat Evans, installation artist Michelle de la Vega, composer Jovino Santos Neta, filmmaker Adam Sekuler, visual artist Alan Fulle, and installation artist Celeste Cooning since the program's inception in April 2014.

CoCA Lab is supported, in part, by an award from , 4 Culture, Seattle Foundation, individual donors and CoCA members.

- See more at: http://www.cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/past/2016/coca-lab-artist-residence-aaron-asis/#sthash.GswNfKAQ.dpuf

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