SOIL Gallery

Intimately Unseen

Start             9.1.16
End               10.1.16
Reception    9.1.16, Thursday, 6-8 pm

Intimately Unseen is an investigation of personal space, growth, and tension by Seattle-based artists Jessica Hoffman, Satpreet Kahlon, and Markel Uriu. This exhibition includes installations, drawings, paintings, and prints that explore the ritual of seeking and creating space. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, all three artists are trying to find a place where they belong, a place where they feel safe, and a place where they can grow.

Hoffman explores narrative, memory, daily rituals, and modes of communication through the use of found objects. Her work for this show uses found footage from surveillance cameras to create a print installation and an interactive piece in which viewers are encouraged to track her whereabouts for the duration of the exhibition. Through these pieces, Hoffman is considering the impermanent nature of communication and how that relates to memory, ephemeral objects, and physical contact. Kahlon uses meditative, repetitive processes to combine rudimentary industrial materials with craft materials in her practice, creating pieces that are narrative, lyrical, and reference tension and duality. For this show, Kahlon created a capsule-like box which contains detritus of past and future works, pieces which, when culminated in one space, act as testaments to self-created systems of survival developed as an attempt to cope with and survive through the inherent trauma of living as a first-generation woman of color in the United States. Uriu’s installation work creates a space for the observation and recording of the growth and death of a garden. Seeds and soil taken from abandon lots in Seattle were nurtured for three months to create an installation exploring home, personal space, patience, and ephemerality. The accompanying drawings, paintings, and prints create a full portrait of the garden at every stage of growth.

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In the Backspace: Studio Visit: Ellen Ziegler

Start             9.1.16
End               10.1.16
Reception    9.1.16, Thursday, 6-8 pm

An artist’s source material is rarely seen by gallery goers. Studio Visit is an installation of new work as well as objects and materials with which Ziegler works and surrounds herself and tries to avoid stepping on.

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CALL FOR SHOW PROPOSALS

SOIL is currently accepting proposals for shows that will take place June 2017 through May 2018. Application Deadline is Sunday, October 9th at Midnight.

For details on proposing shows, click here.

SOIL in Miami

SOIL is excited to be returning to Miami in December for SATELLITE 2.0! SATELLITE is an alternative art fair that presents new and exciting projects that span the gamut of art, music, performance, installation, new media and tech located next door to the  Aqua Art Fair and steps from Art Basel and Untitled. Their 2015 show was highly attended by informed collectors and museum curators, received rave reviews from major art publications and had major sales throughout the week.

“SATELLITE was sizzling with a creative energy that couldn’t be found anywhere else.” – COOL HUNTING

“SATELLITE offers a refreshing setting to view art that won’t make you feel like a lab mouse scurrying around a white-walled maze.” – HYPERALLERGIC

SOIL at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia

SOIL will be traveling to Philadelphia in February 2017 to exhibit work in fellow artist-run spaces Tiger Strikes Astroid and NAPOLEON NAPOLEON. Work for this show will highlight the collaborative nature of artist-run spaces through a site-specific installation exploring dualities and feature all current members of SOIL. This is the second part of an exchange with the two Philly galleries, whose March 2016 exhibition at SOIL Lost In Transit explored mythologies of disappearance, the anxiety of travel, and the precarious nature of man-made structures.