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For the last few decades, artist Hank Chiappetta has been best-known for his intricate hardwood carving work. But when he was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, he realized that if he wanted to continue creating art, he was going to have to find a new medium.
‘Times of Grimes” opens Jan. 3 and runs through Jan. 26.
Standing in her garage-turned-studio with soaring ceilings and white walls in Spokane’s Nevada/Lidgerwood area, oil painter Shana Smith conveys ideas rapid-fire, like a machine gun. She hunts for meaningful words like an archaeologist digs for ancient artifacts. Her appetite for finding not only the right images to paint but also the right words to use is voracious and deliberate. Take the words she has chosen as the titles for the more than three dozen paintings she has created for her new show, “Perceptions of an Artist,” opening this Friday at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery.
Kolva-Sullivan exhibit features works that are anything but “decorative” or “pretty.”
Dan McCann’s works of art are curated collections of sorts. He assembles objects for display, placing them inside shadow boxes that he encloses with glass fronts. Inside the boxes are three-dimensional worlds, or arrangements of McCann’s making. His mini-universes and tableaux are sometimes pleasant, often frightening, and almost always strange.
Spokane artist Matt Boland believes all you need is love. And a lot of caution. Mixed with a large dose of paranoia. His new showing, running through September at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, presents this idea in figurative ceramic sculpture.
John Thamm’s portraits of all the candidates that have been in the running for the 2016 presidential race.