Make/Shift Shelter: Jay Nelson, Whiting Tennis & Eirik Johnson
April 2 - June 12, 2016
Whiting Tennis, Hybrid 2011, acrylic and collage on canvast, 50 x 44 inches.
Protection from the elements is a fundamental human need and can take many forms. With muses ranging from outhouses and hunting cabins to camper shells and Buckmister Fuller the three contemporary artists featured in this exhibition each find inspiration in shelters born out of a necessity and made by hand with simple and often salvaged materials.
Jay Nelson, Inverness 2010, 2010/2016, wood, fiberglass, fabric, 60x96 x 55 inches, courtesy of the artist and Mollusk Surf Shop, San Francisco.
Related Museum Event:
Courtyard Concert: Whiting Tennis
April 2nd, 2016, 4 PM / Free
Celebrated Seattle artist Whiting Tennis is also a talented musician whose influences range from Hank Williams, The Velvet Underground and Neil Young to Nick Cave, Sparklehorse and Modern Lovers. Enjoy beautifully-sparse ballads and steamy guitar riffs during the openning reception for the Make/Shift Shelter exhibition featuring Tennis' paintings and sculpture.