Gallery Address and Phone
115 S. Adams Street, Spokane, WA 99201 - 509-863-9904
Studio & gallery open Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm
April 5 - 30, 2018 - Form and Function,
Amanda Bury & Cozette Phillips
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, April 6, noon - 4 pm
“Form and Function” with artists Amanda Bury and Cozette Phillips, Trackside’s annual exhibit featuring regional faculty working in sculpture and / or clay. Cozette Phillips maintains a studio practice in Pasco, Washington and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Columbia Basin College. She is an interdisciplinary sculptor and metalsmith. Trackside is also pleased to introduce Amanda Bury to our Spokane community. Amanda recently completed a year of residence at The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida then returned to her home stomping grounds in Thorp, WA where she is continuing her studio regimen that maintains a focus on atmospheric fired functional ceramic forms.
Amanda Bury - BIO
Amanda received a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology and a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art from Central Washington University. She then went on to pursue Post-Baccalaureate study at the University of Montana.
Amanda has taught courses at places around the U.S. including The Clay Studio of Missoula, and The Morean Center for Clay. Her and her partner Seth Charles co-operate a wood-fired kiln design and construction venture. Amanda recently completed a year of residence at The Morean Center for Clay in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She has since relocated back to Washington State.
Amanda regularly exhibits in invitational and national juried exhibitions. Many of her pieces are held in public and private collections world wide.
I rely on the central role of utilitarian objects as vehicles for nourishment. I use these objects as a conduit to speak further about connections and relationships between human beings and the rest of the natural world.
I aim to invoke discourse, thought and reflection on our contemporary culture of food. I am interested in where food intersects culture, ethics, history, ritual and community. I am continuously exploring what we choose to eat, its history and how it gets to our tables today. I am intrigued by how our relationship with food shapes the way we treat our bodies and our planet.
I choose to fire my work using the atmospheric wood-fire process to create varied and organic surfaces. Wood-firing embodies and reaffirms the ideas of nature, environment, history, ritual and community held within the work. The process incorporates experimentation, skillfulness, knowledge and an intimacy over time. The atmospheric effects often blur and obscure intended surface work which mimics the distance and obscurity in the connections we have with our nourishment today.
Cozette Phillips - Statement of Experience
Cozette Phillips is an interdisciplinary sculptor and metalsmith whose work is both reflective and formative, highlighting humanities past, present and future influence on the environment. Phillips received her Master of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design. Artist residencies include Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway, The School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, and a blacksmithing residency at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. Her work is in the collection of the Metal Museum, Michigan Legacy Art Park, and on permanent display at Okayakohan Public Park in Okaya, Japan. Phillips’ solo exhibitions include Tributaries at the Metal Museum, In-Between at Cleveland Sculpture Center, Being Neither at The University of Kansas, Progressions at Babel Kunst in Trondheim, Norway, Vestige at Fort Worth Community Art Center, Where the Blue Sky Turns to Black at Central Michigan University, and Here to There at Saginaw Valley State University. Cozette Phillips maintains a studio practice in Pasco, Washington and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Columbia Basin College.
The work included in this exhibition has an implicit environmental focus, ideologically and visually evoking humanities influence on the natural world. Through my artistic practice, I interpret natural forms by combining industrial processes and natural materials to focus on the tension between ecologic and cultural changes in the landscape. The goal is to highlight the interconnectedness between the two and invite reflection on what cannot be summarized in a singular representation of form.
May 3 - 31, 2019 - In and Out of the Garden 2
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5 - 8 pm
An exhibit featuring works by Chris Kelsey, Mark Moore and Gina Freuen with ceramic works that can be used in the garden or to display inside the bounty of the garden. Mother's Day gift plantings in mini containers.
June 7 - 28 - Queer Art Walk - Featuring Jeffry Mitchell, Seattle, WA & Ivan Carmona from Portland, OR
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5 - 8 pm
City wide gallery walk featuring the LGBT community artists.
Trackside is honored to feature the ceramic works of Seattle, Washington gay folk artist, Jeffry Mitchell and Portland, Oregon ceramic artist Ivan Carmona.
Jeffry’s ceramics works are kitschy, contemporary spins on functional forms, erotic using the figure, animals, flora and highly ornamented porcelain. His ceramic forms are represented by PDX Contemporary Art out of Portland, OR and can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Philladelphia Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Philadelphia Art Museum, Tacoma and Portland Art Museums.
Iván Carmona is a Puerto Rican studio artist born in Philadelphia, USA. In 2015, Iván received his Bachelor of Fine Art from The Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. He was a recipient of numerous national awards, including: The Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic and Artistic Achievement, the 2015 NCECA Undergraduate Award for Excellence, the Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Award (Providence, RI), and the 2014 Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship to attend the Penland School of Craft in Asheville, NC. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in USA, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. His pieces can be found in public and private art collections internationally, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, and at the Gifu Prefecture High School in Tokyo Kouryu, Japan.