Shift Gallery at AXIS Pioneer Square

Eric Day Chamberlain, Large Still Life, 2017

Shift Gallery at AXIS Pioneer Square:
Homage to Cézanne

December 7th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of art, music and fun with a French accent! 

Original French songs will be provided by the duo “Frenchy Toast” ~ and our DJ will be spinning some awesome French electronic music!

A Tarot Card reader will be available to give you a glimpse into your future…  and at the famous Axis  “8:00 Moment” will give a card reading for the entire crowd!

Show runs December 7th, 2017-February 1st, 2018

Hours:Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-6pm
308 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Featuring work by Shift artists  Eric Day Chamberlain, Dawn P. Endean, Stephanie Hargrave, Cynthia Hibbard, Rachel Holloway, Karen Klee-Atlin, Anna Macrae, Colleen Maloney, Craig van den Bosch, Robin Walker, Jodi Waltier, and Carmi Weingrod.


“I could occupy myself for months without changing place, by turning now more to the right, now more to the left.” – Paul Cézanne

The collection of contemporary work by Shift artists in this exhibition is organized as an homage to Paul Cézanne. Cézanne, one of the great Modern painters, sought to continually disintegrate one’s point of view into a series of relationships – one brushstroke in relation to the next, and the relationships between objects in space. In doing this, Cézanne extended the definition of art to include abstraction.

Today, Shift Curator and Cézanne scholar Liz Patterson invites you to discover the relationships between the works shown here using Cézanne’s methods as a determining link. Four methods are presented: figure and ground inversion, realism & materiality, color modulation, and facets.

Shift Gallery is a contemporary artist-run gallery located in Seattle, and the artists of this venue operate with full autonomy. The nature of Shift Gallery allows artists to evolve in any way that they wish; the gallery is treated as a blank canvas, as a possibility space. The results of this ever-evolving artistic environment can be seen in this exhibition.

Seattle Art Fair showcases the best in modern and contemporary artwork from local, national and international galleries.

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