White on White is our group art show hanging for the month of November at our gallery in Vancouver, Washington. This is part 3 of 3 blog posts where we will be introducing you to the artists participating in the show.
Joshua Unikel has shown at CICA Museum (S Korea); Aether Gallery (Bulgaria); Griffith University Art Gallery (Australia); Sofia Art Week 2019 (Bulgaria); DesignPhiladelphia; The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Lawndale Art Center and will be showing at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art: Portland. He is the co-editor of No Quo: Attempts (DesignInquiry Press, 2017) and Beyond Category (Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press, 2015). His work has been published in Western Humanities Review, The Collagist, Tupelo Quarterly, The Journal, Sonora Review, [PANK], TriQuarterly, The Essay Review, Fugue, The Normal School, Essay Daily and other national journals. Unikel also serves as a contributing editor of Seneca Review.
He has been a residency and fellowship recipient at DesignInquiry; an artist-in-residence at The Open Book Workshop and a speaker at AIGA Pittsburgh, The AIGA Design Educators Conference, AWP, NonfictioNOW, Oberlin College, Michigan State University, The University of Oregon and Stony Brook Manhattan.
More of the artists work can be seen on their website HERE
The piece pictured above can be purchased HERE
Nature is a recurring theme in my work and these pieces are a good example of that, leaves and trees. I explored the idea of white on white by creating an image of leaves that are there but the viewer has to look closely to see them. I hope that will encourage some thoughts about nature, wonder, appreciation, perhaps concern. I’ve always been fascinated by bare trees in winter and the patterns they make, especially against the snow. In the white on white forest I created, the trees are barely visible, almost hidden, what we see when we rush by without stopping to really look.
More of the artists work can be seen HERE
The artwork pictured above can be purchased on our online store:
“Summer Leaves” can be purchased HERE
“Hidden Forest” can be purchased HERE
Meet Barbara Dianne Sheehan, the Owner of this exciting endeavor. Barbara has over 40 years experience designing, painting, and working in the creative arts. She has owned and operated an exclusive fine art and art furniture gallery, a custom home remodeling and design firm, and since graduating from Pacific NW College of Art in 1996, with a BA degree in Painting, has worked as an independent artist.
From 1996 to 2001 Barbara was a founding member of PBNJ Studios, a group of artists committed to the fine arts community in SE Portland. Her work includes oil paintings, pastels, computerized/digital and photography collages – generally experimenting with materials and visuals.
Barbara has been professionally represented by ArtReps Richard Brooks, as well as Mary McCay at Directional Publishing Inc. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group shows in Portland Oregon, New York City, and Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
The artworks pictured above can be purchased in our online store:
“Pour a Little Tea” can be purchased HERE
“Bounce” can be purchased HERE