New feature article appearing in the spring issue of Creativpaper (UK) magazine. Please check out all the artists yet if in a time bind, go to pgs 16-19 for mine:
Slowly but surely, my family is building our own collection of art that we can enjoy immensely, and from which I can find additional inspiration.
Below are two recent acquisitions that I'm extremely happy to own and promote: an oil by PD Jensen, and mixed media sculpture by Marita Dingus:
I'm particularly excited to be a part of this upcoming show after the new year, featuring one of my works from my recent Unholy Martyrs series. Here's a brief synopsis of the exhibition:
"The artworks chosen for Threshold were not only a response to the concept of a threshold, a marked point of passing between spaces or states of being, but the works chosen also speak to pressing issues we face as a society at this moment in time. The present is itself a threshold between past and future, the only moment in which we are able to act. At this particular point in time, it seems like much is at stake and much action is needed."
Exhibition Dates: Jan 7 – Feb 15th, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 10, 2020 6-8 PM
Proud to support Coyote Central again this year!
Please see the link below for a brief review of this current show:
JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 25 // KENNETH SUSYNSKI, AMANDA CALDWELL & SEIKO A. PURDUE
The summer exhibit at the Chase Gallery is open Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, September 25. Featuring three regional artists each working in their own distinct styles and in a range of mediums, the work all shares an evocative, dream-like quality. Fiber artist Seiko A. Purdue installed her fiber piece, Berry Grove, in the Chase, stringing the lightweight fabric structures from the ceiling slats above. The installation is surrounded by the large oil paintings by Seattle-based artist Kenneth Susynski and the paintings and drawings of Spokane artist Amanda Caldwell. All three artists will be at the gallery for the September First Friday reception, on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as for a lunch-hour Artist Talk that day, from noon to 1 p.m.
I do not participate in social media personally, yet have decided to post my portfolio going back to 2015 onto Behance, the largest online platform for creatives.
The page is intended for imagery only as I do not plan to comment, post or offer replies - as always, I direct interested art lovers to my website and prefer to interact and engage privately, usually via email.
Please visit the following link to the new page:
Iron Poppies (2019): marking a directional shift to a hybrid-style that ties together key artistic elements that I have employed in the past in richly-rendered compositions. This is the first in the new series, Unholy Martyrs, based upon and dedicated to the plight of women prisoners of way in Poland during WWII.
MOTHERLAND: 2019 COCA MEMBERS' SHOWCenter on Contemporary Art
114 Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Welcome to our annual members’ show with over 160 artists from across the world, celebrating a depth of creativity that we’ve been proud to amplify for four decades. This year’s show explores a wide range of creatives and celebrates artists of all ages and media including 2D, 3D, video and multimedia.
All participating artists will be a part of the exhibit's digital slideshow and represented in the annual printed catalog. From emerging to established, the list of contemporary artists to show in CoCA's Pioneer Square gallery is comprehensive with over 120 works on display. This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes.
CoCA supports artists not only through their exhibitions, but also through meaningful local partnerships. The show was juried by artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi-disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, spent three years as curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. This partnership provides an extra special opportunity for CoCA artist members to receive recognition by the juror in this year's catalog, as well as CoCA's blog and newsletter. Also this year will be two winners of the Artist & Craftsman Supply People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 gift card to Artist & Craftsman Supply, an art supply store located in the U-Distract in Seattle. We are thrilled to provide a direct link to such a valuable resources for artists in the region.
Calendar of Events
Exhibition: March 7 - April 20
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Annual Member's Party & Juror’s Talk: Tuesday, March 12, 5-7pm. RSVP here
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 11-1pm
Closing Reception & Peoples Choice Awards: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm
All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
Gallery hours spring ahead: Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members Show is made possible with support from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Rock’s Studio, 4Culture, Elysian Brewing Company and CoCA Publisher, Ray C. Freeman III.
Kenneth Susynski (American, b. 1965) presents a unique, hybrid style of figurative expressionism blended with the abstract in narrative compositions that stress an interpretation of beauty, with a hint of wit, exploring combinations of historical and contemporary cultural themes.