Tuesday, July 5, 2011
"Meet the Artist" Series at Alexis Hotel for 1st Thursday from 5 - 6:30pm
What: Meet The Artist Series
When: Thursday, July 7 from 5 - 6:30pm
Where: Alexis Hotel Lobby
Who: Seattle artist, Chris Sheridan
Swing by the Alexis Hotel lobby for a glass of wine and a chat with Seattle artist, Chris Sheridan. Sheridan will be showing some of his latest work and will be available to answer questions and talk about the Seattle art scene. This is a great way to kick-off your 1st Thursday art walk and it's within easy walking distance of all the major art venues in Pioneer Square.
About the Artist:
Chris Sheridan, originally from Cape Cod, MA, received his BFA from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and his MFA from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Sheridan comes fresh on the heels of a recently featured video on VIMBY.com, a solo shows at Art Whino in Washington DC & Upper Playground's FIFTY24SEA gallery in Seattle, WA and shows in Finland and Monaco.
Sheridan's work takes an in-depth look at magic and religion, their symbolism and ritual, how they played a role in building our early societies, and the disconnect between these theories and beliefs and contemporary modes of thinking. Deeply psychological, laced with multiple layers of meaning and references to the trickster archetype, the work also explores the manipulative quality found in us all. Also hidden in the work is the artist's search for the soul, which he believes is the construct that holds all of these ideas together in our collective unconscious.
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