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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CoCA & Bherd Gallery Team Up to Feature PNW Urban Contemporary Artists

"(Un)Sanctioned" is currently on exhibit at CoCA’s most recent exhibition space in the Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108. The exhibition will be on view through September 14, 2011 and the Seattle Design Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm. Check out the (Un)Sanctioned book here and buy the book here.

Photo by Ray C. Freeman III

The mural above was painted on location at a public all ages event with dj at Sandbox Sports, 5955 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108 on Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11am-5pm. The artists who participated included 179 (who came up with the wave design), Hera, Jesse Link, CASH, John Osgood, Zach Bohnenkamp, Carlos Aguilar, Ksera and Jesse Edwards.

About the Exhibition:
CoCA and Bherd Studios Gallery are collaborating to bring attention to Pacific Northwest urban contemporary artists creating sanctioned murals and/or ephemeral work in public urban environments.

(Un)Sanctioned will educate viewers about a commonly misunderstood and perceived "outsider" art community and begin a conversation about the controversial nature of street art. The show will also celebrate the diversity of the unique PNW street style aesthetic which tends towards a cooler color palette utilizing greens and blues; often incorporating natural elements indigenous to our area; and also giving nods to Native American line form drawing and Asian pop culture.

Artists include:179, Carlos Aguilar & KSera, Zachary Bohnenkamp, CASH, Duffy, Jesse Edwards, Hera, David Joel, Jesse Link, John Osgood, Parskid and Sneke.

Jesse Edwards Ceramic Hand Painted Spray Cans

Sneke wall installation to the left
Carlos Aguilar & Ksera mini buildings in the center

Entryway to (Un)Sanctioned

See more photos of the exhibit on our FB Page!

Exhibit funded in part by 4Culture group arts projects grant.

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