GALA BENT – At the Edge of the Sky

July 20, 2020

GALA BENT – At the Edge of the Sky
Online Exhibit: Extended through September 5, 2020

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair
Pop-up @ Foster White Gallery: August 6 – 22, 2020

Gala Bent, Matter-Anti-Matter, 2020, graphite, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Matter-Anti-Matter, 2020, graphite, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches, framed, $2600.

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We are very happy to present new work by artist Gala Bent.  This work is currently featured as an online exhibit through G. Gibson Projects.  Gala’s work can also be seen at the Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square, from August 6 – 22.  The gallery has generously let us borrow a room to feature Gala’s work in the city-wide gallery Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair. Foster/White Gallery is currently open by appt. from 10am to 6pm, Tues – Sat. The gallery will also feature work by George Rodriguez, Casey McGlynn, Alden Mason, and Calvin Ma.

For further information please contact G. Gibson Projects by email, or phone 206.587.4033.

ARTIST TALK recording: August 15, 2020 – ‘at the edge of the sky’

Artist Statement – AT THE EDGE OF THE SKY

In the 1970s, shortly before I was born, an idea was floated that our own Milky Way galaxy might have, at its center, a black hole. Other galaxies that looked like ours did—notice that spiral shape not unlike water spinning down a drain?—and now scientists use the language with simple ease: “the super massive black hole at the center of our galaxy.” Other clusters of smaller black holes have also been located recently (in the past few years, that is) near the hotbed of our galaxy’s center. As an artist whose love for natural patterns fuels much of what she draws and paints, I see these wild and relatively recent discoveries as testaments to the many mysteries at the edge of human understanding. The more we know, the more we find out what we don’t know. I completed most of this body of work before the pandemic hit, before both the virus and anti-racism protests uncovered injustice in new and broader ways. As I look at these images in light of the time we are living, I can see them as a call toward humility and admission of our collective unknowns and blind spots. I also see hope shining like the light that surrounds the event horizon of a black hole—in arcs and plumes and disks of vibrant energy. As one thing dies, another is born.

Gala Bent, Matter-Anti-Matter, 2020, graphite, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Matter-Anti-Matter, 2020, graphite, gouache and acrylic on Arches paper 22 x 30 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, The Other Side, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, The Other Side, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600. (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Perforations 2020 graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches

Gala Bent, Perforations 2020 graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Trajectories (Tender Chemistry), 2020, graphite, gouache, acrylic ink and drawing pencils on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Trajectories (Tender Chemistry), 2020, graphite, gouache, acrylic ink and drawing pencils on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Howlers in Harmony, 2020, graphite, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Howlers in Harmony, 2020, graphite, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Wingspan (Singing Stars) 2020, graphite and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Wingspan (Singing Stars) 2020, graphite and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Halo, 2020, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Halo, 2020, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Double Vision, 2020 graphite and drawing pencils on toned paper, 22.5 x 21 inches, framed, $2400.

Gala Bent, Double Vision, 2020 graphite and drawing pencils on toned paper, 22.5 x 21 inches, framed, $2400.

Gala Bent, Sky Measurements 2 (an event observed), 2020, graphite, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 22 x 30 inches

Gala Bent, Sky Measurements 2 (an event observed), 2020, graphite, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 22 x 30 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Floater, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Floater, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Low Gravity, 2020, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 15 x 13.25 inches, framed, $1600.

Gala Bent, Low Gravity, 2020, ink, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 15 x 13.25 inches, framed, (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Part of the Shebang, 2018, Gouache, drawing pencils and graphite on toned paper 30 × 22 in (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Part of the Shebang, 2018, Gouache, drawing pencils and graphite on toned paper 30 × 22 in (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Tumblers, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Tumblers, 2019, graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper, 30 x 22 inches, framed, $2600.

Gala Bent, Light Escaping from Three Black Holes, 2018 Graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper 22 × 22 in (SOLD)

Gala Bent, Light Escaping from Three Black Holes, 2018 Graphite, gouache and drawing pencils on toned paper 22 × 22 in (SOLD)