Now On View Through August 6, 2017

Color & Pattern

In celebration of the Seattle Art Fair, we are thrilled to announce that Color & Pattern has been extended through August 6th.

The new exhibition is devoted to exploring how artists use color and pattern to capture the essence of the world around them and will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. Color & Pattern includes works that are representational, like those by David Hockney and Philip Taaffe where the viewer can easily recognize the subject matter, and works by abstract artists such as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, whose paintings draw little reference from our natural world.

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© Wassily Kandinksy
Tiefes Braun, , 1924
Oil on canvas
Events Calendar
All programming takes place at Pivot Art + Culture.
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Curatorial Tour with Greg Bell
Friday, May 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm
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Join Vulcan’s Senior Curator of the Art Collections team Greg Bell for a tour of Color & Pattern. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the works and themes explored in the exhibition.

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Walk Through with Jamie Walker
Saturday, June 3
2:00 pm
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Jamie Walker has taught at the University of Washington since 1989, frequently leading the Studio Art in Rome program as well, and is now the Director of the School of Art + Art History + Design at the UW. His ceramic works have been featured in twenty-four one-person shows through the US and are included in the collection of the Henry Art Gallery, Racine Art Museum and the International Museum of Glass. He received the Flintridge Fountain Artist Grant in 2005.

Jamie completed a public art commission for Vulcan, Inc. in 2010.

Walk Through with Tomory Dodge
Saturday, June 10
2:00 pm
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Color & Pattern contributing artist Tomory Dodge will discuss his painting and reflect on the other works in the exhibition.

Tomory has his MFA from CalArts and his BFA from Rhode Island school of Design. He is represented by ACME gallery in Los Angeles and CRG Gallery in New York. His work is in the collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and others.
Walk Through with Mary Ann Peters
Saturday, July 8
2:00 pm
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Mary Ann Peters has been a leader in the Northwest artistic community for over thirty years. Her work can be seen in national and international public and private collections. She is one of the founders of Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art and has served on numerous boards and advisory panels, including the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, all towards strengthening the voice of the artist.

Mary Ann received the Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art, the Neddy Award in Painting, the Artist Trust Leadership and Arts Award and a MacDowell Colony Pollock Krasner Fellowship.
About Pivot Art + Culture
Pivot Art + Culture is a 3,000-square-foot concept space located on the ground floor of the newly constructed Allen Institute building in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. It is part of Vulcan Inc. and Paul G. Allen’s mission to make art accessible to the public.

Visit Pivot Art + Culture
Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed July 4 (Independence Day)

609 Westlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

T 206 342-2710



Daily Admission $5, Events included with purchase of admission

Parking is available in the Allen Institute parking garage located on Roy Street. Fees apply.
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