Previous Art: Kellie Talbot Opening Thursday, November 13, 2014 6-9pm

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Kellie Talbot Solo Show – November 13 – December 7, 2014

Kellie Talbot’s work revolves around the landscape of American artifacts, craftsmanship and history. Signs and typography, architecture, industry, cemeteries and other emblems of society are the inspiration for her oil paintings. The rust and decay in the work aren’t negatives. They are both an elegy and a hope.

“Kellie Talbot’s paintings are instantly recognizable for their bold, almost exuberant use of color. The dramatic juxtapositions of sunlight and shadow and the startlingly abrupt compositions are distinctive hallmarks of Talbot’s work. One-majestic signage, rusting machinery, and forlorn cemeteries are reoccurring themes. Her skill with oil paint is obvious: brightly-colored enamels peeling away from cold gray steel, the fragility of broken neon tubing or missing, rust emanating from a corroded façade ­– all are impeccably rendered. Though joyously colored, there is an inherent melancholy that underscores many of these works. Her paintings evoke not only time and memory, but also the poignant beauty that often lies before our eyes. For beauty can often be found in the most unlikely places, and Talbot has an exceptional gift for recognizing them.

Less obvious is the undercurrent of metaphor inherent in her work. Though ostensibly renderings of a vanishing American landscape, there is something more going on: these are not simply paintings of things, but echoes of lives once lived, of voices once heard and now stilled. They border upon portraiture. They are likenesses not only of architectural ruins, but odes to the nameless artisans and craftsmen who built them. One can almost sense the excitement that must have accompanied the building these structures, now left to weather and rust in out-of-the-way places. The welder who once joined the cold steel, the sign makers, the painters – the presence of their ghosts is palpable.”

– Michael J. Deas

 

BIO

Kellie Talbot is a Seattle painter with long roots in the city as her family emigrated here from Italy in 1906. Though she was born in Hawaii and lived on both coasts growing up, Seattle has been home base since 1990.

Her first jobs, in a print shop and as a sign painter, developed her love of typography and design. Kellie has worked extensively as an illustrator and designer for the snowboard industry in addition to being the Art Director for Signal Snowboards since its inception in 2003.

Kellie Talbot lives in the Ballard neighborhood with her husband, a cat and a duck.

Currently she is represented by Bherd Studios in Seattle and SMASH Modern Art in Vancouver, BC.

 

View more work: 

kellietalbot.com

facebook.com/KellieTalbotArt

instagram.com/kelltalbot

ello.com/@kellietalbot

 

SHOWS

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / November 14th – December 2014

Vermillion / Seattle, Washington / Solo show / November 13th – December 6th, 2014

Columbia Winery / Woodinville, Washington /  HERE (Again): Talbot & Gua / Oct – Jan 2014/15

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / HERE: Talbot & Gua / March, April 2014

Axis Gallery / Pioneer Square, Seattle / Group Show: Ex Libris / March 2014

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / Introductions Group Show / October 2013

Piranha Shop / Seattle /Boxes of Death —Traveling Group Show / June – August 2013

Smash Modern Art Vancouver, BC / American Landscapes ( solo show) / February 1 – March 2, 2013

Virginia Inn  / Belltown, Seattle / Solo Show / November, December 2012

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / ‘By The Yard’ Group Show / September 2012

CORE Gallery / Seattle, WA / solo exhibition, Character of New Orleans / July 2012

Smash Modern Art / Vancouver, BC / (r)evolution Group Show / May, June 2012

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / Vignettes Group Show / May 2012

Gainsbourg / Greenwood, Seattle / solo exhibition / October 14-November 10, 2011

Other Coast Cafe / Ballard, Seattle /  solo exhibition / October 2011

Bherd Studios / Greenwood, Seattle / (Sub)Urban Group Show / May 2011

Virginia Inn  / Belltown, Seattle / Solo Show / May, June 2011

Bherd Studios /  Greenwood, Seattle, WA / Take 5 Group Show / November, December 2010

Elysian Brewery/ Tangletown, Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / October, November 2010

Elysian Brewery / Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / August, September 2010

Elysian Brewery / Qwest Field, Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / June, July 2010

La Familia Gallery / Seattle, WA / STARS & TYPE[S] solo show / oil paintings / May 2010

Bherd Studios /  Greenwood, Seattle, WA / Sign of The Times group show / May 2010

Neptune Coffee / Greenwood, Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / November, December 2009

Sand Point Grill / Sandpoint, Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / October, November 2009

Bherd Gallery / Greenwood, Seattle, WA / Soapbox / group show / oil paintings / September 2009

Conor Byrne Pub / Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / September 2009

CVG Gallery / Bremerton, WA / annual juried state competition / 2nd place 2D art / February 2009

ISH Vintage / Bremerton, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / February 2009

Gimmee Baby Robots / Portland, Chicago, Seattle, LA / traveling auction / oil paintings / 2008 – present

Vermillion / Seattle, WA / Artreach group show / oil paintings / December 2008

Ace Studios / Seattle, WA / group show / oil paintings / September 2008

Gallery 63Eleven / Seattle, WA / Vegas solo show / oil paintings / July, August 2008

Office PDX / Portland, OR / Vegas solo exhibition / oil paintings / May 2008

Hideout / Seattle, WA / group collection / oil paintings / February 2008-present

Vermillion / Seattle, WA / group show / oil paintings / January 2008

Collins Pub / Seattle, WA / Vegas solo exhibition / oil paintings / September, October 2007

Conor Byrne Pub / Seattle, WA / Vegas solo show / oil paintings / June 2007

Gallery 63Eleven / Seattle, WA / group show / oil paintings / January 2007

All City Coffee / Seattle, WA / solo exhibition / oil paintings / December 2006

Gallery 63Eleven / Seattle, WA / A Song For Occupations solo exhibition / oil paintings / June 2006

Gallery 63ElevenSeattle, WA / Of New Things solo exhibition / oil paintings / March, April 2005

AftermathSeattle, WA / Cemeteries solo exhibition / oil paintings / June 2004

Artcore Studios / Georgetown, Seattle, WA / Industry solo exhibition / oil paintings / February 2004

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