We are pleased to exhibit with a one two punch, former art gallery owners Shannon Rasor in April (April 10 - May 4) and husband Brad Caplis in May (May 8 - June 8).
While Brad Caplis (May 8 - June 8) has been a regular and very well liked gallery exhibitor since 2003 with us, this is the first solo exhibit by his wife and business partner Shannon Rasor. Her work will be on exhibit thru May 4th with a few works held over (should there be any left) into May.
A lot can be said about an individual who embraces the challenge of being an artist turned gallery owner, turned artist again. The world of art is fickle, subjective and rarely synchronized with business acumen, but when an artist temps fate and immerses themselves into the business of art, combining their creativity and collecting all the knowledge necessary to run a small business successfully when they decide to exit, they do it with a clarity not realized before. They are not only a better artist at understanding the collector or the pedestrian public, but also better at the business of art. Shannon Rasor and Brad Caplis have done just that and success abounds. We look forward to two consecutive months as we exhibit each of them individually.
Having exhibited Caplis' work for 16 years and always having Rasor present, the creativity, awareness and maturity of both partner's works are evidence of great past experiences as collectors embrace their works.
Rasor brings a contrast of content to Caplis' work with delicate and meditative abstracts, yet the same harmony of pleasant and reflective qualities are synonymous in their works.
Rasor's paintings are adventures. Somewhere between abstraction and depiction, her work is her own language. It is a language of appreciation and wonder for the adventure of existence. Fluid and light, her paintings bring the calmness and clarity that she expresses in her personality daily.
"In the adventure, I combine the parallel worlds of nature and emotions. They storm or flow depending upon my state of mind, memories, and the willingness of my hand. My work is about constant change and renewal. It is an attempt to convey an idea of a beauty, untamed, and beyond my understanding. The minerals and earth from which paint is derived are revived on canvas to reform their own essence. The process of making the painting is where the true journey lies. Abstraction keeps the secret". Shannon Rasor
Shannon Rasor has been a working artist for over twenty years where her experience includes in the studio creating her fine art and in the public where decorative paintings and murals flourish. You can see her work featured on billboards, buses and various venues in the Puget Sound area.