New show at Gallery at Town Center - Laura King & Craig van den Bosch

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Gallery at Town Center Presents 
Laura King and Craig van den Bosch
Through May 12, 2018

Artist Reception at the Gallery at Town Center on April 26th from 5pm-7pm.

The Gallery at Town Center is exhibiting a selection of works by Mixed Media Artist Laura King and Digital Artist Craig van den Bosch, which opened April 3, 2018.

See these works and the creations of over 90 other local artists during gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm. 

Laura King is an active artist whose work has been exhibited nationally in the last thirteen years. Her work is both two-dimensional and three-dimensional.

Laura is originally from upstate New York. She moved to Seattle in 2002. She teaches art at Shorecrest High School and is the Visual Arts Specialist for the Shoreline School District. For 17 summers, Laura returned to New York to work at the New York State Summer School for the Visual Arts. She worked for ten years as Assistant Artistic Director and thirteen years as a Master Teacher. The previous five summers she was the Assistant Director of Administration. Prior to that, she was a Teaching Assistant for two summers.

Laura received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following graduation, she furthered her studies in metals at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Laura later received her Masters in Art Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She currently resides in Seattle with her husband and two children.

Craig van den Bosch

In his current show at Shift Gallery titled Meta Memory: Digital Facsimile Retrospection Recontextualized, Craig van den Bosch has devised a way to share his personal memories without revealing too much.

This is refreshing, given our online world of shares, tweets, likes, and comments! He decontextualizes his personal information visually through multi-dimensional wall sculptures.

Photographs of his personal life have been joined and altered so the memory itself cannot be deciphered. The viewers see colorful abstract works that are complex and dynamic but remain unaware of the layered experiences that have gone into each piece until they read his artist statement.

The last line reveals that his goal is to “take moments in time and nest them into one memory, modifying and tweaking each image set until the original context is indecipherable, a visual encryption. The outside viewer no longer has free access to the memory even though it is made public.”

Van den Bosch is preserving the privacy and sacredness of the moment in a way similar to Australian Aboriginal art traditions called “dreamings” which, wisely and intentionally, leave out aspects of the story.

The Gallery at Town Center is a program of the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council and is located inside the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


Megs April 11, 2018 at 2:37 PM  

I'm so proud of these Shoreline High School teachers! Such talented artists!!!

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