North of Seattle, in historic downtown Snohomish, science fiction and fantasy imaginings will unfold in computer art, sculpture and acrylic work. For the month of April, the Arts of Snohomish Gallery will feature the works of Brian Taylor, a cyber artist, Stephen LeStat, a 2D and 3D artist, Heather Freeman, who works in acrylics, Kamal Siegel, illustrator and cyber artist, and Rod Countryman, who works with glass.
The exhibit opens tomorrow, April 1, with an artist reception on April 8 from 6-9pm.
A native of Snohomish, Brian Taylor’s art fuses his passion for photography, futuristic art and computers.
Also from Snohomish, Stephen LeStat creates archeological artifacts from the future, including scrolls, shields, map fragments and other inscribed objects.
Heather Keith Freeman
Another Snohomish artist, Heather Keith Freeman uses mythological and psychological archetypes to anthromorphize abstract ideas. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in cognitive science, and a former robotics engineer, she has painted with acrylics since she was a child. Her art is characterized by through intense colors and long, sweeping lines.
Hailing from Redmond, Kamal Seigel uses a combination of traditional and digital media in his art. A life-long science fiction and fantasy art lover, he as creating sci-fi animations on the computer by age 12. In high school and college he sketched aliens and fantasy-themed artwork, and created many dry pastel and acrylic paintings. A graduate of The Art Institute of Seattle, he is the technical art director for Flying Lab Software and owner of Digital Double, a Redmond-based company that specializes in creating digital replicas of real people for use in video games and movies.
The work of Rod Countryman from Monroe that will be on display was produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Using leaded glass, he created sci-fi portraits that were mostly textural and devoid of color. Also on display will be his pen and ink drawings, reflecting a pop sci-fi horror sensibility. Currently, Countryman creates neon lighting for retail businesses.
What: Sci Fi and Fantasy Art Exhibit
The Arts of Snohomish Gallery
105 Cedar Avenue
Snohomish, Wash. 98290
Tuesday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Noon to 5mp
Monday by appointment only