EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 2020
First Thursday Art Walks:
April Art Walk has been canceled.
Virtual Artist Talk: FB Live
More info to come soon...
Wednesday April 15th, 6pm
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Seattle, we will be
CLOSED through March or until we are able to reopen in accordance with The State of WA and CDC/Public Health regulations.
shelter/unshelter is an immersive installation comprised of driftwood, steel and light. Blurring boundaries between sculpture and architecture, the piece is inhabitable by multiple people and responds to humble handmade dwellings. The textured structure is filled with changing light and invites viewers to contemplate the complex relationship between humans and our environment.
The spaces we inhabit influence our daily existence. Whether places we choose to live, or locations passed through without thinking, every space has a form that impacts us consciously or subconsciously. Large-scale installations heighten awareness of the human body in relationship to its surrounding environment.
Each material has inherent qualities that evoke a visceral response: charred wood, luminous glass, transparent resin, mirrored steel. The materials and forms grow in response to each specific site, inviting viewers to engage artwork as a total-body experience. Physically entering and touching artwork is a way to mediate our reality as finite beings in a vast expanse; navigating both mundane and sublime moments. The transparency or opacity of each structure presents a metaphor for the relationships between ourselves, our environment, and each other.
Recent works have brought discoveries about interior/exterior relationships in sculpture and opened dialogue about interior/exterior relationships between human beings - how we choose varying degrees of transparency with one another. I am interested in how transparent or opaque sculptures influence communication between viewers and heighten awareness of their physical presence in a landscape.
Alison Stigora is a site-specific artist specializing in sculpture and installation. Stigora creates multi-sensory experiences tailored for each site and audience, and has collaborated with architects, engineers, dancers, and lighting designers in development of her projects. She transforms quotidian materials such as cardboard, corrugated plastic, and wood into engaging sculptures and textured spaces. Stigora has also worked with glass, resin, metal, sound, and video; allowing location and concept to drive her choices of material.
Stigora is an alumna of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has recently completed projects at the Philadelphia International Airport, the Mojave Desert in California, Arte Sella Sculpture Park in northern Italy, and Nes Artist Residency in Iceland.