Reckless Abandon at Make.Shift Virtual Gallery

Make.Shift’s virtual gallery is proud to present “RECKLESS ABANDON”, a collection of artists whose work visually indulges us in movement and full-swing, free rein paintings.

Join us in viewing work from:

  • Kyle Confehr: Kyle is an ambidextrous artist, designer and friend based in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and spent most of his childhood on a skateboard, playing video games or drawing. As a product of the 90’s, Kyle creates work that blurs the lines between graffiti and doodles, weaving nostalgia and satire together.

  • Estelle Kael: I am a disabled agender artist and musician, currently living in auburn, WA. I front a noise pop band called BLOOM, and play my own songs under HARMONY CHLORINE, and I live and breathe art. it is all I am here for, and I would like to share it with the world and encourage every single person to create with a reckless abandon, to look at the world with a child’s eyes, and to believe that anything is possible, no matter the barriers, no matter the boundaries, no matter who you are. Art makes the world go round, and I’m just trying to make a living with it.

  • Athena Rigas: Athena is a painter and mixed media artist born and raised in New York City. A synesthetic, the artist’s senses overlap and even the most mundane of activities can become a sensory overload. She is obsessed with patterns and is drawn to the same folk patterns on textiles and objects that she absorbed in domestic spaces growing up first-generation Greek American. Painting and drawing are very physical and bodily processes for the artist. Athena translates the different colors, sounds, energies, and patterns she has visions of: from her head to her hands, and from her hands to her work. Different energies have different effects even on the ways on which the artist’s application of paint to the surface, some make her hands start to tremble.

  • Garric Simonsen: Simonsen’s artwork captures situations both strange and poetic. Content serves a semiotic function and is obtained through actual events or scouring a large collection of turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest photography left by his Swedish maternal grandparents. Garric’s artistic research is rooted in Pacific Northwest history, yet it pulls away from realism, using abstraction to focus on artifact and the qualities of object and image.
  • Emily Somoskey: My work gives form to the complexity, instability, and enigmatic nature of our lived experiences. Through these mixed media paintings, I explore the simultaneity between the actual and the psychological, the material and the immaterial, the visible and that which lies beyond sight. These works take a look at the connections between play and risk, joy and anxiety, and how we navigate the familiar, respond to the unknown, as well as how these feelings speak more broadly about the complexity of what it means to be human.
Starts: July 02, 2021

Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until August 06, 2021
Admission: Free!

Location: Make.Shift Virtual Gallery
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Produced By: Make.Shift Art Market & Gallery

Phone: (360) 362-0026‬


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