Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cost: Free
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This July at Make.Shift Gallery, five Bellingham-based artists explore the process of beginning again. Lurm (aka Adrien Converse), Johnny Gialanella, Karen Hanrahan, Jess Molnar, and Monica Ramey each bring a unique approach to the process of breathing new life into old objects and images.
Lurm’s “Art Breeding” series involves cutting up and reorganizing the artist’s older works into a brand new creation — each “child” piece comes from the materials of two “parent” works. Gialanella’s digital collages historical images into a modern narrative exploring themes of inadequacy, longing, and mental health. For Hanrahan’s “Inspirit-Form Quilted,” the artist has sewn together a previous magazine collage series into several new amalgamations of human/animal hybrids. Molnar’s 15-year project “Forest for the Trees” is a sculptural rearrangement of the artist’s personal diary and journal entries. And Ramey’s photoshopped worlds imagine everyday objects in a dreamy otherworldly landscape.