Hardware Applied Services located in Bellingham, WA is pleased to announce the launch of our collaborative project, Cider Gallery, which will open with an exhibition of work by with Cynthia Camlin and Peter Scherrer and run from April 10 – June 10, 2019 at Bellingham Cider Co.
Cider Gallery is a new Bellingham project which presents recent art by Pacific Northwest artists. Inspired by the natural beauty of the local landscape, the gallery program focuses on art that reflects a contemporary perspective of our environment. The gallery works with established artists to bring their ideas to the wider community. Cider Gallery is a collaboration between Bellingham Cider Co. and Hardware Applied Services. Bellingham Cider Company is a local craft cider producer, combining the art of cider making with a Pacific Northwest-inspired restaurant and bar overlooking the Waterfront District of downtown Bellingham.
In her paintings, Cynthia Camlin reflects environmental change through abstract forms and geometric patterning. Complicating the purity of natural formations, her work explores the physical nuance of coral reefs, glacial masses, and remote vistas. The romantic quality of these subjects is undermined by fragmentation, rigidity and repetition to picture our increasingly divided landscape.
Based in Mount Vernon, Cynthia Camlin is a practicing artist and Professor of Art at Western Washington University. Camlin received her MFA from the University of Texas following work at Yale, Duke, and the University of Virginia. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows across the United States.
Peter Scherrer creates densely layered, partially abstracted landscape paintings. Simultaneously lush and luminous, these works embody the duality of the natural worlds allure and terrifying sublime potential, continuously drawing inspiration from the distinctly dense environment of the Pacific Northwest. Scherrers lifelong commitment/connection to the region is reflected in the intimate familiarity of his imagined spaces, and offset by consolidating these experiences in an often experimental variety of painterly techniques and styles.
Peter Scherrer lives and works in Bellingham, WA. He received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. His work has recently been shown in Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami, Vancouver and the Bay Area. Peter will have a solo exhibition of his work at The Specialist, Seattle, from May 2 – June 1, 2019, and a two-person exhibition at Hardware Applied Services, Bellingham, from June 16 – Aug 25, 2019.