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Gala Bent
updated: 05/18/2016
website: www.galabent.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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A Dream About Chemistry
Maths
I Love you all Equally
Test Site for the Voluptuous Unknown
Astrobiology Worksheet
Snarling Wind
The Twins
Painted not Painted Folded not Folded
Heavy, Honey (detail)
Overhanger
Hydrophiliac (detail)
Contemplation of Anticipation
Watcher
Hollowed and Hallowed
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, animals, diagrammatic, site-specific, systems, pattern, spiritual, organic, landscape, biomorphic
 
 
A Dream About Chemistry by Gala Bent
A Dream About Chemistry
Mixed media on paper
2016
15" x  22" 
Maths by Gala Bent
Maths
gouache and graphite
2016
11" x  11" 
I Love you all Equally by Gala Bent
I Love you all Equally
Mixed media on paper
2016
45" x  52" 
Test Site for the Voluptuous Unknown by Gala Bent
Test Site for the Voluptuous Unknown
Mixed media on paper
2016
45" x  52" 
Astrobiology Worksheet by Gala Bent
Astrobiology Worksheet
Graphite and Gouache on Paper
2015
11" x  11" 
Snarling Wind by Gala Bent
Snarling Wind
Graphite and Watercolor on Paper
2013
22"" x  30"" 
The Twins by Gala Bent
The Twins
Graphite and Ink on Paper
2015
30" x  22" 
Painted not Painted Folded not Folded by Gala Bent
Painted not Painted Folded not Folded
Mixed media
2014
Dimensions variable
Heavy, Honey (detail) by Gala Bent
Heavy, Honey (detail)
Graphite, watercolor and gum arabic
2012
22" x  30" 
Overhanger by Gala Bent
Overhanger
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on paper
2012
0" x  0" 
Hydrophiliac (detail) by Gala Bent
Hydrophiliac (detail)
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on paper
2012
0" x  0" 
Contemplation of Anticipation by Gala Bent
Contemplation of Anticipation
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on paper
2012
22" x  30" 
Watcher by Gala Bent
Watcher
gouache & graphite on Arches
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Hollowed and Hallowed by Gala Bent
Hollowed and Hallowed
gouache & graphite on Arches
2011
29" x  18" 

Artist Statement

I use graphite and gouache in the spirit of so many field studies that have been done on site by people who document flora and fauna. Pencil lines are also a common part of the figuring of diverse thinkers who work out ideas in visual language. 

I am deeply interested in the way that pictures and stories are used to transcend the physical into a world that is felt-more-than-seen, passed between us by means of sloppy but miraculous languages. In my most recent bodies of work, I have consciously let the personally intimate and the geologically massive collide, working from the idea of critical mass. I think about closed systems expressing their limits by explosions or expulsions... escape valves for built-up tension. Collapse can be a terrifying thing, but I also note the ecstatic nature of other expulsions-- birth, for example. An emphasis on hybridity and mysterious borders presides. Mountains become sentient characters, heaving their masses into sighs and tears-- emotionally volcanic. Plants mold themselves into figurative suggestions; rocks slobber and pose. 

Artist Bio / CV

Selected SOLO/Two-person EXHIBITIONS

2016

Biographic G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

Everything Seems to be Coming Together Whitworth University Bryan Oliver Gallery, Spokane, WA

2015

A Chorus for the Multiverse G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013

The Ether and the Mantle G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

A Building for Breathing collaborative exhibition with Serrah Russell at Gage Academy

Violet Strays digital exhibition in conjunction with “36 Chambers” Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2012

Geology of Longing G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011

O Mountain G.Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009

Plans for the New City Half/Dozen Gallery Portland, OR

Overgrown Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2008

Warm Blooded Seattle Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA

Home on the Range Studio Intensive Residency (with Zack Bent), Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007

Lark Books Asheville, NC