Tickling Thicket

Featuring Katy Stone and Yvette Molina

Showing Oct. 30th – Dec. 13th 2008

Tickling Thicket considers the ephemeral thrills and underlying decrepitude of the natural world. Katy Stone’s constructions and installations meander and entwine, enveloping their surroundings in a spectacular tangle of Duralar and acrylic paint. A foreboding chill seeps gradually from within these tendrilous masses of lines. Yvette Molina’s saturated paintings on convex metal rounds are of hazy forest scapes, documenting both their uncanny energies and their fragile particularities. Multiple layers of oil paint and transparent glazes overlap to result in meditations of luminous, far away lands haunted by shadows that lurk just beyond the edges of the picture plane

Seattle-based Katy Stone’s first solo museum exhibition was shown at the Boise Art Museum in 2005. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA; Neuhoff Gallery, New York; and Suyama Space, Seattle. She was the recipient of a Missoula Trust for Artist Grant, and twice received the Best of Show Award at the Pacific Northwest Annual. She has an MFA in Painting from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a BFA in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from Iowa State University. Oakland local Yvette Molina has displayed her work across the US and Japan at venues including the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; and the Legion of Honor and de Young Art Center, where she was an Artist in Residence. She studied painting at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and attended the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norfolk, England, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France.