Announcing our October show, Yield, a challenge to human supremacy and a call to embrace nature, featuring the work of RJ Jordan and Maxx Follis-Goodkind.
The opening reception is Thursday, October 19th, from 6-9pm, and the work will be on display through November 15th. Be sure to make plans to come check it out!
Curious about art made at Push/Pull’s classes? Students from recent block printing classes and artist members of Push/Pull have carved out a variety of work in this all block-print show!
Come check out the versatility of the medium and the creativity of our students and members! The opening reception is THUSRDAY, September 21st from 6-9pm!
Intimidated by block carving? Don't be! Join us for class every Last Friday of the month!
Melissa Daye was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of two medical professionals, but, while medicine remained an influence, her love for drawing and painting led her to art. The digital heavy curriculum in college was unappealing however, and when she found the more tactile experience of tattooing, she never looked back.
“Inner-Sections” explores her dual interests of visual expression and anatomy.
I never really had much interest in working in actual medicine, but I was sort of intrigued by the clinical nature of the imagery and working with bodies. The detachment of medical illustration from its subject can sometimes leave you feeling almost as if you're looking at an alien. Reconciling that strange interiority, especially with your conscious awareness of self, is fascinating, and sometimes frightening to me.
In 2018 Melissa moved with her family and a menagerie of pets to Seattle, where she continues tattooing at True Love Tattoo on Capitol Hill.
"Inner-Sections" opens August 17th, with a reception from 6-9pm. Pieces will be on display through September 20th.
Opening this Thursday, July 20th, alongside The Mind of Plants!
Native Moths of Seattle is an exhibition of scientific illustrations by Francesca Udeschini featuring ten of the Seattle area’s most dazzling moth species. All the moths represented in this series of illustrations are
native to the Pacific Northwest and have been frequently documented in the Seattle area. Despite their beauty and the frequency of their distribution, most folks have never seen or even heard of any of these moths.
The goal of this exhibition is to increase public awareness of Seattle’s native moth species, and to shed light on a part of the natural world that usually remains out of sight.
A book containing pieces from the exhibit will also be available.
Francesca Udeschini (they/them) is a queer, Italian-American, interdisciplinary artist and scientific illustrator based in Seattle whose work explores themes of mortality, impermanence, and transformation. Their practice is all about slowing down, observing the natural world, and reflecting on the passage of time.
They hold a deep love and respect for the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest and use scientific illustration as a point of entry for bearing witness to the sacred life which surrounds us.
Francesca earned a BFA from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in Florence, Italy, where they studied oil painting. They also received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they studied sculpture and alternative photographic processes. In 2019 they received a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. See more of their work at www.francescaudeschini.com.
Get ready for our upcoming group show, featuring work from a variety of artists inspired by our 2023 Book Club pick, The Mind of Plants!
The hefty anthology includes a number of plants, from coffee to passionflower to cannabis and white pine! What did each artist end up choosing? What ended up on their canvases and paper?
Join us at the opening reception July 20th, from 6-9pm, to find out! The show will be up through August 16th.
In Japanese Folklore, Hyakki Yagyo is the procession and riot of demons and ghosts in the night causing pandemonium and terror amongst villages. Gendai Hyakki Yagyo: Modern Day Demon Parade is a new take on the old folktales- taking current events and reimagining them as ghost stories told from the future to imagine how ghosts of the past are navigating in our current world.
This show is a part of Push/Pull's Artist-in-Residency Program. This year's AiR, Marie Okuma Johnston, is a first-generation Japanese American who spends their time navigating between the U.S. and Japan. Marie has a love of Japanese Folklore, Edo Period Yokai Art, and creating art pieces that discuss current events and political topics through whimsical imagery.
Join us June 15th from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception!
It's time for another summer double-header!
First up is our ol' pal Neil Devlin (@lastbosscomics) with a brand new comic and always awesome art show!
Neil's been a footnote of the Seattle music scene since 2000. He has also made several comic books and worked with many bands, performers and artists as an editor, designer and illustrator. His artwork has graced the walls of Bruce Lurie Gallery (Los Angeles,) Clutter Gallery (Beacon, NY,) Earth 2 Kentucky (Covington, KY) and, of course, Push/Pull Gallery. Not to mention telephone poles all over the country and record store dollar bins all over the world.
Though I am not a spiteful person by nature, a certain vocal minority of bigots and simpletons, who aim to claw their way to the top with the help of a media cycle desperate for a horror story, keep my natural desire to push back against the status quo active and my need to produce art fueled.
We'll also have Jess Ray (@wobblefincharts), another Seattle local with a wicked sense of humor, and art to match it!
Jess explores beautiful ugly things and ugly beautiful things and visual jokes, carrying a sense of wonder and playfulness in their art.
The world is a ridiculous place, and humans are ridiculous creatures. We are always doing things that go against our best interests, making bad decisions, even when we know they are bad. Cacoethes means an irresistible urge to do something inadvisable, and I think it’s an essential part of being human. At the same time, the world and its inhabitants are so beautiful, surprising, and wonderful. The absurdity and the beauty seem like they should be mutually exclusive, but they aren’t.
Both shows will be up May 18 through June 14th at Push/Pull!
Stanza returns this year with SOLARPUNK as its theme! Come read the words of 12 local poets and see original artwork by local artists inspired by those words!
The work, both written and drawn, will be collected into a unique risograph-printed zine. You can still see and pick up a few previous editions of Stanza in our store!
We've invited poets to do a reading of their poem at our opening reception on April 20th, so if you're able to join, you'll be in for a treat!
Stanza 2023 will include words and pictures from the following contributors:
Radio is a trans artist in his senior year of high school, working on a thesis project that focuses on portraying the trans experience in art and visual medias.
LIQUID SOLID TRANSFORMATIONS attempts to convey the parts of being transgender that can't quite be explained with words, including both the hard and happy bits.
The opening reception is Thursday, March 16th, from 6-9pm. The show will be up through April 19th.
To Whoever Even Listen explores the legacy of intergenerational trauma through three generations of letters, writing, medical records, and autobiographical comics.
Weaving stories from the author's grandmother, an immigrant incarcerated in mental institutions, to the author's own experience as trans, Sansei and disabled, this multimedia graphic novel explores themes of memory, truth, and how to love anyways.
The show will comprise original illustrations, comic pages, and other work used to piece together the graphic novel, which will also be available.
The opening reception is Thursday, February 16th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and the show will be on display for a month.