Habitual consumption finds its way into everyday life — causing a curious kind of liturgy.
Stefani Rossi explores these acts of petition, recollection, and utter devotion.
From coffee to chocolate, Rossi’s images at once entice and slightly disquiet. They offer a sensual paradox, inviting viewers to celebrate beauty, and then to realize the unlovely we would rather disregard.
Artworks by Stefani Rossi
Opening || June 3, 2011 || 5:00-9:00 pm
Clearstory is a Friday night destination!
Enjoy fantastic hors d’oeuvres with us and live music
For 11 years Jeff Huston’s life is idyllic. A plane crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base and his father is dead. Life breaks apart; crumbles into the dust of the irretrievable. Through bronze sculptures and mixed media metal sculpture, Jeff Huston deftly defines his journey from broken to whole with a surprising conclusion. It takes more than faith in God. Come and see.
Sculpture by Jeff Huston
Opened February 4, 2011
Suwanee Lennon grew up as the only half-Thai child in a rural leprosy village of 300. The daughter of three successive “mothers”, Suwanee eventually came to the US and has become an award winning photographer. Recently, she returned to her village with her camera to bring twenty-first century visuals to a curable disease, to bring redemption to people still shunned. A Friday night destination, there will be live music and food, as only Clearstory can do, to complete Suwanee’s story.
Photographs by Suwanee Lennon
Opened October 1, 2010
Jason and Deb Sheldon see the world as created. With the eyes and hands given to them and with a deep sense of the need to do so, they the created, also create. In so doing, Deb and Jason strive to proclaim their Maker by fashioning works which imitate and capture the spirit of this world. They hope He likes what He sees.
Paintings by Deb Sheldon / Three Dimensional Works by Jason Sheldon
Opened June 4, 2010
Winds of up to 175 mph, a death count of 1,836 with 705 still unaccounted for. People swam for their lives or became prisoner to 15 feet of water. That was five years ago. Today it looks as if hurricane Katrina just struck. Tragedy can happen anywhere despite the fact that God is everywhere. Living inside that conundrum, those who remain in New Orleans will tell you hope is their home. Come and see what remains from disaster—temporary treasures and permanent scars—odd symbols of hope for us these five years later.
Photographs by Miranda Clott
Opened February 5, 2010
Enigma is a word artists love. Caught in the draft between the spirit and flesh, West Coast artist Glen LaMar probes the lives of Paul and Job. A consummate colorist, LaMar’s work is both gesture and vivid abstraction. Brilliant patterns resound with light and emotion having woven the paradoxes of faith in between the canvas and paint.
Opened October 2, 2009
We trust our eyes. Usually. We see what we see and act accordingly. Or not. But what happens as we skirt the apparent to imagine what God sees — risk knowing and being known. Clearstory Gallery’s newest interactive installation wrestles with poverty and redemption in a barrio in Mexico, where you just might find that beneath the surface we are them and they are us.
Clearstory Gallery is honored to present a photographic installation by artist and photographer Jim Van Gundy.
Opened June 5, 2009
Broke – whether it means penniless, reduced to fragments, or just plain inoperative, Clearstory’s latest show wrestles with the frailties of our humanity, how the wrecked parts of our lives reveal the extent of redemption.
Artists include Whitworth University art faculty and selected Whitworth students. Among these are Scott Kolbo, Gordon Wilson, Steven Rue, Nathan Ellefson, and Katrina Snediker.
A CONTAGION of churches embracing Fine Art as a spiritual medium: This is not your mama’s golden calf. Or is it? The ten artists probe the theme “UNDONE” for connection/disconnections of the soul regarding God.
Artists: Stephen Rue, Gordon Wilson, Kathleen Cavender, Karen Mobley, Angelica Wipp, E.L. Stewart, Lou McKee, Jesse Pierpoint, Pamela Mostek, Dian Allison, Scott Nicks, Susan Cowger.
Clearstory Gallery is a new Fine Art Gallery
on the Life Center Campus near Spokane Falls Community College.
Connecting People to God through the influence of image, color, form, through pure adoration of God in the reality / beauty / power of art.