ARTS at King Street Station Gallery Fall Exhibitions

On the Edge: 2nd International Latinx Performance Art Festival
Places Between by Tammie Dupuis and

Make it. Make Sense. by Antoine Fougere

Gallery Re-envisioned as Arts and Cultural Hub Throughout 2024

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) will usher in the fall season with a lineup of exhibitions at the ARTS at King Street Station Gallery. Kicking off next month, the gallery will feature performances of the “On the Edge: 2nd International Latinx Performance Art Festival,” directed by the Xavier Lopez. November will see the spotlight shift to the visual arts, as Tammie Dupuis unveils “Places Between” and Antoine Fougere presents “Make it. Make Sense.”

Building from pre-pandemic community engagement and pandemic learnings, in 2024, ARTS is embarking on a journey, engaging the community to re-envision the ARTS at King Street Station Gallery. The aim is to evolve the space into a dynamic arts hub that fosters community connections and sparks artistic innovation. In alignment with Mayor Harrell’s One Seattle Downtown Activation Plan, the ARTS at King Street Station Gallery stands poised to become a beacon of creativity and collaboration in the heart of Seattle.

“We are proud to present a showcase of emerging talents, embodying culturally relevant programming at its finest as our final offering of 2023 gallery season,” said Gülgün Kayim Office of Arts and Culture interim director. “Over the next year I look forward to coming together with the creative community, as we transform the gallery into a neighborhood arts hub that nurtures deeper connections with our surrounding community.”

On the Edge: 2nd International Latinx Performance Art Festival
Exhibition October 5-7, 2023

Artwork courtesy of On the Edge

On the Edge: 2nd International Latinx Performance Art Festival (OtE) is the second Latinx performance art festival based in Seattle, showcasing a wide range of experimental performances grounded in the themes of inclusion, identity, and intersectionality. Featuring a wide range of pan-Latine/x artists and supporters, these performances will range from intimate, single-person storytelling to medium-length, mixed-media group performances, as well as durational, non-traditional, conceptual, and video performances. The event is headlined by visiting artist, Katherine Adamenko, a Cuban-born, New York-based performance artist and Butoh writer, who will be presenting an iconic third-wave feminist piece from the 90s, “Beauty Borg.” Accompanying the live performances will be video showcasing further work by the performers as well as major historical pieces in Latine/x performance art history. The festival is supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture, with further support from La Sala, Centro Cultural de Mexico, CoCA, and others. 

OtE Director Xavier Lopez is a contemporary, Latino, conceptual, mixed media artist. Lopez received his MFA from the University of California, Davis, where he created the theoretical/artistic thesis of the “Soft Cyborg.”  As a “Post-Pop Artist,” he is part of a young group of artists who are seeking to move beyond contemporary mainstream ideas, becoming post genre, mixing sculpture, performance art, theory, painting and anything else they can get their hands on to create something exciting and new.  In 2016, allied with La Sala–a leading Latino Arts organization in Seattle, Washington–Lopez and Lauren Davis produce the first Latinx Performance Art Festival. In 2017, Lopez alongside Vicente Montanez were cited in the the third edition of the Routledge critical theoretical textbook “Performance; A Critical Introduction” by Marvin Carlson, as leading the Latinx Performance Art movement.

Places Between and Make it. Make Sense.
Grand Opening November 2
Exhibition November 2 – January 6, 2024

Places Between
Tammie Dupuis

Boundaries, Tammie Dupuis, Wood, canvas, paper, acrylic paint, vinyl, and steel

Tammie Dupuis explores the intersections of her heritage as an Indigenous and Western European person in her exhibition, Places Between. Using both Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of making and seeing, her work spans several different processes and materials including paper, wood, textiles, glass beads, bone, hair, teeth, canvas, relief print, stamp, and paint. Places Between features over 30 works that explore ideas of visibility/invisibility of the Indigenous body and how it affects her personal visual identity, spiritual recognition/non-recognition of place and family, and didactic work of the reservation system and other assimilationist policies.

Tammie was born and raised in Northwestern Montana, on the Flathead Reservation. Her father was Qlispe’a and Seli’š and her mother was the daughter of non-Indigenous settlers who moved to the reservation in the 1920s. Her aesthetic is situated between these two cultural heritages and explores their complicated history as well as her own identity as a mixed heritage person. Tammie earned her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Additionally, she holds a BS in Anthropology/Archaeology from Montana State University. She and her art practice are in Bremerton, WA.

Make it. Make Sense.
Antoine Fougere

Amine by Antoine Fougere

Make it. Make Sense. is a collection of photos based around artist Antoine Fougere’s childhood and imagination. The installation will feature approximately 20 works including digital and film photographs and video artworks. Fougere’s goal is for the artworks to spark a conversation with one another and help inspire his community to continue to create.  Each photo in this series explores themes/stories/emotions of loneliness, exploration, and actualization that all come down to eventually finding one’s way. I hope this collection invites you to explore your passions and be confident in what you put out into the universe.

Antoine is a photographer and filmmaker based in Seattle, Washington. Antoine spent his late teens shooting portraits and journalistic work and eventually ended up transitioning into more editorial/concert work. His work is heavily influenced by unique color palettes and creating conceptual work that opposes the norm. Antoine brings a unique perspective to the viewer’s eyes that sparks a conversation.

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