April 12 – June 9, 2018
Made up noun by the curator.
The action of regarding something (in a photograph) as referencing an art piece, art medium, art form, art style, movement or artist. Made up definition by the curator.
Grace Weston – In our on-line gallery selections from Short Stories/Tall Tales
In this ongoing series, “Short Stories/Tall Tales,” the artwork addresses anxieties common to adulthood through child-like fantasy scenes. The use of miniature characters, constructed sets and vivid colors allows Weston to play with weighty issues in a lighter way. The selections for Art·tri·bu·tion from Short Stories/Tall Tales either have references to an artist, art piece(s) or art style or movement.
Grace Weston Biography
Grace Weston creates narrative photography in her studio with staged vignettes that combine humor with psychological themes. A 2015 Artist Trust Fellowship Award recipient (Washington), Grace was nominated in both 2014 and 2012 for Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. In 2012, her work was received with acclaim in her first European solo show at Paci Contemporary in Brescia, Italy. Grace received honorable mentions in the International Kontinent Awards 2013 and Center Forward 2013. She was a finalist in PhotoEspana’s Descubrimientos 2009 and one of the Whatcom Museum (Washington) 2008 Photography Biennial’s “Nine to Watch”. The Oregon Arts Commission honored Grace with an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in 2006. Public collections include those of the Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon, Seattle Public Utilities Portable Artworks Collection, Photographic Center Northwest, Portland Community College, 4 Culture King County, and the City of Seattle. She has exhibited widely in the United States, as well as in Europe and Scandinavia. Her work has been featured in print magazines in Italy, Spain, China, and the Netherlands, as well as on many international online magazines. Grace’s work is included in the book Microworlds, published in 2011 by Laurence King Publishing (UK).
Grace has also been commissioned to create her unique style of staged narrative photography in the editorial world, illustrating writings in “O the Oprah Magazine” and “Discover Magazine”, and creating the cover imagery for CDs, books and several city magazines, including “Portland Monthly”, “Seattle Metropolitan”, and “Pittsburgh Magazine”. In July 2013, Seattle’s weekly paper The Stranger featured one of her images as the cover.
Gallery representation includes Paci Contemporary (Brescia, Italy), Wall Space Gallery (Santa Barbara, CA), and on-line through Photo-Eye’s Photographer’s Showcase (Santa Fe, NM).