Submitted by Honey Salon
Honey Salon is proud to present Love and Other Demons, a new collection featuring works on canvas, wood and bone, by Michelle Schutte. This hauntingly beautiful showcase will be on display February through March with an opening reception during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk February 6, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Guests attending the opening night festivities can expect a Valentine’s theme, shrouded in darkness; complete with blue cocktails, mini chocolate cakes, and a lovingly crafted set list provided by PhDJ.
Bellingham artist Michelle Schutte works in a variety of media to explore her longtime fascination with the shadowlands that lie hidden in everyday life. Schutte manipulates heavy layers of charcoal and graphite on acrylic pastel colors, and white empty space – and occasionally gold and silver leaf on bone – to a prettily moody end. In Love and Other Demons, she employs her history of focus on human portraiture to inform her depictions of damaged, unwanted, and possibly mutated animals with a notable empathy and sweetness. Schutte herself professes a predilection for paradox and points to “happy accidents” and controlled mistakes as her favorite means to illustrate the precious and the mess of everyday life through her subjects, living and otherwise.
Michelle Schutte has been an integral part of the art, music and nightlife scenes of Bellingham for over a decade. A Western Washington Uuniversity graduate, Schutte is the former owner of Hand to Mouth Gallery and Jinx Art Space. By day, Schutte is an artist, orchestrates events, coordinates art shows and dips her toe into all things creative. By night, she mixes drinks, doubles as a therapist and is a living encyclopedia of all things Bellingham. Schutte bleeds art and Bellingham is lucky to call her one of her own.
For additional images, show information and artist interviews contact Honey Salon Gallery curator Shultzie Willows @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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