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Radiant Reflections: Claire Simpson, Andrew Lui Robinson, & Carly McCartney @ Make.Shift Project
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Radiant Reflections: Claire Simpson, Andrew Lui Robinson, & Carly McCartney @ Make.Shift Project

MAKE.SHIFT NOVEMBER ART WALK:

Radiant Reflections: Claire Simpson, Andrew Lui Robinson, & Carly McCartney

For the month of November, Make.Shift Gallery is excited to feature three Bellingham-based artists who incorporate light and shadow into intriguingly ethereal sculptures and installations. “Radiant Reflections” will feature works by Claire Simpson, Andrew Lui Robinson, and Carly McCartney.

Claire Simpson’s “re(fr)act” series is all about the viewer. Attendees are encouraged to shine their cellphones through these interactive sculptures and discover infinitely different ways to view and relate to light and color. Andrew Lui Robinson’s pieces use symbolic processes, like burning and chemical reactions, to create poetic sculptures that explore existential tensions and our relationship with language. Carly McCartney’s ongoing interactive installation, “Instruments of Hostages,” memorializes the dead from reported mass shootings in the U.S., from 1997 to 2019.

McCartney mass produces paper birds sculptures to protest the mass production of guns in the U.S. Viewers are encouraged to engage with the sculptures and the shadows they cast on the gallery walls. The artist encourages audience-collaborators to “treat the installation as if it is a playground full of life, potential and curiosity.”

Please join us for opening night on First Friday Art Walk on November 1st from 6-10pm. For more information about the Art Walk or Make.Shift please visit our website at makeshiftproject.com or contact Jessyca Murphy at gallery@makeshiftproject.com.

Make.Shift November Art Walk

Event Details
WHAT: Art Walk; Radiant Reflections: Claire Simpson, Andrew Lui Robinson, & Carly McCartney
WHEN: Friday, November 1st, 2019 6-10PM
WHERE: Make.Shift Art Space 306 Flora St. in downtown Bellingham
COST: Free!
CONTACT: Jessyca Murphy gallery@makeshiftproject.com
IMAGES: “November Art Walk.jpg”

Make.Shift Art Space is a DIY art and music venue dedicated to innovative alternative art and music. The 8,000-square-foot space includes an art gallery, live all-ages music venue and 18 individual art and music studios. Here we provide a home for painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, musicians, and whoever else needs an affordable place to make a mess and show it off.

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