Kiki Farish & Anthony Ulinski
December 2 – 31, 2016
First Friday Gallery Walk:
December 2, 2016
Showing together for the first time, Anthony Ulinski and Kiki Farish use similar palettes to explore seemingly different terrain. In the exhibition Hush, Hush, both artists are working with muted colors in oil paint. Ulinski’s focus is on the weak pale light of winter and the quiet, near silence, of a recent snowfall. Often winter is portrayed as a season of despondency or death, but these paintings illustrate a softer, less ominous winter, one of solitude, contemplation, and renewal. Farish’s images, while evocative of winter—cropped fading flowers, would-be still lives—feel active: compressions of life.
Kiki Farish graduated with a MFA in painting and drawing from East Carolina University, May 2006. In 2011, Farish opened a studio at Artspace. She exhibits nationally and her work is in many corporate, government and private collections, including Fidelity Investments and the City of Raleigh. Farish has taught Color Theory, Design, and (Figure) Drawing at various NC degree granting institutions since 2005.
Anthony Ulinski began his career in the arts as a studio furniture maker in 1976, opening a storefront business in downtown Raleigh. He began painting in 1993, studying with Elizabeth Lentz, Margie Stewart, Beverly McIver and Jacob Cooley. He now exhibits widely in solo and group shows. Ulinski recently served on the Board of Directors at Artspace in Raleigh, where he is an exhibiting member. He has taught painting and woodworking at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, East Carolina University, and many local arts organizations.
Gordon Dean, detail
December 2, 2016 – February 5, 2017
First Friday Gallery Walks:
December 2, 2016, January 6, 2017, & February 3, 2017
Davie St Entrance
Tedd Anderson’s mural features the iconic “dry space” characters for which the artist is known set in a landscape filled with swirling, topographic lines, jagged edges, and meditative objects and shapes. A banner with a poem scrawled on its surface runs through the piece, bringing the imagery into a cohesive whole.