Friday, April 15, 2016

Lois Beck, Becky Knold, and Mary McCann at Allsorts

"Nighfall," acrylic by Becky Knold

"Milange," oil on panel by Mary McCann

"Ryba," monoprint by Lois Beck
Allsorts Gallery is Olympia’s newest and perhaps most unique art venue. It is a gallery set up in the front two rooms — living and dining rooms — of a private home. They are opening Sunday, April 17 from 4 to 47 p.m. with only their second show, this one featuring a trio of Olympia artists: by Lois Beck, Becky Knold, and Mary McCann.
Beck and Knold are known for their sensitive handling of landscape-inspired abstractions. With Beck we get strong but simple shapes in contrasting colors. With Knold fields of subtle color and textural variations, often in the form of diptychs with one section being a solid color that contrasts in value or hue with the brushed-on forms of the other section.
McCann’s paintings are landscapes that also verge on the abstract but also contain more recognizable imagery — mountains, sky and water rendered in solid planes of brilliant color.
With shows curated by Lynette Charters Serembe and lavish openings with good eats provided by Lynette and her actor husband, John, events at Allsorts Gallery are social events of the best sort.
The show will remain up for a couple of weeks. Allsorts Gallery is located at 2306 Capitol Way S., Olympia. Visit the gallery’s Facebook page at

1 comment:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Breathtaking and amazing...