Art Walk Preview – June
Moksha Marquardt, Micah Ofstedahl, and Michelle Anderst
Opening June 2nd, 2016 5-9pm
Artwork up until July 6th
AXIS Pioneer Square is pleased to present “Strange Paradise”, an exploration of the nature of reality through scientific forms as imagined by three Northwest surrealists.
Moksha Marquardt is an artist and illustrator based out of Seattle. Influenced by his upbringing exploring the Pacific Northwest for all of the diversity and wonder, his work focuses on the balance of life and death in organic forms as well as the dichotomy between hostility and serenity in nature.
Micah Ofstedahl’s paintings invoke awareness of the world’s complexity by representing the hidden wonders of nature and science. By incorporating surrealist elements into his pieces, Micah encourages viewers to think beyond the immediate reality, bringing them into a visually rich, mysterious, subconscious realm.
Michelle Anderst uses her training in scientific illustration to draw connections between life forms growing in opposition to their environments. Inspired by evolution and observation, she depicts the beautiful interconnectivity between natural structures.
Opening night features performances by Coriolis, a contemporary dance company led by Christin Call and Natascha Greenwalt.
Complimentary drinks will be provided courteousy of New Amsterdam Vodka.
Music will be provided by Kylmyys.