UPCOMING & PAST EXHIBITIONS
February 23-March 31, 2018
Aqua Art Miami
November 30 - December 4, 2016
Aqua Art Miami, the sister satellite fair to Art Miami shows some of the strongest emerging and mid-career artists and galleries in the industry. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
Hit and Run
July 7-30, 2016
Hit and Run is the vehicle that will veer PUNCH in the direction of a project-focused approach to our operation, as we will shut our physical doors upon the end of this exhibition. Under the moniker of PUNCH Projects, our mission will shift toward building bridges between the urban cultural centers of the Northwest and the smaller rural communities among the fertile landscape from which PUNCH gallery originated.
Groupe de Brink: Bye
April 1-30, 2016
Brink is closing it's doors after six long years of offering exhibits in all media with art that is playful yet serious, deliberate and fresh, conceptual, fearless, and even experimental.
Opening April 22, 2016, 7-10pm
CASS, Contemporary Art Space & Studio, is a Tampa-based art gallery focusing on modern, collectible art pieces from local, regional, national and international artists. CASS presents various exhibitions throughout the year and offers lectures and workshops from emerging and established artists.
Context Art Fair
Pier 94 - New York, NY
May 3-8, 2016
Like its hugely successful sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, which launched during Miami Art Week in 2012, CONTEXT New York’s open atmosphere will create meaningful dialogue between collectors, participating galleries, and artists. CONTEXT New York will provide the ultimate platform for both the veteran and unseasoned collector to enjoy and acquire mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by sixty participating emerging and established galleries during one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in New York City.
Aqua Art Fair
C Emerson Fine Arts Booth
December 2-6, 2015
Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
Seattle Art Fair
CenturyLink Field Event Center
July 30-August 2, 2015
The Seattle Art Fair will showcase the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest by building on the region’s existing momentum to create a truly unique, innovative art event that will further establish Seattle as an influential player in the global art landscape. Visit PUNCH Gallery at booth 705.
Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections
Curated by Lisa Kinoshita
Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA
Wednesday-Sunday through August 30, 2015
The Renaissance wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, was a gallery of natural specimens, cultural artifacts, scientific instruments, anthropological objects, and unclassifiable oddities first collected by seafaring explorers for European royalty. Such collections, distant precursors to today’s museums, were compendiums of fascinating objects both real and fake. Whether genuine or not, the objects served to stimulate the spirit of inquiry and adventure in the human imagination. Inspired by the wunderkammer, this exhibition embeds select contemporary artworks with objects in the Seaport’s permanent collections, while presenting others in a gallery setting. Some of the region’s foremost artists in glass, video, ceramics, and mixed media present work to delight and confound viewers, and suggest a collection of curiosities for the digital age.
Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA
July 3-31, 2015
Opening July 3 5-7pm
This July, artists from PUNCH gallery explore the west at the Clymer Museum. Founded by a group from Ellensburg, WA, this collective of artists comes from a wide range of aesthetic disciplines. While their mediums vary, they are all makers of contemporary art. Often, their work is conceptually driven and envelop-pushing. At times it can be ironic, silly and flip. The opportunity to show in a western art museum has provided an exciting launching-off point for this group exhibition. PUNCH members have taken on the task of reinterpreting the historical works of John Ford Clymer and his legacy as both an illustrator of idyllic lifestyles of yesteryear and as an iconic painter of the frontier west. PUNCH members reference Clymer’s works in both direct and oblique ways, and in doing so bring a new awareness and consideration to the talent and skill that was John Ford Clymer.
Jem Building, Yakima, WA
March 8 - September 6, 2015
Opening March 8, 3-5pm, Hilton Garden Inn
The Yakima Arts Commission along with an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council developed an idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, “Windows Alive!”. Based on similar projects that have proven successful in other cities, “Windows Alive!” is part of an ongoing effort to bring new life and activity to Downtown Yakima.
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
May 31 - September 6, 2015
Opening May 30, 5-7pm
Bellingham National 2015 is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in a variety of media, including video, photography, ceramics, mixed media, paintings and more. Representing artists from 16 states, including Washington, the exhibition will include 101 pieces from more than 60 artists. Juried by Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington.
Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
January 25- March 7, 2015
Curated by Grant Barber
Robin & John Gumaelius
Mars and Pony
Imaginature examines how different artists create works that are inspired by nature and warped by their imagination. The works in the exhibit range from slightly altered landscapes to wild, surreal portrayals of animals. Natural imagery is manipulated in novel and exciting ways.