Exhibition Duration: January 8th – February 17th, 2018, 950 Gallery (formerly Spaceworks Gallery), Tacoma, WA 98402
Opening Reception: January 18th, 6pm – 9pm, with live painting by Raven Juarez
Family Saturday and Closing Reception: February 17th, 11am – 1pm, with activities for kids
For more information, go to spaceworkstacoma.com/gallery or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Moon Moan, Raven Juarez and Asia Tail present recent paintings, drawings, and mixed media works using the moon as an aesthetic and conceptual framework. Both artists draw on the myriad meanings associated with the celestial body to explore themes of womanhood, and the lunar influence in all of us. Life-long friends, Asia and Raven are exhibiting their work together for the first time. Through these works, they reflect on memories of their shared childhood and their ongoing journey as they become women. Unabashedly symbolic, poetic, and nostalgic, the artists hope to illuminate unspoken realities shared by all women under one moon.
Raven Juarez (Blackfeet) is a born and raised Seattle native. Her work has been shown in Florence, Italy; Brooklyn, NY; Tacoma and Seattle, WA. Her work was most recently featured in the exhibition Bloodlines at Bridge Productions, curated by Tracy Rector, and in Protect the Sacred at Spaceworks Gallery. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where her concentrations were child psychology and the visual arts. She is an early education teacher in the University District of Seattle, where she shares her love of creativity and self-expression with her class of 2 and 3 year olds.
Asia Tail is from Tacoma, Washington where she is currently based. Asia attended the Cooper Union School of Art in New York on a four-year full-tuition scholarship and graduated with a BFA and the Brandon Burns Stewart Memorial Prize for Excellence in Painting in 2014. Her work has recently been featured in the magazine New American Paintings, in NW Art Now at Tacoma Art Museum, and in the exhibition Quota at SOIL Gallery in Seattle. As an extension of her art making practice, Asia also curates special projects and exhibitions, with an emphasis on empowering Indigenous artists. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
This exhibition was made possible with generous support from Potlatch Fund, www.potlatchfund.org.