Preston Singletary: He Who Spins Illusions and April Surgent: 64º South

Preston Singletary

April Surgent

October 2 - November 1, 2014
reception thursday, october 2nd 5-8pm


Preston Singletary is widely regarded as a leader in both the works of Northwest Coast Native art and studio glass. He is known for bringing a new material to an ancient tradition. In He Who Spins Illusions, Singletary's newest exhibition, the artist delves deeply into the mythic sub-currents of Tlingit emblems and iconography. Interested in the important tradition of storytelling in his native Tlingit culture, Singletary brings a fresh and newly imagined narrative to this most recent body of work.

It is our pleasure to introduce 64° South, April Surgent's first solo exhibition with Traver Gallery. A spirit of experimentation, with one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Surgent apart as a glass artist. Her intensive, centuries-old cameo engraving process together with her passion for investigating and understanding our contemporary environments come together in this newest body of work to depict a compelling portrait of the ice-covered, stark, and quickly changing landscape of the Antarctic.

John Marshall and Lynn Whitford

John Marshall

Lynn Whitford

November 6 - December 23, 2014
reception thursday, november 6th 5-8pm

Traver Gallery is very pleased to present Above the Cloud, a new exhibition of works by master metalsmith and University of Washington Professor Emeritus, John Marshall. One of only a few artists continuing to work in the silversmith tradition of revived in the United States after World War II, Marshall is known for pairing his extraordinary technical expertise with a passion for experimenting with form and material.

We are also pleased to present Woman of Unknown Etiology, a new exhibition by metal artist Lynn Whitford. The show draws on the artist's ongoing interest in the beauty of ordinary objects and the way in which objects can seem to take on a life of their own, connecting us to our own history and to the shared history of our community. Like portraiture, Whitford's sculptures are intended to convey a sense of the character of the object; to examine the object's relationship to the world it inhabits and to express its unique story.