Tuesday, September 9, 2008


-OPENS: Thursday, September 11th
-CLOSES: October 7th 2008
-WHERE: Twilight in the Junction, 4306 SW Alaska St
-MORE: Meet the Artist, and enjoy vino and cupcakes on us! ALSO live music by Greyface

Realist painter Michelle Anderst's works on canvas focusing on solitary figures, anatomy and industrial imagery such as telephone poles, glass, and run down spaces. The work is filled with an intensity of color and subject that creates an instant feeling of intimacy with the viewer. Her imagery is directly influenced from growing up as an only child where she spent most of her time drawing her surroundings and poring over her fathers anatomy books.
The attachment to the house she grew up in has begun an exploration of the concept of a residence becoming a part of a persons psyche. The imagery of peeling wallpaper, old anatomy illustrations and empty structures allows a comparison between the psychological structure of a person and the physical structure of a building.

After graduating from Southern Oregon School of Fine Art in 2004, Michelle Anderst moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her career in Fine art. Her work is said to be very 'Seattle' because of her depiction of raindrops on windows and industrial scenes, which look as if they were painted on a cloudy day (because they probably were).

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