Whiting Tennis, White Nun, 2006; lumber, plywood, paint and asphalt; 67.5” x 25” x 27”; courtesy of the artist and the Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain
January 18 – March 23, 2014
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Whiting Tennis is a Seattle-based mixed media artist who merges interests in folk and Pop art with surrealism in his artworks, which include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and collages. Often derived from doodles and automatic drawings, his art combines Western landscapes, lonely forms, and dilapidated buildings to create a distinctly American narrative. Organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature a range of work from the past 15 years.
Keith Achepohl is a professor emeritus of art from the University of Iowa who currently lives in Eugene, Oregon. During the past few years, Achepohl has created a series of remarkable drawings based on the ex-voto (an offering to a saint or to a divinity and given in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion). Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition will feature 40 works on paper by the artist as well as a collection of ex-votos that Achepohl acquired during his world travels.