Guest artist in Kirkland

I’m honored to be hosted by Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA from March 1 through April 25, 2021. Parklane Gallery is a regional leader in contemporary art. As a cooperative, Parklane shows a broad range of local talent, and give visitors the opportunity to mingle with artists who share the gallery duties.

ViaLambertesca Bicicletta Four Zero 2019, Thomas Saknit, Redacted Photography™ All Rights Reserved

You can find three of my pieces in the back area over the print catalogue. These pieces come from my “Memories of Europe” suite.

It means a lot to an artist, to be invited to show at a gallery as well established and respected as Parklane Gallery. One can create the finest of work, but unless it is exposed to many eyes, there is little hope the artist can thrive.

Thank you, Parklane, for this opportunity.

If you know of a gallery outside of the Seattle region that might be interested in representing me, please share my site with them.  I’m keen to explore guest and traditional representation options.

 

Port Townsend Gallery

715 Water St, Port Townsend, WA

Friday, April 2, 11a-5p

Saturday, April 3, 11a-5p

 

A/NT Gallery, Seattle

Seattle Center, between Key Arena and Intl. Fountain

Sunday, April 11, 11.30a-5p

Also showing at:

From time to time I am favored with a space at a local business. Thanks to these friends for sharing their wall space:

Spice & Tea Exchange

929 Water St, Port Townsend, WA

 
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland

130 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033

Guest Artist March-April 2021

Guest Artist September-October 2021

 
Gallery North, Edmonds

401 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Guest Artist November 2021

 

If you are a business and would like to host a temporary exhibit, please email me:

tom@tomsaknit.com 


Artists Statement

Tom Saknit, Redacted Photography™ Fine Art Photography

“Were you there, did you read about it, or might it remind you of a story someone one once told you?”

Our memory of places and events is imperfect…sometimes truer-than-true and sometimes less than faithful. With Redacted Photography™ through color, motion and meticulous deletion I play with images and perception to highlight the imprecision of memory…and the joy of romanticized recollection. 

A mixed media artist in the broadest sense of the term, my work begins with a photograph and through a subtle minimalistic approach, end with an impression. The work is a fugue on my fascination with the unreliability of memory, and the fight for clarity to recall life’s fleeting moments. The work is systematically, unflinchingly subjective, referencing recognizable form at its basic level and inviting the viewer to fill in the lost spaces that punctuate the canvas.

I have always been drawn to unfinished work and the forms that are created in the transformative (and for me, magical) process that lies between concept and creation. The skeleton of a building under construction…the pieces of cloth on a designers table…Gilbert Stuart’s “Washington,” …Leonardo da Vinci’s “Adoration of the Magi.” As an artist I am driven by the challenge to present an image…a memory… with as little information as possible, while still preserving impression and impact.

In the Pacific Northwest , I currently live and work on pieces which I hope will work for you.

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