Matt Sellars

The local artist spent several months during 2009 obsessively collecting and sketching the trash he found on a West Seattle beach. It was a journal project, or a meditation exercise, to render our recent tidal history in what's now grouped together as Supra tidal. On view are his delicate pencil drawings of flotsam and jetsam, elegant wooden carvings that suggest both clouds and the bulbous keels of sailing vessels, and a group of terra cotta canoes (at about 1/32 scale) suggesting the original mariners of Elliott Bay. The installation is an historical exercise, but it's also living history. Each day, the waves and tides wash in and out, creating a fresh page for Sellars--or any local artist--to set his pencil anew. BRIAN MILLER

Thu., April 7, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Starts: April 7. Continues through May 7, 2011

 
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