Abstract artist Stephen Yates’ “Navigations - Art making in a Complex World” solo exhibition offers a glimpse into the “macro and the micro in various atmospheres” and landscapes, and will be on display in the PUB Gallery of Art at Peninsula College February 13 through March 15. Yates will also host a lecture in the Little Theater beginning at 12:30 pm on March 15, with a reception following at 1:30 pm in the Gallery.
“I am fascinated with the imagery of undersea, under-the-microscope and outer-space and the curious ways they seem related,” Yates said. “We all bring our interests and experiences when we see artwork, so the skin-diver might see fish under water, the biologist can see micro-organisms from a pond and the astronomer sees a galaxy in space.”
Yates was born and raised in Idaho and lives and paints in the Port Townsend area, moving there after receiving degrees in painting from the University of Oregon (BFA) and the University of Kansas (MFA.) He has an extensive exhibition history, participating in over 140 group exhibits and more than 30 solo exhibits. He has received a number of awards including Visual Arts Fellowships from Artist Trust (Seattle,) and Art Matters, Inc. (New York,) a National Endowment for the Arts-WESTAF Collectors Project Award (Santa Fe,) and a Centrum Residency (Port Townsend, WA.)
His work, both commissioned and purchased, can be viewed in numerous collections around the state that include Microsoft Corporation, The City of Seattle, the City of Portland, OR, and the Washington governor's office.
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