Dynamic Duo Debuts “Creatures of Comfort” This December At Honey Salon
December 3rd 2013– February 2nd 2014, Reception December 6 6PM-10PM
BELLINGHAM, WA, NOVEMBER 10, 2013 – This December Honey Salon is proud to present “Creatures of Comfort” by Bellingham arts and craft darlings Karie Jane Von Allmen and Liliana Franz. For their Honey collaboration, Franz contributes her luxurious leather and fur pillows, stockings and home décor complimented the painstakingly intricate ink and gold leaf on paper drawing of Von Allmen. Ph.DJ, drinks and holiday noshes will accompany the artist reception December 6th from 6PM -10PM.
Liliana Franz resides in Bellingham Washington where she attended Western Washington University for a BA in Fiber Arts. She is equipped in a variety of mediums focusing on painting and fiber design, metal and sculpture, installation and commercial interior concepts. She has created and sells a unique line of clothing and house wares under the name of Franzy. Her concepts concern universal laws of isolation, surrender and self-created boundaries.
Karie Jane Von Allmen was born and raised on Samish Island, Washington. She is a self-taught illustrator heavily influenced by the natural world. Von Allmen is currently exploring the juxtaposition between aggression and gentleness in animals.
Both individually and in partnership, Von Allmen and Franz create highly conceptual and fascinating interpretations of flora and fauna. From their joint artist statement, ““Creatures of Comfort” is a collaboration based on the similarities we share as humans with animals and the ways in which we appropriate them for our comforts. Respectfully and with gratitude.” “Creatures of Comfort” asks the viewer to challenge preconceived notions of what is lovable and what is repulsive or violent.
For additional images, show information and artist interviews contact Honey Salon Gallery curator Shultzie Willows @ firstname.lastname@example.org.