Tessa Hulls: evo Timesinfinity August Gallery Installation
Join us Friday August 5th from 6-9pm to check out some amazing art from Tessa Hulls.
Inspired by the contradictory yearnings for wanderlust and roots, Oh, That Sweet Unrest is a series of paintings conceived while on a solo 5,000 mile bike ride across the United States. Titled after a line from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, the series explores the tension between the desire for home and the wild pull of forward momentum.
Artist Tessa Hulls currently works out of the Pacific Northwest but only knows how to feel at home while in motion. Her own sense of rootlessness provides one of the central themes of her highly personal and yet archetypically familiar paintings. Her work explores the ideas of wanderlust and home, exile and migration, escapism and sacrifice, and her paintings describe the intricate worlds to which memory, desire and strength retreat to explore the aching pull of contradictory longings. Tessa draws heavily on folk-imagery from around the world, piecing together paintings that recombine “stolen” elements of color, pattern, myth and allegory to create new fairy tales which are at once alarmingly strange and immediately recognizable. Tessa will be leaving the Northwest in September to work in Antarctica before spending the next year traveling. She plans to wander and paint until she has a more definitive answer to the question of how to live as a nomad with roots.
evo Timesinfinity Gallery
122 NW 36th St
After party @ Woodsky’s 9pm-?