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Past Event

SAM Gallery Presents: Kellie Talbot's America

Sep 4 – 29 2019

Seattle Art Museum

SAM Gallery

10 AM – 5 PM

Seattle-based artist Kellie Talbot has established a national reputation for her oil paintings of the neon signs scattered across America. She researches the signs, visits them, and then creates a "portrait" of a time and place where these signs still exist. Talbot says, "My work revolves around the landscape of American artifacts, craftsmanship and history." The rust and decay in the work aren’t negatives, to the artist, they are both an elegy and a hope.

Image: Tarry Motel, Kellie Talbot, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.