[Emily Gherard’s Drawings 2013: Wherever Green Is Worn, Francine Seders Gallery]
All good things must come to an end.
I am pleased that I pulled my head out of a fog in time to catch the last few exhibits at the Francine Seders Gallery.
When ever I needed to clear my head I would take a trip to her gallery.
The first exhibit space I visited when I decided to start looking at art again was Francine’s.
I will miss her integrity, most notable in her emphasis of presenting thoughtful exhibits and taking local artists seriously. I enjoyed being able to go to a place where I knew I would see a grown-up show.
I also appreciate that she was a stand alone there on Phinney Ridge. We need more art up here in North Seattle.
Jen Graves profile of Seders from 2006 stated “Seders has a reputation for intellectual sincerity, business honesty, professionalism, and devotion to her artists.
Emily Gherard’s exhibit (photos above) in the upstairs rooms of the gallery looks very much at home in Seders fold. A handful of elegant, tonal works on paper. Downstairs was work by Michael Stafford and Jacob Lawrence, two of the artists that the gallery is most well known for.
The final few exhibits are being mounted as 2013 winds to a close when the gallery will be shuttered. The final opening is on December 8th, for Norman Lundin, Dale Lindman and Diann Knezovich.
PS. I like this interview of Gherard in her studio on the blog Contemplative Process .