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C.L. Utley - and -

David Berridge

February 2014 at

All artwork copyright and courtesy of C.L. Utley & David Berridge. Text by Gallery I M A and artists. Catalog design by Amelia von Wolffersdorff. Copyright of Gallery I M A 2014

This February, Gallery I|M|A presents two artists who utilize color in vibrant ways: one with acrylics, one with oil pastels. This catalog represents a limited selection of their works. Please contact the gallery for more information about the exhibition and works herein.

Gallery I|M|A 123 S Jackson St Seattle, WA 98104 206.625.0055 |

C.L. Utley: Promenade As he explores the realm between abstraction and the representational, C.L. Utley packs his small canvasses with intricate patterns and bright colors. In the midst of this incredible detail, we can glimpse everything from geometric forms to playful figures. A force in the Seattle art scene for nearly thirty years, Utley graduated from Victoria College of Art in 1984, and soon after began showing throughout the city. He has shown in many of Seattle’s top galleries, as well as the 2004 Bumbershoot Art Festival in a show curated by art writer Matthew Kangas.

Procession 14” x 11” Acrylic and archival ink on paper

City Musical 8” x 10” Acrylic on canvas

Space Drama 8” x 10” Acrylic on canvas

Elvis Hides Here 9” x 12” Acrylic on canvas

The Dollhouse 20” x 24” Acrylic on canvas

At the Place 12” x 16” Acrylic on canvas

Northwest Paintings 18” x 24” Acrylic on canvas

Softscape 8” x 10” Acrylic on canvas

Ecco 20” x 24” Acrylic on canvas

Sacred Realm in Red 16” x 20” Acrylic on canvas

For me, art is a bridge to nature; a form of communication as ancient as Humanity itself. My primary mediums are oil and acrylic, mostly painted on canvas, occasionally on other materials and objects. My paintings often have complex, intricate imagery, with abstraction playing a varying role. Other times I’ll go with simpler, almost cartoonlike images. The relationships and evocations of color I often give emphasis to are essential components in the underlying ambiance of the painting. The sources of inspiration for my artwork are too many to list here, but from the world at large – an unlimited resource, really. What I love about painting is how different ideas/concepts can be juxtaposed onto a canvas, becoming a visual “polyrhythmic” experience. - C.L. Utley

David Berridge Inspired by his time spent in Arizona and California, David Berridge brings us rolling hills, endless farmland, and rustic dwellings of the American West. Berridge’s style is simultaneously loose and constrained, as he uses a warm palette of oil pastels with shades of red, burnt gold, and deep blue predominating. Over thirty years ago, while living on a cattle ranch in Arizona, Berridge first starting sketching his surroundings. Now, he cites the early California Impressionists as well as the Arts and Crafts movement as inspirations for his oil pastel landscapes and still lifes. Berridge has held exhibitions throughout the West. This is his third with Gallery I|M|A. He currently resides in California.

Blue Mountains 29.5” x 30” Oil pastel on paper

Indigo Shadows 13” x 13” Oil pastel on paper

Red Rails 20.5” x 14.25” Oil pastel on paper

Three Tulips 29” x 20.5” Oil pastel on paper

Red Light 22” x 22” Oil pastel on paper

Bulbs in Bloom 32” x 32” Oil pastel on paper

Sylvana Farmhouse 24” x 32” Oil pastel on paper

Through the Stairway 20.5” x 20.5” Oil pastel on paper

Industrial 29� x 29� Oil pastel on paper

Archway 30.5” x 23” Oil pastel on paper

Brick Hill 8.25” x 20.5” Oil pastel on paper

I want viewers to have more than a pleasing image to look at. I want them to experience what I felt in the creation of the work. - David Berridge

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David Berridge & C.L. Utley 2014 @ Gallery I|M|A  
David Berridge & C.L. Utley 2014 @ Gallery I|M|A