Mount Analogue’s Art Series began in Summer 2016 with the desire to connect the literary and visual art communities in Seattle. Originally called the ‘Summer Art Series’, Mount Analogue's Art Series curates and organizes multidisciplinary and immersive art shows and readings around the greater Seattle area.
In August 2017, the Art Series will move into its permanent gallery home inside of Mount Analogue’s publication studio / small press book shop / community & gallery space, 300 S Washington St 98104.
SUSANNA'S SECRET : A BDSM OPERA
JANUARY 11TH - FEBRUARY 18TH
Presented by Mount Analogue and Operamuse
Starring Samantha Gorham (Soprano) and Darrell DJ Jordan (Bartone)
Live piano accompaniment by Collin Whitfield
Set and costumes by Mary Anne Carter and Colleen Louise Barry
SUSANNA'S SECRET is very naughty. Translated from an Italian intermezzo (first performed in German) of the same name and adapted from the original narrative to be set in present-day Seattle and in present-day English, the opera directly deals with sexuality, intimacy, taboo, and the performative nature of romantic relationships.
SUSANNA'S SECRET is performed by Samantha Gorham (Soprano) and Darrell DJ Jordan (Baritone). Mount Analogue will be publishing a limited-edition program for the production, which includes an essay by Gorham on her personal experiences as an opera singer who is also a member of the BDSM community (a program is included with each ticket purchase). The set and costumes are designed by Mount Analogue in collaboration with Mary Anne Carter, and the set will be up for the duration of SUSANNA'S SECRET during Mount Analogue's regular small press book shop hours (Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm) as an interactive installation.
Tickets are sold on a sliding scale from $15.00 - $50.00; you choose what fits you! Each ticket includes a program and a seat. The only exception is our Valentine's Day performance, which is $30.00 per ticket, and also includes a program and seat, as well as a rose, champagne, and a free whipping from a cast member of their choice.
Doors at 7PM, Shows begin at 8PM
Saturday, January 13th ~ A special FREE preview, presented by members of Operamuse as an introduction to contemporary opera.
Saturday, January 20th: Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, January 25th
Saturday, January 27th
First Thursday, February 1st ~ A TRASH GALA, featuring singers from OperaMuse performing various songs and characters, with audience participation. Donations encouraged and appreciated!
Friday, February 2nd
Saturday, February 3rd
Friday, February 9th
Wednesday, February 14th ~ A special VALENTINES DAY performance, with each ticket guaranteeing you a rose, champagne, and a whipping from a cast member of their choice.
MORE ABOUT OUR PERFORMERS:
DARRELL J. JORDAN ~ "Gil"
Seattle-based lyric baritone Darrell J. Jordan has been praised for his resplendent stage presence (Chicago Classical Review), his shining, beautiful voice (Broadway World), and has been called the star of the show (Columbia Heart Beat). He holds a B.A. in both Psychology and Music and a M.M. in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri. He is currently pursuing his D.M.A. in Voice Performance at the University of Washington under the tutelage of Dr. Kari Ragan. Previous instruction has been from Steven Tharp and Ann Harrell. Before matriculating at the University of Washington, Mr. Jordan was an adjunct professor of music at the University of Missouri, Central Methodist University, and Columbia College, where he taught a full private voice studio, and Stephens College, where he taught an intro voice class, and Italian, German, and French lyric diction.
In demand as a recitalist and concert soloist, his recent solo concert engagements have been with Amherst Early Music Festival, the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Rolla Choral Arts Society, Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri, the Missouri Symphony, the Southside Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Toledo Symphony. Opera credits include Winter Opera Saint Louis, St. Louis Opera Collective, Haymarket Opera Company, Gateway Opera, the Institute for 17th Century Music, the Show-Me Opera, Lawrence Opera Theatre, the Puget Sound Concert Opera, and will make his Operamuse debut in early 2018. Additionally, Mr. Jordan is on the Teaching Artist roster for the Seattle Opera. He can be heard as the baritone soloist on the album St. Lawrence Psalter. He is a member and co-founder of the nationally recognized professional vocal chamber ensemble, Vox Nova.
SAMANTHA GORHAM ~ "Susanna"
Sammie Gorham is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where she studied with Dr. Robert Allen Saunders and performed many roles, including Nancy in Brittens Albert Herring. She also studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Alice Hopper, where she performed in the world premiere of The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh. In Washington, she has performed as Adina in LElisir DAmore and the Mother in Hansel and Gretel at the Pacific Lutheran Universitys Summer Opera Program. Sammie made her professional debut as Giannetta in LElisir DAmore in 2014 at Vashon Opera in Washington. She continues to sing in various places in Washington.
Sammie has participated in all of OperaMuses productions. As a soprano, she sang the roles of the Countess in Figaro, Mimi in Boheme, and currently Susanna in Susanna's Secret. Susanna's Secret happens to also be her directorial debut.
COLLIN WHITFIELD ~ Pianist
Collin Whitfield's versatility as a composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and singer has earned him numerous accolades. His compositions have been described by librettist Nicholas Giardini as "beautiful, rapturous and unabashedly romantic, without any of the failings that so often accompany these qualities." As an accompanist, he has worked with a multitude of singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles over the last 15 years. Before moving to the Seattle area, he worked in the Bay Area as accompanist for the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Ming Luke; Chora Nova and the California Bach Society, both under the direction of Dr. Paul Flight; and also under the baton of maestro Ragnar Bohlin, multi-Grammy award winning director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Vance George, the Director Emeritus of the SF Symphony Chorus, said of his accompanying: "in all my years spent with the Verdi Requiem, I've never heard anyone play it better." Collin received his Bachelor of Music in Composition degree in May of 2016 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with notable composers David Conte and Mason Bates.
December 7th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018
SUPPORT SYSTEM began when Mount Analogue handed a selection of books from our small press book shop inventory to four Seattle-based artists: Amanda Katherine Pitsch, Adda Lee, Colleen RJC Bratton, and Roache, and tasked each with building a work that does the following:
Responds to the books in some way
Structurally-supports and displays the books
Stands alone as an original artwork
Inside of SUPPORT SYSTEM, Mount Analogue will host two intimate and casual Pop Up Shops:
12/9 12-6pm POP-UP I
Need Things ~ vintage clothes
Pilgrim Paper Co ~ paper goods and cards
Emma Rose ~ stick n poke tattoos
DJ T. Wan
+ 7pm ~ A Reading featuring Gabrielle Bates, Montreaux Rotholtz, Jeff Whitney, and Philip Schaefer
12/16 12-6pm POP-UP II
Women.Weed.Wifi. ~ zines, herbals, and apparel
Kim Selling ~ vintage clothes
Epicene jewelry ~ jewelry
+ 3:45 ~ Tarot readings by Lily Kay
Additionally, we will be accepting donations of material goods and financial means to help support our neighbors dealing with homelessness. Material donations, such as socks, tampons, undergarments, coats, and personal hygiene items will be given to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Financial contributions will be given to the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.
CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES.
A motelscape by Marina Fini • November 2nd, 2017 - November 30th, 2017
CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES. is a site-specific, immersive motel-scape installation by LA-based artist Marina Fini. As an installation, CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES. is a part of the month-long cross genre collaborative project by the same name.
Much like the rest of Fini’s work, CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES. focuses on creating an alternative dream-motel that allows viewers to explore, critique, and transcend. This installation questions how, why, and who is invited into which private and which public spaces, and examines the ways that power dynamics manifest because of these invitations, or the lack thereof. By manipulating and owning the aesthetics of modern American motel rooms and the mtyhos surrounding them, Fini makes room for everyone to examine their role in propagating the "American Dream."
CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES. is made from plexi-glass, holographic material, textiles, found objects, mirrors and glass, costumes, and video projections to build her otherworldly spaces. It is Mount Analogue's largest-scale installation to-date, and is made possible by a generous donation from the Bill and Ruth True Foundation.
Fini will be in-residence at Mount Analogue for the month of November 2017.
CLEAN ROOMS. LOW RATES.
November 2nd, 5-9pm : OPENING PARTY at First Thursday Art Walk
On November 5th, 7-11pm: Mount Analogue will host a book release party and reading/performance for Clean Rooms. Low Rates. featuring authors Jeff Parker and Brendan Barry. Thick as Thieves will co-host this party in honor of their release for Thick as Thieves Issue #3.
On November 21st, 7-9pm: Mount Analogue will facilitate an all-womxn artist panel discussion on collaboration, aesthetic courage, and building things. This panel includes Neon Saltwater, Marina Fini, MKNZ, and Mary Anne Carter, with moderation by Emily Pothast.
November 30th, 7-11pm: ARTIST-HOSTED CLOSING PARTY
A painting installation by Forrest Kahlil Perrine • October 5th - October 24th
EUPHORIA EMBROIDERED WITH DEVASTATION
FLOATERS is a painting installation that tries to engage with the suspended feeling of this present moment. Likening it to supermanning over your skateboard hitting a rock, Perrine's FLOATERS engages with our current dissonance as a doomed, joyful, panicked, complicit, impossible, uncanny human world.
FLOATERS includes new paintings by Forrest Kahlil Perrine, hanging in the air above and around you, as well as found and recontextualized objects, surfaces, and mixed materials.
Join us October 5th from 5-8pm for a First Thursday Art Walk Opening Reception ~ AND THEN ~ (because what describes euphoria + devastation better than public singing?) Mount Analogue is proud to present our first (and only) ever karaoke session:
Karaoke inside of FLOATERS
Hosted by FORREST KHALIL PERRINE
October 5th, immediately following First Thursday Art Walk
8pm - 10PM
Sign-ups for spots and songs will start at 6pm
Forrest is an artist and curator living in Seattle. He splits his time between painting, making installations, and organizing Outer Space shows. His karaoke song is SILLY LOVE SONGS by Wings. More here: forrestperrine.com / outerspace.fyi
FUMETTI FOR THE MOTHERSHIP
Stephanie Passantino & Colleen Louise Barry • September 7th - September 28th
A large-scale installation as well as a collaborative photo-comic, FUMETTI FOR THE MOTHERSHIP is interested in mimicking the contrast and revealing the limitations of defining our world in such terms as TEXT/IMAGE, NATURAL/UNNATURAL, REALITY/HALLUCINATION (and so on).
FUMETTI FOR THE MOTHERSHIP began with a year-long weekly exchange of disposable camera photos and poems between Stephanie Passantino and Colleen Louise Barry as a part of Conversations with Women. These exchanges became a kind of comic about the ways that nature is represented to and by us in daily life, and about the ways it responds in kind.
Within the installation are two contrasting environments: one inside the mothership, and one outside, throughout the rest of Mount Analogue. Both environments are meant to be inhabited and touched, and they feature: smoke, plants (both real and fake), photo prints, suspended textile, soft altars, and neon lights.
The weekly exchanges will be printed as a limited-edition perfect bound & full-color comic book, published by Mount Analogue.
WOMEN IN THE STYLE OF TACO BELL
Mary Anne Carter • August 3rd - August 30th
Mary Anne Carter’s installation “Women in the Style of Taco Bell” thrusts the viewer into a pastel-hued fever dream that juxtaposes femininity and corporate identity. Equal parts playful and uncanny, the installation features a kaleidoscopic display of costumes, sculptures, 2D work, and performance art set to the backdrop a shit-ton of gold-dipped pool noodles. In keeping with Carter’s larger body of work, the installation glitter bombs the patriarchy with humor and flamboyance.
Mary Anne Carter is a queer, feminist artist, educator, and community organizer. If you didn’t have the opportunity to gaze at her glitter encrusted chest on the cover of City Arts’ February 2017 issue, you’ve likely spied her award winning screen print “This Bitch Face Does Not Rest” adorning the chest (or handbag) of a passerby.
Carter’s body of work is diverse—in the last year alone, she launched her aforementioned collection of screen printed apparel; performed in City Arts’ Genre Bender; illustrated a weekly column for Jetspace Magazine; and screen printed a series of unique broadsides sold at the NY Art Book Fair.
Outside of the studio, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center; serves as a contributing editor for Gramma Poetry; and curates a popular market series that hosts over 150 artists annually.
www.jesusmaryannejoseph.com • www.thisismaryannecarter.com
RSVP HERE // ALL ARE WELCOME
p.s. this poster gif was featured on Women of Graphic Design !
Mount Analogue and The Factory are excited to present BLOW UP, a group show of inflatable art works featuring Amanda James Parker, Peter Dodds, Seattle Design Nerds, and Guy Merrill. Each artist has created a work that inflates in some way, ranging from a large-scale tunnel installation to a soundscape about nuclear war to a video projection about the sky to a gang of shape-shifting handmade balloons.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW HERE:
The Stranger: 'Inflatable Art is About to 'Blow Up''
Seattle Weekly: 'This Art Is Full of Hot Air at BLOW UP'
PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW !
“The door to the invisible must be made visible…” is a phrase taken from René Daumal’s 1952 novel Mount Analogue. This novel records the first-ever use of the word peradam: something which reveals itself only to those who seek it.
As an exhibition, The Door to the Invisible Must Be Made Visible is interested in exploring the subjectivity of experience, mystic visions, time, and the connection between technology and reality.
The Door to the Invisible Must Be Made Visible was the final show in the 2016 Summer Art Series, hosted by Mount Analogue and Megan Harmon Studio and was a part of the Black Box 3.0 Festival and the October Georgetown Art Attack.
With work by: Andrea Coates, Anne Beck, Chris Bolduc, Chris Boyko, Colleen Louise Barry, Eric Carson, Jennifer Covington, Kaia S., Klaus Pinter, Megan Harmon, Ryan Medlin, Taylor Hanigosky, Ted Larson, Shelby Handler & Cat Cunningham, & the Mount Analogue's Twitter Artists-in-Residence
A show comprised of photo & video projections and light installations, formed by a number of different technologies including: anyone’s smart phones, overhead projection, digital projection, and a number of collaborative, hand-made Mystery Machines.
Mount Analogue created an environment in which everything was both a projection and a surface to be projected on, covering the gallery space in various recycled, reflective materials. Participation was the installation itself, with everyone using their smart devices to directly project their photos, videos, and gifs with the Mystery Machines on to myriad textures and colors and movements throughout the show.
With featured video work by: Amanda James Parker, Abe Murley, Joe Milazzo, Mel Carter, Emily Siegenthaler, Megan Harmon, Chris Lott, Lisa Jaech, Nicolas Miller, Coley Mixan, & Mount Analogue Poetry-Commercials
Installation built by: Colleen Louise Barry (Mount Analogue), Megan Harmon, Laura Crisler, David Rivas, Grace Travaglini, Lisa Jaech, Christina Montilla, & Julieta Renteria
An art show and reading event highlighting the amazing cross-genre work of comics and poets and poet-comics.
With visual art by: Aidan Fitzgerald, Colleen Louise Barry, Gabrielle Bates, Bianca Stone, Ted Powers, and Catherine Bresner
With readings by: Amaranth Borsuk, Willie Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Bates, and Catherine Bresner