Portfolio of Possibilities

Portfolio of Possibilities
by Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, & Sam Stubblefield

Open Studio: April 1st – July 22nd (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)
Completed Exhibit: July 24th – August 27th
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm (or by appointment)

This spring and summer, Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and Sam Stubblefield have transformed MadArt Studio into a laboratory. Here, they experimented with different materials and investigated the dynamic relationship between oceanic and celestial themes. The studio has become a multisensory and multidisciplinary exploration of buoyancy, gravity, kinetics, vibration, repetition, and scale.

McNeel and Zirpel are contemporary, multi-media sculptors who combine traditional processes with new technologies. They have taught together for eight years in the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design. While each has their own artistic practice, this is their first time collaborating as artists. Their work is also augmented by artist Sam Stubblefield, who uses movement sensors and live data to create a conversation between the objects, viewers, and the world around them.

From April 1st through August 27th, visitors can witness several iterations of this large, progressive artwork unfold at MadArt Studio. The artists view this as an opportunity for shared growth, scholarship, and productivity for the public and collaborators alike.

The final version of the exhibit will open July 24th and will coincide with the second annual Seattle Art Fair, August 4th-7th. MadArt is pleased to return as a community partner with the art fair this year.