Allan Packer

Taos, NM

Allan Packer is a Canadian-born artist/designer based out of Taos, New Mexico. He is known for his painted, shaped canvas, often motorized in kinetic motion, and modified architectural sculptural installations. He utilizes historical and scientific references, Hollywood popular culture, stagecraft, and the toy industry as conceptual bases in his approach to multi-medium sculpture, painting, and installation. As master printer for Dorset Fine Arts in Nunavut, Canada, Packer produced prints for Kananginak, Pitseolak, and Pudlo Pudlat. He has received several awards including Canada Council grants, an Artist Trust fellowship, and a USA Artists project grant. His residencies include the Pilchuck Glass School, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, NYC, Kohler Arts/Industry, Banff Centre for the Arts, and The Wurlitzer Foundation. Packer exhibits internationally and is represented in a host of public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum and Les Abbatoirs Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, France.

Photo by Morgan Packer


Mad Homes

July 16 - August 7, 2011

Prior to salvage and redevelopment, a group of five neighboring homes in Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood were used by selected artists to create temporary, site-specific installations. Participants were free to use both the interior and exterior spaces of the homes, and had the unusual opportunity to cut into walls,...

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