Artifact Gallery is pleased to present Seattle artist Joe Shlichta’s solo exhibition, ‘Tools of the Trade’, opening June 2. This is a series of ten oil paintings, ranging from small to mid-sized works. Created in the last ten months, we are thrilled to be able to show this latest work.
This series was inspired by industrial work spaces in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Shlichta found fascination in the multitude of disordered tools and leftover parts of projects all crammed into a friend’s shop. The shapes and arrangements of objects are purely utilitarian and have no claims to aesthetic appeal, but they became the genesis for this body of work.