Cornish College of the Arts Presents COOL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT Solo Exhibition by JD Banke thru 8/15
Banke's paintings and installations are honest reflections of the artist's daily life, depicting various observations, challenges, and curiosities. The work has an immediacy and efficiency to it that ties together a loose autobiographical narrative with a direct and unencumbered delivery.
His acrylic on wood panels can be funny and endearingly awkward, often adapting imagery and memes from popular culture. Taking his cues from artists like David Shrigley and Chris Johanson, Banke's suburban totems suggest a new realism for an Instant Message generation.
JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment will be on view May 7- August 15, 2014. Artist Reception: Friday, June 13, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Cornish Alumni Gallery, Floor 3, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.cornish.edu/exhibitions.
About Cornish College of the Arts: A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive in 1914, and continues to be innovative today. The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Early Music. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.