Referencing biological and architectural elements Teresa Getty's work sheds all allusion of space and time. Her process itself is both additive and deductive, as she effortlessly balances the lyrical and spacial with strong, dynamic, yet grounded composition. Her work demonstrates a provocative push-pull effect, across pure surface planes. One's gaze is captured by her masterful handling of line -at once- sensitive and delicate, adjacent to bold and assertive.
Getty's work calls for quiet introspection; like visual poetry the space she leaves on the page begs further examination. One is struck by even the titles of her works as the intimate phrasing of unspoken matters. The work is deeply personal, but in the most accessible way; as her imagery offers recognizably metaphor and demonstrative concretization interchangeably.
Getty's brilliance is captured in her ability to self-edit. Armed with pedigrees from the The University of Wisconsin-Madison (MFA) and the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) her career includes mutiple awards, grants, residencies and teaching positions.
Teresa Getty holds studio space in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
We are delighted to present "What if I Finished Reading Moby Dick" at ArtForma, July 14, 2018.
Her works will be available for sale during the show.
Please Support Seattle Local Art and Artists, Visit Teresa's website at: http://www.teresagetty.com