Join us April 22nd from 6 – 9 PM at the Mutuus Studio
6118 12th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108
Come see the final collection of work created by our current Artists in Residence – Lee Davignon (@supposed_lee) and Satpreet Kahlon (@itssatpreet)!
Lee Davignon (She/They) is a textile and installation artist living and working in the Cascade foothills of Washington. Born and raised in Rhode Island, they earned their BFA in Fibers from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. Focusing on materiality and malleability, Davignon’s sculpture and installation form out of a material-led investigation that exists at the intersection of waste stream materials and an extensive library of craft skills. Her work has been shown at the Fuller Craft Museum, SAM ReMix, Spring Break NYC, Common AREA Gallery, Shunpike Storefronts, The Factory, and the Klondike National Historical Park.
When asked about her time in residence at the Recology Material Recovery Facility, Lee replied:
“My experience as an artist in residence at Recology was an absolute adventure- I became a weird kind of archaeologist, collector and scavenger. The Recology staff were so supportive, and I appreciated the collaborative effort of gathering materials with their help on the sorting line. My views on waste and materials are forever changed.”
Satpreet Kahlon is a Panjabi-born artist, organizer, and educator based in Seattle, WA. She earned her MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2019 on a full fellowship. In addition to her studio practice, which has been featured in Hyperallergic and Artforum, she is co-Founder and Vice President of yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives. For this work, she was named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine in 2019 and is a 2022 Roddenberry Fellow for “new and innovative strategies to safeguard human rights and ensure an equal and just society for all.” Satpreet won the 2022 BAM Biennial Curatorial Excellence Award, when she will have a solo show in 2023, has been funded by Critical Minded for an ongoing publication highlighting Indigenous writers in the PNW region, and is a 2022 finalist for the Neddy award in Painting.
When asked about her time in residence at the Recology Material Recovery Facility, Kahlon replied:
“While working at Recology for the past eight months, I have begun an entirely new body of work that connects the global systems of consumption and economics that are present in how our waste is created, collected, and re-appropriated to the long shadow of global imperialism. This rich conceptual framework was only possible through the prolonged encounter and relationship with the complicated and nuanced material landscape that is present at the Recology site – which is our most distinct and abundant regional legacy.”
All ages are welcome – we hope to see you there!