January 24- March 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25th at 6-8pm
The process for the show is simple: Local Artist 1 invites another artist (Local Artist 2) to show with them. Then, together, Artist 1 and Artist 2 invite another artist (Local Artist 3) to show with them. The invitations include a brief description of a specific piece of work and why that work was meaningful, memorable and/or influential (a love letter of sorts). The exhibition grows from the spirit of these exchanges.
(Fav)(Seattle) = D.K. Pan
(Fav)(D.K.) = Christopher Paul Jordan
(Fav)(D.K.*Chris) = RYAN! Feddersen
**The only constraint is that none of these three artists can have pre-existing personal or professional connections to each other. The invitation is also an introduction.
In initiating this series, Hedreen Gallery reaffirms it’s long-running commitment to support creative experiments and risk-taking from local artists. In Favorite’s Favorite’s Favorite, local artists choose who they will conspire to exhibit with and why.
D.K. Pan is a Seattle-based artist investigating the intersection of place and memory – through visual art, video, performance, public art, installation, interventions – exploring the interstices and histories of site; the personal and collective body. Born in Seoul, South Korea, they moved to the US at age 4, and grew up in Seattle by way of Los Angeles. Pan studied Butoh dance in Seattle and San Francisco, and performed in venues and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, US, Japan and South Korea. They have collaborated with many artists and groups; toured Europe with Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Infernal Noise Brigade, and is a member of New Mystics. Their art practice includes a number of mediums, more recently focusing on video, presenting ‘cine-poems’ as documents of place; as well as continuing to extend community engagement practices in their role as an artist-in-residence at Yesler Terrace, 2016-2018. www.dkpan.com
Christopher Paul Jordan (b.Tacoma,1990) integrates virtual and physical public space to form infrastructures for dialogue and self-determination among dislocated people. Jordan’s paintings and sculptures are artifacts from his work in community and time-capsules for expanded inquiry.
Jordan is recipient of the 2017 Neddy Artists Award for painting, the Jon Imber Painting Fellowship, the GTCF Foundation of Art Award, the James W Ray Venture Project Award, and the most recent summer commission for Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. www.chrispauljordan.com
RYAN! Feddersen (b.1984) Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Okanogan / Arrow Lakes) is a mixed-media installation artist who specializes in interactive and immersive artworks that invite audience engagement. She was raised in Wenatchee, Washington and follows in a long lineage of creative people. Feddersen relocated to the Seattle area in 2006 to attend Cornish College of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009, graduating Magna Cum Laude with concentrations in painting, print art, drawing and sculpture. She draws on the indigenous traditions of performance, communal / experiential practice, and social engagement. Her work investigates ways of creating content through the intrinsic or connotative properties of materials paired with imagery and action. Feddersen views art as a way that we orient ourselves within culture and society. Through this lens, she creates work that invites the audience to personally investigate their relationship to contemporary American culture.www.ryanfeddersen.com