Hickory Mertsching Now on View, Plus it’s our 6th Anniversary on Capitol Hill!

"Pileated Woodpecker" 2016 oil on canvas by Hickory Mertsching

“Pileated Woodpecker” 2016 oil on canvas by Hickory Mertsching

April 14th - May 8th, 2016
In this collection of oil paintings, Hickory continues his exploration of manmade detritus and ephemera subtly colliding with the natural environment. Utilizing arid stones, vessels and sticks, a narrative of climate change, predator/prey survival, and commoditization of the environment is created.
Working in the path of observational painting and traditional still life, these paintings begin to evolve into artworks that meld collage, minimal presentations, and concepts of habitat. Brushwork is presented in ranges from forced illustrative techniques to loose impressionistic interpretation, that parallel palettes of modest mono-chromatic color schemes to use of chiaroscuro with bright infusions of color. All aspects of the paintings are crafted by Hickory in his basement studio, from building canvases, researching subjects, acquiring props and building frames. When not engaged in painting, raising his young children, and watching his girlfriend’s golden retriever, Hickory can be found chasing elusive trout and painting field studies throughout Oregon.

New Items in Stock now!

Black Crystals (PDX)
Karuna Girl (Seattle)
Parallel Jewelry (Seattle)
Bottled Wines curated by Digby (Serafina, La Spiga)
Plus new pieces from Open the Cellar Door, Eilisain Jewelry, The Small Beast and Silversheep Jewelry
Coming Soon….SVNLIGHTS Jewelry (WA)!

Starry Skies Bracelets by Svnlights

Starry Skies Bracelets by Svnlights

It’s been SIX GLORIOUS YEARS at our lovely space in Capitol Hill!
We’re offering special pricing all month on Prints, Jewelry and Art, so come visit! 


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