Seattle Presents Gallery

Seattle Municipal Tower, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Columbia Street


Seattle Presents brings the city's cultural vibrancy to the Downtown core. Here the City will present a variety of immersive installations, curated exhibitions pulled from the City's Portable Works Collection, resident artists, and original artworks. Seattle is a city driven by creativity. This space will present both emerging and established artists and curators, and will attempt to provide all who pass by the opportunity to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences.


Current Exhibition

Seattle Presents: Countless

July 13 - September 11, 2015

Countless is an exploration of space and color and will relate to the history of the gallery and its previous life as a flower shop by incorporating a pattern on the wall (through drawings) together with the beads. Silva will transform the gallery into a living installation that will change throughout the exhibition.

According to Silva, "the process of making the beads is one of meditative repetition that has been going on for over a year. What started unintentionally has grown to become an idea, a project that is not static or finished but should keep changing and growing. The fact that the beads are irregular and have differences in form and color is relevant to the whole. Once threaded together they become something different. Being flexible in nature, it becomes a material I can play with in space: acts of drawing, piling, cutting and hanging will happen in the space in a series of installations. The space will be used as a kind of project room where this single/multiple material, will create, with each iteration, a different effect, exploring the relation of feelings and emotions."

"Countless aligns with some of my previous installation work, which revolves around the sensorial transformation of space. In my work I like to blur the possible with the impossible, questioning reality. I am interested in perception of space, and history of places," says Silva.

Seattle Presents Gallery features a variety of immersive installations, curated exhibitions pulled from the city's Portable Works Collection, resident artists, and original artworks. The gallery presents both emerging and established artists and curators, and provides all who pass by the opportunity to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. Countless will be visible through the storefront windows.