Using shadows, flatness, and negative shape to emphasize illusion, I explore our physical and psychological relationships to space. My installations combine on-site improvisation and careful planning in the studio to construct moments frozen in time. They ask the viewer to consider architectural space by activating corners, walls, and floors. Between installations, works on paper help me sort out color and composition ideas. I am interested in materials and a color palette that are simultaneously of this era and nostalgic.
Julie Alpert lives and works in Seattle, WA. She has a BA in painting from the University of Maryland and an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. She is the recipient of a 2012 Pollock Krasner Grant and two GAP grants (2012, 2009). Julie has been a member of SOIL Gallery since 2009. When not making installations she performs as a dancing taco in the Seattle art band The Bran Flakes. Julie teaches teens at Gage Academy and Cornish College of the Arts and is available for private lessons.
Photo credit: Andrew Sankey