Strange Coupling with Seattle Art Museum’s Jody Bento

Opening reception: Sept 29, 5-8pm with a panel discussion at 4pm, 2018

The Confluence Gallery is proud to welcome guest curator Jody Bento to the Main Gallery for her show Strange Coupling. The show dives into the interpersonal relationship between art and companionship with three sets of artist couples.

Bento, Seattle Art Museum Associate Director, presents the work of artist couples from across Washington State and asks the question: “Do artist couples face unique challenges?”

Bento will host a discussion panel on September 29 at 4 pm with artists Nichole DeMent, Stephen Rock, Perri Howard, Craig Howard, Kate Protage and Chris Sheridan where the public is invited to find out how the experience of being partnered with another artist shapes, changes and enhances the artistic process.

(Artwork: Guest Curator Jody Bento brings together art couples and their works, including “Jökulsárlón” by Chris Sheridan.)

Of the artist couples, most have come from other walks of life before becoming full-time artists. The juxtaposition between artists and their partners’ works shows another aspect of their respective art careers–one that isn’t typically highlighted in an art exhibit. But Jody wanted to bring these couples’ works together to see the common thread between work and connection to another artist.

DATES: Opening reception: Sept 29, 5-8pm with a panel discussion at 4pm.  Exhibit Sept 29-Nov 10. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA. CONTACT: