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Telling Tales: Narrative Works by Nate Steigenga, Cappy Thompson, and Anna Torma

October 10, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Telling Tales joins together the works of three artists, diverse in every way except for their passion for storytelling. Working within the boundaries of their chosen media – collage for Steigenga, fiber for Torma, and glass for Thompson – each artist strives to convey conversation or dialogue through the modulation and manipulation of purely visual components. Distance, closeness, and juxtaposition are used to articulate stories that come alive in the approximately forty works included in this exhibition, despite the absence of written or spoken language.


Cappy Thompson
Lord Krishna and Me Standing in the Great Waters, 1993
Vitreous enamels reverse-painted on blown glass
22.5 x 13 x 13 in.
Collection of the artist

Photo: Michael Seidl


Organized by Bellevue Arts Museum, co-curated by Nora Atkinson and Stefano Catalani. This exhibition has been made possible in part by Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and ArtsFund's Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff Endowment for the Decorative and Design Arts.