MARCH 2020: FORTHCOMING SHOWING
In March of 2020 Tony will open a show at the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle entitled: Sketches in Stone. The work will include some sixteen individual panels of slate with relief carvings of subjects from nature. Not unlike a sketch from the field Angell has sought to convey the spontaneity and liveliness of what he has observed in Nature in carved slate giving it an almost three dimensional form. Below are pictured two of the stone works, measuring 8"X11" The captions described the circumstances wherein the moment with the subject was experienced.
Off Lopez Island in the Salish Sea diving birds reside and at times I've witnessed their underwater activity when I myself was diving for abalone and rock fish. A murre, using it's wings for propulsion is pursuing a small fish and creating a graceful arch of light in the turbulence of the chase. (Slate carving 8" X 11" 2019)
Along our watershed sharp shinned hawks will sometimes be observed taking a perch within a canopy of tree cover. On one occasion I noticed that an Anna's hummingbird was also keeping a close watch on this neighborhood hunter. I'm certain the hawk was well aware of being scrutinized but feigned indifference. (Slate carving 8" X 11" 2019)
OCTOBER 2019: CURRENT SHOWING
Angell will be among the artists featured in the Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit and Sale, open October 18 through December 29,2019 in Northeastern Oklahoma. The show includes both retrospective works and new works for sale by the artist.
"Alone in the woods at night I've sometimes watched the small saw-whet owls thread through the dark corridor of branches above our creek. Soundlessly catching moths on the wing, they bring the otherwise mute forest alive with their spirited chases and metallic calls."
Since the late 1960s, Angell has been showing work related to nature and his relationship to the natural world. He has affiliated with the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle since l972, and has had regular showings of both sculptures and drawings there.
Below are a sample of catalogues from past shows for your review.
Foster/White Gallery, SEATTLE, WA.
"Tony Angell employs his art to creatively clarify, record and emotionally respond to the powerful presence of Nature in the Pacific Northwest... "
From Wild Skies, 2005
Gerald/Peters Gallery, SANTA FE, NM.
Group show with Lars Jonsson and Thomas Quinn.