Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Grey Gallery and Lounge to host Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger "Color Court" April 28, 2010 at 7pm

In preparation for her exhibition at Gallery4Culture, Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger is holding "Color Court" at Grey Gallery and Lounge on April 28th at 7pm.

What is "Color Court"? Only your fabulous chance to have your say on those pesky differences between shades of grey and black. Of all things, Seattleites should know about, it's whether something is truly grey!!!

Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger: Monochromatic May: 31 days in grey
Exhibition Running at Gallery4Culture: : May 6 – May 27, 2010
Opening: First Thursday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.
"Color Court": Wednesday, April 28th at 7pm, hosted by Grey Gallery and Lounge

(Seattle, WA) - Painters in the Northwest have traditionally embraced a subdued palette, a logical extension of the climate we live in. Performance artist, Amy-Ellen Trefsger, takes it one step further: for the past 3 years, each May, Trefsger has donned an entirely grey wardrobe. Gallery4Culture is delighted to participate in and foster Trefsger’s idiosyncratic vision by presenting, Monochromatic May: 31 days in grey, a solo exhibition of performance art, historical MM documentation, and a suite of Trefsger paintings (in grey).

How grey is grey? Every year, before she can wear them, all new greys acquired by Trefsger must be deemed true grey by a jury of color aficionados. Silver is allowed in the way of zippers, jewelry, and a few accent items; black and white may make appearances as thread or buttons, but basically, everything (head to toe, accessories to underwear) that Amy-Ellen Trefsger wears night and day throughout the month of May is some variation of ‘uncontested’ grey. Color Court, the pre-event to May’s Gallery4Culture exhibition, all grey wardrobe items belonging to the artist are subject to public scrutiny in a performance. The audience acts as jury, voting ‘grey’ or ‘nay’ on items. Majority vote rules and that which passes will be worn during Monochromatic May. Color Court is being held at Grey Gallery and Lounge on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7pm.

Artist Biography: Amy-Ellen Trefsger is a Seattle based artist who performs time-based and conceptual works. She is best known by her artist moniker, Flatchestedmama.

In 2004 Trefsger gained notoriety by making a Public Declaration of Commitment to Her Creative Self in a performance art piece titled, Commitment Ceremony. She legally took flatchestedmama as her middle name. We are happy to report, that Trefsger’s marriage to her creative self remains strong and is, in fact, thriving.

Flatchestedmama is a founding member of the double-dutching performance group, OntheDouble (dutch). She is also an avid mail artist. Learn more at about her ongoing projects at: www.flatchestedmama.com

Attached credit for photo “proper grey.jpg”: Proper Grey, photo by Sears (copyright released)

About Gallery4Culture
Gallery4Culture is located within 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine PL S, Seattle WA 98104 at the corner of Third and Prefontaine, in the Tashiro/Kaplan Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed government holidays; the gallery is open and free to the public. For more information about this program call 206 296.8674. The public website is http://www.4culture.org/publicart/gallery/index.htm

4Culture is a unique integration of the arts, heritage, preservation and public art; committed to advancing community through culture. Public exhibitions and performances, public art, preservation of significant sites and interpretation of local history deepen our connections to the places in which we live and work. 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish a community as vibrant, unique and authentic.