Bas Louter: Dust (Asphault)
Currently on display at the Ambach & Rice gallery in Seattle's artsy neighborhood of Ballard is a collection of works from Amsterdam-based artist Bas Louter. Louter uses ink and charcoal to create a chiaroscuro effect for his works, which conflate historical characteristics and imagined futures to suggest an adventure into an unknown destination—explaining the latter portion of the exhibition's title. The initial word, Dust, refers to Louter's layered but limited charcoal palette as well as the metaphysical nature of his art.
Partially inspired by a recent trip to L.A., Louter's site-specific installation is a look at where we've been and where we're going, which coincides well with Ambach & Rice's newly renovated gallery. Formerly the OKOK gallery, Louter's solo exhibition is the gallery's first since the change of names last month.