Eli Klemmeck, Artist in Residence
As Artist in Residence, Eli Klemmeck will receive three months of studio space on the second floor of Confluence Gallery. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibit in the Confluence Gallery gift shop with an opening reception on April 21, 2018.
Whimsical and surreal, with a touch of the dark and mysterious, Eli Klemmeck draws much of his inspiration from the natural world adding his own twist of otherworldly imagination. Eli is primarily an illustrator, creating most of his work with pen and pencil in only black and white. Occasionally he will add light ink washes or do larger pieces in black and grey watercolor. Ultimately, he loves the simplicity and elegance found in the lack of color.
Plants and flowers, forest spirits, skin, growth, ancient things, moonlight, and the unknown are just a few of the recurring elements that populate Eli’s art. He hopes to tell a story with his art or inspire you to make up your own. He has always been fascinated by the balance between the light and dark, blending the two and toying with the mixed emotions of sadness and joy.
During his residency at Confluence Gallery, Eli plans to work with the themes and mediums he loves while elevating his work into larger more technical pieces. His practice will be to create more complex compositions, finer rendered anatomy, and increase the interaction of elements and characters.
Eli Klemmeck is an emerging artist living and working in the Methow Valley.
Please help us welcome Eli Klemmeck to Confluence Gallery!
Artist in Residence Program
Artist in Residence opportunities are offered as part of the Make Art Work program. Artist residencies range from one- to three-months. The Artist in Residence program provides experiential learning and career building opportunities for artists, and the opportunity for the community to experience art first-hand through special exhibits, programs and potentially public art installations.