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“Drawings and Paintings” and “Color of Life”

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Drawings and Paintings” by Stearns and “Color of Life” by Zola.
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm
BallardWorks, 2856 NW Market St., Seattle 98107

“Drawings and Paintings” (third floor) and “Color of Life” (second floor) EXHIBITS’ OPENINGS! Thursday, August 15th, 2019 6 PM – 9 PM

BallardWorks is delighted to host the Solo Exhibits of Zola Khan and Christopher Stearns organized by Phil Stoiber.

ARTIST BIO: Zola Khan (ZolaKhan.com) “Color of Life”

Farrukh, known professionally as Zola, is from Karachi, Pakistan. He trained and worked under the prominent Pakistani artist Gulgee and has supported himself as an independent artist for over a decade.

Farrukh works in oils and acrylics; painting still lifes, landscapes, an abstract horse series, and other abstract works. His work is rhythmic and lively and utilizes expressive brush and knife work, and occasionally pointillism.

He has had two solo exhibitions, one in Pakistan and one in Georgia (the country, not the state). Since receiving asylum status in June 2018, Farrukh has been living in Seattle.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Christopher Stearns Exhibit “Drawings + Paintings”

This collection of works on paper represents my attempts to relate impressions from nature to language and architectural forms. Developed over the past 15 years, these works combine drawing, painting, and collage, with a dedication to a kind of lyricism and playfulness that I find liberating.

Making these abstract compositions involves sequences of choices, using color, line, shape, and an intuitive sense of space. As I stretch to discover new visual combinations, the process of allowing the piece to tell me what to do next results in a layered formation of meaning.

I am so proud to be part of Seattle’s rich and exciting creative community.

Three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open for the Art Walk during Ballard Night Out on Thursday, August 15th, 2019. Open 6:00-9:00 pm only. Open houses at several of the 20 BallardWorks studios offer a chance to talk to the artists and see their oeuvre. Families with kids, art lovers, collectors, and neighbors are welcome. Enter through the 1st or 2nd floor doors on 30th Avenue NW. Studio artists’ work includes painting, woodworking, sculpture, print making, and more, all under one roof.


August 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




2856 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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