August 14th – August 29th
“Chromatic Concert” is a show of works on paper by mother and son duo, Cathy Sarkowsky and Max Sarkowsky (mother and son). Max’s line drawings and color musings are always influenced by music. Cathy’s work is intensely motivated by color and chromatic relationships. These collages, the first works of art they have created together, are a joyful tribute and creative response to living together in a pandemic. All elements in the collages are painted, drawn or printed by hand. The combination of these four hands – in concert – would not have occurred were it not for COVID-19.
“Chromatic Concert” refers to the influence of color, line, music and movement in this work created by mother and son duo, Cathy Sarkowsky and Max Sarkowsky. Cathy is a visual artist with a long career as a painter and printmaker. Recently, she has also been making hand built ceramics. Max is a theatrical sound designer who recently graduated from Colorado College. He is also a musician and artist. The two decided to work “in concert” to create these colorful collages which integrate both of their drawings, paintings and some of Cathy’s prints. The opportunity to work this way together would not have occurred were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought Max home to Vashon.