Published on September 23rd, 2015 | by Editorial Staff


Curated by Jeremy Mangan, Circle of Friends brings together art from Tacoma and Brooklyn

Open September 17 through October 14, 2015, artist Jeremy Mangan presents “Circle of Friends,” a group art show at Fulcrum Gallery.

This exhibition shares paintings and drawing from six different artists who all met while living in Brooklyn NY in the early 2000s. These artists have been both support system and artistic influence for each other over more than a decade – seeing their work together puts those connections through friendship and creativity on display.

Artists include Patrick Berran, Ben Grasso, Jean Pierre Roy,  Ryan Scully (who all still live in Brooklyn), Jeremy Mangan (in Tacoma), and Shintaro Okamoto (now in Queens).

Tacoma Arts Commission and the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program supported this exhibition.


From Jeremy Mangan’s website:

“Circle of Friends is an exhibition of paintings and drawings curated by Jeremy Mangan. This group of artists met while living in Brooklyn in the early 2000s. They remain connected in multiple ways, one of which is the tenacious pursuit of compelling, meaningful images. They are also close friends whose visions overlap and influence one another. It was Jeremy’s desire to bring these visions together in Tacoma.”

From the Fulcrum Gallery website:

“Both Brooklyn and Tacoma have proven themselves as cultural incubators for the development of ideas and artistic thinking. Sharing a similar history both places originate from a marginalized past and have blossomed into an artistic utopia. Fast-forward to the present and the similarities diverge. Today’s Brooklyn is unrecognizable from its humble origins, while Tacoma has evolved at a more sustainable pace, maintaining its original identity.”

scope Jean PierreFeatured image and site background by Jean Pierre Roy

See “Circle of Friends” at Fulcrum Gallery until October 14, 2015.

Fulcrum Gallery
1308 Martin Luther King Jr, Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Open Wednesday & Friday 12 – 6pm

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