Winston Wachter

Fine Art

Winston Wächter is a fine art gallery and art consulting firm with exhibition spaces in Seattle and New York City.

The gallery specializes in the acquisition and placement of contemporary and 20th Century works of art. Established in 1995 by Stacey Winston Levitan and Christine Wächter-Campbell, the gallery’s mission is to assist clients with the intricacies of acquiring works of art. Stacey and Christine bring with them a depth of knowledge and over twenty years of experience in the art community. The gallery represents over thirty contemporary artists who work in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. In addition to gallery artists, Winston Wächter Fine Art also assists in secondary market placement of modern and contemporary masters.

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November 15 - January 10

DIRK STASCHKE: Perfection of Happenstance

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce an exhibition of new sculptures by Dirk Staschke, Perfection of Happenstance. Please join us for our opening reception on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8PM . The artist will be in attendance.

With Perfection of Happenstance, Dirk Staschke continues his exploration of Dutch Vanitas paintings and their powerful symbolism of impermanence and inevitable decay. In this body of work Staschke focuses on the fleeting illusion of space created by painting and the static moments they aim to represent. Staschke’s freestanding sculptures forwardly present lifelike bouquets built on the raw foundations of visibly manipulated clay. Perspective dictates if you are given view of the process or the “finished” work. The acknowledgement of all aspects of creation and the false impressions those can create is a vital element in all of Stachke’s work.

In his recent series of wall mounted “paintings” Staschke has created imagery deteriorating before you. The compositions appear as if they are sliding off the panel, leaving just the impression of what was once painstakingly painted to capture a moment in time. Staschke again plays with what we think we know, by using carefully layered glazes intended to create artificial instability. What seems to be a failing of the medium is in fact an extremely involved process, highly difficult to execute. Every element of the artwork has been sculpted and painted, asking us to question the validity of those mediums and how they have been valued throughout time.

His work has been included in the collections at The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, The International Museum of Ceramic Art, The Portland Art museum, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, among others.

November 15 - January 10

Amanda Manitach, Dirty

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce an exhibition of new drawings by Amanda Manitach, Dirty. Please join us for our opening reception on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8PM . The artist will be in attendance.

Amanda Manitach’s latest body of work, Dirty, continues to document her intimate thoughts visually and physically. Her works are drawn and rubbed into elegant contrasts of delicate pattern and block print honesty. In turn these drawings stain her hands and arms, creating a temporary record of each expression. The physicality of the process becomes a type of therapeutic diary. These thoughts expose her humor, strength, vulnerably and twisted optimism.

“I see my work as a task of both consciously and subliminally sorting out the experience of a female trying to make expressive marks—a task that has found uncanny resonance for me with the history of female hysteria. I am fascinated by history, art, the politics surrounding the female body, and by art that borders on obsessive, meditative devotion.”
Manitach’s work has been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. From 2012-2015 she served as curator of Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University. She co-founded and co-directed multiple mixed-use arts spaces in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, including TMRW Party and The Factory.

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