The Feeling Eye: A Somatic Exercise and Conversation

Workshop with Rebecca Brewer, Francesca Lohmann, Rob Rhee, and Hannah Acton

Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Studio + Galleries

Please note: Registration for this program and the waitlist are currently at capacity. Please see below for standby policy.

Join the artists of Subspontaneous and Natural Horror for an in-gallery conversation and guided exploration focused on materiality, process-based art-making, and bodily modes of perception, led by movement analyst Hannah Acton. This special hybridized workshop-tour will unfold the themes of both exhibitions through discussion and practice of somatic techniques that stimulate awareness of the co-creation that occurs between viewer and artwork in space.


Francesca Lohmann lives and works in Seattle. Recent exhibitions of her work have been held at Ditch Projects, Eugene, Oregon; Seattle Freezer; Coffin Farm, Redmond, Washington; Veronica, Seattle; and Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle. In 2017, Lohmann was a finalist for the Brink Award. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Cornell University.

Rob Rhee lives and works in Seattle. His work has been exhibited nationally at the Portland Museum of Art, Oregon; the Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey; White Columns, New York; the Fort Worth Contemporary Gallery, Texas; and the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California and internationally at the 10th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Art, Germany; and the Ilmin Museum of Art, South Korea. In 2018 he was awarded the Korea Arts Foundation of America Award for Visual Art and was nominated for a Stranger Genius award in 2016. He received his BA from Yale University and MFA from Columbia University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Cornish College of the Arts.

Rebecca Brewer lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Oakville Galleries, Ontario; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; and Exercise, Vancouver. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Simon Fraser University Galleries, Vancouver; Marcelle Alix, Paris; and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff. Brewer received an MFA from Bard College in 2013 and a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2007. She was the winner of the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Hannah Acton is a writer, researcher, and movement analyst based in Vancouver, Canada. Her work explores embodied processes by which a shared vocabulary for lived experience is generated. This work operates at the intersection of poetic, pedagogical and therapeutic modalities to promote literacy for the gestural expression of human and non-human subjects. She continues to develop a personal methodology for integrating somatic awareness and authorial intention as an independent researcher and within a client-based practice. Acton holds a MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, London (2014) and is a Certified Movement Analyst and Somatic Practitioner by LSSI, under the mentorship of Janet Kaylo in Zagreb, Croatia (2017).

Rebecca Brewer, Scrim: Carnage (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.


This program is free but space is limited; advance registration is required. Check in on the day of the program at the desk outside the Studio. There is no late entrance, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed spots (regardless of reservations) will be released to waitlist followed by standby 10 minutes before the program!

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On the day of the program, check in beginning one hour before the program at the desk outside the studio. All unclaimed spots (regardless of reservations) will be released to waitlist followed by standby 10 minutes before the program.

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