Convergence Brings Artists Kate Cleaves & Matt W. Moore Together

Collaborations, collaborations, collaborations.

They sometimes get tired and predictable, but when they’re done correctly, as Kate Cleaves and Matt W. Moore have done with their show, Convergence, they can be exquisite. Toss in one part geometric works of Moore and one part soft organic form of Cleaves, and you have pieces like the one at left, which are divided by harsh lines but flowing with abstraction in between.

Ten collaborative pieces will be on display at the CorduroyGallery, upstairs from the Corduroy Boutique in Portland, Maine. The opening reception will be September 4th, 2009 at 6:00pm, and will showcase pieces which have been being worked on since March.


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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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