OMG Sohaila Adela & Mark Warren Jacques At Flatcolor!

Tomorrow’s show at Flatcolor Gallery is going to be ridiculously awesome, so go, go, go, Seattlites! Portland residents Sohaila Adela and Mark Warren Jacques will be invading Seattle with new works galore.

New drawings by Adela, entitled Esoteric, will explore the same themes she’s been exploring in the recent past — mysticism, rituals, femininity.

Jacques’ For this, I would lean into it will showcase his thoughtful explorations of form and color, which are simplistic at first glance but hold minor detail by way of texture and technique. His work will also be exhibited at White Walls in San Francisco, in a group show, starting April 3rd.

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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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