SOIL Art Collective
For the month of August, PUNCH Projects hosts Juicy Tokul, a multimedia group exhibition from members of SOIL, an artist-run collective based in Seattle. SOIL members are united by inquisitiveness and experimentation across media; together, they create spaces that bridge interdisciplinary and conceptual practices. Juicy Tokul features works in photography, ceramics, installation, drawing, painting and more. Works featured in this exhibition explore dimension, relationship to space, materiality and the Pacific Northwest environment.
Since 1995, SOIL has operated a non-for-profit cooperative space, established, supported and run by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work. They are committed to celebrating art of diverse artists’ backgrounds, media and content. SOIL features exhibitions by national and international artists on a monthly basis in their gallery, along with rotating shows from gallery members.
*Tokul – Tokul is the official state soil of Washington. The Tokul soil became the Washington state soil because of its unique volcanic ash cap, in fact, Washington was the first state to recognize Andisols (Andisols -from Japanese ando, “black soil”- are soils that have formed in volcanic ash or other volcanic ejecta) as a state soil. The Tokul soil series is very unique and is among the most productive soils in the world.
Additionally, be sure to check out Stan Cozad’s fun and funky upcycled sculptures in the PUNCH yard and the line-up of performers who’ll be gracing the PUNCH Stage during August:
Aug 5: The Wavesons (12-2pm), Obo Martin (2-4pm)
Aug 12: Killdeer String Band (2-4pm)
Aug 19: Jan Jaffe’s Strum Along (2-4pm)
Aug 26: DJ Banshee (4-6pm), The Low Hums (6-8pm)