Visceral Varmints

December 2021


Press Statement

ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are proud to present a solo exhibition by sculpturist, Valency Genis: Visceral Varmints

Valency Genis is and amazing sculpture artist that creates hybrid creatures of fancy. She hails from the Republic of Cascadia; she entered the world as a 12-pound baby born in Portland, Oregon, and was then raised in Seattle, Washington. She was utterly obsessed with television and video games for most of her life, so it is ironic that a summer spent on Flathead Lake, Montana in an electronics-free log cabin when she was 10 years old would change her life forever. Searching for diversions to alleviate her interminable boredom, she happened upon an old taxidermy shop. A dusty pair of "unborn beavers" caught her eye in the window display, and it forever imprinted on her naive adolescent mind. The stunning array of animals presented in the rustic store drew her in with their beauty, but she was bereaved by their demise...

The exhibition will run from Dec 11 - January 8. The opening reception with live music, open studios, and drinks for sale at Last Spot will be held Dec 11 from 6-10pm.


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