I got to write about Seattle artist Jite Agbro earlier this week—you can read more about her show Blue Shades of Blue at the Pratt Fine Arts Center here. Luckily for us, Agbro is also debuting more work this week at her exhibition /ˈskāpˌɡōt/ at Gallery 4Culture during the Pioneer Square Art Walk tomorrow. This city keeps Agbro busy!

A scapegoat is someone who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others. In /ˈskāpˌgōt/, the Seattle-based Nigerian-American artist, who grew up in the Central District, will be presenting her latest series of large-scale mixed-media works that investigate the experience of both the oppressor and the oppressed and how poor people and people of color have challenged a system that has used them as scapegoats. She creates and draws inspiration from the human body and what that body can wear. Her collages will feature silhouette layered on top of patterned fabric-like paper backgrounds, stitched together and treated with beeswax.

The material that Agbro works with is so delicate and sensitive that it flutters whenever a body moves past it. But what I also like about it is that it's not hidden behind glass or tacked down, but, in a way, is interactive with all moving things in the space. The patterns and designs she uses are quietly very bold and colorful and, most of all, very thoughtful. Agbro is a really great and interesting artist and I'm excited to see what she'll present to us tomorrow night.

Gallery 4Culture will be open tomorrow, February 7th from 6-8 pm. See you there!