On Friday, evo unveiled its August art gallery, Illumination, featuring the artistic works of one Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. The event, sponsored by Atomic, The North Face and Smith Optics, was held at evo’s store in Seattle, WA. “I have mostly relocated to the PNW so they are close to home,” explains Cattabriga. “Sharing my art with the mountain community was an easy connection at a place like evo.”
Sage is known for his unique, smooth and creative skiing style, as evidenced in countless film segments with TGR. And whether it be weather days, travel delays, or injury rehab, there is a lot of down time that comes with being a pro skier. This allows Sage to find a creative outlet away from the hill. “Most of my art is created while on the road in transit, or during down days on ski trips,” he explains. “Having balance in life is one of the biggest lessons that I have learned. Working on creative outlets totally separate from skiing helps me look at what I do on skis and in the mountains with new eyes.”
As one might expect, many of the inspirations that draw Sage to the sport of skiing also influence his artwork. “The inspiration for the art I make comes from a lot of places,” says Cattabriga. “Nature is a one of my biggest influences. The natural world is amazing, full of little details, and a deep connectedness.”
Sage came up with the initial idea for the Illumination gallery last year during a TGR film premiere in Seattle. At the time, evo was just opening up their new space, which featured a large gallery area, perfect for displaying his artwork. Now that his first event is in the books, he’s hoping to continue putting together events like this in the future. “I would love to do more shows like this and was really excited to share my work with the snow sport community,” he says. “Partnering with my sponsors has been a great outlet to integrate art into the ski industry. Smith Optics I/D series, and working with Atomic on the Automatic graphics has been a great example of this integration, as well as motivation to work on future projects.”
Sage’s work will be on display for the entire month of August, so if you happen to find yourself in the Seattle area, head over to evo and check it out.