Category Archive: Artists

On Objects: Jessica Craig-Martin’s Pillars of Legs

Several weeks ago, a new Zara opened in downtown Seattle. Leading up to its grand, public unveiling, a set of preview events marked the occasion, much in the spirit of a well-funded museum… Continue reading

New American Paintings Blog: Q and A with Cable Griffith

Despite the isolated region of my brain that somehow still kinesthetically remembers the catalogue of strategies I painstakingly built for accessing Sonic the Hedgehog‘s elusive Chaos Emeralds, during my childhood days in front… Continue reading

New American Paintings Blog: Sarah Awad and Storm Tharp

I review Sarah Awad’s commentaries in museum space and the space Storm Tharp creates through an unlikely pairing of figurative and abstracted works on the New American Paintings Blog.

New American Paintings Blog: Mad Homes Q & A

Mad Homes, the spectacle-filled, mixed bag, out-in-the-world installation on Seattle’s Capitol Hill closes this Saturday.  My write up and interview with participating artist Ryan Molenkamp about the process of working on this project… Continue reading

New American Paintings Blog: Kimberly Trowbridge’s Studio

I visit Seattle painter Kimberly Trowbridge’s lush retreat, in the unassuming neighborhood of Top Hat, for the latest post in the “Artist vs. Studio” series.

New American Paintings Blog: Julia Freeman at 4Culture

Julia Freeman wrapped Gallery 4Culture in hand-painted and collaged floral wallpaper;  life-sized cutout photographs of shrubs and dark, amorphous masses float aimlessly within its center, intended to be pulled and arranged within the… Continue reading

Diamond-Coated Vulgarities: The Wynn Esplanade and Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God would be at home in a window on the Wynn Las Vegas’s Esplanade. The Esplanade is an oversized arcade of designer stores, flanked by flowers and… Continue reading

New American Paintings Blog: Interview with Claire Cowie

Claire Cowie’s colossal multi-panel work on paper, Dead Reckoning, turns the smallest of gallery spaces into a deceptively vast environment. The artist’s new show at James Harris Gallery contains only a handful of… Continue reading

New American Paintings Blog: Letting Go of the Weight

Seattle-based gallery SOIL’s March shows Flat & Bright and The ghosts of Joey Veltkamp provide an antidote to the city’s dominance by heavyweight painter Picasso in recent months. I write up these two… Continue reading

Glowing from Afar: The Look of Light with Ulterior Motives

Spencer Finch‘s The Light at Lascaux (Cave Entrance) September 29, 2005 5:27 PM beckons from behind a corner inside Western Bridge. Although only visible through its reflected light prior to physically entering its… Continue reading