Category Archive: local

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

Unearthing the New King Tut

The King Tut of the 1970s is the museum gauntlet, thrown to us all, daring museums to be popular over elitist and inspire the desire for knowledge among the masses through wonder. Inevitably… Continue reading

Remember to Always Think Twice: The Pains of Immortalizing Michael Jackson

When people reflect on the legacy of Steve Jobs, many, including his biographer Walter Isaacson, highlight editorial strengths as the the source of his genius, as opposed to creative innovation. Although the societal positioning… Continue reading

Economy of Space: The New Gallery that is Prole Drift

Over on New American Paintings Blog, I recently spoke with Dirk Park, co-founder of Aqua Art Miami, Platform Gallery and now founder of Prole Drift in Seattle’s International District. Although I went into… 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: 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

New American Paintings Blog: Hit the North (47° 60′N)

Sumi ink, aluminum, western red cedar and Gore-tex comprise the unexpectedly diverse body of work by Seattle-based artist Victoria Haven in her new exhibition Hit the North (47° 60′N) at Greg Kucera Gallery. … Continue reading

Media Control 2010: Up and Out, Chelsea Girls, and The Social Network

Christian Marclay’s Up and Out is a complex media product of its time.  The artist merges two separate, preexisting films into one to create the 1998 video: a soundless version of Michelangelo Antonioni’s… Continue reading