Tag Archive: seattle

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

On Objects: Susanna Bluhm’s Yosemite Family Portrait

Yosemite Family Portrait (2013) by Susanna Bluhm, part of A Place for Memory and Secrets, at SOIL Gallery “If the geological marvels of Carlsbad Caverns came into being in the time before history, the… 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: 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