Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Western Bridge


Every Building on the Sunset Strip by Ed Ruscha, 1966
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I went to Western Bridge a while back because a friend hadn't seen the Claire Cowie or Mary Temple pieces (both AMAZING!). They've mixed things up a bit this quarter and have been adding/removing various pieces to create new shows. The current iteration is Untitled (A Brink of Infinity).
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One room is devoted to an Ed Ruscha book. Apparently, it's rare to see in its elongated state. It's also quite lovely to get walk up and down the strip in 1966.
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Middlebury (detail) by Dawn Clements, 2000
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It's a perfect complement to the piece directly above it. Dawn Clement's Middlebury wraps a sumi ink painting of her apartment around the entire upstairs room. It's amazing.
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Western Bridge is constantly turning me on to new artists. Seattle owes a big thank you to Eric and the Trues for keeping us in the loop with all this fantastic art.

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