Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beautiful Forms of Utility & Extinction

Pump Jacks by Jed Dunkerley

Artist Jed Dunkerley has a show of 16 new gouache and pencil drawings at Street Bean Espresso in Belltown
"...As a kid, I had it for trucks and construction equipment, then warplanes...amoral. Beautiful, designed objects...questionably useful things....furiously loud...exceedingly chromatic smog sunset, how we can appreciate something appalling and dystopic as long as it looks good."
The show is up through mid March. The reception will be Friday, March 5th (7-9pm).

3 comments:

Amanda M. said...

Interesting content! As a little kid I grew up constantly surrounded by those looming pump jacks sprinkled all around the west Kansas countryside, and they always seemed so exceptionally and perversely erotic! I'd kind of forgotten about them.

Lucas Deon Spivey said...

I'm always a fan of "environmental art" (both kinds). Did you see all the hippies at Soil?

Joey Veltkamp said...

You're totally right, Amanda.

Lucas - yeah, saw 'em - and your post. :)

Did you adopt?