Cottage (2010) by Whiting Tennis, image via Greg Kucera Gallery
I am so excited for Whiting's new show Walleyed which opens up tonight at Greg Kucera Gallery. I'm not the only one either - I think this one of the most anticipated shows in Seattle in a while. Greg hasn't had a solo show of Whiting's work since 2006. This show is my pick of the month for City Arts print edition for June. D.W. Burnam wrote a beautiful essay about Whiting's work here.
Also opening up is a new show by Claudia Fitch. The Edge of the World takes its name from the 80s nightclub in New York's L.E.S. Greg previewed one of these last month and it was gorgeous. I love all of Claudia's work, but her drawings are probably my favorite.
Wonder Receding by Becky Birinyi
After Whiting's show, you should head on over to The Henry to hear Michael Darling's talk, Pulp Friction. We don't have that many more opportunities. (Okay, I'm still really bummed about his departure.) "Pulp Friction considers contemporary artists working on paper today, with an emphasis on those who are treating paper in an innovative and ambitious way."
The lecture is in conjunction with the Kirkland Arts Center show TEN: Seattle Prints Arts 2010 Anniversary, which Michael curated. The show is only up through June 5th so don't miss it.