Named a “must-do event” by Seattle Magazine, the Drawing Jam features free art supplies, food, dozens of models, music and three floors of space — and now the event is expanding to the Skinner Auditorium next to Gage. Dancers, musicians and performers act as gesture models, figure models pose up to an hour at a time, and costumed portrait models sit for drawing.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
image via PUSHKIN/SHUTTERSTOCK
With Very Special Guests: Joey Veltkamp! Keith Bacon! And members of Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club including (possibly) HONEY BEAR! ALSO: A SECRET SURPRISE GUEST!GRRRRR!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
"Space Ritual XIX", 1957 by Mark Tobey
Monday, November 21, 2011
I am a relentless autodidact and this exercise is an effort to teach myself how to capture a likeness and mood using very few lines. - Siolo Thompson
"Each of the people in this gallery have made me feel less alone in the world and I am grateful for that."
Saturday, November 19, 2011
"Joy—honest, true, hard-won, industrial-strength joy, like you see in the paintings here—is, unmistakably, transfigured melancholy. This is what rainbows symbolize: the distance between disappointment and forgiveness, God’s measure of both human and divine folly." - Matt Offenbacher
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Theta, 1961 by Morris Louis
Friday, November 11, 2011
LxWxH is launching its latest issue, HomeStead (LxWxH xHS), tonight at The Project Room from 7-9pm. This month's box is full of original art by Lauren Klenow and Francesca Lohmann, along with an essay by writer Rachel Shimp.
Tomorrow, from 11am - 7pm, INScape is throwing open its door to host an open studio event with over 100 artists. If you haven't checked it out, it's amazing and the studios are fantastic!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
SAM Gallery will present Earth Matters with work from artists Adam Sorenson, Eddy Radar, Ryan Molenkamp, and more.
The idea for curating a show addressing the topic of environmental concerns came when Shaiman was recently viewing a landscape that, albeit aesthetically beautiful, wasn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of present conditions.“How odd to see a modern landscape that makes no reference to the current state of environmental conditions” she said. “So then I thought, I wonder how other artists are addressing these issues in their work?”With this is mind, Shaiman went in search of local artists whose work is heavily influenced by our rapidly changing landscape and subsequent climate change. - via SOAP
The Mickey Mao (Mickey Mouse + Chaiman Mao Zedong) by Troy Gua
Acrylic and resin on canvas, 2009, 36 x 36"
‘Pop Hybrids’ are about, among other things, reduction: the reduction of personality into logo, the reduction of individuality into the collective, the reduction of photography into design. They are a subtraction of images: the recycling, re-using and reducing of two or more images into one iconographic collection of shapes.
This mesmeric series of work deals with popular iconography, ironic duality and satirical juxtapositions. By portraying famous and infamous cultural icons inter-layered with one another, these highly lustrous, visually arresting pieces challenge the viewer to decipher the image while making the sardonic, metaphorical and sometimes philosophical connections within. - via Troy Gua
“At this point men leap aside, they cannot bear the martyrdom of being uncomprehended, and instead of this they choose conveniently enough the worldly admiration of their proficiency.” - D.W. Burnam
Presences (a word used by Wendell Berry in his novel “Jayber Crow”) are any specific times, places or subjects that are intensely experienced. Some fine presences are not recorded for posterity, while others only become apparently so upon reflection.
This show will feature portraits of friends, light studies, urban subjects and nudes. These photos emphasize how his work is an inadvertent recording of the people who have shaped the Northwest Art scene for the last 30 years. The painting and drawings from earlier in his career will highlight the fact that although via different mediums, Dahlquist has always been invested in the figure. via Ghost GalleryAlso, don't miss their 6th Annual Mini Holiday Show full of miniature art by over 30 artists, including Siolo Thompson, Cait Wills, Jody Joldersma, and Margot Bird. Don't miss Ryan Molenkamp's mini glaciers - they're gorgeous.
These three local artists (two still living) have similar overlapping timelines but didn't meet each other at the time. This is a retrospective of how time and place influenced their styles and life decisions/philosophies. - via Vermillion
From meticulously spray-painted, graffiti style Geisha to acid-neon colored creatures from the depths of an artist's mind, join us this month in welcoming these two talented blokes! via True Love Art Gallery# # #
Also happening tonight...
- Sopheap Pich opening and lecture at Henry Art Gallery