Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blitz! November 2009

Blitz!, the Capitol Hill art walk, happens tomorrow. Lots of great stuff - here's a detailed list of participating venues and artists.

Ranch Hand by Warren Dykeman, 2009

Warren Dykeman has a new show opening Thursday at Grey Gallery & Lounge called Future Remains. WOW! This new body of work is the best I've seen yet. The reception is from 5-9pm followed by DJs SunTzu Sound.

Continuing next door at Vermillion is the fantastic show We Built This to Leave with Sharon Arnold, Trevor Johnson and Ryan Molenkamp.

Entryway Proposal for University Art Museum (interior view), 2004
Leo Saul Berk

My first curated show at Cupcake Royale (Cap Hill) is up now. I Do focuses on artistic couples and their relationships. Claudia Fitch's beautiful pair of figures, CALIGRAPHY (kimono walk), has been held over from the previous show. Also, please note KHV was originally scheduled to play but regret they won't be able to make it.

The space between...

Leo Saul Berk and Claire Cowie make very dissimilar work and approached this project as an opportunity to seek out the space where their work overlaps. Both have elements of space. Leo’s is very easy to see but Claire’s is subtler through the use of horizon lines and landscape. For this show, Claire is showing prints of an architectural sculpture while Leo is showing renderings of an interior space he designed. The two have created very different takes on imaginary spaces.

Exercises in Compromise (Delaware Valley) 1
Dawn Cerny & Davidson Warren Burnam

Love is a battlefield...

Dawn Cerny and Davidson Warren Burnam selected three photographs to exhibit. The photographs were studies for Dawn’s show, “We’re all going to die (except for you).” at Henry Art Gallery last year. At Brandywine State Park, near a battle-site from the Revolutionary War, Dawn and D.W. recreated the drama of war. While D.W. “would run away from me, I would yell instructions about how I wanted him to die. Knife to the leg while running west. Shrapnel in the right knee. These images became the source material for the etchings in the Henry show.”

Party People by Joey Veltkamp

As part of the Sorrento Hotel's Night School series (created by Michael Hebb), 12 books is launching this Thursday. This is such a cool idea and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. I'll be signing copies of my book scenes from a hotel, volume 1 starting at 7pm. The kind folks at Publication Studio are printing it and copies are $20 and available here for non-Seattleites. I'll be in crazy-good company for this event - these folks will also be present for the event: Bruce Henderson, Matt Briggs, John Roderick and Matthew Stadler. Hopefully at least a couple of you will show up so I can hold my against these luminaries. It's free and open to everyone.

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