Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Old, Weird America

Detail from Nineteen Lincolns by Greta Pratt

In case you haven't seen it (and you should - it's so great!), there's just over a week and a half to view The Old, Weird America before it comes down January 3rd. Seattle is its third and final stop, so once it's gone, that's it. Though you can always pick up the nice exhibition catalogue in the museum store.

Video still from Winchester by Jeremy Blake, 2002
image via Frye

The show gets its title from the 1997 Greil Marcus book, The Old, Weird America. It's loaded with great artists like Eric Beltz, Jeremy Blake, Barnaby Furnas, Matthew Day Jackson, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, David McDermott and Peter McGough, Aaron Morse, David Rathman, Dario Robleto, Kara Walker, and many more.

Guilty as Hell by David Rathman

The exhibit is packed with great art, but my favorites were the David Rathman paintings. I hadn't ever seen them before this show and I love them.. I also thought Matthew Day Jackson and Brad Kahlhamer's pieces were amazing.

Up next for the Frye is Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Here's a list of all the exhibits scheduled to open up Jan 23, 2010.

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