Friday, December 3, 2010

Jesse Higman: Illuvium / Vermillion

Spiral, 2010 by Jesse Higman

Jesse Higman has designed posters, tshirts, concert tickets and even album covers for some of Seattle's biggest names like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Candlebox, and Heart.

1989 Bathroom by Jesse Higman

Jesse also takes beautiful photographs. Who'd ever guess that Chris Cornell, Andy Wood and Ian Astbury once shared a room. Chris looks so young, the light and pose make Andy look like angelic and Ian just looks unusually happy.

Jesse Higman, image by Chris Murphy

Thursday (Dec 16), Jesse will be opening up a new show of his beautiful paintings at Vermillion.
"The mica flakes in water flow down a slight hill around an arc into a hole on the canvas which is stretched over a jig built on a table, kind of like a ramp in a parking garage.

Bottles are used as weights, attached to the back of the canvas with strings through the table, they act as weights to pull the painting surface down onto the jig, deforming it to the downhill shape. Sixty fins form the supporting ribs. Over four curving feet, they descend a total of one inch in elevation. Each fin is about one third of a millimeter lower than the previous --shimmed with pennies, scraps of wood and clippings of plastic from yogurt containers.

Often volunteers are asked to help with various steps in the process, creating an interactive experience." - Jesse Higman
The exhibits runs December 16, 2010 - January 30, 2011.
Opening Reception and Party: Thursday December 16, 5-9pm.
Music by DJ Chris Peterson of Dumbeyes

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