Art around the Pacific Northwest and beyond

04/28/21 Please join me in an informal talk on a few artists via livestream. The video is below and please find links above the video of the artists we will be discussing. Also, feel free to leave a comment on what you think. -Thanks!

 

08/10/2019  Megan (a regular contributor to this site) and myself recently attended the Seattle Art Fair. Megan's response is below the images, please feel free to comment. Also, please contact me if you would like more information on any of the artwork. 

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  • Bryon Carr

sweet, rotten, sweet

A video installation, plus live performance by Peggy Piacenza

Performance: March 16–30, 2019: Performances, 3/16 5pm; 3/17, 3/23, 3/24 4pm & 6pm; 3/29 8pm; 3/30 6pm & 8pm Tickets: www.peggypiacenza.com


http://www.thisisbonfire.com/gallery



Megan: The first thing I notice is how small the space is and it is hard to move through the space.  I like the effect of the low overhead lighting and pop of color from the pink lighting along the floor.  The variety of size in the screens (one large one, a long triptych, a smaller screen on the floor facing the ceiling, and a tiny one in a low corner on the wall) helps move my eye around the room.  I appreciate the attention to detail of having all of the bells lined up in a uniform way, the frame around the large screen was a nice way to add some visual 'substance' to an otherwise flat screen.  I would liked to have seen more of the pink incorporated into the actual dancing footage.  I really was drawn into the dance components with the clown and the repetition of the paired dancers.   



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  • Bryon Carr

Tropical Vibes by: Elizabeth Gahan


https://www.lindahodgesgallery.com/elizabeth-gahan


Megan: What a refreshing first impression!  My reaction to seeing the first piece and then scanning the rest of the room is a genuine surprise.  I love this feeling when looking at art exhibits because it is really hard to create that experience in the contemporary art scene.  What a beautiful use of combining bright colors and various levels of saturation.  I think the heavily textured and juicy paint in the foreground is oil paint which is a great use of the best properties of oils.  I'm really struck by the sophisticated balance of painterly qualities in the way the color is applied and the illustrative imagery and line work.  Such a nice departure from what is being shown at the moment and a captivating experience.



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  • Bryon Carr

Through March, 2019 DENIAL: SHELF MEDICATION

https://treasongallery.com/








Megan: Immediately I am noticing the amount of pieces in the space.  The details on every piece are thoughtfully done, the quality of the production is evident of investing a good amount of money and skill, and I'm impressed with the amount of work it took to hang/curate this show.  The combination of cheeky humor and skillful design is very effective in this exhibit.  I like the use of logos and consumerism references using fine art materials.  It seems like a good way to engage a younger audience with contemporary subject matter but still able to reveal some of the darkness and flaws behind it.




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