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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Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Tschabalala Self

Megan: These paintings (combination of sewn fabric pieces and paint) are intense to experience.  The scale is larger than life, the style of the figures are grotesque, and the vibrant color placements are striking.  The feeling I am left with while I am in this gallery space is...uncomfortable?  The imagery confronts me with themes from black/African culture, feminism, sexuality, and possibly classism.  The imagery combined with the construction of the figures, exaggeration of their bodies, and the bold colors has an effect that makes me want to look away but also can't stop looking because it is so visually complex.  

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“Tur makes impressions of household objects, creating an imprint that is literal but somehow transcends reality. To see overlapping light switches is to acknowledge how much of life is lived through seemingly mundane and repetitive tasks.”

-Linda Hodges Gallery

Bryon: These works are beautiful in their clean presence and delicate patterns that reflect on everyday, menial habits. I love her choice of lines, with the repetition and the structures in which her imprints are exhibited.

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Shift Gallery

Kara Mia Fenoglietto

Megan: On the left side of the gallery I am mesmerized by the large floral jacket and gown piece. The soft color and property of the fabric, combined with the addition of the dried flowers, gives me a beautiful vintage fantasy vibe. The size and volume of the jacket is a nice contrast to the lightness (physically and visually) of the material. It is really capturing and holding my attention in a way that most pieces do not. I also appreciate the combination of using text on the wall with the definition of wallflower, the texture and color of the pieces themselves, and the interesting texture of the bright stripes behind some of the pieces made from a bright colored tape. It is satisfying to have all of those elements for my eye to keep moving around the piece and being re-engaged with it.

Bryon: An ethereal aesthetic plays into these pieces the color pallet connects me to a cloudy day in late summer. As I entered the gallery my eyes were drawn to a gorgeous coat and gown, the construction is buoyant and soft and the silhouette is lovely. Against one of the walls were what looked like dresses being tightly pressed between two pieces of acrylic. I thought her cohesion was strong and her composition varied within the parameters of her vision and her clothing design is fashionable, well constructed and distinct ranging from everyday wear to formal evening. I love the play of the 2 meanings and how well these come across in the literal pressed to the metaphorical shy and quiet person A multi-faceted show from a multi-talented artist I look forward to seeing more of her work.

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