Art around the Pacific Northwest and beyond

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05/26/21 Please join me in another informal talk on a few artists via livestream. The video is below as well as the links to the various artists we will be discussing.


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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"The Rain Doesn't Know Friends From Foes"

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

Megan: I appreciate the decision to curate the presentation of these videos on screens in the middle of the room at an angle.  It allows the viewers to see the piece in a crowded space, it makes it more interesting to walk through, and then I am overwhelmed by seeing all of the screens at once.  I think the lighting is just right and the scale of the walls the piece are projected on are just right.  I like the way that the added elements (it looks like paint and drawing materials mostly?) allow my mind to take footage of challenging subject matter and stay engaged.  There is a censorship-style quality to the videos, sometimes humor in the imagery, that make it possible for my brain not to shut down from the intensity of the content but not so obscured that I can't see what is happening.  

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Daily Performance Schedule

Tuesdays 11:30 am

Wednesdays 2 pm

Thursdays 5pm

Fridays 11:30 am

Saturdays/Sundays 2 pm

Cherdonna Shinatra

Megan: The impact of the floor to ceiling (including the floor!) fabric sculpture is very alluring.  I love the 90's neon color scheme and fabric choices, it reminds me of my childhood in a nostalgic way.  I appreciate the scale of the figured sculpture because it is so big that it isn't obvious what I'm looking at right away, but it keeps my eye moving around the room.  It is a cozy feeling with all of the fabric, warm energy, and soft lines in the room, I don't want to leave!

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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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