Centennial Woman: A Toko Shinoda Retrospective

Apr 25, 13 Centennial Woman: A Toko Shinoda Retrospective

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The 100th birthday of artist Toko Shinoda in March was celebrated in many cities. The Portland Japanese Gardens offered the public a retrospective of her work, and Azuma Gallery here in Seattle has Shinoda’s work on display through this weekend. Shinoda is a master of the abstract with a distinct approach informed by a century...

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Ending Soon: Green Gothic at Hedreen Gallery

Apr 23, 13 Ending Soon: Green Gothic at Hedreen Gallery

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The current exhibit at Hedreen Gallery, Green Gothic, takes its title from a 2009 essay by Matthew Offenbacher. The eponymous essay and its themes provide a point of departure for inquiry into the peculiar character of the Pacific Northwest, and the exhibit includes work from five artists of very different stripes who respond to or...

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Kent Lovelace: Occitania at Lisa Harris Gallery

Apr 16, 13 Kent Lovelace: Occitania at Lisa Harris Gallery

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The oil on copper landscapes of Kent Lovelace on display at Lisa Harris gallery are stunning, mature work that can be appreciated by arts experts and novices alike. Lovelace’s decades of experience painting on copper have allowed him to master its peculiarities and produce works that are truly luminous and arresting. To those...

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Unnatural Color: Jeremy Mangan at Linda Hodges

Nov 02, 12 Unnatural Color: Jeremy Mangan at Linda Hodges

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Linda Hodges Gallery consistently shows artworks that are technically exquisite, but many are also united by a thematic thread—humanity’s relationship with (the rest of) nature. I like this consistency about the gallery, especially as it becomes evident through many shows that it is a subject that can never be exhausted....

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Bratsa Bonifacho: SKALAMERIJA at Foster/White

Oct 22, 12 Bratsa Bonifacho: SKALAMERIJA at Foster/White

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Skalamerija 77 – 2012 – oil on canvas – 72 x 84 in. Bratsa Bonifacho’s show entitled Skalamerijais varied and at times uneven, but it offers plenty of striking and mysterious images. Bonifacho’s substrate (typography and soundbites) calls to mind the chaos of mass media—of a world constructed of...

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Annie Bissett: LOADED at Cullom Gallery

Oct 20, 12 Annie Bissett: LOADED at Cullom Gallery

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Annie Bissett’s latest show at Cullom Gallery is an often humorous meditation on the dead serious subject of money and its place in our lives—from the material to the symbolic to the linguistic. Economics (simply put, the flow of money) is more hotly and universally debated than human rights. Despite this, it is often...

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