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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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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Ending Soon: Media Matters at Foster/White

Oct 19, 12 Ending Soon: Media Matters at Foster/White

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This is the last week to view parts of the Media Matters gallery show at Foster/White. The full show was an exploration of novel materials and techniques by a slew of artists. Most of the sculptural works are already off the gallery floor, but several pieces are still hanging. I would like to focus on the works of Andrew Millner and...

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