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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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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Moment Magnitude: Home is Where the Hurt is

Dec 12, 12 Moment Magnitude: Home is Where the Hurt is

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The Frye’s Moment Magnitude exhibit has an open curatorial approach that allows the pieces to be treated and examined in numerous ways. It is not a closed narrative, and there are no doubt many threads that one may miss even after repeat visits, but one salient thread includes themes of home, community and personal and private...

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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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Art and Fashion: Miguel Chevalier Teams With Hermes

Nov 02, 12 Art and Fashion: Miguel Chevalier Teams With Hermes

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There is no art form more capricious and changeable than fashion. This inclines some people to regard fashion as not an art form at all. Certainly a lot of clothing is merely pragmatic, and a lot of middling ready-to-wear garments attempt to capture trends and imitate haute couture and street fashion in a mediocre, poorly...

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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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