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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G8 at Winston Wachter

Jun 20, 12 G8 at Winston Wachter

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Being a center for glass artists, we have an abundance of good glass art in the Northwest, but one does not often see it outside of glass-specific galleries, such as the William Traver gallery. G8, currently on display at Winston Wächter, is a treat: a skillfully curated show that assembles work from eight artists with distinct...

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People Who Live in Glass Houses: Why Chihuly Matters

Jun 12, 12 People Who Live in Glass Houses: Why Chihuly Matters

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I first encountered Dale Chihuly’s work in Atlanta when he had an exhibition at the botanical gardens. I was in college and had not heard of him until my father (who frequently visited Seattle) suggested that his exhibit was not to be missed. I was less than a dilettante in art; my conservative upbringing had me worshipping...

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Nicole Buffett in West Seattle

Jul 01, 11 Nicole Buffett in West Seattle

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To write in earnest about an artist’s work, one tends to write as if the audience will also see the works at some point—to even inspire the reader to seek out the works. It is thus dreadfully difficult to discuss Nicole Buffett’s latest series of works because very few people in Seattle will have the chance to see them. All...

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