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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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Underbelly is Overbloated, but Promising

Oct 06, 12 Underbelly is Overbloated, but Promising

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I am a great fan of Degenerate Art Ensemble’s work, so it does not pain me to say that their latest work needs some retooling because in it I can see the seed of something bigger and better. Underbelly, which premiered last night, is a site-specific performance staged in the eponymous underbelly of the Seattle Center. It is...

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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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Berlioz’s Faust at Seattle Symphony: Some Tragical History

Jun 19, 12 Berlioz’s Faust at Seattle Symphony: Some Tragical History

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Ludovic Morlot will conduct Seattle Symphony’s performance of selections from Berlioz’s Faust on June 21st. There have been many versions of the Faust myth throughout history, but Berlioz drew from Goethe’s version of the tale. If you love the music or the literature behind it, it’s worth pondering some of...

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