Degas Bronzes at the Norton Simon

My recent trip to the Norton Simon last month resulted with me taking a moment to stop and notice just how many Degas bronze sculptures are in there collection. I do not believe that I have seen this many in one place. That includes a couple of trips to Paris! Horses that I had not seen before. A number of the pieces were cast posthumously, but nonetheless, it is quite a collection of I guess 20 or more. Yet another reason to hit the Norton Simon Museum. I had not beent there since I believe the early 1980's.

Evan Blackwell at Foster White

Another Pioneer Square/Seattle show I found engaging was that of Evan Blackwell. This I believe to be an assemblage of smaller pieces from his Relics of Experience series. These are white porcelain organic objects (created not cast) such as bones and shells mounted in a stoneware case. I thought they all worked well together and are worth a look. Here's a link to the Foster White site.

October Art Report -1

A lot going on in the area for the month of October. Here's installment 1. Artwalk. I thought that the best work of the month was at the 110 Gallery. Michael Abraham's work is fun and engaging. The man can paint, and has a wicked sense of humor and creativity. The show is title: Naughty This is "Trump" from 2016. I'm not sure if that is a self portrait as a pantomime or clown in the background. A fun painting from a Canadian artist. Power Couple from 2012. Wonderfully painted. Technically brilliant. Hope and Punches from 2014. These are fun works and worth the visit. Don't ignore the series of portraits by Canadian artist David Haughton. Bad Guys is a series of mug shot style port

Paper or Plastic (Manifest) Constructed

I had a productive few days and did get the piece cut out and constructed. I can't decide whether to dive right into painting it, or build a couple of other pieces to finish simultaneously.

A Little R & D

I had a successful day out on the Duwamish on Sunday October 2nd. Maybe there is a piece inspired about my adventure?

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