January 31, 2017

The pieces are cut and some preliminary painting has been done.  That is a sand dollar in the center.

January 20, 2017

At Greg Kucera Gallery is Juventino Aranda with a variety of paintings and sculptures. I do not know much about him, but he is a young up and coming artist from the Walla Walla area if I am not mistaken. His website is here. 

The exhibition is titled, Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses. This is, WE SHALL MEET IN THE PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO DARKNESS (JAGUAR), 2016 Bronze, black cotton velveteen, Mouliné stranded cotton, corrugated cardboard frame.

I especially enjo...

January 18, 2017

I just received a notice about one of my favorite annual shows, the Scripps Ceramic Annual, at of course, Scripps College in Claremont California.  Luckily I'll get a chance to stop by and see it this year.  Always a great show!

January 16, 2017

The body of this has been complete for a while and I've finally worked out the details.  I'll start creating more details soon.

January 15, 2017

Over the last year I've been getting to know Joseph Steininger by visiting his studio as part of the Pioneer Square art walk each month.  He's landed a great opportunity to install 40 some odd pieces at the Portland airport. They should be hanging in a couple of weeks and will remain there for approximately one year.

He works with spray paint on wood panel and creates stencils for each layer or color.  Very similar to creating an old school posterization.  His...

January 12, 2017

My friends at Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison have Growth Patterns - Patty Haller and Brian O'Neill from January 3rd until January 30th.  Always worth the stop if you're heading to Bellingham or Vancouver.

January 11, 2017

The first piece of 2017 is completed, Now or Never (Fatigue).  Acrylic on wood.  1" x 7" x 10 1/2".

January 10, 2017

 Before the first of the year I ventured to the Seattle Art Museum for the Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style installation.  I'm really not much of a fashion person, but I did enjoy the exhibition.  Most precisely I really was taken by the documentation of the process.

 This drawing with the fabric sample is a good example.  You could see where he was going with things.

 Another great example.  All were pretty casually rendered, penc...

January 6, 2017

I ended 2016 with a couple of museum trips. The first of which was to the Museum of Pop Culture or the ex-EMP.  We went down there mostly to see the Star Trek exhibit, with screen used costumes, models and props from the various TV shows and movies.  

On an art note, there was the WOW show or world of wearable art exhibit.  Apparently this is a once a year competition that takes place in Australia.

A lot of fun and whimsical pieces.  I enjoyed the videos of...

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