The Missing | Samantha Scherer, ArtistSelected by Sam Davidson, director, Davidson Galleries
floodplains (xvi), 2008, 4 x 6 inches, watercolor on paper
When I first saw Samantha Scherer’s work, I was struck by her ability to create convincing...
Metal Mandalas and Blood Work
selected by Larry Yocom, owner, Gallery Frames and co-owner (with Greg Kucera), Seattle artREsource
Traces, 2007, iron fillings embedded in paper, 15 x 15 inches, photo by Luke Woods
I can imagine Nola Avienne as an...
Trimpin: The Sound of Invention
A film by Peter Esmonde
Selected by Carl Spence, artistic director, 35th Seattle International Film Festival (May 21 – June 14, 2009)
This film is a wild ride through the universe of Trimpin’s creative genius....
A cult grows around the complicated art of wood-fired ceramics.
Eva Funderburgh, Two Beasts with Horns and Teeth, wood-fired porcelain, 2008
Through the end of May, if you visit Tacoma’s Gallery Madera, you will get a chance to glimpse wood-fired...
The Barn Identity | Jeremy Mangan, painter
Houses on Stilts, 2009
I want to create something that’s fun and interesting to make and a compelling image that rewards the viewer. Although at times tedious to paint, barns and sheds are extremely...
Transforming Visions | Evan Blackwell, Sculptor
selected by Marita Holdoway, owner, Benham Gallery
(Left) Life Cycle, 2007, 300 x 720 x 720 inches, latex, rubber, air pumps, ammo boxes and timers. Photo by Marc Laurence. (Right) Life Cycle detail....
Primal Strokes | Towan the Orangutan, Painter
selected by Felicity Oram, asian primates keeper, Woodland Park Zoo
Untitled, 16 X 20 inches, non-toxic acrylic paint, sidewalk chalk on canvas. Photos courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo.
I first met Towan...
Elegance and Danger | Mike Rathbun, sculptor
selected by Beth Sellars, curator, Suyama Space
Photo by Eduardo Calderon
“He is one of the most passionately obsessive artists I’ve met in a long time,” says Beth Sellars, “driven to do the...
Ch-ch-ch-changes | Troy Gua, painter
selected by Greg Lundgren, independent curator/co-owner of The Hideout
The Brains and Beauty, acrylic and resin on canvas, 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches
I met Troy Gua soon after The Hideout opened; he approached me...