Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Meet Greet Rinse Repeat" new book is out!

Check out the excellent new blurb book designed by Troy Gua and Shaun Kardinal for the Meet Greet Rinse Repeat show.   

Here's the link to the blurb book:  Meet Greet Rinse Repeat.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I got a Burrito in the mail!

Local artist Julia Freeman sent me a copy of the debut issue of a new hand-bound quarterly publication called The Burrito and it is completely delightful!  This issues is centered around the theme of Coping, and features writing, art, and an interactive "activity booklet" by contributers Laurie Kazanjian, Celeste Cooning, Cristien Storm, and Larry Sommers. 

I haven't had a chance to read all the writing yet, but I'm very excited by the object itself, as well as the ideas behind it - here's what the creators have to say about The Buritto:

The Burrito is a quarterly publication that wraps up 4 thinkers, doers, and dea makers that have the same sensibility about a central topic, while providing support and connections in the Seattle community.  The topic is handed to each person as a launching point in hopes the dive deeper into their areas or branch off into a new spectrum.  The idea is to build connections between a local Seattle population by dissolving specialization and encouraging collaboration.

The Burrito provides a space for people to take chances on 5 pieces of paper.  The publications are bound by all participants at a dinner party.  While binding each publication, the members of each quarterly decide how it will be distributed, how much it will be sold for/cost, and how many will be published.  The group also purposes the new topic for the next issue and recommends two of the four people to participate in the next issue.

And here are some images of the publication:

Friday, May 14, 2010

MOLORAZZI - May 2nd Thursday Art Walk

Okay, I only ended up hitting SAM Gallery for the Urban s
how featuring Kate Protage, Leroy Davis at Ghost Gallery and Backdrop at Vermillion (Jed Dunkerley, Jason Puccinelli, Curtis Taylor).  I didn't make it to what looks like great shows at Platform and Lawirmore but honorary Molorazzi and esteemed artist Amanda Manitach did, check out her blog here

One of Kate Protage's new works.

Artist Kate Protage left and a bit surprised by the Molorazzi, entertaining some nice folks I know
The crowd at SAM Gallery.  Famous art patron June can be seen just behind that patron on the left.
 The Molorazzi often receives strange looks when capturing these events.  Here we have 3 great examples.

Ghost Gallery has installed their beautiful door!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kurt vs Andy - my review on the CAB

I went to my first official press preview at a museum that I don't work for on Tuesday and it was a great show!  Read about it here on the City Arts Blog.  And special thanks to JOEY VELTKAMP for providing image and for catching an embarrassing error on my part on the blog!   Meanwhile, here's a few images from the press kit:

 Kurt Cobain, 2006,  Archival cardboard, glue, and screws,  Scott Fife, American, born 1949
22 x 18 x 20 in,  Collection of Theodore M. Wight,  Courtesy of the artist. © Scott Fife

Nirvana, Rajis, Los Angeles 2/15/90, 1990,  Inkjet Print,  Charles Peterson, American, born 1964
66 x 44 in.  © Charles Peterson.
Untitled (Forensic Scene), 2006,  Oil on Canvas,  Jordan Kantor, American, born 1972
32 x 48 in.  Photo courtesy of Ratio 3, San Francisco
Robert Rauschenberg, 1981,  Polaroid Polacolor [reprint],  Andy Warhol, American, 1928 – 1987
4.25 x 3.375 in.,  The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,  © 2009 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts /ARS, New York
Self-Portrait [with Skull], 1977,  Polaroid Polacolor [reprint],  Andy Warhol, American, 1928 - 1987
4.25 x 3.375 in.,  The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh;Founding Collection,  Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual,  Arts. © 2009 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts / ARS, New York

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another "full" shot of the Heather/Ivan Morrison Piece

[I compiled this shot from a few different shots, clearly, so it is very distorted and makes it look like the work bends in 2 spots, when, in fact it only bends in one spot.  Apologies to the artists.  I thought that it would be nice to include though, for a better sense of how the work fills the very large space]

Frost King, installation by Heather and Ivan Morrison at Open Satellite thru June 19th