Last December we posted a preview for a group art exhibit dedicated to one of the all-time greatest contributors to childhood education and popular culture, Jim Henson. The expertly curated event was hosted by Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Ca and featured over 30 different pieces by a variety of international contemporary artists of varying disciplines. This month the gallery is paying a similar tribute to one of the only other figures that could ever rival what the infamous puppeteer managed to accomplish; writer/poet/cartoonist, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. Opening tonight (March 3rd 2012), only one day after what would have marked the icon’s 108th birthday, “Look At This, Look At That: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss” boasts an impressive 40+ contributors, offering up works constructed of mediums that range from gouache to plush to digital to paper-cuts. Read the rest of this entry →
[View Part 2 about the new Steve Brule show/mural HERE]
Last Friday, April 16th, I jumped on a bus and headed out to the Upper Playground store/gallery in Seattle‘s University District. I was on my way to catch the opening reception for an exhibit entitled, “Oh Mischevious Me” by local artist 179. This post isn’t going to delve too far into the background of 179 as an artist. It’s mostly just going to be some very loose photo documentation of the event, while Part 2 covers an unrelated mural that was created about 10 blocks away on the same night. It will, hopefully, also function as an opportunity for me to drop some names and for you to find out about some local Seattle artists that are involved in a movement that’s on the verge of breaking through and gaining the attention that it deserves. As far as 179 is concerned, the real story isn’t on this site at all. In fact, this isn’t even the beginning of my coverage of her work or even of this specific event. Earlier this month, I was asked to conduct an interview with her for the site, The Citrus Report and, for all intents and purposes, you should probably be reading that interview first and utilizing this post as a follow up. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with looking at the photos first and then venturing off to discover more about the person who created them. Do whatever the fuck you want. Make your own decisions. We’re all adults here and, if not, maybe your parents should be paying a lot more attention to what type of emotionally detrimental hijinx you are likely getting into on a regular basis.