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A Perfect Vacuum

May 12th, 2011 2 Comments

Jeremy Geddes, one of my favorite contemporary painters, posted a new piece on his blog this week, and boy is it a doosy. According to Geddes, this incredibly dynamic work is the first of a new “loosely connected” series. The title, “A Perfect Vacuum” is shared by a book of short stories and essays by science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, which just so happens to be one of the books in the painting. It’s all in the details people. Speaking of details, visit his blog for more views and close-ups of the work. Prints of “A Perfect Vacuum” will be available shortly on Geddes’ website.
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May 4th, 2011 2 Comments

The first time I saw one of So Yoon Lym‘s paintings I thought I was looking at a photograph. And while photorealism isn’t an automatic qualifier for laudable art, So Yoon’s work offers so much more. One of her newest bodies of work is Dreamtime, a collection of hair and braid patterns viewed from an aerial perspective. Using acrylic on paper, So Yoon bases this series on photos she has taken of young people in her current homebase of Paterson, New Jersey.

From her website: “The interest in urban hairstyles is of particular interest since these hairstyles are unique to a particular social, cultural and ethnic experience that is not my own.”

The title, Dreamtime, references the precolonial Aboriginal Australian understanding of time and the creation of life as told through mythology. So Yoon Lym’s choice to depict her subjects from above is also derived from an … Continue reading

“Couplings” Art Opening

February 7th, 2011

Hello my dears! I hope you all had a good weekend and (if you’re a football fan) a fun Super Sunday! We spent most of ours continuing the great house hunt, and I am happy to report that we put in an application on a very sweet little place, so fingers crossed…

I wanted to give you a glimpse of last weeks “Couplings” opening. First, here are a few photos from the installation.

My painting and two photographs by Rebecca Finley.

(Left to right) Rebecca Finley, Max Heller, Stuart Gibson, Jennifer Dyer (pedestal), Stuart Gibson, Valerie Metz (2 pieces), Hui-Ying Tsai, K.F. Kozorao (in window).
Photo credit: Gallery 110.

It was a lovely evening, with many of the featured artists and their families, the gallery’s represented artists and staff, and others present, munching the obligatory cheese and crackers and sipping on wine. The following night, during Pioneer Square’s First Continue reading

“Couplings” Artists’ Reception Tonight

February 2nd, 2011

To all my lovely Seattle readers:
The group show featuring moi, Couplings, opens tonight with the artists’ reception and awards from 6pm-8pm. If you have the time and inclination come on by and say hello! The show runs through February 26th, so if you are unable to make it tonight fret not, you’ll have loads of time. As part of a lovely evening, you could also stop by during tomorrow’s First Thursday Artwalk and enjoy touring the Pioneer Square galleries!

Directions and contact information for Gallery 110 can be found here. … Continue reading

The Return

December 4th, 2010

Hello hello my dears! Boy have I missed you! Apologies for the prolonged silence, things have been rather crazy of late as I dash from one corner of the country to the other. But I do have some fantastic news! One of my paintings, Shadows, was accepted to the Couplings show in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The artist reception and awards are on February 2nd, and the show runs Feb. 3rd through Feb. 26th. I’ll post more particulars later on.

I have so much to tell but for now I wanted to share what the Whidbey world looked like when Jacob and I arrived from Texas. I should be back to my regular posting schedule next week.

From 70 degrees and sunny to 25 degrees and snowy. Seasons in fast forward.

The morning after we arrived, I caught the sunrise sparkling pink and gold over the newly fallen 5 inches … Continue reading